Saying someone makes great pancakes is the highest form of flattery.
And chef Patricia Trijbits makes excellent pancakes.
A fact she turned to her advantage when she opened a restaurant dedicated to them in Flat Iron Square back in 2016, giving it the most literal name possible.
The place itself has wooden, minimal Japanese/Scandi-style interiors that were constructed – entirely – in Amsterdam before being shipped whole to London, and installed in the railway arch they now call home. The pancakes, meanwhile, come as either buttermilk (made fresh each day and left to steep for 8hrs), or 3-in-1 gluten & dairy free vegan-friendly batter.
Including your classic American numbers with streaky bacon; some halal pulled BBQ chicken; some Australian polenta corn fritters with avo & crème fraiche; Royal pancakes topped with smoked salmon, asparagus, and Hollandaise, and more.
These come in a cast-iron pan and are allowed to rise, creating a small crater for sweet toppings like apples & almonds with blueberries and cream, or a blend of cheeses with thyme & rosemary.
The ones we all know and love, from simple lemon & sugar, to mango & white chocolate sauce; banana, honeycomb and marshmallow cream; Hummingbirds, which are covered in cinnamon-poached pineapple, lime syrup, and pomegranate; and more.
There are a bunch of wonderful drinks on the menu to help ease all this down, including Aqua di Jamaica (hibiscus, ginger, cinnamon), a mango lassi (which actually includes buttermilk and maple syrup), and Earl Grey lemon ice tea. But if you want something a little less soft, there are some pancake friendly cocktails too, including a Coffee Brew with vanilla & nutmeg infused rum, and a Peach & Jasmine Julep loaded with jasmine-infused bourbon. Oh, and Prosecco.
Thankfully, they don’t serve it flat.
Where The Pancakes Are | 85a Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ
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