It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday and London’s restaurants are flipping up a feast of creative crêpes to mark the occasion. Here’s where to find the best.
Shrove Tuesday is getting a Sri Lankan makeover with a sweet version of the namesake hopper filled with coconut cream and jaggery (Asian cane sugar).
£5, 49 Frith Street and 77 Wigmore Street, W1, hopperslondon.com
Notting Hill farm-to-fork spot The Shed is creating a countryside-inspired, brioche-based pancake topped with bee pollen, homemade bacon jam and wild flowers. Wash it down with a glass of wine from the owners’ Sussex vineyard.
£6, 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, theshed-restaurant.com
Mount Street Deli
This Mayfair favourite will be marking Shrove Tuesday by setting up a station on its terrace and flipping up pancakes from 2pm-4pm. Topped with lemon and sugar and just £2 a pop, they’re worth nipping out of the office for.
£2, 100 Mount Street, W1, themountstreetdeli.co.uk
Mac & Wild
Staying true to their Scottish roots, Mac & Wild will be dishing up a haggis pancake, and a sweet option, stuffed with a deep-fried Mars bar.
£8, 65 Great Titchfield Street, W1, and 9A Devonshire Square, EC2, macandwild.com
Mark Hix’s Southwark restaurant will be turning out fluffy American-style pancakes topped them with poached Yorkshire rhubarb and crème fraîche.
£9.75, 16 Great Guildford Street, SE1, hixrestaurants.co.uk