With Shrove Tuesday fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of London’s best pancake offerings – from healthy alternatives to a crêpe-flavoured cocktail!
Deep-dish pancakes at Dirty Bones
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, Shoreditch & Oxford on Saturdays and Sundays) this February that includes the Double Dutch pancake (£8) – a signature deep dish pancake topped with fresh clotted cream, blueberries, and a shot of maple syrup. Check website for more information.
Shrove it don’t shrove it at Long Bar, Sanderson
Sure, who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner? But what about pancakes and cocktails, or better yet, pancake cocktails… Think homemade pancakes and blueberries with lemon and maple syrup, a dash of mustika liqueur for good measure, topped with fresh cream. At just £14 each, Long Bar’s Shrove It Don’t Shove It is the perfect pancake in liquid form. Check website for more information.
A cuban twist at Asia de Cuba
For a Shrove Tuesday with a difference, Asia de Cuba are serving a Pancake Soufflé. Oozing a delicious rum and coconut filling and topped with a rich hot chocolate sauce, the dessert is priced at £8. A perfect guarantee for a flippin’ good time. Available on 13th Feb. Check website for more information.
French roots at Blanchette
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Chef Director Tam Storrar will be whipping up fluffy crêpes and galettes in classics flavours and 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.
Pancake fans will recognise the traditional Bayonne ham, gruyere cheese and egg which will feature on the menu alongside Crispy confit duck with braised cabbage and juniper or Goat’s cheese with sundried tomato, rocket and pistou. For those with a sweet tooth there will also be a selection of Blanchette inspired dessert crepes, includingChocolate sauce with hazelnut praline and beurre noisette ice cream and the classic Crêpes Suzette. Blanchette Brick Lane will also be dropping in at their neighbours, St Matthias School, to treat the children to free crêpes. Please visit Blanchette Brick Lane or Blanchette Soho for further information.
Thomas’s Café, the British all-day dining experience located within Burberry’s flagship store on Vigo Street is excited to announce it’s Pancake Day menu, perfect for a stylish Shrove Tuesday feast. This years pancake menu includes a variety of sweet and savoury from classic sugar and lemon to Secret Smokehouse salmon served with crème fraiche, caviar, dill & spring onions and the delectable chopped banana, hazelnuts and dark chocolate sauce. Check their website via OpenTable for more information.
Australian pancakes at Timmy Green
Visit Timmy Green located in Nova, Victoria’s newest upscale development this Shrove Tuesday for delightfully fluffy pancakes. They will be serving buttermilk blueberry pancakes with fresh blueberries, mascarpone, pure Vermont maple, berries and maple bacon. Part of the award-winning Australian restaurant group, Timmy Green is one of their eight locations around London founded by the fabulous Prue Freeman.