Competition: Desperate to get back to theatre? Win a £50 ATG Voucher and take your pick of shows


Where to Enjoy Pancake Day in Manchester

Image © Luke Pennystan on Unsplash

We’re coming up to our favourite annual festival!

A shining beacon in a bleak mid-February – Pancake Day is one to truly look forward too. Whether you’ll be tucking into a sweet or savoury creation, crepe or American style, Manchester’s got the food spots for you. 


A post shared by Home Sweet Home (@homesweethomeuk) on

Home Sweet Home
49-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Unit 4, Great Northern Sq, M3 4EN

We’ve previously raved about Home Sweet Home’s amazing burgers, but it’s also a top spot for thick, American style pancakes. On the breakfast and lunch menus their stacked pancakes come in portions of three alongside cinnamon crunch, maple syrup and whipped cream. You can then add banana, Nutella and salted caramel or blueberry compote and frosting. Top it all off with crispy fried bacon (for £1.50 extra) if you want to go totally all-American.

A post shared by Alabama's | Manchester Brunch (@alabamas_mcr) on

8-10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF
With a name like Alabama’s All-American Diner, you can bet your bottom dollar that pancakes will be a speciality. This popular brunch and dinner spot have a small selection of buttermilk pancakes that, by the look on their Instagram, don’t hold back on the toppings. Naturally they do bacon & maple syrup for that salty and sweet kick, as well as a fresher berries and cream option. We’re eyeing up the PBC, which comes with peanut butter, chocolate sauce, candied peanuts and Chantilly cream – a dish that contains enough sugar to last you right through till Easter! 

A post shared by IntoTheWoodsChorlton (@intothewoodschorlton) on

Into the Woods
516 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9AW 
Giving up booze for Lent? Kill two birds with one stone and enjoy your final beverage (or three) and a stack of pancakes at this Chorlton cocktail bar. Their pancake menu features the regular favourites of fluffy pancakes with berry and yoghurt or bacon and maple syrup. They also offer a dessert pancake which comes with veggie marshmallows, chocolate sauce and fresh fruit. Or, for something completely different, try their chickpea pancake! Served with a spicy tomato sauce, avocado and hummus, this chickpea creation is completely gluten free and vegetarian! 

A post shared by V Rev Vegan Diner (@vrevmcr) on

20-26 Edge Street, M4 1HN
Gone are the days of vegan’s missing out when it comes to tasty food, and V-Rev is making sure that no one breaks that veganism for Pancake Day. Their vast menu includes both sweet and savoury pancakes which are (sadly) only served between 11am and 3pm. A stack of sweet pancakes come laden with banana, chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and whipped cream, whilst their savoury comes topped up with tofu scramble, ‘beacon’ and maple syrup. Add salted caramel ice cream to the sweet or buttermilk fried seitan ‘chckn’ to the savoury for just £2! Totally guilt free pancakes! 

A post shared by Icestone Gelato (@icestonegelato) on

Ice Stone Gelato
131 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7DY 
The vast menu of Ice Stone Gelato might feature enough sugar and sweet stuff to trigger a toothache or two, it’s also one of the best spots in Manchester to get a light and tasty crêpe! Their crêpes are all made fresh to order and come with a large selection of toppings. Push the boat out and indulge in a Kinder Bueno crêpe (with white and milk chocolate sauce), or keep it simple and go for a French crêpe with just butter and sugar!