Pancake Day activities in London
Teams of four will flip their way through a series of heats to reach the grand final with a special Valentine's Day race for lovebirds. Pancakes will be supplied but you'll need to take your own frying pan. There are prizes for the winning team and the best fancy dress. Individuals can just turn up from 12pm but teams must register in advance.Read more
Find London's best pancakes
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.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
Star of India
A longstanding Indian restaurant on Old Brompton Road. It was given a new lick of paint back in 2006, with the restaurant divided into distinct dining areas. Dishes draw influence from across the Indian sub-continent, and include venison pasanda, malai adraki champen (marinated lamb cutlets char-grilled in the tandoor) and sunehri khaste - vermicelli rolled coriander pancakes stuffed with batons of paneer, red onion and green chilli, served with a spiced tomato and chive chutney.
Making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Say goodbye to Shrove Tuesdays spent snacking on a burnt heap of lemon-soaked paste, and say hello to a day of delicious pancake perfection. This year, follow our step-by-step guide to making pancakes and you're guaranteed to serve up a fine battery feast. Our recipe below makes 4/5 pancakes and a scrappy last one one for the dog (double the ingredients if you want to make more).Read more