Best Pancake Restaurants in London

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The Riding House Cafe
Blue Plate
The Breakfast Club
My Old Dutch
Granger & Co King's Cross
Thomas's Cafe, Burberry
Where the Pancakes Are
Where the Pancakes Are


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

Enjoy traditional pancakes as well as their signature baked Dutch babies.

Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Tube: Borough Station


For Shrove Tuesday, London's favourite pancake house, Where The Pancakes Are, extends its normal opening hours to 7am until midnight and hosts a pop-up in Flat Iron Square to ensure as many hungry pancake lovers as possible can get involved in the day's festivities. The London Bridge restaurant is serving a special limited edition pancake, 'A Very Lemony Affair', positioning two fluffy buttermilk pancakes with lemon and sugar-coated pistachios, candied lemon peel ricotta cream, lemon zested raspberries and sugar. Not only that but between 6pm and 8pm they're hosting a fun three-legged pancake flipping race and lemon bobbing.


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


Expert at making pancakes, The Breakfast Club is the place to go on Shrove Tuesday. Diners can choose from menu regulars like pancakes and bacon or pancakes and berries, both served with maple syrup. There's also salted caramel banoffee pancakes and the popular All American dish, which 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.


Blue Plate

The place to go for American-style pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

85 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2EF

Tube: Turnham Green Station


Run by the owners of American bake shop Outsider Tart next door, Blue Plate is the place to go for true American-style pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. David Lesniak (from New York) and David Muniz (from Mississippi) are behind the soul food joint, which has become renowned for its hearty, southern cooking - particularly their legendary chili and meatloaf nights. The Pancake Day menu is a lengthy one, with options such as Gingerbread, with sorghum and spice; Chocolate Chip, with whipped cream and chocolate sauce; red velvet, putting the cake in the pan; and Oatmeal Raisin. Previous favourites The Ham and Cheese and The Elvis, with banana, peanut butter syrup and crumbled bacon, also return. We know where we'll be on Pancake Day...


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 on Pancake Day with the Riding House Café on their doorstep. From the same team behind the excellent Garrison and Village East in Bermondsey, the café is known for a fabulous breakfast spread all year round and the pancakes are a highlight on the menu. Served with a tempting combination of berries, vanilla clotted cream and maple syrup, they make a deliciously indulgent start to the day. A generous menu of juices and smoothies, with unique options such as the Racer and PB & J, make the perfect accompaniment.


Thomas's Cafe, Burberry

Burberry's first ever in-store restaurant, Thomas's, is serving a special Pancake Day menu.

121 Regent Street, Burberry, London, W1B 4TB

Tube: Chesham Station


If you're shopping on Regent Street on Shrove Tuesday, Thomas's Cafe provides a glamorous place to indulge in pancakes, within Burberry's flagship store. Located on Vigo Street, the fashionable cafe is serving a special Pancake Day menu, perfect for a stylish Shrove Tuesday feast. Whether you like your crepes sweet or savoury there's a flavour to suit, from classic sugar and lemon to secret smokehouse salmon served with creme fraiche, caviar, dill and spring onions. Try the Cornish Jerusalem artichoke or the poached Yorkshire rhubarb with hedgerow preserve, topped with whipped honey cream and crushed almond, all served in the comfort of the stylish Thomas's cafe within the quintessentially British Burberry shop.


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.



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 for Pancake Day it puts four specials on the menu. Sweet treats include white chocolate and Oreo with vanilla mascarpone and ice cream or try chef Francis Aygepong's twist on a doughnut - cinnamon doughnut pancake stack with chocolate sauce and maple syrup. Savoury creations come in the shape of butter poached lobster with chorizo and caviar or Yukon gold potato and truffle pancake. Build-Your-Own-Pancake (available all year round) allows you to fashion your own creation from bases of buttermilk, blueberry-buttermilk or buckwheat, with toppings including salted caramel ice cream and maple-cured bacon.Located in the heart of Covent Garden, pancakes are served all day in the art-deco martini bar and in the atmospheric dining room upstairs.


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 Co. in Soho, and his group of friends at Noble Inns, the award-winning operator of The Princess of Shoreditch, The Pig & Butcher and Smokehouse, both in Islington, 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. As well as standard toppings such as maple syrup, bacon, 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 plum and cinnamon compote, blueberries and crème fraiche, bacon and maple syrup, or simply maple syrup. The pancakes are served until 11.30am Monday to Friday and until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 


L'Ami Malo

A chic creperie combined with a French speakeasy bar.

14 Artillery Passage, London, E1 7LJ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station , Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station


Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French speakeasy bar. With vintage French linen, wooden barstools, rustic tableware and marble-topped tables, the place has a warm but stripped-back feel. A modern interpretation of a classic creperie, French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, along with Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, upgrade the humble galette by using buckwheat - known for its healthy, gluten-free properties. As well as tried and tested favourites - pancakes topped with confit duck leg, sausage or smoked ham - savoury galettes are given an Asian twist, delivered in 'maki'-style rolls, with Bayonne ham with Comté cheese, tomato tartare, hazelnuts and spinach as well as smoked salmon and avocado. Sweet crepes are, naturally, on the menu too, from classic lemon and sugar to apple compote, butter sauce and salted caramel. Tucked away at the back of the restaurant and with its own entrance is Le Moulin, with calvados cocktails and craft ciders from Brittany and Normandy a speciality at the bar.





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