Best Pancake Restaurants in London

 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club
Christopher's
My Old Dutch
Granger & Co King's Cross
Where the Pancakes Are
Where the Pancakes Are
Berners Tavern
Balthazar
Ask For Janice
The Riding House Cafe
Hoppers: Jaggery Milk Hopper for Pancake Day
Stoney Street by 26 Grains
 

 

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

Sweet, savoury and gluten free pancakes are on the menu at this pancake house.

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 now be found in Flat Iron Square near Borough Market from in its first bricks and mortar home. Sweet, savoury and gluten free pancakes come in many guises from breakfast buttermilk stacks to savoury feasts and Dutch babies - a sweet Yorkshire pudding-style pancake cooked in a skillet. As well as pancakes served in the traditional way - with chocolate sauce, lemon and sugar or bacon and maple syrup - you'll find them filled with everything from poached egg and hollandaise and smashed avocado and cherry tomatoes. Wash it down with tea and coffee or opt for something a little strong in the form of a glass of prosecco, an aperol spritz or a beer.

 
 
 

Ask For Janice

Smithfield restaurant has sweet, savoury and vegan friendly pancakes.

50-52 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

Tube: Barbican Station , Farringdon Station

 
 

Smithfield restaurant and beautiful breakfast spot Ask For Janice is big on brunch, gin and pancakes with two types of fluffy buttermilk pancakes on the breakfast menu. Choose to top them with bacon, maple syrup and pecans or poached caramel apple and stem ginger biscuit crumble. On Pancake Day, the restaurant has a tendency to add a few more varieties to the menu including everything from sweet potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon, kale, and beetroot dressing or sweet corn pancakes with melted cheddar, tomato and black bean salsa with sour cream. The special pancake menu is available throughout the day, from 7.30am until 12 midnight, or until they're gone!

 
 
 

Berners Tavern

Enjoy blueberry pancakes topped with summer berry compote.

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 

In Jason Atherton's destination restaurant within the London Edition you can enjoy blueberry pancakes topped with summer berry compote. The lavish dining room at Berners Tavern, where wood panelled walls are covered with 211 photographic portraits and the large custom bronze chandeliers take inspiration from NYC's Grand Central Station, diners can devour a stack of three fluffy pancakes with a compote blending strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries with sugar and a splash of vinegar. Pancakes are just one dish on the lavish breakfast menu which also includes vanilla waffles, a full English and eggs benedict.

 
 
 

Balthazar

You can't beat the classic crepe suzette with lemon and sugar.

4-7 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Parisian-style brasserie Balthazar is celebrating Shrove Tuesday by welcoming the whole family with fun creations for adults and children. Available on 25th February is the classic crepe suzette, keeping it simple with lemon and vanilla sugar. For something more flamboyant add banana, peanut butter, chocolate and salted caramel sauce. If you prefer your pancake as the main event, opt for savoury socca crepe (made with chickpea flour) which comes with spiced Moroccan aubergine, courgette and apricot filling. Kids can feast on two American pancakes with a choice of four toppings. Who can resist maple syrup, rocky road, hot chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream? Add fruity toppings like berry compote and bananas and they've got one of their five a day.

 
 
 

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

 
 

With pancakes on the menu all day long, and good ones at that, The Breakfast Club is one the best spots for pancakes in the city. Diners can choose from menu regulars like pancakes and bacon or pancakes and berries, both served with maple syrup. There's also peanut butter and jam, banana and salted caramel, and buttermilk fried chicken varieties. Or, to go all out, the popular All American dish 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.

 
 
 
 

Hoppers: Jaggery Milk Hopper

Enjoy a sweet Jaggery Milk Hopper for Pancake day at all three Sri Lankan restaurants.

Pancras Square, Unit 3, Building 4, London, NIC 4AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Hoppers, the Sri Lankan restaurants run by the Sethi siblings - Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi - has come up with a sweet Jaggery Milk Hopper for Pancake day. Served across all three London sites - in SohoSt Christopher's Place and the new Hoppers King's Cross - the hopper is made with coconut and kithuljaggery or raw plum sugar and is served as a special all day. With a much larger bar than the previous two sites, the new restaurant in Pancras Square offers beers on tap and 1960's Tiki cocktails which go well with the home cooked Sri Lankan food its famous for.

 
 
 

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 if they're pancake lovers with the Riding House Café serving up fluffy American-style pancakes all-year-round. But just for Pancake Day they're offering a special bottomless pancake brunch where you can order as many of their signature pancake dishes - berries with vanilla clotted cream and triple smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup - as you like for £12.50 per head. With sweet or savoury to choose from, there will be stacks of pancakes with tiers of toppings to satisfy even the biggest appetites. The menu applies to both the Riding House Cafe and sister restaurant Rail House Cafe in Victoria. Both restaurants also offer their normal everyday pancakes throughout the day, for £9.80, for those who don't want to go bottomless.

 
 
 

Stoney Street by 26 Grains

Enjoy wheat crepes al fresco, served from a hatch overlooking Borough Market.

2-3 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London, SE1 9AA

Tube: London Bridge Station , Borough Station

 
 

Serving wheat crepes from their hatch overlooking Borough Market for one day only, Alex Hely-Hutchinson and the team at Stoney Street by 26 Grains celebrates Shrove Tuesday the (relatively) healthy way. Using Olands wheat - tiny kernels that originated in Sweden - these crepes have a sweet, nutty flavour, perfect for pancakes. Enjoy the crepes with classic lemon and sugar or house-made chocolate hazelnut praline topped with double cream. The crepes are in addition to Stoney Street's daily offerings of warm London Raclette salad with kale, red cabbage, fennel, pear and hazelnuts or Bavette steak with toasted buckwheat and gold vein mustard leaves.

 
 
 

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 diners can choose between blueberry buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote or plain buttermilk pancakes with maple-cured bacon, both of which come with maple syrup. There's also warm brioche French toast and the option to build-your-own-pancakes. Choose from a base of buttermilk, blueberry-buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes topped with a variety of options such as Nutella, coconut yoghurt, honeycomb and salted caramel. 

 
 
 
 

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. in Soho, and his group of friends at Noble Inns, the award-winning operator of The Princess of Shoreditch, The Pig & Butcher and Smokehouse, 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. Choose from traditional toppings such as maple syrup and bacon or 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 bacon and maple syrup or fruit compote and creme fraiche.

 
 
 
 
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