Treat yourself to wafer-thin French crepes or towering stacks of American-style pancakes at some of the best pancake restaurants in London.
Get your teeth into some of the best pancakes London has to offer! 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 fun 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 huge portions of pancakes, alongside other brunch and lunch dishes. Go all out with an American stack of pancakes served with eggs, sausage, bacon, maple syrup and home-style fried potatoes or keep it sweet by topping yours with berries and vanilla cream. Go for the Beauregard to enjoy gluten-free pancakes.
Tuck into a traditional Breton galette at this Richmond bistro. Chez Lindsay serves a range of savoury gluten-free buckwheat galette pancakes, from the classic Complète topped with eggs, cheese and ham, to the decadent Fruits De Mer which is stuffed with mixed fish, seafood and a tomato and Cognac sauce.
Creme de la Crepe
Head to Covent Garden creperie Crème de la Crêpe for all-day brunch crepes and a great selection of vegetarian pancakes, as well as sweet classics and new age concoctions with toppings, such as Mars Bar and Baileys.
Try traditional French crepes at Kensington Crêperie, alongside waffles and homemade ice cream. Sweet and savoury fillings are available, including Mediterranean 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.
La Petite Bretagne
Step into La Petite Bretagne, a cosy Brittany crepe restaurant in Hammersmith. Go for savoury French flavours with a Tartiflette or Magret galette and finish up with a classic salted caramel or crêpe Suzette. Top tip: combine your pancake with a tasty Breton cider!
My Old Dutch
Swathes of Londoners head to My Old Dutch in Holborn, Kensington and Chelsea on Shrove Tuesday (and for good reason!). The cheerful London pancake house serves a large range of sweet and savoury pancakes, including classics such as sugar and lemon, as well as interesting alternatives topped with chilli con carne. You can also create your own with dairy-free, gluten-free or vegan pancakes.
Where the Pancakes Are
Find stacks of pancakes made from buttermilk and buckwheat at dedicated pancake house Where the Pancakes Are. Tuck into savoury specials such as the Royal with smoked salmon or ham, poached egg, hollandaise and asparagus; indulge in the tropical-flavoured Hummingbird; or go traditional with lemon and sugar.