Want to celebrate Pancake Day but don’t fancy making your own? We don’t blame you! We’ve put together some of our team’s favourite places for pancakes – all within a 15 min stroll from Affinity Living Riverside. We’re sure you’ll be drooling by the end of this list!
Start your morning in style.
The Ivy Spinningfields
The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG (7 min walk from Riverside)
Pancake Day only comes once a year – so why not celebrate it in style? Head over to this swanky Spinningfields restaurant and indulge in some delicious hot buttermilk pancakes in a truly sophisticated atmosphere. Served with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce – just thinking about Pancake Day here is enough to make your mouth water!
Keep it classic.
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, M4 3TR (10 min walk from Riverside)
Whether you like your pancakes sweet or savoury, you can enjoy a Pancake Day classic at Cosy Club. Pancakes here are served fat and fluffy, with your choice of bacon and maple syrup or berry compote, banana and creme fraiche. Plonk yourself down in one of their many armchairs and get ready for the ultimate lazy morning treat.
Feeling Creative? Build your own.
3 Hardman Square, M3 3EB (8 min walk from Riverside)
Bill’s offers two classic pancake options: bacon or berries. Both delicious! But, as it’s Pancake Day, why not take your pancakes to the next level? There are loads of items you can add on to your order here to create your perfect pancake combo. From avocado and smoked salmon, to black pudding and beans, Bill’s lets you create the pancakes of your dreams.
Go all out.
York House, 20 York St, Manchester M2 3BB (12 min walk from Riverside)
You’ll be spoilt for choice in this American/Canadian-inspired diner! With a whole section of the menu dedicated to their legendary thick and fluffy pancakes, you’ll have a hard time choosing between the classic to crazy toppings. From simple syrup and butter to the indulgent Double Dutch Pancakes (made with smoked sausage, streaky bacon, fried eggs, butter and syrup), all stacks are made fresh to order and are insanely delicious.
Want something different?
Jianbing – Chinese Pancake House
128 Market St, Manchester M1 1WA (14 min from Riverside)
This converted ice cream hut is a local hidden gem in Piccadilly Gardens. There’s no frills (or seats) here, just heavenly savoury pancakes that pack a punch of flavour for a bargain price.
Jianbing crepes are classic Chinese street food but are rare to find in the UK. Freshly made to order, pancake batter is evenly spread on a hot griddle and topped with eggs, spring onions, sesame seeds, chilli, and a huge choice of fillings, before being rolled into a monster of a snack. It’s a little different than most pancake day choices – but definitely one you can’t miss!