If anyone is looking for an excuse to eat pancakes all day, Shrove Tuesday is approaching – meaning an array of homemade and misshaped crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whilst many of us are stocking up on chocolate spread and fervently chopping bananas and squeezing lemons for the big day, a range of restaurants are offering an alternative to novice pancake flipping by serving a delicious array of savoury and sweet crepe dishes.
Ideas to celebrate Pancake Day include starting the morning off at vegan hangout by CHLOE. to try their famous Daily Wheat Pancake, topped with Maple Butter and Whipped Coconut Cream for a hearty plant-based brunch. Or if a savoury dish is what you have been craving, family-run Vietnamese restaurant Mien Tay serves a traditional Crispy Pancake, filled with flavoursome vegetables and meat, from tender slices of Chicken, Prawn and Pork to Tofu and mixed Mushrooms. Alternatively Mien Tay’s Crispy Aromatic Duck and Pancakes topped with fresh Cucumber and Spring Onion with a drizzle of Hoisin Sauce also acts as the perfect pancake supplement.
For a light and fragrant Afternoon treat, Mille Patisserie in Paddington offers a delicious twist on the classic French cake, Gâteau Mille Crêpes. Made in-house these pastel coloured delights are layered with light crêpes, each separated with a brush of French pastry cream. And for a truly indulgent Shrove Tuesday, Creams Cafe is serving a range of decadent pancake dishes topped with creamy gelato, rich chocolate sauce and crushed biscuits such as Oreo and Ferrero Rocher.
Covent Garden: 34 – 43 Russell Street
Tower Bridge location: 6 Duchess Walk
Opening Days & Hours
Covent Garden 10am to 10pm Sunday – Wednesday 10am to 11pm Thursday – Saturday
One Tower Bridge9am to 10pm Sunday – Wednesday 9am to 11pm Thursday – Saturday
About by CHLOE.
by CHLOE. is a fast-casual brand that opened its flagship location in the heart of the West Village in New York City in July 2015. The plant-based restaurant aims to offer delicious, wholesome, vegan foods that fuel and energize without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. Since opening in 2015, by CHLOE. has grown to 13 locations around the world including New York, NY; Boston, MA; Silverlake, CA; Providence, RI; and London, UK. In September 2016, by CHLOE. opened Sweets by CHLOE., a plant-based bakery with two locations in New York City in the West Village and Seaport District. by CHLOE. will open additional locations in New York City and London and is excited for continued expansion.
About Creams Cafe:
Creams Cafe is a high-street favourite dessert restaurant, serving infamously decadent Freakshakes, waffles and crepes, all served with healthy portions of fresh gelato. Creams first opened in 2008 and now has over 70 restaurants in the UK. Creams continually strives to serve authentic and delicious treats for all. Their ethos for passion, commitment and flamboyant desserts has built a loyal and ever-increasing fan base.
Battersea: 180 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5TQ
Shoreditch: 122 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8DP
Fulham: 45 Fulham High Street, Fulham, London SW6 3JJ
Wood Green: 433 Lordship Lane, Wood Green, N22 5DH
About Mien Tay:
Mien Tay is a cozy, family run Vietnamese restaurant, specialising in authentic home-style cooking from their native South West region. Boasting with natural lighting and plates of vibrant food accentuated with fresh herbs, bright vegetables and fragrant spices, Mien Tay serves as a perfect spot for Instagram enthusiasts and food lovers alike.
Location: 8a Spring Street, W2 3RA (2 minute walk from Paddington station)
Mille Crêpe specialist Mille patisserie launched on Monday 10th of September in Paddington’s Spring Street adding to the growing number of independent food and drink outlets transforming this area. Mille serve eight flavour variations of the classic French cake Gâteau Mille Crêpes made in-house using only premium ingredients such as English organic wheat flour from Shipton Mill, Valrhona 70% dark chocolate tempered in-house, Sicilian lemons juiced by hand and sesame seeds imported from Nagoya in Japan baked and ground in-house. Mille provides a retail-only service from their elegantly designed shop in white and pastel colours that compliment their gateau; rose, custard and lavender. Being just two minutes walk from Paddington Station and their modern elegant packaging means Mille are perfectly positioned for the sale of gifts or treats to passing travellers.