Pancake Day in London: The Ultimate Guide
Pancake Day is serious business – we know it, you know it, and every brunch-enthusiast in London knows it. That said, it’s important to be prepared in advance and consider your options carefully. Are you a sweet tooth or a savoury connoisseur? Do you prefer them stacked high or small and stodgy? Buckwheat or traditional flour? Whatever your style, there’s something for everyone in the city, and so we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide to finding the perfect pancake spot for you. You’re welcome.
- Drunch, Mayfair
If you prefer your pancakes to be highly instagrammable as well as tasty, Drunch is the place for you. Just a stone throw from Oxford Street, this upmarket café serves up beautifully arranged plates of pancakes topped with whatever you fancy trying – whether that’s banana and dulce de leche, or ricotta and berries.
- Where the Pancakes Are, Southwark
As their name suggests, Where the Pancakes Are in Southwark cuts straight to the chase when it comes to their menu, with a dizzying array of pancakes on offer. You can have breakfast pancakes, all-day pancakes and evening pancakes, which in turn can be vegan pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, Dutch baby pancakes, and all covered in more toppings than you can count. It’s all a little overwhelming, and we mean that in the best possible way.
- Senzala Creperie, Brixton
Senzala is the place to head if you’re among the growing crowd of vegan pancake-enthusiasts. All of their galettes (crepes made with buckwheat flour) are completely vegan, with several savoury vegan toppings available. If you’re more of a sweet-tooth, just make your request and they will make you something sugary and delicious to order.
- Christopher’s, Covent Garden
If you’re a pancake perfectionist who wants the utmost level of control over your pancake (without the stress of actually having to toss it), head to Christopher’s in Covent Garden. At weekends the have a build your own pancake option, and the sky’s the limit: whether you want to pile it high with whipped cream, honeycomb and berries, stack up your maple bacon or throw in some unique options like coconut sorbet or machta green tea, the choice is entirely yours.
- La Petite Bretang, Dalston and Hammersmith
La Petite Bretange brings a generous helping on irresistible French charm to your crepes, from the décor to the staff to the music and the recipes. All the galettes are gluten and wheat free, and the crepes are an art form – often cut into heart shapes, and decorated with toppings that have been arranged with painstaking care.
Once you’ve eaten as many pancakes as you physically can, we understand you may not want to be squashed up on public transport – why not order an Addison Lee home for the perfect ending to pancake day.