So, let’s all decamp to the breakfast rooms of some of London’s best weekday brunchspots.
Duck & Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY, duckandwaffle.com
It feels giddily exciting to be 40 floors up – the highest restaurant spot in the UK. But swap a skyscape of city lights at night for a premier view of London by day – and it’s easier to get yourself the best window seats during the weekday breakfast service. The duck egg en cocotte with wild mushrooms and truffle are extravagant enough to keep up with the view; and, of course, the signature duck (leg and egg) perched on a waffle is suitably over the top. There is a good range of sweet plates too, including outrageously indulgent Full Elvis waffles. Even if you’re only here for an hour for brunch, it’s plenty of time to do some serious literal and metaphorical blue-sky thinking. As you sip your morning coffee, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.
Laura Herring is the author of London's Best Brunches (Smith Street Books)