The brainchild of Dutch woman Patricia Trijbits, popular pop-up and street food trader Where The Pancakes Are can be found in Flat Iron Square near Borough Market from autumn 2016 - its first bricks and mortar home. Sweet, savoury and gluten free crepes come in many guises from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. As well as pancakes served in the traditional way - with chocolate sauce, maple-agave syrup and butter, or lemon and sugar - you'll find them filled with smoked streaky bacon with blueberries and maple-agave syrup as well as caramelised pineapple, toasted almonds, coconut, lime syrup and mint. The limoncello ricotta combines cheese with layered with citrus peel.
Best Pancake Restaurants in London
Enjoy traditional pancakes as well as their signature baked Dutch babies.
Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Tube: Borough Station
These venues are serving far more than just the old lemon and sugar on Pancake Day.
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
Tube: Old Street Station
Dates: 14th - 15th January 2016
The Book Club in Shoreditch has a special pancake menu especially for Shrove Tuesday this year, with a lot more than the old sugar and lemon to choose from. The all-day pancake party will invite diners to feast on indulgent options such as peanut butter cup pancakes, with peanut butter, dark chocolate sauce and peanut butter cups; pina colada pancakes, made with coconut flour and topped with coconut cream, caramel rum sauce and caramelised pineapple rings, making them gluten and dairy free; and The Book Club classic pancakes, with caramelised banana, strawberry, chocolate and caramel sauce. For those who prefer savoury over sweet, there's also a mac n cheese pancake sandwich and whisky maple syrup pulled pork pancakes. The classic pancakes and whisky maple syrup pancakes will also be available at The Queen of Hoxton.
When you want pancakes there's only one place to go.
33 D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EU
Expert at making pancakes, The Breakfast Club is going all out on Pancake Day. Diners can choose from menu regulars pancakes and bacon or pancakes and berries, both served with maple syrup, as well as the popular All American dish, which sees pancakes served with eggs, sausage, home-style fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup. They will also be serving special Pancake Day variations, including salted caramel banoffee, lemon meringue pie and, for a savoury option, bourbon pulled pork. There are Breakfast Clubs all over town with cafes in Angel, Battersea Rise, Hoxton, London Bridge and Spitalfields in addition to the original Breakfast Club in Soho.
The place to go for American-style pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
85 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2EF
Tube: Turnham Green Station
Run by the owners of American bake shop Outsider Tart next door, Blue Plate is the place to go for true American-style pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. David Lesniak (from New York) and David Muniz (from Mississippi) are behind the soul food joint, which has become renowned for its hearty, southern cooking - particularly their legendary chili and meatloaf nights. The Pancake Day menu is a lengthy one, with options such as Gingerbread, with sorghum and spice; Chocolate Chip, with whipped cream and chocolate sauce; red velvet, putting the cake in the pan; and Oatmeal Raisin. Previous favourites The Ham and Cheese and The Elvis, with banana, peanut butter syrup and crumbled bacon, also return. We know where we'll be on Pancake Day...
The pancakes are a menu highlight at this shabby chic cafe.
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PQ
Residents and workers in Fitzrovia are pretty lucky on Pancake Day with the Riding House Café on their doorstep. From the same team behind the excellent Garrison and Village East in Bermondsey, the café is known for a fabulous breakfast spread all year round and the pancakes are a highlight on the menu. Served with a tempting combination of berries, vanilla clotted cream and maple syrup, they make a deliciously indulgent start to the day. A generous menu of juices and smoothies, with unique options such as the Racer and PB & J, make the perfect accompaniment.
Choose between sweet and savoury options from the special pancake-dedicated menu.
27 Cale Street, Chelsea Green, Chelsea, London, SW3 3QP
Tube: South Kensington Station
Tom's Kitchen has a special pancake menu for Shrove Tuesday, offering both savoury and sweet options. Served at lunch and dinner across all the London branches, the menu includes a potato pancake with fried duck egg, wild mushroom ragout and bacon crumbs; a prawn and cheese pancake with buttered spinach and mustard sauce; and blood orange pancakes with orange butter sauce and marmalade. Simple ingredients, no fuss presentation and lots of comfort food have proved a winning formula for this restaurant and the pancakes are sure to be just as satisfying.
Serving good quality sweet and savoury pancakes, and big portions at affordable prices.
221 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EJ
Tube: South Kensington Station
Practically a permanent fixture on the King's Road, My Old Dutch is a cheap, cheerful pancake house serving sweet and savoury crepes from a company which has been established in London since 1958. Hugely popular with families and students, My Old Dutch serves pancakes in generous portions and the menu also features interesting starters of dutch meatballs in mustard sauce and deep fried balls of mozzarella and cheddar cheese, onions and breadcrumbs. Alternatively, you can opt for the great value Old Dutch platter to sample everything. There are gluten free pancakes, a butterscotch base or waffles topped with banana, nuts and cream. Or opt for the My Old Dutch and you'll get a savoury pancake with smoked bacon, chicken, ham, sweet pepper, mushrooms, sweetcorn and cheese. As well as the original branch on the Kings Road there are branches of My Old Dutch on Kensington Church Street and High Holborn.
Head to Christopher's for a more sophisticated pancake experience.
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD
For a more sophisticated Pancake Day, head to Christopher's in Covent Garden. The upmarket American restaurant knows how pancakes should be, with various buttermilk pancake and French toast options on the regular brunch menu. On Shrove Tuesday, the restaurant will be serving two headline pancakes as well as a create your own option. Choose from the grilled lobster on blue corn pancake, with avocado, sweetcorn and smoked jalapeno salsa, or a Nutella pancake stack, with layers of buttermilk pancakes, Nutella, crushed hazelnuts, honeycomb, ice cream and chocolate sauce. For your own creation, you'll be able to choose from toppings such as maple-cured bacon, Nutella and salted caramel ice cream alongside healthier options like mixed berries, matcha green tea, and cinnamon and coconut yoghurt.
Bill Granger's ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter are legendary.
175 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London, W11 2SB
Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger opened his first restaurant, Bills, in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 22, and 20 years later launched his first London restaurant, Granger & Co, in late November 2011 "to a queue of devotees waiting to taste his renowned breakfasts" (Evening Standard). Among those renowned breakfast dishes, one of the favourites is the ricotta hotcakes, served with banana and honeycomb butter. With restaurants in Westbourne Grove, Clerkenwell and King's Cross, Granger & Co is the ideal spot to try something a bit different on Pancake Day.
IN THIS ARTICLE
Where the Pancakes Are
The Book Club and The Queen of Hoxton
The Breakfast Club
The Riding House Cafe
My Old Dutch
Granger & Co
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