Banish the disappointment over badly made pancakes and celebrate Pancake Day in Manchester with some of the most delicious pancake stacks you’ve ever seen. From traditional crepes to huge American-style stacks, you’ll want to try them all. Here are the best places to hit up for pancakes in Manchester this coming Shrove Tuesday.
1. The Shack
Serving bottomless pancakes for just £12.50 per person, guests at The Shack can fill their tummies with delicious buttermilk pancakes topped with a choice of bacon and maple syrup, Nutella, bananas and strawberries and cream. Add £15 and you’ll also receive bottomless bevs, with unlimited prosecco, beers and more to choose from for a whole 90 minutes. Make the day even better and get all of the those drinks and bottomless Pornstar Martinis, Caramel Chocolate Espresso Martini, Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris and House Spirit and Mixer for just £25 per person. The Shack, 69 High St, M4 1FS.
Another bottomless pancake event especially for you Mancunians, Impossible are hosting a ‘pancakes and prosecco’ deal. And if you fancy going bottomless, it’s just £20 per person. The event will take place on Shrove Tuesday itself, with American pancakes available ’til you pop! Impossible, 36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP.
3. Moose Coffee
Moose Coffee is a popular place for pancakes in Manchester, so it wouldn’t be a pancake list without them. Now with two sites in the city, Moose serves up some of the thickest, most filling pancakes in the whole of town. Think heavenly toppings such as apple and salted caramel, chocolate peanut butter, banana and pecan and berry compote with mascarpone. Each stack comes with three whopping pancakes, all finished off with maple syrup and butter. Mmm. Moose Coffee, York House, 20 York St, Manchester, M2 3BB | 8a Gateway House, Station Approach, Piccadilly Station, Manchester, M1 2GH.
Bill’s in Spinningfields is celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a tasty pancake menu, as well as Valentine’s special of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with clotted cream ice cream, pancake syrup and strawberry & dark chocolate sauce (available February 10th-14th). Choose from a stack of American-style banana, strawberry and blueberry toppings or smoked streaky bacon, all for just £7.50 between the hours of 3pm and 5pm. Oh, and did we mention it’s all-you-can-eat? Add unlimited hot drinks from £3.50 or go boozy with bottomless prosecco from £18.50. Bill’s, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB.
5. Ducie Street Warehouse
To celebrate Pancake Day 2022, Ducie Street Warehouse will be offering bottomless pancakes for 30 minutes at £13.50 per person between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Each stack will be adorned in classic toppings such as Nutella, maple syrup, mixed berries, cinnamon sugar and more. Pancake-lovers are invited to mix and match three toppings to create their own unique stack of pancakes. You can even add extras like bacon and egg. Vegan options are also available. Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP.
6. 19 Cafe Bar
19 Cafe Bar is pancake royalty here in Manchester, serving pancakes every day – not just pancake day. On the menu, guests will some extra special American stacks available to order, including bacon and maple syrup, fresh fruit, Lotus Biscoff and even Kinder chocolate. A sweet tooth dream. 19 Cafe Bar, 19 Lever St, M1 1BY.
7. The Botanist
The Botanist is at it again – this time, with a hanging kebab consisting of little pancakes. A best-seller in previous years, the hanging kebab comes with different flavours, including chocolate brownie chunks and a hot chocolate sauce or marshmallows and strawberries with a lemon drizzle. It’s certainly a feast for those with eyes bigger than their bellies, and one we can totally get on board with this Shrove Tuesday. The Botanist, 78 Deansgate, M3 2FW.
8. Black Milk
An absolute go-to when it comes to desserts, especially pancakes, Black Milk will be flipping stacks like nobody’s business on Shrove Tuesday. This dreamy dessert shop on Oldham Street knows how to do pancake toppings and nothing is too sweet or extravagant for them. From Kinderella to Biscoff, lashings of either pistachio chocolate or peanut butter, cookies and cream or caramel, the pancakes at Black Milk are the ultimate indulgence and the perfect sweet fix whether it’s Pancake Day or not. Black Milk, 88 Oldham St, M4 1LF.
9. Albert’s Schloss
Join Albert’s Schloss this Pancake Day to revel in a special all-day Pancake Haus, plating up loaded pancakes from 9am onwards. The ultimate in indulgence is the limited edition, one day only wünder; Banoffee Pie– a fluffy, thick pancake stack, topped with lashings of delicious, caramelised bananas, a scoop of creamy, artisan vanilla ice-cream and generous drizzling of sweet caramel sauce. If that isn’t taking your fancy, the classic Pancake Haus is extending its usual breakfast only hours, stacking up sweet and savoury options to fix your cravings. Go extra sweet with fresh berries and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, topped with maple syrup. For the savoury pancake lovers out there, load up yours with maple streaky bacon, fried Burford Brown eggs and maple syrup. Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Adding to the brilliance of bottomless pancakes is Portland in the Northern Quarter, with the bar offering all-you-can-eat stacks for not just one day but two days. Taking place on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (February 21 and 22), diners can tuck into bottomless pancakes for just £12.50 per person. Plus, you can also enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, mimosas, beer and cider for an extra £15 per person or upgrade further for bottomless Pornstar Martinis, Espresso Martinis and house spirit and mixer for an additional £25 per person. Portland, 11 Westminster House, Portland St, M1 3DY.
11. Bar Moxy
With a coffee-shop-by-day-cocktail-bar-by night vibe, you can never really go wrong with Spinningfields spot Moxy. They offer breakfast buffets, an all-day food menu featuring bar snacks and 24-hour pizza, and cocktails to die for, but it’s pancakes galore this Shrove Tuesday. From midday until 10pm on Tuesday 21st February, Moxy is offering two options – a free pancake (and toppings) with any hot or alcoholic drink, for the first 200 customers or a pancake stack for £5 (includes three pancakes and toppings). Yum! Moxy Manchester, 8 Atkinson St, Manchester, M3 3HH.
12. Fluffy Fluffy
Bringing a hint of Japanese style to Manchester, Fluffy Fluffy provides a little bit extra when it comes to pancakes, with their signature souffle style. The toppings are endless, but what’s special about Fluffy Fluffy is the pancakes themselves. You just have to try souffle pancakes at some point! What’s more, they’re giving out a free pancake to the first 50 customers through the door at noon on Shrove Tuesday, so get your skates on! Fluffy Fluffy Japanese Pancakes, Carding Building, Whitworth St, Manchester, M1 3NR.
13. Nonna’s Pasta
Two of the best food inventions ever: pancakes and cannoli. Now Nonna’s Pasta has done the right thing and brought them together! The pancakes are rolled up and filled with pistachio filling, just like the classic Sicilian treat, and topped with the sweetest strawberries – what could be better? The cannoli pancakes are served as a portion of three, and will be available from Nonna’s Pasta from 5pm on Tuesday 21st February. Nonna’s Pasta, The Green Lab, 7 Owen St., Manchester, M15 4YB.