There should be little confusion about what the signature dish is at Duck & Waffle, the British sensation that's just opened its doors at ifc mall, so if you're stopping in, make sure that's one of the dishes that you order: a confit leg that lays under a fried duck egg and atop a buttermilk waffle, served with a healthy side of mustard maple syrup. It's large enough to share, but that's only if you're willing to.
The rest of the menu is filled with British classics with a twist, whether it's a refreshing Pea & Mint Ravioli that uses fresh peas and leaves and comes with a brown butter crumb, or "Hara Bhara" Lamb Chops dressed up with smokey aubergine and mint yogurt.
That's just the large plates. The snacks and small plates are inventive and moreish, from Cheesy Fried Polenta with black truffle mayonnaise to BBQ Spiced Pig Ears, a Foie Gras Creme Brulee with puffed pork skin brioche to a Spiced Ox Cheek Doughnut with apricot jam, which is inspired by the Chinese bao - but deep fried and rolled in smoked paprika sugar. The restaurant doesn't just care about taste - its poultry and eggs are all free-range, fish sustainably sourced and even the chocolate hails from a bean-to-bar chocolatier in France.
Alongside the food comes cocktails exclusive to the Hong Kong branch, including the #Snapquack, an Instagrammable drink served in a cartoon duck mug that mixes pineapple gin, bergamot apertif, lychee liqueur, raspberry sugar and bitters.
While the London outpost is known for serving food all day and night without a break, our own Duck & Waffle will host extensive dining hours, from 8am till midnight on weekdays, and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.