Where to find the best pancakes: London, 2022
Hankering for dutch babies, hoppers or okonomiyaki? Here's our list of the best places in London for the most interesting pancakes from around the world.
Abeno is the first (and still the best) Japanese restaurant in London to specialise in Kansai-style okonomiyaki pancakes from Osaka. These savoury pancakes are made with a special flour imbued with bonito and seaweed, spring onions, chilli, cabbage and more. Here, they're cooked in front of diners on hotplates embedded in the tables. The flipping is done with great dexterity. All toppings use organic meats: the pork and prawn combination is especially good. Okonomiyaki are authentically finished with spicy, piquant okonomiyaki sauce, Kewpie Japanese mayo and bonito flakes that 'dance' in the heat of just-cooked okonomiyaki.