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Smother them in chocolate sauce, stack them with bacon, or simply top with maple syrup; waffles are always a great idea. So, in anticipation of International Waffle Day we have searched far and wide for the crispiest and fluffiest waffles in the UK and where to eat them. It’s time to ditch the diet just this once, and indulge in a plateful of waffles instead. These are our Tipps Top Ten.
Hotbox – Spitalfields
Hotbox is a winner for meat lovers but the waffle on their brunch menu is seriously worthy of a visit alone. Served up with perfectly crisp chicken thighs, truffle salt and finished off with a helping of sweet maple syrup, Hotbox’s chicken waffles are pure indulgence. It’s got just the right mix of savoury and sweet all in one dish – your tastebuds will be celebrating!
Duck & Waffle – Liverpool Street
Duck and Waffle, at the top of the Heron Tower, are a serious contender in the world of waffles. They have a range of sweet and savoury waffles but the restaurants signature waffle is served up with duck leg confit, fried duck egg and a generous helping of mustard maple syrup. However, if you fancy something sweeter we recommend the caramelised banana option which comes with a heavenly hazelnut and chocolate spread, vanilla ice cream and peanut crunch.
Nosteagia – Shoreditch
Waffles from Nosteagia are not only delicious but also certain to increase your Instagram credibility. Inspired by the Hong Kong street snack ‘egg puffs’, Nostalgia have now become big players in the waffle game with their crispy but fluffy ‘bubble’ waffles, which are folded into a cone and filled to the brim with tasty toppings. This is serious waffle art!
Waffle On – Bermondsey
Waffle On has become one of the most popular vendors on the London street food scene. The waffle menu is a fun and creative mix of savoury and sweet toppings – including its iconic Asian spiced slow-roasted shredded duck with plum sauce, irresistible Southern fried buttermilk chicken with maple syrup butter, and indulgent thick Belgian chocolate sauce with meringue and vanilla cream. A waffle to suit every fancy!
Kula Cafe – Marylebone
Kula Café is another on our list that provides a wonderful waffle experience for both sweet and savoury fans alike. Their extensive menu of hot and fluffy waffles includes the more unusual options such as the smoked salmon eggs benedict waffle and the classic combos like the maple syrup and bacon. However, if you are a chocolate fan, we recommend the Nutella Lover which comes slathered in the thickest layer of Nutella. Diabetes on a plate, but totally delicious!
Lucky Fox – Sheffield
This American-style diner is home to one of Sheffield’s tastiest fried chicken waffles. The perfectly crisp chicken is accompanied by a smoky maple syrup and cinnamon butter which melts into the waffles sublimely. However, they also have a sweet option on their brunch menu which serves up waffles with mixed berries, whipped cream and syrup.
Eggette’s Kitchen – Newcastle
Eggette’s Kitchen is Newcastle’s latest to serve up the ever popular bubble waffle. Made from an egg batter these spongy waffles are filled with an assortment of delicious toppings. The team are all about adapting the authentic recipes from Hong Kong and combining them with British favourites to give them an original twist. The cheese and bean waffles are very popular here.
Established Coffee – Belfast
Established Coffee have a range of breakfast options that meet all indulgent and healthy requests, and their waffles are nothing short of amazing. The waffle combos are regularly updated and recent menu appearances have included the yeasted waffle coated in ginger and cardamom sugar, with brown butter glazed oranges and delicious homemade golden raisin ice cream.
Home Sweet Home – Manchester
Home Sweet Home is another American-style diner which serves up classic American dishes with the freshest ingredients. For breakfast choose their waffles topped with scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, fresh blueberries with a generous serving of maple syrup. Or, if you get there for lunch choose their crispy buttermilk fried chicken on waffles with bacon, spiced maple butter and creamy peppercorn sauce. This is comfort food at its finest.
Primrose Cafe – Bristol
The charming Primrose Cafe serves up their sinfully delicious waffles in multiple options including waffles smothered in chocolate sauce and topped with bananas, waffles beneath stacks of bacon and maple syrup, or waffles with berries and yoghurt. All are heaven on a plate so this is not a decision to take lightly.
Have you downloaded the Tipps app yet? Answer a few simple questions about absolutely any venue (bar, cafe, restaurant) to earn TippsCoins. These all-important ‘coins’ allow you to pick rewards from any of the restaurants, cafes or bars signed on with the app. This could bag you anything from a free coffee to a 25% discount off your entire bill! Ideal for anyone looking to save some cash. WAD members also get 500 reward points when you join with our code: WAD500