London's best pancakes

February 28, 2017Halal Gems Team

Whether you want to take part in pancake eating festivities during Pancake Day or just want a great pancake serving place to go to, our guide to some of London’s best will keep your sweet tooth satisfied all year round.
Christopher’s – Covent Garden
Christopher’s ‘build your own pancake’ menu allows you to choose from a range of toppings, sauces and flavours to build your own pancakes at the restaurant located in Covent Garden. They’ll provide you with pencils and a form to fill in and hand to your server. Pancakes are available all year round.
The Breakfast ClubVarious Locations
With nine locations across London, expect queues at this all day diner. The Breakfast Club doesn’t serve any halal meat but the pancakes with berries will definitely fill you up be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between. On Pancake Day you can take part in their annual pancake eating challenge (£20) – eat 12 pancakes in 12 minutes or less and they’re on the house. If you lose you’ll pay the full price with profits going to local charities. Pancakes are available all year round.
Boondocks – Old Street
The American diner serves pancakes as part of their weekend brunch menu.


Redemption – Notting Hill / Shoreditch
Redemption’s best-selling, Instagram-favourite buckwheat & chia pancakes are served with coconut yoghurt and seasonal fruit. Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself on Pancake Day or visit them for brunch on the weekend at another point in the year.
Where The Pancakes Are – London Bridge
Where The Pancakes Are started off as a street food stall and has now taken permanent residency in London Bridge. Sweet and savoury options are available all year round with a range of buttermilk pancakes topped with the traditional lemon and sugar as well as maple syrup from Quebec’s Pure Maple Syrup company (you can buy this in the cafe).
Image: Where The Pancakes Are
Image: Where The Pancakes Are

The Book Club – Shoreditch
The Book Club’s spacious setting is known (in the daytime) as a great place for meetings, lunch or as a space for creatives to escape to. The kitchen serves up pancakes all year round and on Pancake Day they have an all-day pancake party with a special menu that includes weird and wonderful treats.
Image: The Book Club
Image: The Book Club

Granger & CoVarious Locations
Australian chef Bill Granger’s Granger & Co is known for its Ricotta Hot Cakes. Three fluffy hot cakes are served with a banana and maple syrup with the ricotta balancing out the sweet tones.
Image: Londonist
Image: Londonist

Farmacy – Notting Hill
Buckwheat pancakes are served with fresh fruit, coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and chia berry jam. Decorated with edible flowers, the pancakes are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugars (£11).
My Old Dutch – Holborn
A restaurant dedicated entirely to pancakes and one that doesn’t disappoint. Choose from a range of sweet or savoury Dutch pancakes.
Grounded Coffee Company – Aldgate East
Grounded Coffee Company serves buttermilk pancakes with roasted bananas, fruit, crème fraîche and maple syrup as part of their year round all day breakfast menu. All meat served at Grounded is halal.

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