Where to go for pancakes in London
Where to eat the best and most adventurous pancakes from around the world in London
The secret is in the overnight fermentation. Aymeric the bearded Breton owner of Mamie's (named in memory of his grandmother who was, like many a French grand-mère, a huge culinary influence) is convinced this makes for a nuttier, crisper and better coloured galette. My mushroom galette with egg, ham and gruyere was certainly the best galette I've ever tasted – lacy yet crisp and immensely flavoursome.
The sweet crepes are cooked perfectly and offered in favourite childhood combinations: lemon and sugar, nutella as well as more sophisticated combinations. A rum flambéed crepe beautifully suffused with booze and scattered with pecan nuts was a total treat.
Charmingly, Mamie's suggest Breton cider matches for their pancakes, and many of the ciders are from artisan producers not otherwise exported.
Expect to eat pancakes mid morning or afternoon now, as Mamie's is already booked out for lunch and dinner on Shrove Tuesday. Ask for a table in the sweet upstairs dining room with original beams and fireplace,
Price: £60.00 for two with plenty of pancakes and drinks