10 amazing stacks to celebrate Pancake Day
Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 25 February this year and after doing some intense research with DesignMyNight, we’ve compiled the best of the best across the UK, from London to Brighton and Norwich. Think savoury CBD stacks, buttermilk towers with deep-fried Cornflake ice-cream and boozy Chamboard creations for when Nutella crêpes are no longer hitting the spot. Does it get batter than this? Probably not.
The Breakfast Club - Brighton
The Breakfast Club has been a London staple since 2005 and they’ve flipped enough pancakes to build The Shard three times over. Unsurprisingly, they’ve gone all out for Pancake Day once again, experimenting with flavours to bring some delicious specials to their retro cafes in London and Brighton. All The Chocolate is a messy tier of chocolate frosting and cherry compote, while Great Balls of Deep-Fried Cornflake Ice-Cream is as delicious and calorific as you’d imagine.
Where The Pancakes Are - London
What started as a pop-up is now London’s permanent pancake house. To celebrate five years of Where The Pancakes Are, the team are working with Flat Iron to bring a selection of their best-selling plates to the masses. Go down the savoury route with the 1,000 Baby Greens that’s vegan and wheat-free or the Pear Caramel, a sticky stack of caramel and thyme poached conference pear. If you aren’t full to the brim, stick around until 8pm when you can take part in their three-legged pancake race. The winner will be rewarded in the best of ways: with free bubbles and pancakes.
Christopher’s - London
Christopher’s is one of the best American restaurants in London and thanks to their yearly specials, it’s a safe bet when Shrove Tuesday rolls around. There’s the decadent and delicious lobster benedict where shrimp and turmeric pancakes are dressed with corn, poached eggs, kale and spinach, but if you’re giving into your sweet tooth on the 25th, there’s Honey I Cookied the Pancakes and Peaches ‘n’ Cream.
Bread Street Kitchen - London
A lot of people don’t like sharing their food, but if you don’t mind two forks chiming towards the same plate Bread Street Kitchen have just the stack for you. This Gordon Ramsay restaurant is tossing a limited edition tower of buttermilk pancakes, presented with several scoops of raspberry ripple ice cream and lashings of Chambord sauce. Boozy and moreish in equal measure, this stack isn’t for the faint of stomach so make sure you bring along hungry recruits on February 25th.
No 11 Pimlico Road - London
Bespoke pancakes will be the order of the day at No 11 Pimlico Road on 25 February. This airy Chelsea restaurant is tossing four limited edition pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and there’s something to make every mouth salvate. Ricotta pancakes come propped with chimichurri, chicken, chilli and coriander; kimchi pancakes are piled high with smoked salmon, spring onion and basil mayo, and there’s a smashing vegan option with slices of caramelised banana, maple syrup and coconut yoghurt.
Erpingham House - Norwich
Erpingham House brand themselves as the UK’s largest plant-based restaurant and after whisking Nowich’s vegans (and non-vegans alike) off their feet, they have announced a brand new restaurant opening in Brighton. It’s not open until March however, so you’ll have to get your pancake kicks in their original outpost. On the menu for one day only, make your way here for their strawberry special.
Burr & Co - London
You’ll find Burr & Co nestled away in the Kimpton Fitzroy London, and while their beetroot lattes and buttery pastries are two reasons to pull up a chair on any given lunchtime, there are four more reasons to visit them this month. They’ve been experimenting with different batches to bring all-new epic pancakes to the menu for this week only. Stacks come drizzled with chocolate sauce and hazelnut or raspberry coulis and winter berries, with their crêpes selection coming packed with either spinach and emmental cheese or dulce de leche.
Mac & Wild - London
Their veni-moo burger was named the UK's Best Burger 2016 and they’ve scooped up plenty more burger gongs since, but Mac & Wild’s talents span way past the humble patty. Each year they get whisky in the kitchen (pun intended) and this year’s special is something to write home about. Their Irn Bru and Mars Bar pancake stack is made up with a bed of chocolate orange pancakes, with a duvet of Irn Bru syrup, deep-fried Mars Bar bites, ice cream and crispy sprinkles.
Art Yard Bar & Kitchen - London
You can never go wrong with adding Nutella to your Shrove Tuesday celebrations but there’s something to be said for the creativity of this option. Art Yard Bar & Kitchen have got caught up in the CBD craze, moving away from the traditional toppings to make way for a pancake tower dressed in CBD oil, hemp and chia seeds, natural yoghurt and a generous dollop of Bankside honey. Unusual, yes, but a must-try for those with an adventurous palate.
Hotbox X Market Halls Fulham - London
Hotbox are known for their Deep South flavours and meaty masterpieces, but if you want to get a mouthful of their pancakes on Tuesday 25 February, you need to dodge their Spitalfields restaurant and make your way to Market Hall Fulham or West End. Teaming up with the popular food halls, sink your teeth into their gluttonous Oreo pancake that’s sandwiched together with Oreo dough and chantilly cream or their Very & Bacon that’s a perfect combination of sweet and savoury.
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