Pancake Day is one of our favourite foodie holidays, a great excuse to over-indulge in huge stacks of buttery pancakes! Here’s where you should head if you’re planning to embrace all that is great about pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
This annual charity race takes place on the cobbled streets of Spitalfields, to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance. Teams wear fancy dress and compete to win an engraved frying pan. Head to Old Truman Brewery at 12.15pm on 28th February to catch all the action.
The Parliamentary Pancake Race
Taking place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, this fundraising pancake race pits MPs, Lords and members of the press against each other. The race is organised by charity Rehab, which helps people with disabilities rebuild their independent lives.
The Breakfast Club
All-day diner the breakfast club is renowned for its huge stacks of pancakes with lashings of luxurious toppings. Look out for news of their famous pancake eating contests – elasticated trousers are a must!
Where the Pancakes Are
It’ll come as no surprise that a restaurant called ‘Where the Pancakes Are’ does great pancakes. Dutch chef Patricia Trijbits serves up stacks of American style pancakes and Dutch babies – giant pancakes cooked in a cast-iron pan.
Christopher’s, Covent Garden
This Covent Garden restaurant specialises in buckwheat pancakes, but for Shrove Tuesday Christopher’s has a menu of buttermilk, buckwheat and blueberry-buttermilk for you to choose from.
Jackson and Rye
Celebrate Pancake Day the All-American way with a stack of buttermilk pancakes from this stylish Soho restaurant. We recommend the hefty pile of pancakes topped with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup.
My Old Dutch
Every Shrove Tuesday this Dutch pancake house attracts huge queues of hungry Londoners, so get there early or prepare yourself for a long wait. Don’t worry though, these crepes are well worth it.
Happy Pancake Day!