Don’t let your dislike of the kitchen or a busy work and social life stop you from enjoying your pancakes the Pancake Day – here’s the top pick of places to eat pancakes out.
Mother and daughter team Lucy and Maria are passionate to provide you with healthy, nourishing food, and this philosophy even applies to their pancakes – Gluten free and made in the American style, with delicious toppings to match.
43 Worple Road, SW19 4JZ, www.lu-ma.co.uk
At this American diner-style cafe, supersize is the word. Try their stack of buttermilk pancakes, topped with Maple Syrup and a choice of other mouth-watering toppings.
8 Merton Park Parade, SW19 3NT, www.wafflejacks.co.uk
Stylish, creative, and brimming with local locations, Brew cafe can be found in Wimbledon, Putney, Wandsworth and Clapham. Try their blueberry pancakes, served with caramelised banana, creme fraîche and maple syrup.
Serving both sweet and savoury crepes year-round, crepe affair is a perfect lunching spot in the midst of the busy town centre. Try Le Goat Deluxe, a savoury crepe containing cheddar & goats cheese, onion confit, spinach and red onion.
8 The Broadway, SW19 1RF, http://www.crepeaffaire.com/uk/
CLAPHAM & BATTERSEA
NO. 32 THE OLD TOWN
Enjoy your pancakes in this stylish yet relaxed independent restaurant, which draws inspiration from the local area. Try the blueberry ricotta pancakes, drizzled with maple crème fraîche and syrup.
32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE, www.no32theoldtown.co.uk
Located in Clapham Old Town, Del’Aziz can bring a taste of the Middle East and the Mediterranean to your pancake day. Try their pancakes with fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and roasted almonds.
55-57 The Pavement, SW4 0JQ, www.delaziz.co.uk
One pancake stop you have to make is Ben’s Auzzie Canteen, serving indulgent brunches to happy customers. Try their banana pancakes with hazelnuts, salted caramel sauce, yoghurt and maple syrup.
140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL, www.benscanteen.com
Available in many locations, Bills continues to impress. Two stacks of pancakes are on offer: Banana, strawberries, blueberries and Bill’s pancake syrup for the fruity foodies; smoked streaky bacon and Bill’s pancake syrup for the meaty foodies.
2 Riverside Walk, KT1 1QN
A favourite for brunch and frequently busy, Local Hero in Kingston provides mouth-watering pancakes and coffee that is described as ‘not for weaklings!’ – All in all a great place to get your pancake fix.
22 Thames Street, KT1 1PE
The perfect spot for everyone with a sweet tooth. A huge range of pancakes are on offer from Peach & White Chocolate to Sea Salted Caramel, and even one called the ‘banana burrito wrap’ – definitely worth a trip for the pre-Lent splash out on treats!
107 Clarence Road, KT1 1QY, creamscafe.com
Child-friendly and bursting with three pancake stacks named on the menu, Giraffe makes a wonderful pancake stop. Try their pancakes, dripping with maple syrup and blueberries – and your kids can enjoy the ‘Flipping Amazing Pancakes’ from the childrens menu.
8a The Heart, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1GH
SIZZLE ‘N’ SHAKE
Consistently voted for by Time and Leisure readers in our own Food and Drink Awards 2016, Sizzle ‘n’ Shake provide whopping great pancakes in an American 50’s style diner. Choose from a list of delicious toppings, and opt for pancakes or waffles as your base.
80 Stafford Road, Wallington SM6 9AY, www.sizzlenshake.co.uk
Serving delicious breakfast pancakes until 12pm Monday to Friday (1pm on weekends), this is the place to go for delicious french cuisine. Crepes are served with two free rnage eggs, bacon and shaved gruyère cheese.
Locations in Cobham, Esher, Richmond, Teddington, and Kingston www.cote-restaurants.co.uk
Perfectly placed for a quick pancake stop, Love crepe serve a variety of sweet and savoury crepes, including the option to build your own from a wide variety of toppings – those with a sweet tooth should try ‘The Crunch’, consisting of crushed biscuits, ice cream and butterscotch; whereas those who prefer savoury might like the ‘Cannelloni’, stuffed with feta cheese and spinach.
26 High Street, Sutton SM3