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My Old Dutch - Holborn

Restaurants, European Holborn
3 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
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Address: 131-132 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6PS
Transport: Tube: Holborn
Price: £25 and under
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Users say (13)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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tastemaker

My Old Dutch is definitely the quirkiest place for your pancake fix in the Covent Garden/Holborn area. They do a great Monday Madness deal – £5.99 for any crepe, which is a bargain compared to the normal prices. 


The menu choice is endless and the pancakes are absolutely massive. I went for the My Old Dutch savoury classic, and the pancake was generously stuffed and topped with different ingredients. Though tasty, it was a bit dry. My friend also went for a waffle, which comes Belgian-style, and was declared to be 'ok.' However, I would go back and try a sweet pancake on Monday Madness, or a stack of their thicker, American-style butterscotch pancakes, which looked delish!

tastemaker

Although you'll likely face long queues, I'd highly recommend Monday evenings at My Old Dutch - it is Monday Madness and most pancakes are just £5.95 (e.g. salmon is normally over £12). Service is brisk and there is a good beer selection too (fruit beers) - the food is delicious and the portion sizes huge.

tastemaker

Great place to try for those of you that have a bit of a sweet tooth like me! They do sweet and savoury pancakes but these are far more like crepes and quite large! Decor inside is slightly dated but the prices are reasonable and the crepes taste delicious! If you are in the area, check it out! :)

tastemaker

Came here with a friend in order to satisfy our pancake craving. They're more crepes than pancakes and the decor is slightly dated.. it's not modern at all but they did deliver on flavour which is the most important part right?


Went for a casual Tuesday night dinner and had the spicy dutch pancake. It was tasty but I won't be rushing back anytime soon. It kind of felt like I was eating a pizza, not a pancake. If I go back again I will go for a sweet pancake instead of the savoury.

Tastemaker

I remember first going there four years ago when I had first moved to London and loving it. I had been for breakfast and had had a sweet pancake. As a French girl, I take my crepes quite seriously and still thought it was great.

Until I went back for the first time a month ago for dinner... I was all excited, as you can imagine, but got really disappointed. I had an 'Old Dutch (savoury) pancake' which is meant to be their classic, most popular pancake. Gosh that was oily! After two bites, I was starting to feel sickly. And that's coming from a girl who eats two pains au chocolat every morning and a two-serving plate of cheesy pasta more evenings than not. I still decided to give it another shot when my colleagues decided to make the most out of the restaurant's super cheap Monday deals. Had a salmon and mushroom one. I must say, the filling was tasty but that pancake. Definitely gross. I don't think I'll be going back any time soon.

Tastemaker

My Old Dutch is a dutch inspired pancake house, so there are blue and white printed table clothes, traditional dutch style plates and a wall with tulips printed on it. One of the pancakes is even called "Amsterdamer". The menu is really long and you can choose from a selection of savory or sweet pancakes. The pancakes are not made in the American way, but rather they are thinner, but thicker than the French pancakes. The plates were huge, but the pancakes fit on them perfectly. It was a little bit of a struggle to finish the whole thing, but at least that way I wasn't hungry later on. Also another bonus about this place, on Mondays the pancakes only cost 5 pounds instead of their individual prices written on the menu. 

Tastemaker

Decided to go here for pancake day last year so knew it would be crazy busy and they don't take booking on that day because of it. Tbh we didn't queue for that long! And were seated and served quickly but not rushed

Inside the decor is a bit crap but bright and clean
Menu is massive with some different filling! Bf and I shared a savoury crepe - Mexican one with chilli, guac and sour cream and nachos on the side. It was actually really tasty and went so I would be brave enough to go for something else savoury next time as well
we both got American pancakes with different sugary sweet toppings for pudding, chocolate fruit etc and they were tasty but not amazing
The price is really the draw back along with a pancake is a pancake! Nothing special but fun and good for the occasion
Won't go any other time of the year
Would like to go back another shrove Tuesday and sample some more of their savoury combos however at £10 a pancake it is a bit much! 
Fun and would recommend!
Tastemaker

I’ve got a real love-hate relationship with My Old Dutch. I used to go here on Monday’s in my uni days when they have any pancake (sweet or savoury) for £5 and remember loving it! I have, however, been a handful of times in the past year, including last week, and have just been getting more and more disappointed. I got a Nutella pancake that basically had no Nutella and the crepe was dry. Not to mention the fact that someone had clearly had an ‘issue’ in the loo so there was a really rather disturbing smell starting to make its way around the place whilst I was eating. The loos weren’t hygienic to begin with and the staff just wanted us out as soon as possible. Service, food and hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. 

Tastemaker

A relaxing vibe, an extensive menu and reasonable prices. There's little to dislike about My Old Dutch, except on the occasions you have to queue. I only tried the sweet waffles with maple syrup, but they were yummy, if a little lukewarm, with lashings of whipped cream. That was the extent of my experience, but it was perfectly acceptable!

Tastemaker

Who knew pancake could be savoury too? I certainly didn’t think so until I visited My Old Dutch in Holborn. Some pancake toppings I was a little skeptical. Can anchovies really go on a pancake? To my surprise, pancakes are more versatile than I first thought - and it does work!



My Old Dutch serves both savoury and sweet pancakes, along with a selection of Dutch starters and desserts. Feeling adventurous, I went for pancakes with seafood toppings consisting of king prawns, tuna, olive and cheese with tomato sauce. I was skeptical but it really did go together quite well!



It’s not all pancakes though. There’s a whole range of menus to satisfy any cravings with a selection of other sweet and savoury treats. Fancy something light? There’s a lite menu for you including such as prawn & rockets. Looking for breakfast? There’s a breakfast menu for you to salivate over. There’s even a gluten free menu available too, and a kids menu. It really does cater for everyone whatever their fancy.



The atmosphere was lively but at the same relaxed too which makes it a great place for a get together with friends and families. It's also very easy to get to from Holborn station - literally just a hop across the road.



Top tip: if you’re visiting the Saatchi Gallery or in the Chelsea area on any days between Tuesday - Friday, visit the Chelsea branch to get 2 for 1 pancakes. Also book a table in advance. It’s not the largest of venues so expect it to be busy or expect to queue at busy times. Definitely worth visiting though.



For those looking for something different, I would recommend you check out My Old Dutch for a savoury twist on a normally sweet classic.

Tastemaker

Pancakes with a twist. Enjoy savoury dishes, such as ratatouille and hoi sin duck to name but two, encased within a giant pancake, at least 12" by my estimate. If you're still standing there are equally large desert options to attempt. For starters I can recommend the traditional Dutch bitterballen with mustard.

Bookings aren't available for Friday nights so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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