Pancakes and bacon at The Breakfast Club

As it’s Pancake Day, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best pancake houses worth visiting – whether it’s Pancake Day or not.

1.    The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club – which has venues all over London – has a real vintage feel to it, with the menu giving a nod to a classical Amercian diner. Each venue is beyond quirky in its decor, and the breakfast menu is varied.

The daddy of all pancakes is, of course, The All American – including pancakes, eggs, sausage, home-style fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup – and there’s even a veggie option too.

2.    My Old Dutch

If you’re going to visit a chain of pancake houses, it might as well be My Old Dutch. Known to be the original London pancake house, it serves up savoury and sweet pancakes, as well as traditional Dutch starters and desserts – and salads, too, if you’d like the healthy option.

There are now three branches across London – Kensington, Holborn and Chelsea, and groups will also find gluten free pancakes on the menu, as well as some tempting fruit beers and milkshakes. Milkshakes come in flavours such as Oreo, Kinder Bueno and even McVities milk chocolate biscuit.

3.    The Waffle & Pancake House

The Waffle & Pancake House in Gosport goes back to basics – offering a breakfast and lunch menu specialising in waffles and pancakes. Groups can order all you can eat pancakes or a pancake stack (four pancakes with unlimited maple syrup) and classic toppings include chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries and cream and bacon. The Waffle & Pancake House also serves pancake wraps.

4.    The Waffle House

The Waffle House in St Albans may focus on waffles as opposed to pancakes, but it’s still worth a visit regardless just in case you are sick of pancakes. The Waffle House is based within a working 16th century watermill and serves sweet and savoury Belgian waffles individually cooked to order, with a tempting array of toppings such as chocolate, butterscotch sauce, hot Dutch apple, sliced banana, flapjack and vanilla ice cream among others.

5.    The Pancake Boat

If the UK isn’t your thing for pancakes, why not try hopping over to Amsterdam for the cities famous pancakes? Pancake houses can be found all over but for an interesting experience, groups can take a two and a half hour cruise around the canals of Amsterdam at night whilst feasting on a pancake buffet. Traditional Dutch bacon and apple pancakes are on the menu, as well as non-pancake meals such as meatballs and stir-fried vegetables. There’s also ice cream for dessert.