Pancake Day in London
Shrove Tuesday falls outrageously late this year but as a nation we have waited patiently; our frying pans at the ready. This week, the most delicious feast day returns, and holy crêpe have we got recommendations for you. Nothing quite stacks up to the simple mix of egg, milk and flour although it’s safe to say that the following London eateries have upped the ante by creating some flippin’ extraordinary pancakes. Avoid the last-minute scramble for ingredients at your local supermarket and leave the tossing to the professionals because let’s face it, life is good when you’re eating pancakes but it’s even batter when they’re made for you!
Start your Pancake Day the right way at Bluebird Café in both Chelsea and White City. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this Tuesday, a Bluebird breakfast consists of crispy strips of bacon and fried egg, sandwiched between two perfectly fluffy pancakes. Additionally, they’re offering Bottomless Pancakes and Bubbles from 4pm, with unlimited toppings such as marshmallows, maple syrup and more.
Bunga Bunga Battersea
The team at Bunga Bunga Battersea never do things by halves and Pancake Day is no exception. Indulge in two courses of the finest Italian pancakes, with a Maple Syrup Negroni to wash them down. Begin your evening with a delightful Parma ham, rocket and parmesan topped pancake before feasting on the main attraction; Tiramisu tiers filled with whipped coffee cream, fresh berries, mascarpone and Nutella.
Le Pont de la Tour
Le Pont de la Tour are staying true to their roots and serving, traditional French dessert, Crêpes Suzette to celebrate Pancake Day. Soaked in a sauce of caramelised sugar, butter and tangerine, the crêpes are then flambéed with Grand Marnier in a theatrical tableside performance. Enjoy breathtaking views of the River Thames as Le Pont de la Tour elevate the humble pancake for you and your guests.
Mac and Wild
Mac and Wild may have won Pancake Day 2019, claiming gold in both the sweet and savoury category. Dare you tackle Ben Haggis? A staggering mountain of sixteen butter pancakes covered in creamy mac and cheese, Red Jon sauce, deep-fried nuggets of haggis and hot jalapeño. For dessert, fall face-first into the Scottish restaurant’s 8 Mac Stack of pancakes, caramel whisky sauce and a deep-fried Mars bar.
The Little Blue Door
Too busy to partake in midweek celebrations? Not to worry – join Fulham’s favourite flatmates for prosecco and pancakes on Saturday 9th March. The Little Blue Door’s bottomless brunch includes ‘The Big F***-Off Pancake Platter’; a tower topped with the likes of caramelised almonds, chocolate buttons, marshmallows, whipped cream and glossy chocolate ganache, all served on a silver platter.