Forget Valentine's Day, because there's only one day we're interested in next week and that is none other than Pancake Day! It's the one day of the year where it's socially acceptable to throw food around the kitchen and scoff as many Nutella drenched pancakes into our mouths as possible without being judged and the day we wait 364 days of the year for. Pancake Day, we love you! Whether you're a sweet or savoury lover, a fluffy American pancake lover, a French crepe lover, or a British flip-it-in-the-air pancake lover, then Shrove Tuesday has got all your pancake needs covered...
When is Pancake Day 2018?
The date of Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday, so always moves but always falls sometime between 3rd February and 9th march. This year, Pancake Day 2018 falls on Tuesday, February 13th, one day before Valentine's Day and guess which one we're more excited for...
What is Pancake Day?
Shrove Tuesday (AKA Pancake Day) marks the last day before Lent, which is traditionally a period of fasting and preperation for the arrival of Easter. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday, as they were a popular way of clearing out the cupboards and using up rich, fatty foods like milk, eggs and sugar before Lent, to avoid temptation throughout the 40 days of fasting.
If you don't fancy clearing up the aftermath of a pancake tossing competition in your kitchen this Pancake Day 2018, then do not fret, because we're about to hook you up with the best spots to get your hands on the best pancakes London has to offer this Shrove Tuesday...
*Warning! Below content may cause hunger*
Location: Angel | Croydon | Hackney Wick | Hoxton | London Bridge | Soho | Spitalfields
The first rule of Pancake Club is YOU DO talk about Pancake Club! The Breakfast Club have teamed up with a bunch of foodie friends to create the ultimate Pancake Club menu that will be available across all their cafes from 12th-18th February. Join in on the pancake action this Shrove Tuesday at The Breakfast Club and expect meringue topped pancakes and fluffly rainbow pancakes galore. With 9 branches in total, there's a Breakfast Club whatever your neighbourhood, so take your pick!
Location: Kensington | Holborn | Chelsea
Located in Kensington, Holborn and Chelsea, My Old Dutch is the original London pancake house and is the prime example of 'do one thing and do it well'. This old school pancake house is the place to go if you're after plain ol' simple pancakes loaded with fruit and dripping with Nutella. Book online now and keep things simple this Pancake Day...
Location: 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX
Thick, fluffly, sweet American pancakes your thing? Us too! Head to The Book Club in Shoreditch this Pancake Day for a whopping stack of doughy pancakes you definitely can't make at home! Join The Book Club on 13th February from 9am - 10pm for their Pancake Day party, for a pancake spectacular in the form of their espresso-martini pancakes oozing with chocolate, cream and chocolate coffee beans. Is there a dreamier combination than coffee and pancakes? We don't think so...
Location: La Crêperie de Hampstead, 77a Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1RE
Fancy taking your pancake to go this Pancake Day? Then La Creperie de Hampstead is the place for you! This North London street stall became a permanent resident in Hampstead back in 1980 and there's a reason people queue for miles for a taste of one of their famous crepes! Discover the hype for yourself this Pancake Day and tuck into the French treat of dreams...
Location: 100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH
For the ultimate Pancake Day action, then you better get yourself down to The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, as they're laying on a DIY pancake making spread for their customers this Pancake Day, as well as serving up Espresso Martini Pancakes which you can scoff down on their infamous rooftop overlooking the city. Pancakes with a view? Yes please!
Location: Chelsea | Clerkenwell | Kings Cross | Notting Hill
How does a stack of ricotta hotcakes smothered in honeycomb butter, dusted with sugar and topped with slices of banana sound? Good right? Yep, we thought so! If these heavenly pancakes sound like a bit of you, then you better get yourself down to Granger & Co this Pancake Day!
Location: 78 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0RN
Fluffy American pancakes not for you? Then you better get yourself down to Le Merlin in East London, for a French twist on pancake tradtion. Le Merlin's crepes are as good as you're gonna get without getting on the Eurostar, so head down there this Pancake Day for a simple pancake-only menu bursting with both savoury and sweet options that will leave you wanting them all! Check out the yummy menu now...
Location: Camden | Soho | Covent Garden | Spitalfields | Islington | Strand | Shoreditch
Take your pick from The Diner's 8 locations across London and tuck it into the pancakes of dreams this Pancake Day! From oreo cookie pancakes topped with marshmellow fluff to classic buttermilk pancakes with toppings of your choice to the old school classic peanut butter and jelly pancakes, The Diner have got all your pancake requirements covered this Shrove Tuesday! And there's even a pancake perfect for the vegans out there, as The Diner are offering 100% vegan chocolate and strawberry pancakes for their Pancake Day special menu. Good luck deciding which pancake to have when they all sound this good!
May your pancakes be stacked, sweet, heavenly and fluffy this pancake day...Happy Pancake Day!
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