WHERE THE PANCAKES ARE, SOUTHWARK
Think you know pancakes? Head to Where The Pancakes Are and give this menu a good going over. All the pancakes and none of the gimmicks – just cool decor and some delicious concoctions. With vegan, dairy free and wheat-free options everyone can get involved, no matter if you’re feeling in the mood for sweet or savoury. One must, though, is a ‘dutch baby’ which resembles a giant Yorkshire pudding, filled with mouth-watering delights.
THE LAMPERY, TOWER HILL
Brunch at The Lampery is something of an institution in London. It’s served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon – 4pm so if you’re in the mood for the finest buttermilk pancakes with grilled banana, honeycomb butter and lashings of maple syrup, you’ll be in the right place. Find out more about brunch at The Lampery and make the most of the fantastic Winter Menu created by Head Chef Marcello de Stasio.
Things get interesting at Jikoni. Brunch here is a beautiful thing; think fenugreek waffles with tamarind-glazed bacon, aloo tikka channa chaat, mutton keema Sloppy Joe – it’s a game-changing menu. The sweetcorn pancakes with spicy creamed corn, fried egg and jalepeno relish really works. But if it’s something a little sweeter you’re after, the piña colada pancakes on the Sweets menu are worth saving space for. A substantial stack topped with caramelised pineapple and coconut ice cream. Basically, a deconstructed cocktail on pancakes – what’s not to love?
THE DELAUNAY, COVENT GARDEN
For elegant surroundings in which to enjoy a tempting pancake menu, there are few places in the capital that beat The Delaunay. This European-style grand café serves up buttermilk pancakes with three types of toppings: get maple syrup with bacon or without, go for blueberries and crème fraiche. And if you're visiting London and looking for a hotel within walking distance of Covent Garden and the West End, then Apex Temple Court Hotel is ideally situated on the famous Fleet Street - and a perfect resting place once you've indulged in the city's finest pancakes.
MY OLD DUTCH, CHELSEA
Want to be transported to Amsterdam in one mouthful? Get yourself to My Old Dutch. Here, you’ll be treated to proper Dutch pancakes from a varied and exciting menu. From Nutella to apple and cinnamon on the sweet menu to seafood or ratatouille and creamed spinach on the savoury menu, you’ll have a tough time choosing from the tantalising treats on offer.