How to Flip Out on Pancake Day 2024

Pancake Day’s coming a bit early this year – here are all the specials and offers you don’t want to miss

Looking for a flippin’ good time this Pancake Day? Or don’t trust yourself to get the batter onto a plate rather than stuck to your ceiling? Put your trust in one of London’s restaurants instead; the city’s brunch and pancake joints aren’t playing around when it comes to Shrove Tuesday this year and we’re here to give you the scoop. There are new specials, elaborate creations, exciting collabs, competitions with big prizes and loads to sink your teeth into (literally). These are the places to flip out on Pancake Day.

Where The Pancakes Are

Year-round pancake destination Where The Pancakes Are will be open for walk-ins for the whole of Pancake Day (from 7am – 9pm) and their special will be a ‘Pop Pancake’, topped with popcorn, chocolate-covered popping candy, sprinkles and popcorn-cookie-dough coated ice-cream from Doughlicious. Plus, there’ll be live performances by world-class magicians at all three of the restaurants and the chance to be served a Lucky Charm Pancake and you could even win FREE pancakes for a year.

Tues 13th February 2024
London Bridge, Fitzrovia & Battersea

Polo Bar

Polo Bar is going all out with a series of specials for Pancake WEEK, including ‘Baked Alaska Pancakes’, ‘The Chocolate Stack’ and the ‘English Breakfast Pancake Stack’, alongside their classic options. Come hungry for these – or bring reinforcements – because they go BIG on the portion sizes. And if you think those are small fry, you can take part in their Ultimate Pancake Challenge to be in with the chance of winning £££.

Tues 6th – Tues 13th February 2024
176 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NQ

The Breakfast Club

Pancakes are a big deal at The Breakfast Club so, of course, they’re marking the occasion with a major collab. TBC has teamed up with none other than Tony’s Chocolonely to create three specials which will be available from Shrove Tuesday until the end of the month. Each dish has been inspired by one of Tony’s famous chocolate bars: The Chocolate & Bacon Bananaganza (inspired by Tony’s Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel bar), The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town (inspired by Tony’s Strawberry Cheesecake & White Raspberry Chocolate Popping Candy bar) and The Kids Mini Pancake Platter (which features popping candy as well). Plus, TBC will be bringing back their Pancake Challenge £20 (only on Tues 13th February), which invited diners to attempt to eat 12 pancakes in 12 minutes and if they manage it, it’s free. If not, they’re encouraged to donate £20 to support their local community get-togethers and all participants will receive a limited edition Tony’s x TBC Chocolonely bar.

Tues 13th – Fri 29th February 2024
All The Breakfast Club locations


Nessa, a modern British bistro in the heart of Soho, is introducing a new special to their menu in the run-up to Shrove Tuesday. The dish centres around a buttermilk pancake, which is served with rhubarb and custard before being topped with a sprinkle of ginger crumble. You can get your hands on the special at breakfast as of Sat 10th February, but on the big day itself, you’ll be able to have it for dessert at lunch and dinner too.

Sat 10th – Tues 13th February 2024
86 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UB

The Colony Grill Room

With its weekday breakfast menu and weekend brunch menu, you could get fluffy pancakes at The Beaumont’s Colony Grill Room every day if you wanted to. But, since Shrove Tuesday is a special occasion, they’ll be introducing some limited-time dishes that’ll be available for one day only. While they’ll keep the classics (maple & bacon and sour cream & cherries) at breakfast, The Colony Grill Room will also be serving up CFC pancakes (Colony Fried Chicken) with maple syrup and Crêpes Suzette, with Grand Marnier flambée and Papua New Guinea vanilla ice cream, at lunch and dinner.

Tues 13th February 2024
Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF


Here’s one for all you pancake-loving vegans, mallow in Borough Market and Canary Wharf is frying up stacks of plant-based pancakes this year – and they sound fantastic. Their special features four Black Forest chocolate pancakes, topped with cherries, hazelnuts and vanilla cream.

Tues 13th February 2024
Borough Market & Canary Wharf

The Table

This Pancake Day, you’ll be able to treat yourself to any of The Table’s pancake dishes for just a tenner. The award-winning South London brunch spot will have ten options available on the big day – including sweet and savoury options. Expect toppings such as berries, crème fraiche and maple syrup; mascarpone cream, cocoa and coffee-infused maple syrup; coconut yoghurt, caramelised pecan and plums (on top of pumpkin pancakes); crispy bacon, Cumberland sausage, free-range scrambled eggs, chives and maple syrup; and fried chicken, one fried free-range egg, blue cheese dressing, pickled red homemade hot sauce.

Tues 13th February 2024
Battersea & Southwark


Hoppers is bringing a Sri Lankan street food twist to Pancake Day this year, with a sweet version of their ‘Hopper Pancake’. This special is filled with Coconut Cream and Jaggery and will be available for lunch and dinner at all Hoppers locations on Pancake Day.

Tues 13th February 2024
King’s Cross, Marylebone & Soho

The Wolseley City

It sounds like there’ll be plenty of pancakes at The Wolseley City on Shrove Tuesday as the Grand European cafe-inspired spot will be serving up the dessert all day. At breakfast, there’ll be pancakes with maple syrup, bacon or seasonal berries and at both lunch and dinner, you’ll find crepes with Nutella or sugar & lemon.

Tues 13th February 2024
68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR