From blueberries to bacon, get your sweet (or savoury) fix this Pancake Day in London with Absolutely’s round-up up of the city’s best stacks…
Our top picks for Pancake Day in London
Those who are on the hunt for some decent stacks will be delighted by the pancakes on offer at both Big Chill Kings Cross and Brick Lane. On offer on Tuesday 5th March are Banana Pancakes (fluffy buttermilk pancakes, Canadian maple syrup, brulée banana, cornflake-whipped cream) and Oreo Pancakes (fluffy buttermilk chocolate pancakes, Oreo whipped cream, Hazelnut, coffee and chocolate sauce).
You can indulge while doing good at Harvey Nichols this Shrove Tuesday. They’ve teamed up with Macmillan to launch a limited-edition pancake menu with £2.50 from every order going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Choose between ham and cheese, vegan ‘creamed’ wild mushroom and spinach pancakes, or chocolate and maple syrup pancakes.
Pancakes are the order of the day at two Galvin Restaurants, with delicious variations available Galvin at The Atheaneum and Galvin HOP. Guests to Galvin at The Athenaeum can enjoy a Tahitian vanilla ‘bomb’ pancake, with Valrhona chocolate and caramel sauce, while diners at Galvin HOP can tuck into warm Yorkshire rhubarb crepes with dulce de leche ice cream or pancake with wild berries, chocolate mousse and cream.
The epic buttermilk pancake brunch dish is making a guest appearance this Pancake Day at Dirty Bones. Available as a one-off dessert special for one night only, guests can go all out on a stack of buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh clotted cream and blueberries, served with a shot of maple syrup. Perfect for sharing. Or not.
Celebrate pancake day with VIVI’s breakfast pancakes, served with a choice of caramelised banana and toasted pecans; dry cured bacon and maple syrup; or berry compote and Chantilly cream.
Enjoy 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.
Visit the newly renovated Carluccio’s in Richmond and indulge in the newest addition to their breakfast menu: a stack of ricotta pancakes made fresh to order from the kitchen, drizzled with warm Nutella and fresh berries.
For something a little different this Pancake Day, take your pick from either ghee roast lamb or paneer, piled Peking duck-style, into paper-thin roomali roti pancakes, complemented perfectly by your choice chutneys.
NO 197 CHISWICK FIRE STATION
Executive Chef Simon Duff from Darwin & Wallace’s No 197 Chiswick Firestation has created an exclusive pancake menu for the day, including both delicious sweet pancakes and interesting savoury ones. Guests can enjoy banana and ricotta pancakes with coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and warm berry compote, as well as kimchi pancakes with smoked salmon, spring onion and basil mayo.
Make this a Pancake Day to remember with a trip to Covent Garden. In celebration of the big day, there’ll be special menus from restaurants including Balthazar, Ivy Market Grill, La Goccia, Chez Antoinette, Pancs and Crème De La Crêpe. With the most delicious and Instagrammable pancake dishes of anywhere in London, visitors will be spoiled for choice. We’ll be heading to Avobar for the matcha and avo-butter flavoured pancakes.
STK is inviting pancake enthusiasts to get their gang together and indulge in the ultimate pancake party with a menu to suit all tastes. Highlights include a Mexican inspired Pulled pork enchilada crepe, the signature STK Prime sirloin steak crepe with shiitake, spinach, a fried egg and STK sauce, a smoked bacon and Irish colcannon crepe and a delicious rum flambé banana and dark chocolate crepe with vanilla ice cream.