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London's best pancakes

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

Pancakes may be avaliable all year round, but Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday February 9 2016) 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.

The best pancakes in London

The Blues Kitchen

Venue says: The best vintage rock 'n' roll sounds in London, every Friday night until 2:30am.

The Shoreditch branch of The Blues Kitchen will be throwing a Mardi Gras party from 5pm on Shrove Tuesday but during the day in both their Camden and Shoreditch branches there'll be stacks of pancakes with either blueberries and cream or maple and bacon.

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Shoreditch

Botanist

Venue says: Join us from 10-11.15am Monday to Friday for our £12 breakfast! Enjoy any of our hot breakfast dishes plus unlimited tea or coffee.

Sod the suzette this Pancake Day. The Botanist is making pancakes the fancy way, with chunks of fresh lobster and smoked garlic bisque thrown into the mix. This may upset the pancake purists, but we say anything goes in the name of pre-Lent indulgence.

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Belgravia

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

Christopher's

If you head to Christopher's on any old morning, you can explore their buckwheat pancake menu. But for Shrove Tuesday the Covent Garden eatery is laying on a spread of three pancake bases - buckwheat, buttermilk and blueberry-buttermilk. Fill out a tick box menu to select your base and put in your order of topping with the kitchen to ensure you do pancakes your own way.

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Covent Garden

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 Islington, Chiswick, Westfield London, Westfield Stratford and Wimbledon.

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Spitalfields

Drake & Morgan at King's Cross

Not only will this spot be serving blueberry pancake stacks all day on February 9, but they'll also offer pancake-flipping classes to tossers that book in advance. 

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King's Cross

The Delaunay

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

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Covent Garden

Jackson & Rye

For those who like to celebrate Pancake Day the all-American way, head to Jackson & Rye. The Soho restaurant has a stack of buttermilk options on the brunch menu or you can dive into a hefty pile of pancakes topped with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup.

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Soho

Lanes of London

The London Marriott Hotel's restaurant will be serving seven pancake specials at breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday February 1 right up until Shrove Tuesday. Options include the Choco Pancake with roasted banana and chocolate sorbet and the Strawberry Salsa Pancake with basil, Malibu and coconut ice cream.

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Mayfair
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Comments

9 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!