Since the Dutch Pancake House closed about 10 years ago, Mancunians have had to either make their own batter patties or actually find somewhere else to eat them. Luckily enough I’ve managed to find the best places to enjoy this odd holiday/celebration/religious dogma…
Black Dog Ballroom
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting smoking, you can have FREE pancakes at Black Dog Ballroom! Available in both the NQ and NWS branches, buy yourself a drink and get free pancakes – that’s all there is to it. Nice.
Black Dog Ballroom NQ, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Black Dog Ballroom NWS, 11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting fake tan, Neighbourhood are putting on 3 traditional pancake specials – lemon and sugar, banana and chocolate sauce and potato, chorizo and coriander. Nice.
Neighbourhood, The Avenue North, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3BT
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting red meat, you can treat yourself to a proper Indian pancake at Bundobust. They are offering their delicious Masala Dosa, a rice pancake filled with spicy potato and lentils all day on Tuesday, as well as a sweet version in the form of cardamom mascarpone cream topped with mango pulp, almonds and jiggery. Nice.
Bundobust, 59 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting Scotch, take advantage of Menagerie’s ‘Pancake Pic & Mix’ for only £7.50. Choose a stack of fluffy American Pancakes with a choice of Nutella, chopped strawberries, honey & chocolate chips with an option of whipped or double cream. On top of this they also have a delightful special cocktail ‘Breakfast at Menagerie’ consisting of Santa Teresa Linaje Rum, Licor 43, Caramel, Cream, Chocolate Chips & Mini Fluffy Pancake. Nice.
Menagerie, One New Bailey, New Bailey St, Salford M3 5JL
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting racism, you can have FREE pancakes with every drink you buy in Common in the Northern Quarter. It’s well known to have plenty of lovely craft ales and some corking cocktails so why not get involved. Nice.
Common, 39 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Bock Biere Cafe
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting religion, you can head to Bock Biere Café on Tib Lane for a special Pancake Festival. All day they’ll be offering both sweet and savoury crepes, probably because it’s a Belgian place and they call pancakes crepes over there. On top of this, when your watch says 7pm they will be hosting an acoustic and open mic night. Nice.
Bock Biere Cafe, 10 Tib Ln, Manchester M2 4JB
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting Steak McCoys, head on down to Grafene for a special of Buttermilk pancakes, fresh berries, maple syrup and Tonka bean ice-cream for only £7. Served all day. Nice.
Grafene, 55 King St, Manchester M2 4LQ
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting Lotus Biscotti Spread, get yourself to The Beagle in Chorlton for a FREE pancake with every food order. In such a lovely setting, it’s hard to resist such an offer. Nice.
The Beagle, 456a Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 0BQ
The Pen and Pencil
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting rollerblading, Pen and Pencil are serving up a 5-stack boozy pancake special topped with a spiced run & raisin caramel sauce, grilled bananas and pecan nuts for only £6.50. Nice
Pen & Pencil, Fourways House, 57 Hilton St, Manchester M1 2EJ
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting sex, you can head on over to Walkabout in The Printworks because from 12pm til 9pm when you buy a couple of main meals, you will get some lovely free pancakes with a choice of either strawberries and cream or Nutella and banana. Nice.
Walkabout, Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AD
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting strangling kittens, head on down to the Infamous Infamous Diner near Shudehill and try to beat their Pancake Challenge. Eat as many pancakes as possible in 5 minutes and if you win they will erect a marble statue of you on the roof of their building. Or give you a t-shirt and tweet. Nice.
Infamous Diner, Basil Chambers, 3-5 Basil Chambers Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting sexting, the good people at Walrus and Tusk are giving you the option to have your favourite pizza toppings on top of a pancake base. Available for all pizzas on the menu, there’s also the option of something sweet in the form of Nutella, Maple Syrup or Ice Cream. Nice.
Walrus, 78-88 High St, Manchester M4 1ES
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting Walnut Whips, get yourself down to Rosylee on Stevenson Square for 50p pancakes all day. Keeping it traditional with lemon and sugar, I double dare you to get £20 out of the cash machine and see how many you can eat before going into a coma. Nice
Rosylee, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
All Star Lanes
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting eating carbs, All Star Lanes are serving up some special dishes in the form of their ‘FREAKcakes’. There’s the Banoffee Baller (Caramelised bananas, whipped cream and lashings of dark chocolate sauce) or the Sweet, Salt & Pop (Homemade caramel, smoked sea salt, whipped cream, topped with crunchy popcorn) to choose from for only £9. Nice.
All Star Lanes, Great Northern, The Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
To celebrate the beginning of Lent, as well as quitting masturbation, you can take advantage of Revolution’s fantastic Pancake deal. For only £5 you get a stack of pancakes with a range of toppings with a double shot of pancake syrup vodka to wash it down. Nice.
Revolution, Deansgate Lock, Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 5LH