Duck And Waffle Hosts Hong Kong Pop-Up At Ritz-Carlton
Sep 13, 2016

The first time I ate at the UK’s highest restaurant Duck and Waffle, I sat right by the window, realized I was towering high above the Gherkin and every other London landmark and didn’t feel quite ready to look to my left again until my second Mimosa. When the restaurant announced a Hong Kong pop-up – there was really only one comparable place for it to be; Ozone, on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. 

 

The week long residency, from September 26 to October 2, will see chefs Dan Doherty and Tom Cenci delivering all the best dishes from their UK menu, including the restaurant’s namesake; crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, waffles and maple syrup. Other exports include the BBQ-spiced pigs ears, ox cheek doughnut and my personal favourite; duck eggs en cocotte. A cracking cocktail menu will include the Ristretto Negroni, a powerful sharpener made with Tanqueray gin, vermouth and amaro, slow-dripped through coffee.

 

While the London restaurant stays open 24/7, the Hong Kong offering will operate normal hours except on National Day, October 1, when diners can show up any time they choose to eat, drink and celebrate from the highest restaurant in the world, 1,608ft above sea level. I can’t imagine how many Mimosas that would take.

The first time I ate at the UK’s highest restaurant Duck and Waffle, I sat right by the window, realized I was towering high above the Gherkin and every other London landmark and didn’t feel quite ready to look to my left again until my second Mimosa. When the restaurant announced a Hong Kong pop-up – there was really only one comparable place for it to be; Ozone, on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. 

 

The week long residency, from September 26 to October 2, will see chefs Dan Doherty and Tom Cenci delivering all the best dishes from their UK menu, including the restaurant’s namesake; crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, waffles and maple syrup. Other exports include the BBQ-spiced pigs ears, ox cheek doughnut and my personal favourite; duck eggs en cocotte. A cracking cocktail menu will include the Ristretto Negroni, a powerful sharpener made with Tanqueray gin, vermouth and amaro, slow-dripped through coffee.

 

While the London restaurant stays open 24/7, the Hong Kong offering will operate normal hours except on National Day, October 1, when diners can show up any time they choose to eat, drink and celebrate from the highest restaurant in the world, 1,608ft above sea level. I can’t imagine how many Mimosas that would take.