Traditionally this is the day when us Brits raid the cupboards and rustle up some delicious stacks to purge ourselves before forty days of pretending to fast/ restrict yourself/ grow as a person/ have basic self-discipline etc.  

But, before you succumb to Catholic guilt (or just old-fashioned peer pressure), it’s probably best to stock up on delicious, fluffy stacks of pancakes at these Breakfast and Brunch spots across London, who have perfected the art of how to master this iconic favourite. 

1. The Breakfast Club, Battersea

Pancakes at The Breakfast Club in LondonThe Breakfast Club have been ‘taking care of breakfast since 2005’ and show no sign of slowing down, with their iconic yellow gaffs popping up everywhere across the capital. Opt for the Battersea branch to have fluffy pancakes in a cute blend of 50's kitsch and 80's laundrette.

5-9 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG

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2. DUO

Pancakes at DUO CamdenCelebrate Pancake Day in the most extravagant fashion: with bottomless pancakes and prosecco courtesy of DUO in Camden. A fountain of Prosecco is there for the taking, the ideal way to wile away a few hours after a long working week. 

22 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ

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Brunch at VIVI London

Already causing a stir across the city, this newly-opened restaurant is the new destination dining spot in the iconic Centre Point building. Brunch is a sumptuous affair and is available alongside bottomless bubbles, just £29 when ordering 2 courses, so choose from caramelised banana and toasted pecans, dry cured bacon and maple syrup or berry compote and Chantilly cream. 

11 St Giles Square, London, WC2H 8AP

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4. Dalloway Terrace

Outdoor Seating for Brunch at Dalloway TerraceAs if any excuse were needed to visit the beautiful Dalloway Terrace, it's a romantic and whimsical spot to enjoy pancakes with your loved one or friends.

16 - 22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, London, WC1B 3NN

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5. Mews of Mayfair 

Pancake Day, Mews of MayfairIn honour of Pancake Day, Mews of Mayfair have crafted a tropical-tinged Pina Colada pancake, made with pineapple, coconut and Captain Morgan Rum syrup, offering a tiny slice of paradise in these wintery times. 

10 Lancashire Court, London, W1S 1EY

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6. Ask For Janice

Pancake Day, Brunch at Ask For JaniceAsk For Janice have a sociable philosophy that encourages small plates and sharing. They work closely with local suppliers and have their finger on the pulse when it comes to ingredients – try buttermilk pancakes with clementine, carrot and cinnamon or a classic bacon 'n' syrup.

50-52 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ 

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7. Chiltern Firehouse

Brunch at Chiltern Firehouse, Interior Design, Pancake DayThis Gothic, Grade II listed building formally served as a fire station, but these days it is the Chiltern Firehouse - a refined restaurant headed by Michelin starred chef Nuno Mendes. The fluffy buttermilk pancakes here come with blueberries, creme fraiche and a good dose of interior design envy.

1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London, W1U 7PA 

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8. Sketch London

Bottomless Brunch at Sketch LondonA gorgeous 18th century tea room with endless Instagram-worthy quirks and decor, Sketch London needs little introduction. Breakfast proves extremely popular with dishes including pancakes with chocolate chips, banana or blueberry. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the self-playing piano, because what else do you expect in an enchanted forest?

9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

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9. St Aymes Cafe

Pancakes for Brunch at St Aymes CafeIf you like your lattes sprinkled with 24-carat edible gold, then you’ve come to the right place. Equal parts interior design mecca and foodie haven, St Aymes’ take on breakfast will appeal to those with a sweet tooth.

59 Connaught St, London, W2 2BB 

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10. Where The Pancakes Are

Pancakes for Brunch at Where the Pancakes AreNeed we say anymore?

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