Pancake Day in London 2018: The Only Guide You NeedBy Alicia Grimshaw
Looking for the ultimate London pancake day guide? By now, we hope you expect nothing less from us than to provide you with the very best London pancake day guide EVER. Tried and tested, here’s our favourite sweet pancakes in London. Get ready to feast this Shrove Tuesday:
Order: Dessert crêpe with chocolate sauce, hazelnut praline and beurre noisette ice cream (£7)
The Lowdown: To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Chef Director Tam Storrar will be whipping up fluffy crêpes and galettes in classics flavours, with Blanchette twists. Both Blanchette Soho and Blanchette Brick Lane will be serving up specials all day from their bar counter crepe stations, to eat in or take away. Has this London pancake day guide got you hungry yet?
Where: 9 D’Arblay Street, Soho, London W1F 8DR and 204 Brick Ln, London E1 6SA
Order: Deep-fried Mars Bar pancake with chocolate ganache and caramel (£10)
The Lowdown: Mac & Wild are bringing a taste of the Highlands to London this year for Pancake Day with their very own take on some of Scotland’s national treasures. The deep-fried Mars Bar pancakes consists of a crêpe filled with chocolate ganache and gooey caramel, with the pancake then battered and deep-fried to create a wonderful hot and crunchy outer layer, containing the gorgeous ganache and caramel deep within.
Where: 65 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PS and 9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN
Order: Buttermilk pancakes with candied bacon, blueberries and maple syrup (£5.95)
The Lowdown: A special creation to celebrate pancake day, OSLO have taken inspiration from across the pond with their new menu addition. Tucked beneath the redeveloped railway station in Hackney OSLO is a cosy spot to dig into a stacks of American-style buttermilk pancakes with candied bacon, blueberries and maple syrup (a vegetarian version is also available). To sweeten the deal, ticket holders for a gig at OSLO will receive 20% off the final bill.
Where: 1A Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL
London Pancake Day Guide: Our Favourite Pancakes
Order: Jaggery Milk Hopper (£5)
The Lowdown: At Hoppers’ two sites at Marylebone and Soho, there gang will be serving an exclusive sweet version of their iconic hopper. The Jaggery Milk Hopper is made of coconut and filled with a heavenly coconut cream, finished with a sprinkling of Kithul Jaggery (unrefined cane sugar).
Where: 49 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4SG
Order: Buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup, chocolate sauce, berry compote and vanilla cream (£9)
The Lowdown: A London pancake day guide wouldn’t be complete without The Mondrian. The Mondrian is one of London’s leading design-inspired hotels; it’s all-day restaurant Sea Containers is beautiful – light, airy, super stylish – the kind of place perfect for everything from dates, to group dinners, and taking your mum. If you want smashing views over The Thames while you’re digging into buttermilk pancake stack, visit Sea Containers.
Where: Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
Order: Gluten-free coconut pancakes with yoghurt, fresh berries and maple syrup (£7.50)
The Lowdown: When it comes to Pancake Day, The Kitty Hawk has nailed it. They will be serving up their epic breakfast pancakes all. day. long. Grab a gluten-free hunny, and tuck into homemade coconut pancakes with coconut yoghurt, fresh berries and maple syrup.
Where: 11,13,14 South Place, London EC2M 7EB
Order: Caramelised apple, homemade salted butter caramel and cinnamon crêpe (£5.50)
The Lowdown: Le Merlin is famous for its galettes, made of buckwheat flour, water and Guerande salt – and they’re gluten-free to0. There’s a smashing variety of sweet crêpes to choose from like the traditional sugar and lemon, to homemade salted butter caramel with chocolate sauce and grilled almonds, and seared pears with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Where: 78 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0RN
Order: Pancake stack with banana, Nutella and hazelnuts (£9.50)
The Lowdown: Every London pancake day guide needs a touch of class. For this year’s Shrove Tuesday, Jason Atherton’s award-winning restaurant Berners Tavern at The London EDITION will for preparing for Lent by whipping up a pancake stack topped with bananas and Nutella spread, and sprinkled with a generous layer of chopped hazelnuts.
Where: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
Order: Pancakes with blueberries and Vermont maple syrup (£9)
The Lowdown: For Shrove Tuesday, Ralph’s Coffee and Bar (ideally located adjacent to the flagship Ralph Lauren store on Regent Street), will be keeping it classic this year and will be serving up a stack of traditional fluffy American home-style pancakes with blueberries and Vermont maple syrup.
Where: 73 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 4JQ
Order: Bramley and Cox Dutch Baby with fresh berries, almond flakes and house cream (£9.50)
The Lowdown: The Dutch Baby is an American interpretation of a centuries old German dish. A bit like a giant Yorkshire pudding, the Dutch Baby is oven baked in a cast iron skillet, and takes about 20 mins to bake. At Where the Pancakes Are they’re offering a sweet option of Bramley and Cox served with fresh berries, almond flakes and house cream, and a savoury option of Goat’s, Parmesan and Cheddar with roast thyme and rosemary, served with a bitter salad.
Where: Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
Order: American buttermilk pancakes, topped with whipped maple butter and seasonal berries
The Lowdown: One of our favourite spots in this London pancake day guide. Want a slice of luxury with your pancakes? Then pay a visit to CUT at 45 Park Lane. Wolfgang Puck and Executive Chef, David McIntyre know what makes a good pancake: a buttermilk base, whipped maple butter and seasonal berries. It’s the stuff pancake dreams are made of. And if you really want to go the whole nine yards, you can add on streaky bacon or sausage if you wish.
Where: 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1PN
London Pancake Day Guide: Unmissable Pancakes
Order: The Elvis with peanut butter, maple glazed bacon and roasted banana (£8)
The Lowdown: Available until 18th February at all Foxlow sites, expect three very different pancake styles – whether you like yours simple and sweet, strong and savoury or indulgent. Take your pick from: the classic with lemon and sugar, mushroom and cornmeal with a fried egg and bacon dust, and The Elvis – a ricotta pancake with peanut butter, maple glazed bacon and roasted banana. All the money from the pancakes sales on Shrove Tuesday at Soho and Balham will be donated to Magic Breakfast, a charity that helps prevent disadvantaged children going hungry in the classroom.
Where: Locations here
Order: Amaretto Sour Pancake with Prosecco (£10.95)
The Lowdown: Pancake Day is getting a makeover at Bill’s Restaurants this year, with the restaurant group celebrating ‘Glamcake Day’ with a new sophisticated pancake menu inspired by classic cocktails. The alcoholic Bramble Mojito pancake is served with a rum and lime syrup and blackberry mint cream, and the Amaretto Sour pancake features a sweet and creamy Amaretto filling, Italian meringue and toasted almonds.
Where: Locations here
Order: Chocolate pancake – chocolate mousse, popping candy caramel and vanilla ice cream (£6.50)
The Lowdown: City rooftop bar and restaurant Aviary’s pancakes provide a sugar high with an indulgent Terry’s chocolate orange treat filled with a generous helping of chocolate mousse, popping candy caramel and vanilla ice cream. The bitter-sweet lemon meringue pancake roll is filled with lemon curd, and served with crisp meringue, yoghurt sorbet and white chocolate fudge; or for a gluten-free option, choose the caramelised banana stack, topped with warm caramel, rum soaked raisins and whipped cream.
Where: Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, Islington, London EC2A 1DX
Order: Deep-dish pancake topped with fresh clotted cream, blueberries and maple syrup (£8)
The Lowdown: Perfect for those looking to celebrate Pancake Day on the weekends bookmarking the day itself, Dirty Bones are launching a new brunch menu (available at Dirty Bones Kensington and Shoreditch on Saturdays and Sundays) that includes the Double Dutch pancake – a signature deep dish pancake topped with fresh clotted cream, blueberries, and a shot of maple syrup.
Where: Locations here
Photo Credit: Paul Winch-Furness
Order: Buttermilk blueberry pancakes plus a glass of prosecco (£12.50)
The Lowdown: On Pancake Day, the Daisy Green collection (Timmy Green at Nova Victoria and their brand new floating restaurant Darcie Green at Paddington Central), with a Pancake Day special offer, serving up a stack of buttermilk blueberry pancakes topped with fresh blueberries, mascarpone and pure Vermont maple syrup and accompanied by a glass of Prosecco for £12.50.
Where: Locations here
Photo Credit: Leyla Kazim
London Pancake Day Guide: Must-Try Pancakes
Order: Caramelised sugar, tangerine and Cointreau (£9)
The Lowdown: Recently opened L’Ami Malo boasts a menu packed with both contemporary twists and Breton inspired varieties on the classic English pancake. Sweet crêpes come with fillings from apple compote, vanilla butter sauce and salted caramel, to the exceptional crepe soufflé with lemon and blueberries .
Where: 14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Order: Oreo Cookie Indulgence (£7)
The Lowdown: Crêpeaffaire knock up a whole host of pancake varieties – from super indulgent crêpes and waffles to deliciously healthy gluten-free galettes made with organic buckwheat flour. And they’re continuously creating new recipes. Try the Oreo cookie indulgence – a crêpe topped with Belgian chocolate, crumble topping, cookie pieces, Oreo cookie and either cream or ice cream.
Where: Locations here
Order: Pancakes with mixed berries and maple syrup (£11)
The Lowdown: Situated within the stylish Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, Blakes restaurant is an elegant affair offering a range of pancake options. The light, fluffy pancakes comes with mixed berries or bacon and comes dressed in maple syrup, hitting the spot whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savoury.
Where: 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF
Order: American – peanut butter and raspberry chia jam with maple syrup (£5.50)
The Lowdown: To celebrate Pancake Day, Deliciously Ella will be serving up made-to-order ‘live’ pancakes with a combination of four toppings throughout the day – all are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. These will include classic toppings like lemon juice and coconut sugar, to more indulgent varieties like American with peanut butter and raspberry chia jam with maple syrup, and Caramel with Salted caramel CoYo with chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
Where: Locations here
One for luck…
Order: Banana caramel nut American pancakes (£12.50 for bottomless)
The Lowdown: Feast on all you can eat fluffy American pancakes at Boondocks on Shrove Tuesday. Yes, you read that right – Boondocks are dishing up bottomless pancakes for one day only. Choose from toppings like wild blueberry compote, roasted strawberries, chocolate chips and banana caramel sauce. See the full event listing here.
Where: 205 City Rd, Hoxton, London EC1V 1JN