Pancake Day is the real deal getting us through February. Whether you enjoy them sweet or savoury, pancakes are the best food and here’s where you can get stuck into some in Dubai.
Always open, always serving pancakes. Not much on the menu is more than AED 50 – this is real pocket-money food with big daddy portions. Blueberry, peanut butter and cinnamon buttermilk pancakes washed down with bottomless coffees are good around the clock. An all-American take on Pancake Day for the seriously hungry.
Al Manara, opposite Times Square Centre (second branch in the Al Ghurair Centre), 04 453 5432. Open 24 hours.
Bread Street Kitchen
Classic sugar and lemon is the pancake topping many of us grew up with and trip down memory lane comes courtesy of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen at Atlantis. Today (13th February) the British eatery will offer dinners this, red velvet and toffee toppings, stacked up in a much more appealing fashion than we remember from our childhood.
AED 50 for a pile. 12pm-4pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 04 426 2626.
Clinton Street Bakery
Try founder Chef Neil Kleinberg’s famous pancake batter recipe in a smorgasbord of flavours throughout February at the beloved New York City bakery. Chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries rule on the 13th and 14th February then black berries and lemon curd take over on 15th and 16th. They deliver too.
AED 61.95 per stack. Downtown Dubai, City Walk and Last Exit E11. clintonstreetbaking.ae
Gourmet by Kcal at the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
Clean eaters and the calorie shy don’t have to miss out on their Pancake Day treat. Paleo-friendly café Gourmet is serving up sweet potato pancakes from 8am. Devour a stack of the gluten-free treats in the knowledge they contain virtuous amounts of sweet potato mash, coconut flour, oats, almond milk, egg whites, vegan organic protein, organic honey and vanilla bean, and clock in at just over 250 calories.
AED 50. 04 511 7373. 8am-3pm, 6pm-10pm.
Where else are you going to go for pancakes? The International House of Pancakes serves up “world famous” stacks in half (three pancakes) or full (five) portions. Choose from 10 varieties, including original buttermilk, chocolate, strawberry banana and New York cheesecake.
From AED 33. Branches in Mall of the Emirates, JBR and The Dubai Mall.