We like every type of cake, from Red Velvet to Jaffa, but this Tuesday we’ll be stuffing our faces with the best of all the cakes: Pan. Here’s a list of the flipping best places to spend yours.
There may be nothing more quintessentially British than pancake day, except perhaps a Burberry coat. Or, in fact, anything from Burbery, which actually includes pancakes anyway, this Shrove Tuesday. Thomas’s Café, located within Burberry, will be serving up classic pancakes of both the sweet and savoury variety.
MeatUP, in Wandsworth, have, perhaps unsurprisingly, gone with a meaty approach to the day of pancakes. Specifically their pulled beef short-rib and four cheese special, made with their signature Irish short-rib (cooked overnight) sounds like the perfect topping for a pancake.
Why have a normal pancake with lemon and sugar when you can have a lemon meringue crepe? The guys over at Roast have created just that, and the best part is it only costs a £1 when order tow courses from the a la carte menu on Shrove Tuesday.
Long Bar, Sanderson
If you’re on a liquid diet you don’t need to resort to blitzing your pancake in a Nutribullet, you can just head to the Long Bar at Sanderson for their Shrove Tuesday cocktail. Think homemade pancakes and blueberries with lemon and maple syrup, with a dash of mustika liqueur and topped with fresh cream. It’s like a pancake in a glass.
Where the Pancakes Are
Not only is Where the Pancakes Are extending their hours so that you can eat pancakes all day, but they are also teaming up with Flat Iron Square’s Après to throw a pancake party in the cosy wooden ski chalet with plenty of pancakes, mulled cider, cocktails. Take part in the three-legged pancake races at 6,7 and 8pm and prizes for the fastest and highest flippers.
How do you like your pancakes in the morning? We’re like Elvis and like ours with peanut butter, maple glazed bacon and roasted banana. Good thing then that Foxlow is serving three different pancakes from now until the 18th February. Alongside The Elvis, you’ve got the classic pancake with lemon and sugar and a mushroom and cornmeal pancake with a fried egg and bacon dust. Plus all the money from pancake sales on Shrove Tuesday will go to Magic Breakfast, a charity that helps prevent disadvantaged children going to school hungry.
The Breakfast Club
Pancake connoisseurs, The Breakfast Club has quite possibly created the ultimate pancakes this year. First up is the pizza pancake. It’s a stack of fluffy pancakes stuffed with melting buffalo mozzarella cheese, spicy Nduja sausage, fresh basil and chilli. Next, you’ve got a pile of pancakes with Korean fried chicken slathered in kimchi and maple butter with fried chicken maestros. Or try out the Bulleit whiskey infused Bourbon pulled pork pancakes with cheese and pickles. If sweet pancakes are more your thing then try the banana and blueberry pancake from vegan and gluten free queens Cupcakes and Shhht or go all out with the Meringue Girls offering, Rainbow Kisses which has Eton mess and popping candy.
If you don’t fancy a straight up pancake, head straight up. To Aqua Shard in fact. The restaurant is coming up with a pancake day dessert and cocktail to celebrate and they’re anything but regular. Expect a pancake wrap with Gianduja milk chocolate and orange ganache, caramelised banana and vanilla ice cream, or why not try the the Panberry, made with Haig Club rye whisky, banana liquor, maple syrup, chocolate bitters and a blueberry sand rim.
There’s nothing quite like a rooftop for enjoying London, the views of the capital’s splendid skyline at Finsbury Square’s Aviary are difficult to top, but it sounds like their Terry’s chocolate orange filled pancake with chocolate mousse, popping candy caramel and vanilla ice cream might just beat it.
1 Lombard Street
Those City gents are nothing if they’re not super trad, and so no surprises that 1 Lombard Street, in the heart of The City and just off Bank, have kept it simple yet classy with a crepe suzette served with fresh orange juice, sugar and Grand Marnier.