Don’t fancy the epic clean up after covering the kitchen in Pancake mix?
Yeah, us neither. Banish the disappointment over badly made pancakes and celebrate Shrove Tuesday 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’s the best places to hit up in Manchester this coming Pancake Day.
The kings of American food, Alabama’s never disappoints. Serving the most delicious and well-portioned breakfast meals, their pancakes are a real highlight for guests. Stacked high with all the toppings, menu items include berries and cream, banoffee, peanut butter and bacon with maple syrup. Each stack includes three buttermilk pancakes, and there’s even vegan options available too! Alabama’s All American Eatery, 8, 10 Tariff St, Manchester, M1 2FF.
Serving bottomless pancakes for just a tenner, guests at The Shack can fill their tummies with delicious buttermilk pancakes topped with a choice of bacon and maple syrup, blueberries, peanut butter and strawberries and cream. Add £15 and you’ll also receive bottomless bevs, with unlimited bloody marys, bellinis, prosecco or mimosas to choose from for a whole 90 minutes. The event is on 25 February only, so don’t miss out! The Shack, 69 High St, Manchester, M4 1FS.
Another bottomless pancake event especially for you Mancunians, Impossible are hosting unlimited pancakes and prosecco for just £20 per person. Bargain. The event will take place on Shrove Tuesday itself, 25 February, with American pancakes available ’til you pop! Alternatively, guests can pay just £12 for a portion of pancakes and glass of prosecco – if bottomless ain’t your style (but why wouldn’t it be?). Impossible, 36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP.
Based at the Redbank Project, GRUB MCR are teaming up with Liverpool based Crepe Chateau this year, bringing with them a menu of sweet and savoury crepes to scran. Cooked in a french style, each guest will receive two courses of stuffed crepes – with vegan and veggie options available on the day. Tickets are essential to attend, and there’s even an option to have specially matched beers brought to your table to wash down your delicious pancakes with. Find out more here. GRUB, 50 Redbank, Manchester, M4 4HF.
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.
Home Sweet Home
Oh Home Sweet Home, how we love you. This Northern Quarter restaurant’s pancakes have long held a place in our hearts, with delicious combos such as banana, nutella and salted caramel and blueberry compote with frosting on the menu. The homely diner has an array of incredible desserts if pancakes aren’t your style – with an incredible homemade cake counter that’s not for the faint-hearted. Pancake stacks include three, fluffy American-style pancakes, served with cinnamon crunch, maple syrup and whipped cream. Home Sweet Home, 49-51 Edge St, Manchester, M4 1HW.
Bill’s in Spinningfields is celebrating Shrove Tuesday with a brand new pancake menu, available to order from 21 February to 1 March. The inclusive menu is perfect for both vegan and non-vegan pancake fans – with both sweet and savoury options to chow down on. This year’s menu options include sweetcorn pancakes with eggs, feta and avo, roast tomato and black olive vegan pancakes, classic lemon and sugar, banana and salted caramel, white chocolate with frozen berries and ice cream with chocolate sauce. Bill’s, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB.