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.
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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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
Venue says: Love is everywhere! St Valentine's Day is soon. At KC you can have pancakes with some strawberries and Champagne with your better half!
This South Kensington crêperie has been going since 2001, so it's safe to say they know what they're doing when it comes to those fancy French pancakes. It's on Exhibition Road, and close to South Ken tube, so it does good business with those visiting the museums. The menu runs evenly between savoury crêpes such as an English breakfast (bacon, mushrooms, tomato, egg, cheddar) or an Italian (pepperoni, mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil and cheddar), and sweet crêpes, such as a traditional (sugar, lemon and butter), or a Suzette (butter, sugar, orange and Grand Marnier). A 'make your own waffle' option proves popular, too. As is French tradition, crêpes here are served alongside a good selection of ciders, with drops from Normandy, Breton and Bouches-du-Rhône on offer by the glass, carafe and bottle. A short wine list keeps things French too, whilst bottled beers venture all the way to India, courtesy of Cobra. It's served alongside Britt Blanc and Kronenbourg.