The Best Pancakes in London
It doesn’t have to be Pancake Day in London to eat delicious pancakes. Whether you are looking for American style pancakes, French-style crepes, Dutch pancakes, gluten-free or vegan options, there are lots of great pancake houses in London.
Tuck into pancakes all day every day. Enjoy a buttermilk stack and cocktail brunch or mix it up and have crepes for dinner. We’ve narrowed down the search for the best pancake places in London and you can enjoy your time in the city on a sightseeing bus with The Original Tour.
Jackson & Rye
Where: City - Bank, Richmond, Soho
Enjoy American pancakes in London in Jackson & Rye, an American style diner with delicious New York cuisine. Try their delicious buttermilk pancakes with a range of toppings which include maple with bacon or blueberries, mixed berry compote and creme fraiche or banana and maple syrup cream. Breakfast begins from 8am, depending on the day and venue, and pancakes start at £6.25. Weekend brunch can be paired with cocktails and is served until 4.30pm and there is also a wider range of breakfast options.
Where: Brixton Village Market
Tuck-in to classic pancakes in London, from £3.90, or try exciting new flavour combinations at Senzala. Choose from sweet or savoury French crepes and galettes with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The menu is inspired by Brazilian influences and includes exciting savoury combinations such as El Egg Ranchero, filled with chorizo, egg, white onions, tomato chutney, beans, jalapenos, guacamole and parsley. Senzala is open between 9am-11pm, depending on the day, and you can also choose from a range of sides, starters and salads.
Where the pancakes are
Pancakes are for life, not just for breakfast. For a variety of pancakes at any time of day, head to Where the pancakes are. Choose from American style, Dutch baby pancakes, savoury Blinis and buttermilk pancakes with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings. Where the pancakes are is not a traditional pancake restaurant in London and they offer classic pancakes with a modern twist, in a range of sizes. They also have monthly specials with different colours and flavours so you can enjoy pancakes all day long.
My Old Dutch
Where: Holborn, Chelsea, Kensington
Known as the original pancake house in London, My Old Dutch has been serving up stacks of delicious pancakes since 1958. Pancakes start from £6.50 and the choices are endless. Indulge in sweet, savoury, butterscotch, waffles, poffertjes, lite options with fewer calories or vegan pancakes and gluten-free pancakes are available on request. You can also make your own pancakes, order online and take-away. Complement your pancakes with a delicious shake or smoothie and visit between 9am-10.30, depending on the day.
Where: Pop-up locations in London
Fuwa Fuwa is the only place where you can try Japanese pancakes in London. The pop-up pancake restaurant in London serves souffle style pancakes which are fluffy, airy, soft and delicious. These tasty Japanese pancakes take around 20-minutes to cook from fresh but they are totally worth the wait. Pancake toppings include blueberry and yuzu cheesecake, s’mores, honey butter with maple cream and maple syrup and matcha pancakes, amongst others. Keep an eye out for Fuwa Fuwa’s latest pop-up location in London to visit the UK’s first Japanese pancake shop.
The Breakfast Club
Where: Angel in Islington, Battersea Rise, Canary Wharf, Hackney Wick, Hoxton, Soho, London Bridge, Spitalfields
It’s pancake day in London every day at The Breakfast Club. This all-day brunch cafe is an 80s kid’s dream and serves breakfast until 12pm. The brunch menu includes pancakes with bacon or berries and maple syrup, all-American pancake breakfast, salted caramel and banoffee and vegan blueberry pancakes. Delicious pancakes don’t end at breakfast and you can enjoy them for lunch, dinner and pudding alongside shakes, smoothies, hot drinks, cocktails or beer. OAPs get 50% off Breakfast Club Classic dishes and The Breakfast Club also have a number of secret bars hidden around London.
Where: Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Dalston, Camden, Strand, Soho
The Diner is an old-school American diner serving traditional American pancakes in London. The all-day breakfast menu includes a stack of 3 pancakes, filled with either banana, buttermilk, blueberry, choc chip or strawberry & chocolate. The dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu is currently only available at the Dalston, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Strand restaurants. Opening times vary from 9am-12pm, depending on the day and location, and there are plenty of other options on the menu if not everyone in your group wants to eat pancakes. But who wouldn’t want to sample some of London’s best pancakes?
For traditional French crepes and authentic French cuisine from Brittany, head to Chez Lindsay. Open all day, every day, the menu is filled with seafood and pancakes along with an extensive range of wine and cider. Crepes start from £4.25 and you can indulge in classic savoury options like cheese with ham, egg or tomato or indulgent specials such as mixed seafood or smoked salmon with lemon and chive cream. The extensive dessert list of sweet crepes includes classic toppings such as Nutella, honey and almond, jam and chocolate sauce.
Whether you are looking for traditional pancake restaurants in London or you just want to grab a crepe on the go, there are plenty of places to choose from. When you need a break from sightseeing in London with The Original Tour, tuck-in to a delicious stack of pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner and discover some of the best pancakes in London.