If you still haven’t recovered from the trauma of eating far too many pancakes on Pancake Day, look away now. If you have, get yourself down to My Old Dutch now! I went along to the pancake house in Holborn without particularly high expectations (pancakes are pancakes, right?) – here’s the verdict.
My Old Dutch is a low key, welcoming venue close to Holborn station. On a normal day, you could easily walk past it without noticing it. However, during peak times you can spot it miles away by the queue snaking up the side of High Holborn. A group of us went on a Monday thinking it would be quiet…it wasn’t. We queued for about 20 minutes, soon realising that we had chosen one of the worst days. Every Monday is ‘Monday Madness’ – all pancakes are £5! Once we were in, the staff were friendly and fast – just what you need when you’ve only got a one hour lunch break to spare.
The specialities at My Old Dutch are beer (surprise, surprise) and milkshake. I wanted to save plenty of stomach space for pancakes so just stuck with water but the fruit beers in particular looked like a good choice. The shakes on offer are what you would expect – Oreo, Kinder Bueno, Nutella etc. – but once you see the size of the pancakes, you may regret having ordered one.
As well as both sweet and savoury pancakes, My Old Dutch offers salads (LOL), waffles and poffertjes (mini pancakes). I went for the ‘My Old Dutch’ savoury pancake (above) and it was A-MAZING. Seriously. Best pancake I’ve ever had. Despite each having a savoury pancake the size of a house, we couldn’t resist trying the dessert pancakes and so shared a plate of Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Sauce Butterscotch Pancakes (right). These were normal sized rather than giant, thank God, and were also very tasty. They were fluffy and light which was what we needed! Overall, we were all happy with the food, though our waistlines were not so happy…
The Fine Print
My Old Dutch in High Holborn is open from 11am til 10.30pm (9.30pm on Sundays) and is a stone’s throw from Holborn station. On days other than Monday Madness, a savoury pancake will set you back about £10 while the sweet ones are a little cheaper at around £8. For more information, get in touch with My Old Ducth below.
This is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and works for a variety of group sizes. They have gluten free and ‘lite’ options so there really is something for everyone. I will definitely be going back to try some of the other stuff on the menu, and with Monday Madness, it’s reasonably priced too!
Have you been to My Old Dutch or any other awesome pancake houses? Share your thoughts in the comments!