Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, falls on Tuesday 28th February this year. Whether it’s plain old sugar and lemon or something a little more indulgent, here’s a selection of places to find the right pancake for you.
Start the day with The Laundrette
This popular bar and kitchen on First Street has pancakes on its regular breakfast menu. Served American style and available with lashings of maple syrup and pancetta if you like it. These are the real deal.
Free roti pancakes at Tampopo
For something a little different try an authentic roti pancake for free courtesy of this popular pan-Asian restaurant. Buttery ﬂaky roti drizzled with condensed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar served with cinnamon ice cream. Just order a main course on Pancake Day– including Express Menu lunch from £6.95 – to quality for your free roti.
Fine dining pancakes at Grafene
This elegant restaurant on King Street is recognised for its quality and delectable desserts – and the same applies to its pancakes. Enjoy their buttermilk pancakes with vanilla and tonka bean ice-cream, maple syrup and pecans. Ideal when accompanied by one of their classic cocktails.
Pancake eating challenge at Infamous Diner
Infamous Diner will be serving up a special selection of pancake creations inspired by all your favourite chocolate bars and cakes like pecan pie and black forest gateau (pictured). Infamous Diner will also be running a competition on Pancake Day. The challenge? To eat as many pancakes as you can in five minutes. There’ll be a prize for the fastest and the glory of being the fastest pancake eater in Manchester.
Fresh and healthy at Pita Pit
This place makes a great pit stop for fast fresh pancakes cooked from scratch in front of you on their special grill and served with some seriously good toppings including yoghurt and mixed berry.
Complimentary pancake specials at Walkabout
Enjoy a special treat from this Oz-inspired Printworks bar. Get a free pancake – strawberries and cream or Nutella and banana – when you buy a main meal.
Pancake towers at All Star Lanes
All Star Lanes’ kitchen will be firing out not one, but two mouth-watering pancake towers. If you’re a lover of all things chocolate, order the banoffee baller. It’s made with dark chocolate, caramelised bananas and whipped cream. The sweet, salt and pop stack is equally delicious. It’s lathered in homemade caramel sauce, sea salt, whipped cream and popcorn. Phoar.
Free pancakes for kids at Cosy Club
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, Cosy Club is offering free pancakes for kids between 9am and 6pm, with gluten free options available on request. Treat the tots this Pancake Day and add some chocolate sauce or golden syrup to keep them smiling all week.
Free pancakes at Black Dog Ballroom
Both the New Wakefield Street and Northern Quarter branches of this popular bar will be giving you free pancakes on the day. Just buy a drink to qualify.
A week long pancake and prosecco party at Bill’s
You can get your hands on delicious, desert inspired pancakes such as lemon cheesecake, salted caramel and banana split flavours and a glass of fizz in a week-long special from 20th-28th February. On Pancake Day itself, all diners will be given the recipe for Bill’s buttermilk pancakes and a jar of lemon curd to take home. Lush.
Try something savoury at Wagamama
If savoury pancakes are more your thing, or you are just looking for something different, Wagamama in The Printworks are serving up their special savoury pancake topped with crispy duck, cucumber, spring onions, spicy cherry hoisin. A classic combination.
Boozy pancakes at the Pen and Pencil
This Northern Quarter bar will be mixing it up this Pancake Day with a five-stack shrove special. Tuck into pancakes served with spiced rum and raisin caramel sauce, topped with grilled banana, and sprinkled with pecan nuts. There’ll be no messy kitchen, no pancakes stuck to the ceiling and no competitive pancake-flipping – just a decadent, sweet treat for all to enjoy. The five-stack boozy pancake tower will cost £6.50 and will be available to order from Monday 27th February – Sunday 5th March.