Top 5: London’s Most Decadent Pancakes for Pancake Day 2018By Alicia Grimshaw
Not happy with the classic lemon and sugar pancake combination? Say no more. If you really want to bathe in batter this Pancake Day, we’ve unearthed London’s most decadent creations. And by decadent, we really mean most outrageous. Here’s where to eat London’s most decadent pancakes:
Order: Red Velvet Pancakes – Jude’s Cherry Ripple ice cream, glacé cherries and vanilla cream, topped with a slice of red velvet cake (£12)
The Run-Down: Polo Bar has teamed up with premium British ice cream brand, Jude’s, to create 3 specials for Shrove Tuesday – and they’re all outrageous. The exclusive menu features the red velvet and cherry ripple, uniting red velvet pancakes with Jude’s Cherry Ripple ice cream, glacé cherries and vanilla cream, topped with a hefty slice of fresh red velvet cake, and the comforting apple crumble and custard – fluffy vanilla pancakes, topped with Jude’s Custard ice cream, Polo Bar’s homemade custard and a piece of apple crumble. And there’s a tropical option, marrying fresh fruit and Jude’s Mango and Passion Fruit frozen yoghurt.
Where: 176 Bishopgate, London EC2M 4NQ
Order: 12 pancake stack with male syrup, seasonal berries and cream (free, if you win)
The Run-Down: Pull on your finest elasticated trousers, and get down to The Breakfast Club for their annual pancake challenge. The rules are simple: eat a stack of 12 pancakes in 12 minutes or less. If you win, it’s on The Breakfast Club. If you lose, you’ll pay full price and they’ll donate all profits to their volunteering program Good Day Productions. The Challenge is available on Pancake Day 13th Feb only. No need to book, just rock up to any BC cafes throughout the day to take part. And if you don’t fancy a challenge, there’s pizza pancakes by Pizza Pilgrims and pulled pork pancakes with Bulleit Whisky sauce.
Where: Locations here
Order: Six tower stack with caramelised banana, hazelnut praline, toasted marshmallow and Valrhona chocolate sauce (£15)
The Run-Down: Our favourite pancake topping is two additional pancakes and Bluebird will make those dreams come true on Tuesday (13th February) with their tower of six pancakes. The Chelsea favourite has created a stack of pancakes with each layer filled with caramelised banana, hazelnut praline, toasted marshmallow and Valrhona chocolate sauce. Bring an appetite, and maybe a friend to share it with, for a flippin good time.
Where: 350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU
Order: Southern fried chicken-topped pancakes with Jim Beam bourbon maple syrup (£12.95)
The Run-Down: Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at Joe’s Southern Table & Bar in Covent Garden with their Pancake Day special inspired by the Deep South. The pancake is a thing of beauty: a crispy fresh sweet tea brined quarter Southern fried chicken served on a bed of homemade fluffy American-style pancakes, drizzled with sweet Jim Beam bourbon maple syrup. Sweet. Savoury. Indulgent.
Where: 34 King St, London WC2E 8JD
Order: Whisky toffee sauce, salted caramel ice cream, deep-fried Mars Bar bits and bacon (£12)
The Run-Down: For one day only (13th February), Mac & Wild are bringing a taste of the Highlands to London with their very own take on some of Scotland’s national treasures. Mac & Wild will be serving up haggis filled and fried pancakes for mains, and for dessert: fluffy pancakes topped with deep fried mars bar bits, salted caramel ice cream, candied bacon bits and whisky toffee sauce. Oh my.
Where: Locations here