We are suckers for pancakes. Thin, fat, sweet or savoury, pancakes are a treat we’re always in the mood for. London’s brimming with places to tuck into a tower of pancakes, but here are our well-researched, ahem, top three restaurants for American-style pancakes.
Riding House Cafe
Thick, fluffy and coated in sticky maple syrup; the pancakes at Riding House Cafe are a force to be reckoned with. Made using buttermilk - ideal as it reacts with bicarbonate of soda and adds air to the batter for a fluffier pancake - they come topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, a dollop of vanilla clotted cream and a dusting of icing sugar. The pinnacle of all breakfasts and for only £7.
43-51 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PQ
020 7927 0840
Jackson & Rye take pancakes seriously. There's not just one, but three types of buttermilk pancakes to choose from: caramelised banana with maple syrup cream, berries with berry compote and creme fraiche and, our personal favourite, bacon, blueberries and maple syrup. Yum.
Breakfast in Kensington is always a treat, so why not make a trip to Blakes restaurant, in the eponymously named hotel, for a short stack with a little class. The pancakes are golden on the outside and fluffy within, and come topped with mixed red berries, a sprinkling of icing sugar and a generous glug of woody maple syrup to finish it off.
33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF