Best Pancake Restaurants in London

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The Riding House Cafe
Blue Plate
Where the Pancakes Are
Where the Pancakes Are
The Breakfast Club
Christopher's
The Book Club and The Queen of Hoxton
My Old Dutch
 

 

Whether you're hankering for a traditional lemon and sugar crepe or an American stack drizzled with maple syrup, London has something for you this Pancake Day. Discover where to get the best pancakes in town with the LondonTown guide.

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Where the Pancakes Are

Enjoy traditional pancakes as well as their signature baked Dutch babies.

Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Tube: Borough Station

 
 

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.

 
 
 

The Book Club and The Queen of Hoxton

The venues serve up espresso martini pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.

The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 14th - 15th January 2016

 

Combining two of life's best things - pancakes and espresso martinis - The Book Club is serving espresso martini pancakes this Pancake Day. The boozy concoction will see a stack of fluffy American pancakes sandwiched together with Kahlua cream and drizzled with rich chocolate, espresso and vodka sauce, and finished with a smooth topping of more Kahlua Cream and, of course, three coffee beans to finish. If you have more of a savoury tooth, try the Okonomiyaki - a Japanese savoury pancakes topped with crispy katsu chicken, bonito flakes, pickled ginger, seaweed, Japanese mayo and a spiced teriyaki ketchup. The espresso martini pancakes will also be available at the Queen of Hoxton Rooftop along with a DIY station of sauces, spreads, fruit and sprinkles.

 
 
 

The Breakfast Club

When you want pancakes there's only one place to go.

33 D'Arblay Street, Soho, London, W1F 8EU

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Oxford Circus Station

 
 

Expert at making pancakes, The Breakfast Club is the place to go on Shrove Tuesday. Diners can choose from menu regulars like pancakes and bacon or pancakes and berries, both served with maple syrup. There's also salted caramel banoffee pancakes and the popular All American dish, which sees pancakes served with eggs, sausage, home-style fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup. 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.

 
 
 

Blue Plate

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 Riding House Cafe

The pancakes are a menu highlight at this shabby chic cafe.

43-51 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PQ

Tube: Oxford Circus Station , Goodge Street Station

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 

My Old Dutch

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.

 
 
 

Christopher's

Head to Christopher's for a more sophisticated pancake experience.

18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Temple Station

 
 

For a sophisticated pancake outing, head to Christopher's in Covent Garden. The upmarket American restaurant knows how pancakes should be and for Pancake Day 2018 it has three specials on the menu: The Lobster One, a purple and sweet potato pancake topped with grilled lobster, sea kale and chorizo; The Vegan One, featuring beetroot and sunflower seed, rainbow chard and spirulina, and pumpkin, caramelised onion and turmeric; and The French Toast One, buttermilk French-toasted pancakes served with honeycomb pieces, honeycomb ice cream, maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon. On the standard brunch menu, there are a variety of buttermilk pancake and French toast options. Choose from blueberry pancakes, pancakes with bacon or, for a healthier option, buckwheat pancakes, which come with a camu powder and cinnamon dust, goji berry compote and maple syrup. There's also warm brioche French toast or chocolate brioche French toast. For those who want a more bespoke experience, you can build your own pancakes with a selection of batters, toppings and ice creams to choose from. Why not try buttermilk pancakes with Nutella, honeycomb ice cream and chocolate sauce? Or buckwheat pancakes with coconut yoghurt and cinnamon, matcha green tea ice cream, and blueberry compote. The bespoke pancake menu is available on Saturday and Sunday between 11.30am and 3.30pm. 

 
 
 

Granger & Co

Bill Granger's ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter are legendary.

175 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London, W11 2SB

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 

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 to standard pancakes.

 
 
 

Bad Egg

Feast on pancakes topped with fried chicken, banana and maple syrup.

City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, City, London, EC2Y 9AW

Tube: Moorgate Station

 
 

Neil Rankin, who first came to prominence as head chef of Pitt Cue Co. in Soho, and his group of friends at Noble Inns, the award-winning operator of The Princess of Shoreditch, The Pig & Butcher and Smokehouse, both in Islington, are behind Bad Egg, an all day diner inspired by the type you find in Chicago. As well as the selection of hearty meat and egg dishes, the restaurant serves a tempting selection of pancakes and French toast at the weekend. As well as standard toppings such as maple syrup, bacon, jam and vanilla cream, diners can opt for the naughtier fried chicken, banana and maple syrup. Fried chicken and pancakes, what more could you ask for?

 
 
 

The Delaunay

This 1920s style restaurant is a glamorous spot to indulge your pancake craving.

55 Aldwych, Holborn, London, WC2B 4BB

Tube: Temple Station , Holborn Station

 
 

Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, "the nation's most polished and enterprising restaurateurs" (The Independent), have taken inspiration from the grand cafes of Old Europe for The Delaunay, a restaurant which lives up to the great expectations that such a high profile establishment attracts. With green leather banquettes and elegant 1920s decor created by David Collins Studios, it's a glamorous spot to indulge your pancake craving. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes come topped with either plum and cinnamon compote, blueberries and crème fraiche, bacon and maple syrup, or simply maple syrup. The pancakes are served until 11.30am Monday to Friday and until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

 
 
 
 

L'Ami Malo

A chic creperie combined with a French speakeasy bar.

14 Artillery Passage, London, E1 7LJ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station , Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station

 
 

Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French speakeasy bar. With vintage French linen, wooden barstools, rustic tableware and marble-topped tables, the place has a warm but stripped-back feel. A modern interpretation of a classic creperie, French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, along with Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, upgrade the humble galette by using buckwheat - known for its healthy, gluten-free properties. As well as tried and tested favourites - pancakes topped with confit duck leg, sausage or smoked ham - savoury galettes are given an Asian twist, delivered in 'maki'-style rolls, with Bayonne ham with Comté cheese, tomato tartare, hazelnuts and spinach as well as smoked salmon and avocado. Sweet crepes are, naturally, on the menu too, from classic lemon and sugar to apple compote, butter sauce and salted caramel. Tucked away at the back of the restaurant and with its own entrance is Le Moulin, with calvados cocktails and craft ciders from Brittany and Normandy a speciality at the bar.

 
 
 

Bluebird Chelsea

350 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 

Bluebird Chelsea is taking Pancake Day very seriously this year with an entire pancake week. Launching on 12th February, it will see the café offer a menu of sweet and savoury pancakes while the restaurant will serve a momentous stack as part of the weekend brunch. The epic stack will see six buttermilk pancakes sandwiched with caramelised banana, hazelnut praline, toasted marshmallow and valrhona chocolate sauce. The café menu, meanwhile, features a vegan option with smashed avocado, coriander, roasted red pepper, jalapeno and green tomato salsa, the royal, with smoked salmon, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise; stateside, with streaky bacon and maple syrup; and the breakfast stack, with a fried egg, bacon and brown sauce.

 
 
 

Bill's Glamcake Day

Feast on pancakes inspired by classic cocktails.

Bill's, 28 St Martin's Courtyard, London, WC2E 9AB

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 06th - 13th February 2018

 

Bill's Restaurants will be celebrating Pancake Day in a sophisticated manner this year with a special Glamcake Day menu. Available nationwide, the menu takes inspiration from classic cocktails with a Bramble Mojito option, served with a rum and lime syrup and blackberry mint cream, and the Amaretto Sour, which features a sweet and creamy Amaretto filling, Italian meringue and toasted almonds. For traditionalists, there will also be Caramelised Lemon and Sugar pancakes served with Bill's pancake syrup and Caramelised Banana and Salted Ice Cream pancakes, served with almond and chocolate sauce and toasted pistachios. To make the experience even more indulgent, pair the pancakes with one of the restaurant's signature cocktails or opt for the special prosecco deal.

 
 
 
 
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