Pancake day really créped up on us this year… Will you be going for the simple lemon and sugar, keeping it savoury or going all out with a decadent gold stack? Check out our top picks…
12 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 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 Vegan One
The latest addition to London’s vegan café scene, Kalifornia Kitchen’s are offering up a guilt-free, gluten-free and plant-based option: buckwheat and banana pancakes, served with coconut yoghurt, caramelised bananas and almond brittle.
The Bottomless One
Sometimes one pancake just isn’t enough – as recognised by Victoria’s Rail House Café, who are offering extra servings to diners. Here, bottomless buttermilks will be topped with a choice of either berries, vanilla clotted cream and maple syrup, or triple-smoked bacon and maple syrup.
The Lemon One
London pancake house Where the pancakes are, located in Flat Iron Square, have upgraded the classic lemon and sugar combo with a limited edition pancake, ‘A Very Lemony Affair’. Two fluffy buttermilk pancakes will be topped with lemon and sugar-coated pistachios, candied lemon peel ricotta cream, lemon zested raspberries, more zest, more lemon and a bit of sugar. Pair with their special Limoncello Fury gin cocktail for the most lemon-filled evening around.
The Creative One
At STK London, it’s all about creative crepes, from a Mexican-inspired pulled pork enchilada number to a roast butternut squash creation with golden raisins and stilton rolled pancakes.
The Build Your Own One
Head to Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop to eat red velvet pancakes amid a Moulin Rouge-inspired wigwam. The best bit? You can customise them yourself at the toppings station on the ground floor.
The Green One
At Covent Garden hotspot Avobar, you can have your pancakes infused with a shot of green matcha, served with melting avo-butter. Choose between a topping of sticky caramelised banana and maple syrup, or go for savoury: crispy bacon and fried egg.
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 milk braised pork shoulder and cavolo nero; Brixham crab with chilli, lime and brown crab mayo; or dosas with scrambled tofu. 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 Posh One
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself at Claridge’s this Pancake Day, you’ll be treated to a portion of French style pancakes for the table to share, regardless of what you order. They’re keeping things classic with a lemon and sugar toppings combo, but if you’re after something more indulgent you can also order American pancakes, which come with berries, clotted cream, maple syrup, raspberries and chocolate.
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 Meaty One
For a truly decadent stack, head to Heliot Steak House, where they’ll be serving up ‘The Gold Rush Stack’: three different cuts of beef, gold leaf and truffle sandwiched between activated charcoal pancakes.