Monday, 1 July 2013

My Old Dutch Pancake House

My Old Dutch Pancake House in Convent Garden is somewhere my parents would take us after a morning of looking round the market when I was younger. We’d cram round the wooden tables with my cousins, tired and laden down with bargains, and hungrily tear pancakes from each other’s sticky fingers whilst slurping our milkshakes. I’ve always wanted to take my boyfriend there, but there’s one small problem…it’s just around the corner from Chipotle. Hard as it is to talk my boyfriend out of a burrito, last week I managed to charm him into going with me (e.g. I threatened him with endless whining if I didn’t get my way!)

My Old Dutch Pancake House
This isn’t the most luxurious of restaurants. It’s kid friendly, with the aforementioned wooden tables covered in blue and white checked plastic table cloths, and the tulip-painted walls conjure up a child’s vision of Amsterdam in the summer. 
My Old Dutch Pancake House


If you can, get a table in the window and you can watch the world go by. 


My Old Dutch Pancake House

It’s maybe a third or fourth date place rather than a first date – it’s not Michelin star, but if you want to eat and eat and eat, you’re in the right place!

My Old Dutch Pancake House


The menu is so big and appetising that it’s hard to know what to order, and there's choices to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. We went with starters first – my boyfriend is more of a savoury person than a sweet one, and I felt that he’d appeased me enough already! I ordered the kaasballen – deep fried cheese balls – and he went with potato wedges. Just a few…served in a mixing bowl!

My Old Dutch Pancake House

My Old Dutch Pancake House

We then got down to business with our pancakes. Ian picked one of the specials – a chilli hot pancake with chicken (he always goes for something too spicy for me to steal – I managed to grab a bit of the chicken, though!)

 My Old Dutch Pancake House


I fell for the most expensive one on the menu obviously – the smoked duck. Rich duck, mounds of pepper and onion, and lashings of smoky hoisin sauce…on a soft pancake base. Amazing.

My Old Dutch Pancake House

My Old Dutch Pancake House


My Old Dutch Pancake House



We were actually too full to order a dessert pancake, so I’m going to have to drag Ian back another time to share one – preferably something with ice cream and sugar and chocolate sauce! If you’re looking for an unpretentious restaurant with something a little different to offer, I’d thoroughly recommend you pay it a visit too!


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17 comments

  1. Mmm, that duck one sounds so yummy, I think I might try and recreate it, is it just a normal crepe recipe?
    Lottie xxx
    Beauty and a Cookbook

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    1. I think so, definitely let me know if you do! It was so good! xxx

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  2. im following you now :)

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    1. Thank you sweets! Following back on bloglovin' :) xx

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  3. I like how it looks welcoming from the outside in and the food oh my, in my house we are pancake lovers, so you could imagine how I was so please to see a restaurant thats know how to do other dishes with it so cool.
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  4. Thankyou for the lovely comment on my post! I'm now following you on bloglovin :) x

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  5. I'm going to have to check this out! Covent Garden is my favourite place in London, so I will have a little looksy next time I'm there.

    Also I just had to do a frantic scroll up whilst looking past this post as I see you've reviewed Game of Thrones! I'm reading it at the moment and I'm desperately trying to avoid any spoilers (pretty impressive so far as everyone seems to want to talk about the show incessantly). I'm not sure if you included any, as I didn't want to take the risk, but I've subscribed to your blog, so when I'm done I'm excited to read your post about it and see what you thought! =)xx

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    1. Haha don't worry I didn't give anything away! I'm only on the third book anyway so I barely know anything! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am xx

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  6. I love this restaurant! Me parents always used to go there when they were dating, so they took me and my sister one day and we loved it :) x

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  7. ohhh, this looks lovely. I'm recommending this to a friend in the UK. xx

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  8. Hey hunni, following you on blog lovin'

    Michelle
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  9. Looks like you had a amazing time, and ooh, your meal looks yummy! :)
    xoxo -B ♡
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  10. I wasn't hungry two minutes ago, but now I'm starving! haha
    the meal looks so yummy!

    love your blog! just followed you on GFC and bloglovin' :)

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  11. When I go to a breakfast place like this, especially a pancake place, I always order something sweet. I also want something savory... but I never have room for it.

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    1. I'm the other way round! Haha xxx

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  12. That's so interesting, I've never seen a savoury pancake as a meal before! Definitely looks like something worth trying :)

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