Pancake day really créped up on us this year… Will you be going for the simple lemon and sugar, or something a bit more adventurous like lamb stew pancakes, or spiced cauliflower cheese? Check out our top picks…
11 Flipping Good Pancake Spots for Shrove Tuesday
Read below to discover the best pancake offerings this Pancake Day from some of your most loved restaurants in London…
The Modern One
Flipping over the traditional lemon and sugar pancake, this modern Crêperie serves starters, mains and dessert, all in pancake form. Whilst taking inspiration from the traditional French crêpe, L’Ami Malo adds a contemporary twist to each of their dishes and the majority of items on their diverse menu include Buckwheat. From smoked salmon filled ‘maki’ rolls, to confit duck galettes or even soufflé crêpes, for a three-course pancake dinner to remember this Shrove Tuesday, head down to Spitalfields.
The Original One
Where better to spend Pancake Day than at London’s original pancake house? Serving both sweet and savoury pancakes, the menu ranges from chilli con carne to lamb stew varieties, or for the sweet types, a knickerbocker glory one. The oldest pancake joint in the capital has everything you can imagine, but in pancake form. Choose your own base and confuse your taste buds to experience the ultimate pancake day!
The Different One
For a slightly more elegant Pancake Day this year, head down to Smithfield Market and Ask for Janice! Prepare to be served up some unorthodox combinations, as their Shrove Tuesday menu this year features dishes such as pork, fennel, chilli and parmesan pancakes, and a fresh and zingy crab with avocado, chilli, lime and coriander pancake. Got a sweet tooth? Try their stack of buttermilk pancakes which contain Westcombe ricotta with berries and rapeseed honey. You batter hurry up or they’ll all be gone!
The Make Your Own One
This Covent Garden gem is serving up a treat, with specials including grilled lobster with sea kale and chorizo on a bed of purple and sweet potato pancake, buttermilk French toasted pancakes with honeycomb, maple syrup and cinnamon, along with a vegan beetroot and sunflower seed pancake. They all sound delicious, but if you fancy creating your own, Christopher’s also offer a build-your-own pancake deal – bacon and chocolate ice cream anyone?
The Charity One
Serving up a delicious mix of pancakes this Tuesday, Foxlow are certainly making a mark with their menu this year. Choose from the classic lemon and sugar pancake, or even a mushroom and cornmeal one with a side of fried egg and bacon dust. Feeling daring? Try The Elvis – a ricotta-based pancake containing peanut butter, maple glazed bacon and roasted banana. Even better? Each pancake you buy equals money donated to Magic Breakfast, a charity aiming to help disadvantaged children going hungry in the classroom.
The French One
For a French savoury twist on pancakes this Tuesday, be sure to head down to Islington as Bellanger serves up a whole load of ‘crêpes complètes’. Fill your belly with wafer-thin pancakes filled with ham, gruyère cheese and field mushrooms, and topped with an egg. For a sweet treat, try their version of American buttermilk pancakes topped with your choice of caramelised banana, chocolate, blueberry compote or bacon & syrup.
The Vegan One
Vegans, rejoice! This plant-based restaurant is celebrating pancake day too as they’re offering you the chance to try some raw coconut pancakes. Enjoy with a side of coconut cream or berries and make your plant-based dreams come true. Zero-guilt involved.
The Australian One
This Sydney-style hotspot is an absolute must year-round, and even more so in honour of Pancake Day. Serving up the iconic trio stack of pancakes from the man who brought us avocado on toast and hotcakes, the three stack of delicious pancakes are whipped with ricotta and topped with honeycomb butter. Served with nothing other than banana and dreamy maple syrup – or be extra naughty and add an order of crispy bacon. They will be served all day for the occasion.
The Alcoholic One
Fancy spending this Pancake day on a rooftop in Shoreditch eating alcoholic pancakes? Queen of Hoxton have you covered! Choose between an Espresso Martini pancake with a coffee and vodka sauce, a Japanese Okonomiyaki Katsu pancake or simply just make your own at the DIY station and fill up on sprinkles and chocolate sauce. Take your masterpiece up to the Moroccan Medina rooftop, sit by the warming fire pit or in the cosy WigWam and enjoy the most splendid views of the London skyline.
The Competitive One
Always wanted to take part in a pancake race? Here’s your chance! Head down to London Bridge Farmers Market on Shrove Tuesday from 11am-1pm for a load of flipping fun as you compete in a pancake flipping race. Fuel up on delicious pancakes beforehand, all made with seasonal, high welfare and sustainable ingredients.
The Glam One
Bill’s are celebrating Glamcake Day from 6th-13th February in all of their 70 venues across the UK, so bring your besties along and choose from two cocktail-inspired pancakes and two traditional ones. You can even enjoy your pancake with a glass of Prosecco on the side to fizz up your Shrove Tuesday! From Bramble Mojito to Amaretto Sour, or even Caramelised Banana and Salted Caramel, you might just have to order them all.