Best pancakes in London
Whether you're after something sweet or savoury, satisfy your crepe cravings at these London pancake restaurants and creperies. Keep an eye on special menus for Pancake Day, and watch out for special Pancake Day events such as pancake races in London.
The Breakfast Club
Get your pancake fix at any time at these all-day diners. The Breakfast Club serves up huge portions pancakes alongside other brunch and lunch dishes. Go all out with an American stack of pancakes served with eggs, sausage, bacon and home-style fried potatoes or keep it sweet by topping yours with berries and vanilla cream.
Tuck into a traditional Breton galette at this Richmond bistro. Chez Lindsay serves a range of savoury buckwheat pancakes, from the classic Compléte topped with eggs, cheese and ham, to the decadent Fruit De Mer which is stuffed with mixed fish, seafood and a tomato and cognac sauce. There are also a range of sweet French crepes on offer to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Crème de la Crêpe
Head to Covent Garden creperie Crème de la Crêpe for all-day brunch crepes and a great vegetarian selection, as well as sweet classics and new age concoctions with toppings such as Mars Bar and Baileys.
Jackson + Rye
Dive into stacks of buttermilk pancakes at all-American eatery Jackson + Rye. Try banana and maple syrup cream or blueberry compote with house whipped cream for breakfast and lunch, alongside meatballs, burgers, and a number of rye whiskies.
Try traditional French crepes at Kensington Creperie alongside waffles and homemade ice cream. Sweet and savoury fillings are available, including tartiflette, beef ragu and La Belle Helene, which packs in pear, almonds, chocolate, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream into one pancake. If that’s not Gallic enough, wash it down with a French cider from the ample selection.
My Old Dutch
Swathes of Londoners will head to My Old Dutch in Holborn, Kensington and Chelsea this Shrove Tuesday, and for good reason. The cheerful pancake house serves a range of sweet and savoury pancakes, including classics such as sugar and lemon and interesting alternatives topped with chilli con carne. The butterscotch variations are also delicious.
Where the Pancakes Are
Find stacks of pancakes made from buttermilk and buckwheat at dedicated pancake house Where the Pancakes Are under the railway arches at Flat Iron Square. Tuck into savoury specials such as the royal or benedict with smoked salmon or ham, poached egg, hollandaise and asparagus; indulge in the tropical flavoured Hummingbird, with cinnamon poached pineapple and other fruity flavours; or go traditional with lemon and sugar. If you're happy to wait a little, opt for the hearty oven-cooked Dutch-style pancakes.