This year, check out our failsafe recipe for the perfect pancake or simply track down the best places in London serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday instead. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
What is Pancake Day all about?
Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. It's commonly known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use such ingredients ahead of the fasting period.
Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9.
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One of the Andaz Hotel's five drinking and dining spots, this informal brasserie offers recognisable dishes from across the globe alongside speciality meats from the grill. The a la carte menu features dishes ranging from caesar salads and charcuterie boards to risottos, burgers, fish and chips and steamed sea bass served with a shellfish emulsion, olives, lemon and spring onions. The grill options include steaks, sea bream, loin of tuna and a whole baby chicken in a Goan spice rub. Weekend brunches prove popular too, with muesli and granola alongside pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict and a traditional full English. Drinks range from smoothies, fresh juices and mocktails to coffee, tea blends and Bloody Marys served from a DIY Bloody Mary station, where diners are invited to create their own concoction.
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
Or find London's best pancakes
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.
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.