where to flip out on pancake day

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 kitchen ceiling? Well, there are loads of places in town turning out some pan-tastic creations, like these lot…

Red Velvet ‘Period’ Pancakes at The Book Club

This year The Book Club is supporting period poverty charity Bloody Big Brunch by serving up red velvet ‘period’ pancakes, which you can get with a tampon macaroon from Ohlala bakery. 15% profit from each dish go to the charity so it’s all for a good cause.

Sun 3rd – Sun 10th March 2019
100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH

Lemon & Sugar at Where The Pancakes Are

Where the pancakes are is going all out this pancake day by flipping out the stacks in their restaurant and in an extended pop-up space in Flat Iron Square. Classic lemon and sugar is the theme, with ‘A Very Lemony Affair’ – two buttermilk pancakes, lemon & sugar coated pistachios, candied lemon peel ricotta cream and lemon zested raspberries. And there’s even a pancake race to get involved in too.

Tues 5th March 2019
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ

Green Matcha Pancakes at Avobar

Being Avobar, you might think that the green in these pancakes comes from avocado but it’s actually a shot of matcha that’s caused the colour change. You can get them with avo-butter though, with either caramelised banana and maple syrup or crispy bacon and fried egg.

Tues 5th March 2019
23 – 24 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8ND

Specials at The Breakfast Club 

You’ve got five pancake options to choose from at the Hackney Wick branch of The Breakfast Club. Savoury-wise, you’ve got the burger-inspired Big Stack, the fried chicken Ringer Stinger Tower and the vegan Jack Duckfruit – yes that’s jackfruit masquerading as crispy duck. If you like to keep it sweet, there’s the all-American PB&J stack or the Apple Pie, which is deep-fried just to ramp it up a notch.

Tues 5th – Fri 8th March 2019
29 E Bay Ln, London E15 2GW

Bottomless Buttermilks at Riding House & Rail House Cafe

Both Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia and Rail House Cafe in Victoria will be flipping out bottomless buttermilk pancakes, with berries and vanilla cream or smoked bacon and maple syrup. We reckon we could get through a fair few rounds of those.

Tues 5th March 2019
Riding House Café, 43-51 Great Titchfield St, London, W1W 7PQ
Rail House Café, 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, SW1E 5DJ

Pancake Menu at Ask For Janice

Not content with creating a pancake special, Smithfield spot Ask For Janice has gone and done a whole pancake menu. You can go gourmet with milk braised pork shoulder and cavolo nero; Brixham crab with chilli, lime and brown crab mayo; or dosas with scrambled tofu. Or you can keep it sweet with whipped ricotta, blood orange and pomegranate or blueberries, coconut yoghut and mint as your toppings.

Tues 5th March 2019
50-52 Long Ln, London, EC1A 9EJ

Pancake Challenge at Polo Bar

You’d better come real hungry for this one; 10 pancakes, layered with bananas, berries, vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce and just 15 minutes to eat it all. It’s £25 but on the house, plus a bottle of prosecco, if you clear it within the time limit.

Mon 4th – Sun 10th March 2019
176 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NQ