In Pursuit of London’s Best Pancakes

Jillian Aubin is a student at Louisiana State University and an ISA Featured Blogger. Jillian is currently studying abroad with ISA in London, England.

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Out of the three daily meals, breakfast is definitely my favorite. Luckily, through word-of-mouth and a couple of British classmates, I stumbled upon My Old Dutch Pancake House. There are three locations in London: Kensington, Holborn and Chelsea. My Old Dutch has been around for a while; its first location opened back in 1958. Since then, the pancake house has withstood the test of time, earning a devoted following among locals.

Not one to turn down the prospect of pancakes, a few friends and I made our way down to High Holborn Street in pursuit of a late breakfast. The restaurant is easy to find, only a few steps away from Holborn Station. Once I entered the restaurant, I noticed it was much bigger than it appeared from the outside. My Old Dutch also has second floor with additional seating.


The menu boasts a variety of breakfast foods, and I found myself slightly overwhelmed. They serve sweet and savory pancakes, waffles and poffertjes, to name a few of the menu items. Finally, I settled on the butterscotch pancakes with bananas, caramel and whipped cream. Everyone at my table ordered the same thing.

After seeing that My Old Dutch offered milkshakes, one of my friends and I found ourselves compelled to purchase Nutella milkshakes to go with our breakfast – all in the pursuit of research, of course.

I was not disappointed with my meal. Everything was delicious! I would highly recommend My Old Dutch to anyone in the London area. I know I’ll have to make my way back before heading back to the States.

2 thoughts

  1. Ooh pancakes! Will definitely try My Old Dutch the next time I’m in London.

    You seem like a breakfast lover so you should also check out The Breakfast Club – I’m fairly certain they do pancakes but they also have super yummy brunches!

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