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Best Pancakes in East London

These places elevate even the classic lemon and sugar pancake to a dish worth dining out for...

East London is showing off far more exciting pancakes than the usual combination of lemon and sugar. Expect the same fluffy pancakes from your favourite East London spots, yet this time elevated with toppings from biscoff crumbs to Cointreau cream and many more naughty but incredibly fun additions…

lemon meringue mess pancakes - the breakfast club

The Breakfast Club

With a menu dedicated to the most important meal of the day, it’s no surprise The Breakfast Club reaches peak success on pancake day. There are several specials to choose from, including lemon meringue mess (napkins required), all the chocolate (pomegranate, vanilla ice cream and you guessed it, all the chocolate), and a somewhat, strange-sounding savoury option that brings together gammon ham with egg, pineapple and chips.

February 25th
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chocolate orange pancakes - 24-hour Polo Bar

24-hour Polo Bar

Serving towering stacks with ice cream and cake slices 24-hours a day, Polo Bar takes an unapologetic approach to pancakes. Not just on Shrove Tuesday, it’s a whole week of pancake fun with specials including Terry’s chocolate orange and Cointreau cream, smoked salmon and cream cheese, or a vegan-friendly peanut butter jelly stack. For the competitive type, take on the challenge with a stack of 10 pancakes served with your choice of berries, cookies and cream or banoffee – winner takes home a free bottle of Prosecco, but only if you finish the lot in fifteen minutes.

February 25th-February 29th
176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ



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