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Set in the heart of Edinburgh's acclaimed St James Quarter, Duck & Waffle invites guests to celebrate the joy of delicious food & drink in a warm and buzzy atmosphere: Its signature, ‘gastro diner’ experience.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed today

Great food, our waiter Christian has made our night. Attentive and polite, he recommend few dishes and served them with great care We will be back

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed today

Its been a lovely evening with d&w edinburgh! Christian served us with high passion, and he made my day! Thank you for the experience!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed today

Varied menu with quick service - food was tasty and reasonable. Commenting mainly however to leave our thanks to Christian, who made the dining experience by being friendly, funny & enthusiastic! I briefly mentioned that it was my Mum’s Birthday whilst we were getting the...bill and before I knew it Christian had subtly jumped into action to kindly sort out a little Happy Birthday plate. That and his overall service was much appreciated, together with his friendly colleagues.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed yesterday

The signature “duck and waffle” dish was outstanding! Christian looked after us and was brilliant! We had a voucher which made the bill more palatable but would come again for a celebration/treat.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place, the food and the service were amazing, but the best part... Alvaro's service!!! It was such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for taking care of us! I will come back and recommend the place to every person comming to...Edinburgh! PS. Please order the Duck and Waffle Maine dish (OMG)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was exceptional. Everything was delicious. Christian was our server and he took wonderful care of us. It was my first time having the Duck and Waffles. He demonstrated how to best prep the dish before diving into it with a lovely presentation. Will...definitely be coming back and recommend to friends and family.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing breakfast great service shout out to Christian who was so polite and welcoming and makes a great STRONG coffee 😊😊

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Christian was a fantastic waiter, the cocktails were outstanding and the food was incredible - we had a wonderful time! Thank you so much!!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here yesterday with my girlfriend we have mixed feelings about the place the prices definitely aren’t worth the food being served we had obviously duck and waffles but the duck was dry like it was old or over cooked witch was disappointing to say...the least the waffles were spot on this could of been a one off but worth a try if your into waffles and duck 🙈More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Morobinson620, Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide a quality experience for all of our customers, and unfortunately, it seems that we were not able to meet your expectations, and for that we are truly sorry. We endeavour to make sure all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and friendly. Sorted us a table about a hour later as very busy everywhere. Happy to come back. Friendly waiter he didn’t put his name on the QR code but he was new

Date of visit: April 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear meg82, Thank you for leaving some words about your recent visit to us! We are so glad you loved our dishes and hospitality! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kind Regards, Guest Relations Team Edinburgh

Reviewed 1 week ago

10/10. Great atmosphere and service! Quality of food and drinks were next level. Christian was our server - 11/10! Would definitely come again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 333darraghb, Thank you for sharing such positive feedback about your recent visit to us. We are over the moon that you enjoyed the experience from start to finish! Your kind words have been passed onto our amazing Christian who was so pleased to hear....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been here before and had no preconceptions about it. What sets it apart is that location, ambiance, attention to detail, professionalism of staff and food are of the highest standard. Add that the menu is like nothing you will have seen before, I would...give it a 5 star plus if that were possible. Duck on a waffle, haggis bar , spicy muscles! All delicious and an absolute assault on the taste buds. Just go and try it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Weebaldy, Wow! What a fantastic review! We really appreciate your brilliant feedback and we are thrilled to hear how much you loved the whole Duck & Waffle experience, from cuisine to our hospitality! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm Wishes, Guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing and cocktails were spot on. We were seated 20 minutes after our booking time (we were accommodated at the bar until our table was ready) but sadly they then rushed us when our allotted time was up. The restaurant was basically...empty but they said they had a party of 25 coming in. We asked pre-dessert if they'd like us to move to the bar and the waitress was quite offhand and said no. So instead, they cleared tables around us, rushed around and frantically spoke into their earpieces while we tried to enjoy dessert (and my birthday cupcake). Anyways, the food was great, decor is amazing. I'd give it another go, not sure if we just got unlucky.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What attracted us to The Duck and Waffle Edinburgh was the unusual name, the reputation and the desire to go somewhere different to celebrate significant birthday. I loved the decor of the place and the presentation of the food - it certainly fitted the brief...on that score. But I'm afraid where I was underwhelmed was the feeling that I was in some impersonal American style diner with the seating arrangements. The food - firstly the starter - the wrapped dates - were divine! I shall endeavour to repeat the at home, a stylish and delicious alternative to "Devils on horseback". For my main, I went for the signature dish Duck and Waffle. My disappointment stems from the overall sickly sweetness of it with nothing savoury (or green!) on the plate to balance this. It didn't need maple syrup and perhaps the waffle needed to be a potato one? Unusually for me and rather disappointingly, I just couldn't face a sweet dessert at all. The service...well they were all very sweet and made an effort but it still somehow fell short. We were served by just about everyone - so no continuity which presumably is why we had to ask for our wine which hadn't appeared. We were left sitting with absolutely nothing on tow occasions when maybe water or some breads or something could have been brought...this may look like an American diner but its prices most certainly are not so I feel complimentary nibbles would be appropriate. Overall, Im sorry to say, I just didn't quite get the evening I wanted, sorryMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear MammaM95, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We are truly sorry to hear about your experience. We are known for our exceptional attention to quality and excellence, and we regret hearing that we missed the mark....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Duck and Waffle for a birthday breakfast. From arriving and receiving assistance with our large suitcases and throughout our visit, the service and friendliness was faultless. An amazing breakfast menu, with great choice and incredible food and a bonus with our bill...at the end to find our children’s food was complimentary. Topped off with a surprise cake to the table for my husband’s birthday, it was a fabulous experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Guest RelationsEDIN, Other at Duck & Waffle Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Rosie O, What a great review! Thank you for sharing some feedback about your experience, we are thrilled that you had such a brilliant time to celebrate a special day. We look forward to your next visit to us! Best Wishes, Guest Relations Team...More

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