Where the Pancakes Are
Time Out says
A bright and buzzy pancake house in Flat Iron Square.
Who doesn’t love a pancake? That’s the simple premise behind this bright new addition to Southwark’s Flat Iron Square, and it seems to be working – I had to wait 20 minutes to get a table on my visit. It’s easy to see why: the buttermilk beauties served here have just a hint of sourness, managing to be substantial and moist without stodginess. In other words, flipping perfect.
The intriguing menu is split into sweet and savoury. Take the Hummingbird, for example, with cinnamon poached pineapple, crushed meringue and a scattering of delicate flowers. Fancy, eh? Or the Instagram-ready Dutch Babies, which are baked in an oven and served in a heavy black frying pan, from which they billow like enormous Yorkshire puddings blotched with goat’s cheese, cheddar and parmesan. Sure, it’s a bit more fiddly than a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of sugar, or frazzled strips of bacon with a glug of maple syrup, but those are on the menu too if you’re in the mood for something more straightforward.
The dining space is covered in soft woods, with a white powdered ceiling and a wall of felt discs that dampen the hubbub around you. The light fittings resemble upturned stacks of pancakes with leafy vines spilling over the sides and large bulbs with spiraling filaments; when viewed from the roomy mezzanine, they become fetching hanging planters.
In short, Where the Pancakes Are makes a great brunch or lunch option as well as a nice place to go on your own if you’re looking for somewhere to cosy up and read a book. The best bit? You don’t have to wait until Shrove Tuesday rolls around for your next pancake fix.
Flat Iron Square
85a Southwark Bridge Rd
|Transport:||Tube: London Bridge|
|Price:||Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £30.|
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Users say (11)
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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Unfortunately the service was really bad the sunday we went. After seeing this place on timeout we were excited to visit and expected to wait for a table. The lady who served us said 1 hour wait and put our name down on the waiting list. After waiting 1 hour we went back expecting a table which then she told us another 20 mins wait... (she tried arguing with us it hasn’t been 1 hour) we had to wait outside and it was cold and raining so we asked if we could order take out coffee while we wait and she said no she cannot serve us?? The outside table also had heaters which I asked if it could be switched on while we wait... again this didnt happen. Yes it was busy but nothing too crazy so I dont see how they couldn’t accommodate customers waiting outside in the cold. The tables should also have a time limit so other customers waiting can also enjoy. Very disappointed.
I loved it! I had the green pancake which was full of green veg! Loved it and can't wait to try their Dutch pancakes but you have to share that as it's huge!
Where The Pancakes Are, a super lovely place. Food and interior are on point and such a great atmosphere while you get served some really fluffy and yummy pancakes. The owner is such as inspiring as her dishes, she opened this place after doing this fir years on food markets and I think that was the best decision she could have make. I had some 'normal' pancakes as well as her dutch babies, which are served in a big pan. I must say the portions of them are great, for the 'normal' pancakes they could be a bit more for the price you are paying. Not to say that they are worth of the quality you are getting, but I wasn't that full after all and I wanted to have them as my whole lunch. After all a sport I can recommend if you you have friends you like a great pancake place with a big variety of flavours.
Where the Pancakes Are has recently opened in the new Flat Iron Square in Borough. I went down for brunch on Sunday and although it was a bit of a slow start to get a table, once we were seated, we had a great time. You can book a table so I would definitely do that next time. The girls working were very helpful in squeezing us in.
I had the simple pancakes which is quite a small portion with two pancakes and maple syrup, but they were the most delicious fluffy pancakes! My cousin had the savoury sandwich which was basically a ham and cheese toasted sandwich but with pancakes instead of bread... it also tasted amazing!
The coffee ain't bad either and you can finish you're morning off with a walk around the flea markets on Sundays. Can't wait to go again to try a Dutch Baby!