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Review: Where The Pancakes Are | FOOD

It’s that time of year where I’m looking for the best pancakes in London, ready for Shrove Tuesday. Last year I visited My Old Dutch and this year, I tried out Where The Pancakes Are in London Bridge.

Where The Pancakes Are, based in Flat Iron Square in London Bridge is a not so traditional pancake house – a bit like a great brunch place that happens to specialise in pancakes. Sounds good, right? A fair assumption is that because it’s a pancake house, it’ll be unhealthy but there’s actually a huge choice which includes lighter options too. There’s also plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options available so there really is something for everyone. Pancakes for everyone! You can even purchase the mix to take home and make pancakes yourself. While you can’t book a table on a weekend, you can actually book tables on weekdays making it a perfect spot for brunch on a day off.

We ordered a Latte each (£3) while we pondered the huge menu which was split up into savoury, sweet, dutch and more – who knew there could be so many options?!

Where The Pancakes Are – What We Ordered

It was really difficult to decide what I wanted to order – there were so many choices that caught my eye but in the end I chose the American (£11.50) with maple syrup and bacon although you can choose halloumi or sausage in place of the bacon. These also come with banana and blueberries but being a non fruit lover, I asked for mine to have no fruit. Although a stack of three, fluffy American pancakes can seem daughting and study, these were light and airy. I managed to finish all of them which I wasn’t expecting to when they arrived! The bacon was crispy and super smoky, which went well with the sweetness of the maple syrup. The American looked like it was one of the most popular items on the menu as I could see a few people tucking into this as I looked across the restaurant.

My friend opted for the Simple (£6) which are as the name suggests, simple and classic. There’s a few choices available, including maple & butter, lemon & sugar, chocolate & toasted hazelnuts or sea salted caramel but they decided on lemon and sugar with an extra pancake (£2). It was nice that the sugar was served in a bowl on the side, alongside a wedge of fresh lemon. Again, the pancakes were light, airy and fluffy – not stodgy at all which American pancakes can sometimes be.

The service was a little slow which was surprising as pancakes don’t exactly take very long to cook although the restaurant was completely packed out, so the kitchen must have been non-stop. We weren’t in a rush, it would have been a nicer experience if the service had been a little bit sharper. While we were enjoying our pancakes we could see a huge queue forming outside and I’ve always thought that if you’re happy to wait for it, the food must be good.

Where The Pancakes Are – 6/10

Delicious pancakes, but I’ve enjoyed better service and atmosphere at other places such as Bourne and Hollingsworth.

Food – 7/10

Service – 5/10

Decor / Ambience – 6/10

The total cost for two people was £32.06 including service and drinks.

Have you visited Where The Pancakes Are before? Feeling Inspired? Check out my London Restaurant Hit List!


Where The Pancakes Are, London Bridge

Arch 35a

85a Southwark Bridge Rd

London

SE1 0NQ

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