London's best pancakes

Find yourself a bit of batter in the capital this Pancake Day

Pancakes may be available all year round, but Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday February 17 2015) is 'Fat Tuesday' in Christian tradition, when rich ingredients are purposely used up before the fast of Lent. Whether you're preparing for a fast or simply after some mouthwatering stodge, brace yourself for a battering at these London pancake venues.

Chez Lindsay

If you’re in search of authentic Breton galettes, visit this Richmond bistro. The menu offers a selection of excellent buckwheat pancakes, with fillings ranging from creamy leeks with scallops to melted cheese and ratatouille, as well as a number of sweet crepes.

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Richmond, Surrey

Crepe Affaire

A good range of sweet and savoury fillings is offered at this fast food café chain, along with a small selection of pastries including waffles. The crepes are filled then reheated to order, and the service is quick and friendly. There are also branches in Spitalfields, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford and Wimbledon.

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The Delaunay

This ‘grand café’ (brasserie) in the Continental mould has some of the most sought-after tables in London right now. The daily breakfast menu and the weekend brunch menu includes a pancake section, with fillings such as maple syrup, bacon, blueberries and crème fraîche, and plum and cinnamon compote.

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Aldwych

La Petite Bretagne

This crêperie in Hammersmith is the real deal, offering made-to-order buckwheat galettes with savoury fillings such as classic ham and cheese, as well as sweet crêpes containing nutella and banana, or crème de marrons (chestnut). Stylish surroundings and Breton cider add to the appeal.

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Riding House Café

The breakfast menu at this trendy Fitzrovia brasserie includes buttermilk pancakes served with berries, vanilla clotted cream and maple syrup. The juice and smoothie choice is excellent too.

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Fitzrovia

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Comments

8 comments
Kate T
Kate T

The Kensington Creperie shold have got a mention!

Ming
Ming

Check out My Old Dutch - there are three branches - High Holborn, Kings Road and Kensington Chruch Street

Simply Scrumptious Crepes and Shakes
Simply Scrumptious Crepes and Shakes

For the best crepes in London come to Simply Scrumptious, 226 Station Road, Edgware, HA8 8EE. No need to book, just come and enjoy the fun on pancake day and every day! 02089054278

l.badau
l.badau

you don,t list many pancake eateries; why is that? there must be plenty in london!