Although we never need an excuse to enjoy pancakes, Shrove Tuesday is a good one.
American, French or Scottish, the pancake is a staple in most cuisines. Whether you like to eat thick and fluffy American-style pancakes, or simply enjoy lemon and sugar on a tasty crepe, there’s a restaurant in and around the City of London serving a pancake with your name on it.
Here are some of our favourite places to eat pancakes in the City of London this Pancake Day.
The Breakfast Club
We can’t create a list for where to eat pancakes in the City without mentioning The Breakfast Club. Notorious for its flavourful breakfast offerings across London, the go-to brekkie bistro is famous for its pancakes, too. Opt for the fan favourite Classic All American if you’re hungry (similar to a full English, but the meal comes with added pancakes). Or, order the simple, yet delicious for a sweet treat to celebrate any time of the day.
12-16 Artillery Lane E1 7LS
Known for its fab dinner offering, the Coppa Club is also a great place to tuck into pancakes. The unfussy, yet picturesque restaurant is known for its outside igloos, but did you know that it’s also known for its buckwheat and rye pancakes? The delicious take on your usual batter, the vegan meal comes with berries, granola, coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and cured bacon. What’s more, the views of Tower Bridge are unrivalled.
3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street EC3R 6AH
Where The Pancakes Are
Just a short walk over the river, you’ll find batter enthusiasts in Flat Iron Square. Under a railway arch, the restaurant channels the American laid-back style while serving American-style pancakes. On top of their usual menu, the restaurant has a special Shrove Tuesday menu, too. The exclusive menu includes the ‘Royal’, which is made up of two pancakes, poached eggs, hollandaise and smoked salmon or streaky bacon, and the ‘Banana Marshmallow’ which is two pancakes topped with banana, hazelnut-cocoa-nib praline, basil marshmallow and chocolate. You can, of course, go for the simple option with just lemon and sugar, if you want to keep it traditional.
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road SE1 0NQ
My Old Dutch
A VIP in the world of pancakes, My Old Dutch has been going since 1958 and proclaims that it has been providing pancake lovers a cornucopia of both savoury and sweet pancakes ever since. My Old Dutch is home to a vast array of menus including a vegan, gluten and dairy free one. What’s more, the batter mecca has its own A La Carte menu, too, which includes Eggs Florentine, Smoked Duck and a Full English. But, don’t worry, even if you’re not feeling anything on the extensive menu, you can mix and match ingredients to create your own ultimate pancake.
131-132 High Holborn WC1V 6PS