Rocotillos, Clifton Self-described as serving the ‘best’ burgers, pancakes and milkshakes, this American-style diner has a menu bursting with the good-stuff. The homemade pancakes come topped with maple syrup and either ice cream or butter. Choose to eat them plain, with fruit, chocolate chips or even bacon and a fried egg.
Le Petite Bretagne, Hammersmith Inspired by the owner’s love for his grandmother’s gluten-free galette, this crepe restaurant is as authentic as they come. Serving freshly-cooked crepes made from buckwheat flour (gluten and wheat free), choose from a menu of sweet and savoury options. Choose your topping: cheese and ham; smoked salmon, dill and crème fraiche; salted caramel; and chopped strawberries, whipped cream and almonds. There’s something to suit all tastes.
Stakks Pancake House, Marlands Shopping Centre All that shopping working up an appetite? Head to Stakks where you can watch the cooks flip the pancakes you order. Build your own ‘stakk’ or choose from one of their signature dishes. The Chocoholic Stakk is particularly indulgent with white or milk chocolate, dulce de leche sauce, whipped cream, marshmallows, Maltesers, crushed flake and Oreo biscuits to boot. Vegan options available.
The Crepe Vine Dive into a sumptuous plate full of sweet or savoury crepes at this independent creperie in the heart of the city. For those who fancy something savoury with a twist, the chicken tikka crepe offers a real kick. Vegetarians will also enjoy the many options available from classic crepe dishes to homemade dishes including the ‘Nile Cruise’ – baked falafel, hummus, sun dried tomatoes and topped with griddled halloumi cheese.
The Cosy Club, city centre The triple-stacked buttermilk pancakes are heaven-sent at this quirky venue. Topped with a berry compote, banana and crème fraiche or smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup. Yum!
Hubble Bubble Coffee House, city centre An enormous double pancake stack served with a fruit compote is the perfect excuse to ditch the New Year diet. While you’re at it, grab a friend to help you share this deliciously fruity pancake offering – we’re sure you’ll encounter little resistance.
It’s one of the nation’s favourite meals so let’s celebrate the humble fish and chips this summer. Whether you’re by the sea or in the city, here are some of the best places to feast on this British classic.
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