Where to Dine on Pancake Day – Tuesday 5th March
BERNERS TAVERN, FITZROVIA
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES WITH SUMMER BERRY COMPOTE, £9
Enjoy blueberry pancakes topped with summer berry compote at Berners Tavern, where Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton lends his culinary expertise at one of London’s most sought-after restaurants. In an atmosphere that effortlessly blends historical charm with sophistication, diners can devour a stack of three sumptuously fluffy pancakes with a compote blending strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries with a little sugar and a splash of vinegar. Berners Tavern offers all-day dining with a menu of seasonal, contemporary British cuisine surrounded by 211 photographic portraits under large custom bronze chandeliers inspired by NYC’s Grand Central Station.
NOBU HOTEL, SHOREDITCH
SOBA PANCAKES SERVED WITH MAPLE SYRUP, BLUEBERRY YUZU COMPOTE, MISO PECAN BUTTER, CRÈME CHANTILLY, £10
Try something a little different this Shrove Tuesday with the Soba Pancakes (£10) from Nobu Shoreditch. Made with Japanese buckwheat and topped with maple syrup, blueberry yuzu compote, miso pecan butter and crème Chantilly, the Soba Pancakes are the perfect way to start your day, drawing inspiration from the American breakfast classic but adding a unique Nobu-style twist. Nobu Shoreditch sits within the acclaimed Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, a tranquil oasis of calm just seconds from the hustle and bustle of Great Eastern Street.
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES WITH BERRIES AND CRÈME FRAICHE, £8
Enjoy Buttermilk Pancakes with Berries and Crème Fraiche this Pancake Day at Neptune, the modern seafood-focused neighbourhood restaurant from duo Brett Redman and Margaret Crow. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch in the heart of Bloomsbury, Neptune is based around an informal approach to classic dining. Take in the beautiful interiors of the Grade II-listed dining room whilst enjoying pancakes and Neptune’s other innovative twists on breakfast classics including their much-loved butcher’s breakfast, bacon brioche roll, smoked haddock kedgeree, and more.
MORTIMER HOUSE, FITZROVIA
VEGAN PANCAKES WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND FRESH FRUIT, £10
Enjoy the lightest, fluffiest and most delicious pancakes that are 100% vegan at Mortimer House, Housed in a majestic six-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia. The 90-seat restaurant features an open kitchen and chef’s counter where guests can observe their vegan pancakes being made. The same approach to quality and seasonality can be expected throughout the house during day and into the evening with familiar dishes given an unusual twist. The Vegan pancakes are flavoured with cinnamon and orange topped with fresh figs and date syrup.
DUDDELL’S, LONDON BRIDGE
PEKING DUCK, WHOLE £72, HALF £42
Celebrate Pancake Day Cantonese style at the first international outpost of the renowned Hong Kong brand, Duddell’s in London Bridge with their famed Peking Duck pancakes. Using traditional Cantonese spices, this iconic dish takes over 48 hours to prepare. The duck is air-dried in order to separate the skin from its meat, resulting in delicately crunchy skin which melts in the mouth. Served with 8 types of condiments, diners can create their own combination of texture and taste with fennel sugar, aged mandarin and kumquat dressings, white wine bean sauce, pomelo, pineapple, cucumber and spring onion. A real spectacle, the duck is available whole or in half sized portions, perfectly designed for sharing with friends and family this Pancake Day.