5 Of – Pancakes with Potential
Shrove Tuesday is a pretty big deal nowadays and its come a long way from a squeezy lemon and a spoonful of sugar.
Here are some of the best spots in London to have your fill of the egg and flour combination that makes the UK so happy.
The Botanist – Broadgate Circle
With both savory (Grilled king prawn and chorizo crepe served with bisque sauce) and sweet (Caramelised apple pancakes served with Calvados ice cream) covered, the Botanist offers an alternative to the usual crepe options.
The Book Club – Shoreditch
I think it’s fair to say that the book club have a bit of a thing for pancakes. Open from 8am to 10pm on Shrove Tuesday they will have a special pancake menu, including Mac N Cheese Pancake Sandwich, Whisky Maple Syrup Pulled Pork Pancakes and even Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes.
Riding House Cafe – Fitzrovia
The Riding House Cafe has garnered a reputation for its breakfasts and brunches but the pancakes are a real crowd puller. The savory prawn and crayfish pancake wrap and the sweet buttermilk pancakes with banana fritter and vanilla ice cream offer two hard to refuse options.
Jackson and Rye – Soho
A must try is the adult-only version of their signature buttermilk pancakes made with a dash of wickedly good rye whiskey. To be accompanied by sweet ‘n’ salty maple slab bacon.
Le Merlin – Clapton
Traditional creperie offering classics such as ham, gruyère and egg but a wilder choice of confit duck with blue cheese, truffle honey and caramelised onion also catches the eye. The lemon cream and grilled almond crêpe is a firm favourite as well as flambéed pear with chocolate sauce.