Stack ’em up – here’s where to find London’s best pancakes for a Shrove Tuesday (5 March 2019) feast
1 Mac & Wild
Hold on to your kilts! Scottish sensations Mac & Wild are bringing a taste of the Highlands to London with the supreme Ben Haggis pancake mountain and The 8 Stack Mac.
They’ll be serving up Scotland’s finest delicacies, with a sixteen layered pancake tower of Haggis Mac and Cheese for main course and finishing with an decadent deep fried mars bar pancake stack, covered with a Whisky Caramel Sauce, for the ultimate indulgence this Shrove Tuesday.
Find out more via macandwild.com
For Pancake Day this year, Bluebird Chelsea and White City are having a pancake takeover for the day. Raise a fork and join them for a six-level pancake tower drizzled in chocolate, a bacon and egg pancake sandwich and bottomless pancakes and bubbles.
To help wash all the buttery goodness down, Bluebird is also offering unlimited prosecco to all those diners. Hic!
Find out more via bluebirdcafe.co.uk.
3 The Little Blue Door
Too busy for traditional Shrove Tuesday? Enjoy a belated feast instead. On Saturday 9th March, guests can tuck into bottomless Prosecco and Pancakes at The Little Blue Door, perfect for those who missed Pancake Day itself.
Indulge in a heavenly combination of Pancakes and Prosecco at The Little Blue Door’s bottomless brunch. Guests can indulge in The Fuck F***off Pancake Platte, complete with stacks of pancakes and tiers of toppings including caramelised almonds, marshmallows, whipped cream and chocolate buttons – perfect for all out indulgence.
While the fountains of prosecco and dripping sauces flow, a resident DJ will be playing club classics from throughout the ages. To tier it off, guests who can devour the entire platter in under 15 minutes will win a complimentary bottle of prosecco on the flatmates!
Find out more via thelittlebluedoor.co.uk
4 Le Pont de La Tour
After a little French fancy? Le Pont de la Tour, overlooking the River Thames, will be serving the traditional French dessert of Crêpes Suzette.
The Grand Marnier will be poured on top and the crêpes will be flambeed in the middle of the restaurant to give a theatrical element to the day.
In keeping with the conventional French dish, Le Pont de la Tour create a sauce of caramelized sugar, butter, tangerine juice and zest which is drizzled over the crêpes before the Grand Marnier finishes it off.
Find out more via lepontdelatour.co.uk
5 Bunga Bunga
Pizza powerhouse, Bunga Bunga Battersea is swapping the oven in for a frying pan this Pancake Day, offering diners deliciozo pancake platters inspired by Pisa.
They’ll be serving up Italiano style pancakes including savoury starters, a Tiramisu Tier and even a Maple Syrup Negroni special.
Kick things off with a pancake topped with Parma Ham, Rocket and Parmesan followed by a Tiramisu Tier Stack, fluffy layers filled with Mascarpone, Whipped Coffee Cream, Nutella and Fresh Berries.
Both are perfectly accompanied by Bunga Bunga’s Maple Syrup Negroni, the perfect pancake serve made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Martini Rubino, Martini Speciale Bitters, Dark Chocolate Mozart and Maple Syrup, garnished with an orange twist.
Find out more via bungabunga-london.com
Celebrate Pancake Day with a Japanese twist at Akira on Kensington High Street with their Matcha Mille Crêpe.
This beautiful dish is made for Instagram, with layers of green tea crepes filled with a light matcha cream served with traditional mochi, for £8.
Find out more via japanhouselondon.uk
7 Mortimer House
If it’s vegan bites you prefer, you’re in luck. Mortimer House is serving up 100% vegan pancakes with a light and fluffy texture – flavoured with cinnamon and orange, plus topped with fresh figs and date syrup.
Housed in a majestic six-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, the 90-seat restaurant features an open kitchen and chef’s counter where guests can observe their vegan pancakes being made.
Find out more via mortimerhouse.com
8 Thomas’s Café, Burberry
Celebrate with something chic at Thomas’s Café, the British all-day dining experience located within Burberry’s flagship store on Vigo Street.
This year’s pancake menu includes a variety of sweet and savoury from classic sugar and lemon to Secret Smokehouse salmon served with crème fraiche, caviar, dill & spring onions.
There’s also the Cornish Jerusalem artichoke and the delectable poached Yorkshire rhubarb to discover, with hedgerow preserve, topped with whipped honey cream and crushed almond.
Find out more via opentable.co.uk
9 Floral by LIMA
In the mood for something more exotic? Break away from tradition and head to Floral by LIMA for a South-American inspired pancake in the heart of Covent Garden.
For a colourful Peruvian twist, enjoy vibrant, purple corn pancakes topped with an assortment of fresh fruit, drizzled with traditional Latin American dulce de leche – providing the perfect ‘gram’ snap.
Find out more limalondongroup.com
Celebrate Pancake Day in Cantonese style at the first international outpost of the renowned Hong Kong brand, Duddell’s in London Bridge.
Dig into their famed Peking Duck pancakes, which take over 48 hours to prepare. The duck is air-dried in order to separate the skin from its meat, resulting in delicately crunchy skin which melts in the mouth.
Served with 8 types of condiments, diners can create their own combination of texture and taste with fennel sugar, aged mandarin and kumquat dressings, white wine bean sauce, pomelo, pineapple, cucumber and spring onion.
Find out more via duddells.co