Great pancakes are the highest form of flattery.
That said though, there nevertheless seems to be a worryingly common, delusional idea that pancakes are seasonal – but what if we told you that you need not wait until Shrove Tuesday to get a fat, fluffy stack of buttermilk-laced treats?
Thus is the idea behind Where The Pancakes Are, whose delightfully literal name pretty much doubles as its menu, too. To find it, just get yourself down to the north-east side of the newly refurbished Battersea Power Station. But if compass directions mean zilch to you and you’re feeling marginally overwhelmed by this 8 million sq ft space, just head to the riverside entrance of Battersea Power Station. And, boom, you’ll be Where The Pancakes Are.
It’s the latest addition to the much-loved pancake clan run by Dutch chef Patricia Trijbits. Naturally, the restaurant itself takes on a similar vibe to its sister restaurants in Flat Iron Square and Fitzrovia with floor to ceiling glass fronting, minimal Scandi-style wooden interiors that , and a partially open kitchen.
Likewise, you can expect the same all-day food options as their other branches. Choose from a savoury polenta corn fritter with a poached egg, salted yogurt and herbs, to sweet pancakes with cinnamon poached pineapple, pomegranate, flaked coconut, lime syrup and cream. They’ve also got something called Dutch babies which is a huge oven-baked pancake that can be catered to your savoury or sweet tooth.
Aside from the food, they’ve got an impressive drinks menu with a range of fresh soft drinks, spiced hot drinks for those gloomy days, and cocktails that pair surprisingly well with crepes. Ever had a rum hot chocolate? Well, order one of those alongside your stack next time, and you won’t regret it.
And – bonus feature – you’ll also get bottomless popcorn with your cocktails during happy hour.
Now that’s flipping nice.
NOTE: Where The Pancakes Are Battersea is now open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can make a reservation right here.
Where The Pancakes Are | Ground Floor, Battersea Power Station, UG-018 Unit 227, Upper, London SW11 8BZ
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