New places are popping up in London every day and here is a good one to add to the list.
In the same neighborhood as The Shard, Borough Market and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is Flat Iron Square – a buzzing little hub of food, drink and culture.
What looks like it may have been an abandoned car park and some tired railway arches is now home to street food kitchens, sit down restaurants, fully stocked bars and a space for live music and entertainment. As well as a small flea market on a Sunday.
Stall wise were talking vintage clothes, quirky gifts, and retro accessories…
A small Scandinavian feel restaurant (think Ikea showroom, in a good way and minus the meatballs) serving buttermilk pancakes, prosecco, and dutch babies. Thankfully, not the human kind.
Now if you haven’t heard of a dutch baby, your not alone!
Basically, it’s a puffed pancake, baked in the oven and filled with sweet or savoury filling. Could say it looks a bit like a Yorkshire pudding!
Photo Credit: Where The Pancakes Are
If you’re more of a traditionalist there are plenty of buttermilk options to choose from like a full English spread, or bacon with syrup.
Maybe you’re into something a bit more fruity like these cinnamon pineapple pancakes with flaked almonds and pomegranate.
It’s worth mentioning for you healthy people out there, it’s not somewhere a heavy plate of stodgy pancakes is thrust in front of you.
The portions are lighter and the maple syrup they use (Pure Maple) has 50% fewer calories than honey and packed with health benefits!! So bathe away and you can feel a bit less guilty.
Amongst the chaos of opening a new restaurant and ironing out some creases, a few things are clear. The pancakes are light, fluffy and really tasty the staff are friendly and overall it’s a really lovely place.
Opening hours vary depending on where you go in the Square so check out their website if you need you know more. Address, contact and website address below. Enjoy!
Address: 68 Union St, London SE1 1TD
Telephone: 0203 179 9800
Nearest Station: London Bridge
See website for individual vendor opening times