Let’s be honest, pancakes are great at any time of the year. But Shrove Tuesday is the perfect seasonal excuse to indulge in stacks of the things: sweet, savoury, or both!
If you don’t fancy flipping them at home, here’s our round up of some of the best eateries in Cornwall serving up pancakes this Pancake Day…
The Weavers, Bodmin
Family run pub that takes great pride in serving their customers with good homemade food and drink. On Shrove Tuesday they are offering a Pancake Day Special at lunchtime and in the evening: a choice of one savoury and one sweet pancake dish for a total of £8.95 for two courses. Plus, the Bencoolen Wreckers will be playing from 8:30pm to celebrate St Piran’s Day which also falls on Shrove Tuesday this year!
Strong Adolfo’s, Atlantic Highway nr. Wadebridge
Part of Hawksfield Cornwall on the A39, they have made their mission to redefine roadside dining since 2013 – with their fine coffee, fresh food, and subcultural happenings. They do a mean American pancake stack with maple syrup, bacon – and banana if you like! The coffee is also really good, and you can have a nosey around the artisan shops afterwards.
Cherry Trees Coffee House, Padstow
Perfectly located on the harbour’s edge, and serving a variety of hot food, cooked breakfast and mouthwatering homemade cakes, it is the best place to watch the world go by. ‘Breakfast’ is served right up until 4pm, so you can order fluffy pancakes with bacon, syrup and banana or a choice of fresh fruit toppings, at any time of the day here.
Truro Lounge, Truro
Based on Prince’s Street in the centre of town, they serve a really great range of food and drinks (including kids, gluten free and vegan menus) in welcoming, laid back, bright and bold surroundings. Their brunch menu includes buttermilk pancakes with a choice of toppings, and a (gluten free) halloumi & sweetcorn pancake for those with less of a sweet tooth.
Bush Pepper, Newquay
A fresh, contemporary Australian influenced restaurant, using a mix of Australian and Cornwall’s finest ingredients to produce an array of dishes that bring a new twist to the usual dining options in Newquay. Australian owner and chef Chris, Brookes serves up Australian thick style pancakes with ice cream and maple syrup, plus the option of adding banana for a complete indulgence.
Eclectic, relaxing and informal, Fuel is your ‘home from home’ in the heart of Falmouth, Cornwall’s most cosmopolitan town. It’s open every day from 9am to 10pm, and serves its Cornish pancakes all day long. Choose from blueberry filled pancakes with lashings of maple syrup and yoghurt, or banana – with or without bacon.
A small, well established, family cafe, restaurant and delicatessen, centrally located in the legendary village of Tintagel, with a large courtyard and cosy indoor areas in which to relax and watch the world go by. For breakfast, brunch or lunch, they offer a stack of American style pancakes with maple syrup, plus bacon if you wish! Last year they won the Customer Service Award in the Cornwall Life Food & Drink Awards.
Truly Scrumptious Sweet Boutique, Saltash
Flipping Pancakes Workshop – Shrove Tuesday 5th March 2019.
Family friendly workshops where you can make pancakes from scratch, flip them, cover them in ice cream and sprinkles, sauce and more sprinkles, then eat them! Sessions at 3.30pm and 4.30pm and last around 45 mins.
Tickets £5 each. Price includes ingredients, cold squash/water and ice cream.
The Pickwick Inn, St Issey, Padstow
Award-winning family pub & restaurant, set in seven acres overlooking the Camel Estuary. This Shrove Tuesday they are serving a selection of gourmet savoury pancake dishes, including: Seafood Pancakes with white wine sauce, Roasted veg and pesto pancake with toasted pine nuts, and Chicken and leek – all at £10. And for dessert, Boozy Bananas Pancakes with rum syrup for £6.
Café Mylor, Falmouth
A stunning waterside venue overlooking the historic Mylor Yacht Harbour, with seating inside & out. They serve breakfast all day, including pancakes with smoked bacon & maple syrup or berry compote, honey & yoghurt. And as St Piran’s Day also falls on Tuesday 5th March this year, they’re asking which will you choose – pasties or pancakes…?
(Have both, we say!)