Where To Find The Best Pancakes For Pancake Day 2020.
Far from its roots as the start of lent — pancake day is now another in a long line of excuses to indulge one’s gluttony and add a few centimetres to the waistline after the post-Christmas diet, with pancakes lovingly flambéed and dressed in crispy rashers of beautiful bacon and soaked in maple syrup and cognac. To get the most out of Shrove Tuesday head along to one of our picks of the best restaurants in London to visit this pancake day — from the Blueprint Cafe and its sublime views of the Thames and platefulls of traditional American pancakes to Fitzrovia’s Long bar for a pancake… in cocktail form.
For a side of theatre with your Shrove Tuesday pancakes, saunter down to The Game Bird at The Stafford London where your own personal tableside chef will be flambéeing a plate load of crêpes suzette on a trolley filled with pancake standards such as Cognac, banana and orange.
The Stafford London 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
Hoppers will be giving the traditional pancake a bit of a Sri Lankan makeover this Pancake Day with a sweet version of their Hopper ‘Pancake’ (the Jaggery Milk Hopper) that’s filled with Coconut Cream and Jaggery and served at both lunch and dinner across all Hoppers locations, on Tuesday 25th February only!
All Hoppers locations: Soho, St Christopher’s Place, King’s Cross.
If you’re craving your pancakes a little earlier than Tuesday, then head along to Shad Thames and Blueprint Café this weekend for its inaugural Sunday brunch menu that includes fluffy American-style pancakes served savoury with lashings of maple syrup and crispy bacon or sweet with blueberry compote and big beautiful dollops of crème fraiche.
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
Those on a liquid diet will no doubt adore this cocktail created by the (80ft long) Long Bar at Sanderson just for Shrove Tuesday. This decadent pancake inspired tipple — The Fitzrovia’s Advocate — offers a delightfully indulgent mix of Cognac, Licor 43, cream and egg and promises a sickly sweet finish of gingerbread and cinnamon… but it’s only available on Tuesday the 25th of February.
50 Berners Street London, W1T 3NG