Chef Dan Doherty has confirmed that he has left Duck & Waffle, the restaurant on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in the City of London. He has been the executive head chef (and later chef director) of what is one of London’s most profitable restaurants since it opened in 2012.
He has told Eater that he will open his own solo restaurant soon, but was unable to confirm anything else at this stage. It was first reported by Big Hospitality, who the chef says were informed by the restaurant. He did say that he was “moving on and so excited to be in the kitchen in my own place” but that a few details with the lease needed to be sorted which were “complicated!”
Duck & Waffle is one very few London restaurants open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has panoramic views across the city. Tom Cenci, who has been the executive head chef under Doherty as director, will remain in place at the restaurant.
As well as being known for his appearances on the BBC show Saturday Kitchen, he is also the co-founder of TMRW Project with the writer Anna Sulan Masing — which organises hospitality industry talks and events. Doherty will also appear, from next month, in a new BBC series called Britain’s Best Home Cook.
Stay tuned for more from Doherty on his future plans soon.