Ahead of Pancake Day on Tuesday 9th February, we have selected the best places to celebrate everyone’s favourite national food day, with restaurants serving up tableside Crepes Suzette, stacks of buttermilk pancakes, and gourmet fillings such as lobster with grain mustard and cheese. A recipe for CRU Kafe’s gluten free superfood pancakes is also included, for those looking to celebrate at home this year.
Creative takes on pancakes for Shrove Tuesday at Tom’s Kitchen
Tom’s Kitchen restaurants in Chelsea, St Katharine Docks, Canary Wharf and Somerset House, are set to celebrate with a delicious selection of gourmet pancakes available for lunch and dinner on Tuesday 9th February. Guests can choose from the Lobster Pancake with grain mustard and cheese (£18) or thePotato Pancake with duck egg and mushroom ragout (£8.50). For dessert, the Tom’s Kitchen chefs will be serving up Crepes with orange butter sauce and marmalade (£6.50). Tom’s Kitchen restaurants use the finest British ingredients to create menus that are served in a relaxed and informal environment, the perfect setting to enjoy Pancake Day with family, friends or colleagues. www.tomskitchen.co.uk
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Le Pont de la Tour
Join Le Pont de la Tour for Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday on 9thFebruary and celebrate Pancake Day in true French style! Priced at £8.50, head chef Frederick Forster will be serving the very special retro classic Crepes Suzette which will be dramatically served up tableside. Guests will also be able to enjoy his delicious pancakes during the weekend with Le Pont de la Tour’s new brunch menu. For more information: www.lepontdelatour.co.uk
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with Soho favourite Blanchette and Les Deux Amies
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Parisian bistro Blanchette will partner with French crêpe and galette specialists Les Deux Amies to host an all-day pancake pop up. Founders Adeline and Caroline together with head chef Tam Storrar, will be whipping up fluffy crepes and galettes, offering both classics and Blanchette twists. Pancake fans will recognise the traditional Ham, cheese and egg galette, whilst more creative examples will include a crepe filled with leeks, Fourme d’Ambert cheese and toasted hazelnuts. The pancakes will be available to eat in and take away. www.blanchettesoho.co.uk
Flippin ‘eck; Buttermilk pancake stack at Big Easy Canary Wharf
Spend this Shrove Tuesday tucking into Big Easy’s buttermilk pancakes! The mighty stacks are served straight from the griddle and accompanied by maple syrup. Guests can choose between classic, blueberry and chocolate chip as a short stack (3 pancakes, £4.50), tall stack (6 pancakes, £5.50) or a mega stack to share (9 pancakes, £6.50). For an additional £1 guests can add bacon or sausages to this great Pancake Day dish. www.bigeasy.co.uk
Breakfast pancakes at Coq d’Argent
Enjoy Shrove Tuesday this year at City restaurant Coq d’Argent . Head chef Damien Rigollet has created a series of indulgent pancakes for breakfast including American pancakes, berry compote and maple syrupand Mushroom pancakes, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce.www.coqdargent.co.uk
CRU Kafe gluten free superfood pancakes
These superfood blueberry pancakes are gluten free AND dairy free. Made using three super foods; goji berries, blueberries and of course coffee, the biggest source of anti-oxidants in the western diet, they’re good for you and they’re flippin’ tasty! Recipe from John Quilter, co-founder of CRU Kafe.
BLUEBERRY SUPER FOOD PANCAKES
100ml coconut yoghurt
300g spelt flour
150ml oat milk
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder (gluten free brand)
1. Place the drip ingredients for the syrup in a pan and reduce by half. Set aside.
2. Place the goji berries in a pestle & mortar to grind the berries into a dust. Set aside.
3. Whisk the pancake ingredients together, leaving aside the blueberries. Use a nonstick pan on a medium
heat and add a little oil to the pan. Place an egg ring into the pan, scatter in 4-5 blueberries and pour in 3
tbsp of the pancake mix. Cook for 1-2 minutes then when they are ready to turn, sprinkle 2-3 more blue-
berries on top and flip. This way you’ll see juicy berries sticking out of your pancakes and it significantly
4. Once you have your pancakes done, stack 5 per plate, drizzle with the coffee syrup, drop a dollop
improves the presentation. Cook for another minute.
coconut yogurt on the top and sprinkle the goji dust and pecans on top. Boom!