Why is Pancake Day in March? When did that happen? Well I don’t know, and frankly I can’t be bothered looking up the reason.
Instead I’ve been scouring the city’s bars and restaurants for the very best Pancake Day offers and specials for your viewing pleasure. Here you go – enjoy…
Pancake Special Menu
Foundation Coffee House
The coffee shop and cafe have put some impressive Pancake specials on their menu, which will be available until the end of the week. There’s the Scrambled Eggs & Bacon, Yoghurt & Granola, Eggs Benedict and Caramel Latte options, but they’re also offering to serve ANYTHING on their menu on pancakes all day on Shrove Tuesday – for an extra £2.
The Return of The Famous Hanging Pancake Kebab
After a two-year hiatus (damn COVID), The Botanist will be bringing back their famous Hanging Pancake Kebab this Shrove Tuesday. A sweet twist on their trademark hanging kebabs, the cocktail bar has created three mouth-watering combinations to satisfy your crepe cravings. Miniature pancakes will be hung from skewers with a choice of three different toppings they’ll be stacked up with. Each one is served with a pot of sauce made specially to drizzle down the kebab and priced at £6.95. Diners can opt for chocolate brownie chunks and a hot chocolate sauce or marshmallows and strawberries with a lemon drizzle.
All You Can Eat Pancakes for £7.45
This Pancake Day, Bill’s in Spinningfields will be offering up ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes, all day long for just £7.45. You can choose from either their banana, strawberry and blueberry topping, or smoked streaky bacon.
American & Canadian Pancakes
Big old pancakes are available at Moose all the time so it’s only right you take a visit on the day dedicated to them. Personally, I would go for the Moose Banana and Pecan Pancake Stack with bananas, chocolate hazelnut spread, maple pecans, Canadian maple syrup AND butter. But there’s plenty of others to choose from and who am I to tell you what to order?
Hampton & Vouis
The Princess Street cafe will launch a very special Pancake Menu on the 1st March, running until Sunday 6th March. It includes a rather magnificent Nutella & Bourbon Biscuit Stack (served with Nutella, chocolate crumb, Bourbon Biscuit, strawberry drizzle and vanilla ice cream), Pistachio Stack (with lemon syrup, white chocolate drizzle, pistachios and pistachio ice cream) and for lovers of savoury; the Crab & Egg Stack (served with smashed avocado, crab claw meat, topped with a poached egg and lemon & butter sauce).
Fully Loaded Pancakes
19 Cafe Bar
This NQ cafe always has some seriously good loaded pancakes on their menu – so it’s a bit of a no brainer to head there on Shrove Tuesday if you’re looking for a bit of batter action. There’s always plenty of specials and options on offer; 3 massive fluffy American pancakes topped with Biscoff spread and crumb, Kinder Pancakes with a homemade Kinder sauce, Kinder Bueno and ice cream, or just the classics; syrup, bacon and fruit. They have it all – and these beauties are GOOD!
Pancakes & Bottomless Prosecco
Shrove Tuesday will see Peter Street party venue Impossible offer up Bottomless Pancakes & Bottomless Prosecco for just £20. You can also just plump for Bottomless Pancakes and a glass of Prosecco for £12 – probably if you’re working and don’t feel like being hammered and full at your desk for most of the day.
All American Pancakes
The Koffee Pot
A Manchester institution, The Koffee Pot have been serving brekkie to the people of the NQ for more than 40 years, so it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about frying an egg and mixing some batter. Their All American Pancakes (£10) are massive, and come topped with a sausage patty, smoked streaky bacon, hash brown, fried egg and maple syrup. Sorta like a Full American-English Breakfast.
All You Can Eat Pancakes with Bottomless Cocktails
Early in the morning on Friday I was told that due to popular demand, The Shack were forced to add another day to their Pancake Day Bottomless offer, so you can now book a table on Ash Wednesday too. Available all day on Tuesday & Wednesday, it’s a great deal, with endless pancakes for £12.50 and bottomless booze for and additional £15. If you want to be a baller, you can opt for the bottomless cocktails option for an extra £25 – and get endless Pornstar Martinis.
Bottomless Pancakes for £5.95
Prestwich Social in err…. Prestwich will be offering BOTTOMLESS pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. You can choose from Bacon & Maple syrup, vanilla mascarpone and fresh berries or Nutella, Banana & Strawberry topped American style pancakes for just £5.95.
£5 American Pancake Stacks
The Pen & Pencil
You’ll find three types of pancake stack on the menu at The Pen & Pencil – simple ones with just maple syrup, or there’s the Fresh Fruit and Dulce de Leche, and Bacon, Maple Syrup & Pecans. You can get each of them for just £5 this Pancake Day – as long as you book in advance – which you can do right here:
Buttermilk Soufflé Pancakes
Evelyn’s Cafe Bar
Serving and celebrating pancakes every day of the year, Evelyn’s is the perfect place to totter over to on Shrove Tuesday – especially with their Buttermilk soufflé pancakes. Expect a few specials on the menu too.
American-style Buttermilk Pancakes with Kong’s Chicken
Kongs at Dog Bowl
The American Diner in Dog Bowl have launched a special pancake menu for Shrove Tuesday, with a choice of three options; Chicken, bacon and maple, Berry compote, candied pecans, whipped ricotta and mint, or Caramelised banana, pecans and salted caramel ice-cream.
Vegan Pandan Pancakes
The Ancoats Vietnamese eatery will be serving up a range of Pandan Pancakes and Vietnamese Crepes this Shrove Tuesday. you can go for the VEGAN Pandan Pancakes with fresh fruit and syrup for £6.50, or Vietnamese Crepes with wither Pork & Prawn, Chicken, or Tofu for £7.50. Available all day on Tuesday 1st March.
Half Price Pancakes
Ducie Street Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse are stacking up on Pancake Day with half price pancakes. Fresh off their brand-new all-day brunch menu, Ducie Street Warehouse’s restaurant & lounge will offer half price of their homemade pancakes all day. Enjoy the delicious Homemade Pancake Stack with maple syrup, blueberries, crushed pecans and lemon zest from 7.30am until 9pm. Available for booking in advance and walk-in. Half price offer is only valid on Tuesday 1st March.
Cherry Pie Dream Stack
Home Sweet Home is now called just ‘Home Sweet’, but just because they’re missing a word (kind of) – it doesn’t mean that they’re missing anything that made them so popular in the first place. This Pancake Day they’ve created a Cherry Pie Dream Stack – three fluffy pancakes topped with cherry pie filling, Biscoff cream, maple syrup and lotus pie crumb. Yummy.
Over at BrewDog’s Doghouse Hotel on Shrove Tuesday – you can have Bottomless Pancakes. Just choose your toppings and get an hour of all you can eat syrupy goodness.
Pancake Day Soufflé Specials
Available from 1st – 6th March next week, Lazy Sundae in the NQ have created two new specials – the Miso Caramel Soufflé (with miso caramel suace, honeycomb crumbs and bananas) or the Nutella Berry Soufflé (with Nutella sauce, strawberries and bananas). Both are £7.95 all day.