Ditch the New Year’s diet and indulge in an absurd quantity of delicious pancakes. Whether you have an intense sweet tooth, or you prefer a healthier option to start your day, we've got your guide on the 12 most mouthwatering pancakes of Dubai. Let the feasting begin.
1. Cocoa Room’s banoffee pancakes
These fluffy pancakes are drizzled with toffee sauce and sprinkled with fresh bananas and digestive crumble. The crumble gives the dish the perfect amount of texture and crunch. The banoffee pancakes are very rich and perfect for people who have a sweet tooth.
Location Inside Slider Station, the Galleria mall, Al Safa, Cost Dh50 Timing Daily from 8am to 11.30am Contact 600544005
2. Holland House’s mini pancakes
These are tiny pancakes the size of small hockey pucks. They are fluffy, warm pieces of heaven and come in servings of 10. You have the option of drizzling them with a vast array of sauces including, Nutella, lotus, honey and sugar, peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup and cheese. We recommend the lotus sauce, it’s a delicious and less sweet alternative to Nutella.
Location Kite Beach, Street 2D, Umm Suqeim Cost: Dh25 Timing On Weekdays from 12pm to 10pm, weekends from 10am to 12am Contact 04 2999987
3. Reform Social & Grill's pile of pancakes
Dive headfirst into a pile of fluffy pancakes at Reform Social & Grill this Pancake Day as the Ice Cream Parlour is transformed into a Pancake Parlour for one day only. They won’t be holding back on the toppings either, choose from the crowd-pleaser, lemon and sugar, or go more extravagant, piling on the marshmallows, banana and whipped cream. Toppings include lemon, sugar, marshmallows, whipped cream, banana, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and chopped nuts. Treat yourself – it’s Pancake Day!
Location Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai Cost Dh30 onwards Timings Tuesday, 13 February From 5pm onwards Contact 04 4542638
4. The Black Lion monster pancakes
Think you can finish off the biggest, dirtiest pancakes in Dubai in less than 10 minutes? Then head to The Black Lion this Pancake Day. The Black Lion is once again pushing the boundaries with the biggest, dirtiest, sweetest pancakes in town and if you can finish the beast of a dish in less than 10 minutes, it’s free! Chow down on a massive, mouth-watering stack of five thick pancakes smothered in chocolate spread, chopped nuts, ice-cream, banana, doughnuts, cream, marshmallows and sauce.
Location The Black Lion, Ground Floor, H Hotel Dubai Cost Dh99 or free if you finish it in less than 10-minutes Timings Tuesday, 13 February From 5pm onwards Contact 04 3592366
5. Gourmet by Kcal's guilt free pancake
Gourmet by Kcal at the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina are making it universally known that healthy eating doesn’t have to be dull, especially when it comes to Pancake Day. The paleo inspired café will be serving up Dubai’s most delicious and guilt-free alternative this Pancake Day. The ‘sweet potato pancakes’ are a delicious, gluten free stack of pancakes made from sweet potato mash, coconut flour, oats, almond milk, egg whites, vegan organic protein, organic honey and vanilla bean, garnished with fresh seasonal berries and a homemade strawberry or blueberry sauce.
Location Gourmet by Kcal – Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina Cost Dh50 Timings Tuesday, 13 February From 5pm onwards04 5117373
6. Palm Avenue’s ricotta pancakes
Palm Avenue at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah serves one of the most delicious and fluffy ricotta pancakes. They are topped with white chocolate and homemade blueberry jam. It is one of the stand out dishes on their menu and make for a wholesome and tasty breakfast
Location Ground Floor, Waldorf Astoria, Crescent East, Palm Jumeirah Cost Dh38 Timing Breakfast is served daily from 8.30am to 11am Contact 04 8182222
7. Clinton Street Bakery’s blueberry pancakes
These pancakes are known all around the city as one of the best. You have the option of having the pancakes with blueberries, banana walnut or chocolate chip. But we highly recommend you pick the Wild Maine blueberries topped with maple butter sauce. It is undeniably one of the best in town.
Location Burj View Towers, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Cost Dh55 Timing Daily from 8am to 11pm Contact 04 4281331
8. The Coffee Club’s coconut infused pancakes
You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island with this breakfast. The dough of the pancake is infused with coconut flavour, while the toppings consist of sliced and caramelized bananas. The dish is then finished off with candied cashews. More than enough reason to get up in the morning
Location Building 7, Golden Mile 2, Palm Jumeirah Cost Dh36 Timing On Weekdays from 7.30am to 11pm, weekends from 7.30am to 12am Contact 04 5148476
9. Comptoir 102's buckwheat pancakes
Comptoir's pancakes are more for the health nut. It is a super filling, super healthy stack of gluten free buckwheat pancakes. They are topped with the most delicious organic maple syrup and fresh berries. We particularly love this guilt free option.
Location Jumeirah 1, just across the road from the Beach Centre Cost Dh45 Timing Daily from 7.30am to 9pm Contact 04 385 45 55
10. The Boulevard Kitchen's whole wheat pancakes
The main restaurant at the Manzil hotel also serves up one of the best pancake dishes in Dubai. These whole wheat pancakes are covered with fresh berries and drizzled with a unique cardamom infused maple syrup, to really give it that hint of arabesque flavour.
Location Manzil Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh38 Timing Breakfast is served daily from 6.30am to 11am Contact 04 428 5888
11. Eataly's Nutella pancake
Eataly, one of Dubai’s favorite Italian restaurants, is home to one of the city’s best European-style pancakes. If you take a walk around their Dubai Mall or their Dubai Festival City store, you will notice that they have a Nutella bar. We're not kidding. There is literally a counter dedicated just to Nutella. In that Nutella counter you can order a thin and folded pancake filled with the warm chocolaty goodness. You have the option of adding strawberries, bananas, pistachios and even gelato. We highly recommend topping the pancake with some vanilla gelato, or their Venci chocolate gelato if you’re a true chocoholic.
Location Dubai Mall, lower ground and Dubai Festival City on the Promenade Cost Dh22 Timing Daily from 7.30am to 9pm Contact 04 385 45 55
12. Baker and Spice's gluten free pancake
Baker and spice makes these delicious pancakes that are great for people who are trying to be a bit healthy. Made with organic oatmeal and ricotta, they are light, fluffy and gluten free for those who need them to be. The best part is, that they’re topped with caramelised bananas, berries and get this… date syrup, for a local touch.
Location Town Centre, Jumeirah Cost Dh48 Timing Daily from 7am to 11pm Contact 04 2975797