Where to get pancakes in London 2022: best cafes and restaurants near me for Pancake Day

Pancake Day is fast approaching ... here’s where you can get enjoy a Shrove Tuesday snack in London.

Pancake Day is fast approaching, with the widely celebrated day falling on the first day of March.

Shrove Tuesday can be made or fall apart as it all falls on the inevitable flip. If you land it, you’re treated as a king, if you fail it, Pancake Day is ruined.

However, this year, you can skip the theatrics (and the washing up) by heading out to one of many restaurants and cafes in London that serves the sweet or savoury treats.

My Old Dutch pancakes. Credit: My Old Dutch Twitter

My Old Dutch

Addresss: 131-132 High Holborn, London WC1V 6PS & 16 Kensington Church St, London W8 4EP

My Old Dutch really caters for all. They have a children’s menu, a vegan, gluten free menu, my butterscotch menu, and an a la carte menu.

On the children’s menu, they offer a pancake and juice deal for a bargain price of £7.65. You can choose from a savoury pancake that includes meats, or a more traditional sweet pancake.

The butterscotch menu features pancakes made from butterscotch, and is fully customisable, as you can create your own pancake.

Opening Times:

Holborn

Mon - Fri 11:30am - 7pm

Saturday: 10am - 7pm

Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Kensington

Monday: 10am - 8pm

Tue - Sun (Excl. Saturday): 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 7pm

Where the Pancakes Are. Credit: WTPA

Where The Pancakes Are

Address: Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ & 7-9 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1RG

If you do not fancy one here, but your family or whoever you’re with do, then not worry as they serve things such as Welsh rarebit, and a Class Full English.

They have released a ‘Shrove Tuesday’ menu - with the focus on purely pancakes, and available for that special day only.

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm

Sat - Sun: 9am - 6pm

Pancs Cafe. Credit: Pancs Instagram

Pancs

Address: 32, Covent Garden Market The Piazza, South Hall Lower Ground Floor, London WC2E 8RE

Located in the trendy spot that is Covent Garden, Pancs Cafe offers savoury options too.

Want bacon with your pancakes? No problem. Want strawberries, Nutella and chocolate sauce? Also, no problem.

As mentioned, it’s located in Covent Garden, so if you want that an Instagram pancake, look no further.

Opening Times:

Mon - Weds: 11am - 7pm

Thurs - Sat: 11am - 8pm

Sunday: - 11am - 6pm

Dutch Pancakes

Address: Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AH

Located in a beautiful market inside the hustle and bustle that is Camden Market, Dutch Pancakes caters to those pancake lovers on the go.

A perfect place to pick up a pancake and swiftly get on with your day.

Opening Times:

Mon - Thurs: 11am - 6pm

Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm

The Breakfast Club’s pancakes. Credit: Breakfast Club Instagram

The Breakfast Club

Address: 33 D’Arblay St, London W1F 8EU

Founded in locations such as Brighton, Oxford, London Bridge and Soho, to just a name a few, The Breakfast Club has been going strong for 17 years.

Serving a variety of items like burritos, chicken wings, fry-ups and more, The Breakfast Club also pulls through with their pancakes serving many sweet treats.

They were also nominated for, and won the UK Festival Award for Concession Of The Year Awards.

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm

Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm

Bill’s Soho Restaurant

Address: 36-44 Brewer St, London W1F 9TB

Bill’s Soho Restaurant is offering a special deal on their exclusive pancake day menu, how does all you can eat pancakes for just £7.45 sound? We know.

Opening Times:

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 11pm

Fri - Sat: 8am - 12pm

Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Senzala Creperie

Address: 41-42 Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS

A bit more left-field, as this place, as per the name sell crepes, not pancakes. There’s an age old debate over if crepes are just thin pancakes, and we think they are.

Sweet and savoury crepes, plus Brazilian-influenced tapas make this a great and vibrant place to spend your pancake day evening.

Opening Times:

Monday: 11am - 5pm

Tue, Weds: 10am - 10pm

Thursday: 10am - 10:30pm

Friday: 10am - 11pm

Saturday: 9am - 11pm

Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Granger & Co King’s Cross

Address: Unit 1, The Stanley building, 7 Pancras Sq, London N1C 4AG

The Google reviews for this are great, saying “one of the best pancakes in London”, “amazing pancakes” and “the butter pancakes are amazing - very good”.

Opening Times:

Mon - Sat: 7am - 11pm

Sunday: 8am - 10pm

La Petite Bretagne

Address: 5-7 Beadon Rd, London W6 0EA

Offering both sweet and savoury Crepes, there’s something for everyone at La Petite Bretagne.

The crepes served here are authentic French crepes, so will give you a pancake day you won’t forget.

Opening Times:

Mon - Sun: 8am - 10pm

The Diner - Spitalfields

Address: 4 Horner Square, London E1 6EW

An authentic American diner situated in London, you’ll be tasting pancakes from the heart of where many believe pancakes originated, America.

Fried burgers, fried chicken and of course, those sweet pancakes, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Opening Times:

Mon - Thurs: 11am - 9pm

Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm

Sunday: 10am - 8pm

Fuwa Fuwa

Address: Unit 18, London WC1N 1AF

We agree these aren’t pancakes, but Fuwa Fuwa had to be included. Do you remember those dreamy pancakes that went viral on TikTok? That’s Fuwa Fuwa pancakes.

Specialising in souffle pancakes, Fuwa Fuwa when translated is ‘fluffy fluffy’ and seems like a very niche take on the traditional pancake.

Opening Times:

Mon - Sun: 11am - 8pm