Proving pancakes aren't just for soaking up boozy brunches - we pick out some of the top specials to try in London this Pancake Day.
The ones in aid of a good cause
Harvey Nichols - Knightsbridge
Harvey Nichols has partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support on their limited-edition pancake menu choose between ham and cheese, vegan ‘creamed’ wild mushroom and spinach pancakes or opt for chocolate or maple syrup pancakes. For every order, £2.50 will go straight to the charity. Available at the Fifth Floor Café at Knightsbridge from 1-5 March
The millennial pink ones
Darwin & Wallace - Chiswick, Battersea and Chelsea
Darwin & Wallace bars have all manner of interesting pancakes planned for the day but we're most taken with the idea of their Poached Rhubarb Ricotta Pancakes with orange crème fraiche and lavender caramel which you'll find on the menu at No 197 Chiswick Fire Station (Chiswick), No 29 Power Station West (Battersea) and No 11 Pimlico Road (Chelsea).
The on-trend ones
Avobar - Covent Garden
If you're after something to light up your Insta feed this Shrove Tuesday head to Avobar in Covent Garden where their American-style pancakes are made with green matcha and served with a knob of melting avo-butter. Choose between caramelised banana and maple syrup or crispy bacon and fried egg options.
The everything is better with Oreos ones
Christopher's - Covent Garden
They serve up pancakes all year round, but for Pancake Day Christopher’s Covent Garden have a range of specials. Our recommendation? Surely you'd want the White Chocolate & Oreo Pancake Stack? But, if you are after something savoury, there's a full-on luxe option too - made with Butter Poached Lobster, Chorizo Picante, Avruga Caviar, Yukon Gold Potato & Truffles.
The oh-so-lemony ones
Where the pancakes are - Southwark
Pancake specialists Where The Pancakes Are will be open until midnight to make sure everyone who wants to try their pancakes on the day are able to. Their limited edition offer on Pancake Day will be A Very Lemony Affair featuring two buttermilk pancakes, lemon & sugar-coated pistachios, candied lemon peel ricotta cream, lemon zested raspberries, more zest, more lemon and a bit of sugar. Pair that with a 'Limoncello Fury', cocktail - featuring Limoncello, gin, lemon verbena and soda.
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