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9 of the tastiest places to eat out on Pancake Day

1 January 2016 Rocking Recipes


9 of the tastiest places to eat out on Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday has reared it’s delicious head again making it perfectly acceptable to gorge on a mountain of pancakes topped with a range of sweet or savoury delights.

The best thing about everyone’s favourite Tuesday of the year is that it is all so easy. Flour, eggs, milk and oil can get you in the pancake brigade. But remarkably, there is an even easier way.

Here are nine of the tastiest places to eat pancakes at any time – but particularly on Shrove Tuesday.

1. Creperie Du Monde, East London

Creperie du Monde, or Creperie of the World, offers a huge selection of sweet and savoury crepes at a reasonable price. Look out for the Brunch Favourite, which includes smoked salmon, poached eggs, asparagus and a hollandaise sauce.

For those with a sweeter tooth, options vary from the lemon and sugar classic all the way to the adventurous New York Crunch – Oreo biscuits, nuts, cream and butterscotch.

2. TriBeCa, Scotland

With three restaurants in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh, TriBeCa offers a classic American style menu worth exploring. Their Brooklyn Breakfast translates as a stack of buttermilk pancakes with French butter, Canadian maple syrup, bacon, sausages, eggs and hash browns. In other words, a mountain of delicious food.

3. Cafe Boscanova, Bournemouth

South-coast locals know about this rustic, friendly cafe offering the best coffee in town alongside a great range of breakfast options, including pancakes. Topped with bacon for those wanting savoury, but those with a sweet-tooth definitely triumph at Boscanova where the plump, blueberry pancakes are a delicious struggle to finish.

4. My Old Dutch, London

No secret for anyone living in or just outside of London is My Old Dutch – billed as London’s original Pancake House. Shrove Tuesday is naturally a big pull for queues and crowds but a clever insiders tip would be to go on a Monday when items on the a la carte menu are just a fiver. The My Old Dutch pancake is a big favourite, packed with bacon, chicken, ham, sweet peppers, mushroom, sweetcorn and cheese. The plates are giant and there’s a great Continental beer selection too.

5. La Creperie de Hampstead, London

This famous pancake stall has the “best crepes in London” according to one Trip Advisor review. Expect a small queue as they cook to order but that just adds to the fresh taste and atmosphere. Plus, where’s better to enjoy a whimsical crepe than on the street?

6. Seasons Bar and Cafe, Cardiff

We are offering FREE Welsh cakes…..

For a Welsh take on the traditional pancake, try a crempog. They’re a small, wedge of pancake served in a stack. Seasons Bar and Cafe in Cardiff offer both sweet and savoury versions on their flavoursome, loyally Welsh menu and they’re even giving some away free if you tag them in a photo on Instagram during a visit.

7. The Diner, London

The Diner is another American-style eatery which goes big on the pancake. Listed as number one in London for pancakes by food blog Holy Brunch, they stack them high at a bargain with five for £8.50. Specials for Shrove Tuesday include Reece’s Pieces, red velvet and a sweet potato option with bacon and guacamole.

8. Sunday, London

Sunday in Barnsbury, North London, offers breakfast pancakes that are brought to the table looking almost as good as they taste. The pillowy American-style buttermilk pancakes are topped with berry compote, bacon, honeycomb butter and maple syrup and are best enjoyed in the cafe’s summer garden when it’s open.

9. The Breakfast Club, various

Ok, so no big secret here. The Breakfast Club, with several branches in London and another in Brighton, are pretty well known. Their pancakes again take an American-style and this year are selling Shrove Tuesday specials including cinnamon bun, banoffee pie and lemon meringue.

They also hold pancake races in some of the cafes with free meals for winners and in recent years have challenged customers to see if they can eat a stack of 12 pancakes in 12 minutes or less. Winners get to eat for free, whilst the loser has to pay up with profits donated to charity.


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