Pancakes just might be the answer to any problem. Have them for breakfast, dessert or when you need a pick me up. It is the comfort food that is guaranteed to cheer you up. Top the pancakes up with fresh fruits and chocolate sauce or have them with bacon and eggs it will satisfy both the sweet and savoury tooth.
We went on a hunt to find some of the best pancakes London has to offer and we promise you will not be disappointed by what is on offer.
“Pancakes are for life, not just Pancake Day”
My Old Dutch
As soon as you enter My Old Dutch you are greeted with the divine smell of the pancakes. The menu here will not disappoint you, it is so extensive that deciding which pancake to settle for is a challenge in itself. The savoury options on offer include topping like lamb stew, chilli con carne to chicken curry ( yes, you are reading it right! ). If you are looking to satisfy that sweet tooth there’s berries compote, fresh fruit salad, and even Vermeer however, if you would like to play it safe they also have all the classics such as sugar and lemon and Nutella along with variations of butterscotch.
These Dutch style pancakes are enormous but thinner than the standard buttermilk pancakes. They leave you feeling satisfied without feeling overstuffed. To make things even better they offer various gluten-free options too.
Craving pancakes but want to stick to your healthy diet? Farmacy offers pancakes which are not only healthy but also delicious. This plant-based restaurant offers gluten-free buckwheat flour pancakes which are served with poached quince, coconut ‘yoghurt’, caramelised pecans & maple syrup. This mouthwatering delight is also topped with edible flowers making it that perfect Instagramable dish.
Where the Pancakes Are
As the name goes, the only item you will find at Where the Pancakes Are are pancakes! Now you can have any type of pancake at time of the day. What makes this place extra special is the maple syrup they use, it is hand-tapped 100% pure grade ‘A’ maple syrup straight from Quebec, Canada. The variety of pancakes on offer are extensive there’s the classic American with bacon and maple syrup, Royal which is served with poached eggs, hollandaise and asparagus. There are also plenty of sweet options on the menu. If you are looking for vegetarian options their welsh rarebit and 1000 baby green will do the trick.
One of the unique items on the menu is the dutch baby, technically this is not a pancake it is similar to a Yorkshire pudding but this oven-cooked delight is definitely worth a try.
CUT at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair
Breakfast or Brunch at CUT at 45 Park Lane is a leisurely affair. It is accompanied by live music and sampling of their seasonal entrées. One notable dish at CUT at 45 Park Lane is their fluffy buttermilk pancakes this mouthwatering dish is served with whipped maple butter and seasonal berries you can indulge even further by adding bacon or sausages.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can accompany your brunch with one of their handcrafted champagne cocktails, or a bespoke Bloody Mary which is made right before your eyes.
Tucked away cosily from the bustle of Oxford Street is NAC Mayfair, a French bistro which offers some of the most delicious ricotta pancakes. They are slightly thick in texture and are topped with dulce de leche, which is a creamy caramel sauce made from sweetened milk, along with diced bananas and a generous dusting of powdered sugar to top it off. It is the perfect balance without being overpowering.
The Breakfast Club
Satisfy your pancake cravings at The Breakfast Club any time of the day, breakfast, lunch or dinner you are guaranteed to find pancakes on the menu. The portions are very generous so prepare yourself for a pancake feast. The classic all American comes with stacks of pancakes topped with eggs, sausage, home-style potatoes, streaky bacon & maple syrup. On the sweet side, there are salted caramel banoffee pancakes – we really don’t need to say more on this one the name says it all!
La Petite Bretagne
La Petite Bretagne is heaven for crepe lovers. Their savoury galettes are all made with buckwheat flour, making it the perfect destination for coeliacs. The savoury crepes include different types of cheese, ham, eggs and various other mouthwatering toppings. On the sweet side of things, they offer the impressive Crepe Suzette which is topped with Grand Marnier, then set on fire and the delicious salted caramel.
BY TIA SEJAL