Could This Be London’s Most Decadent Pancake?

There are pancakes and there are pancakes that are taken to another level. Over the weekend, I tried The Botanist’s Shrove Tuesday special which transcended any pancake experience I’d had before.

The Botanist

Lunch started with a few Prestigé oysters which were accompanied by … 

The Botanist

… a well recommended white wine. I wish I’d noted down the name because the wine was perfect for the oysters and the pancake which was on its way. There was a tinge of mineral that complimented the seafood deliciously. 

The Botanist

Seafood, seafood with pancakes? Yes, indeed. To be precise, chunks of lobster. There were also morel and chanterelle mushrooms and a creamy, smoked garlic bisque that arrived with the pancake, which was outstanding. 

The Botanist

Needless to say, my lunch was polished off without any delay. The BotanistIf you’re thinking about popping into The Botanist on Tuesday, their other pancake special is a deliciously sweet marshmallow pancake with hot chocolate sauce and coconut ice cream.

And The Cadogan Arms (The Botanist’s little brother) are also offering up pancake specials on Shrove Tuesday: Pork fillet and prosciutto with maple glazed baked apple and cider jus; and Buttermilk chocolate chip pancakes with hazelnut cookie dough ice cream.  How good does that all sound?

My lunch was complimentary for the purpose of the review which reflected just how spoilt my tastebuds felt by the end of the meal. This is indeed one fine pancake and one to certainly try. 

Chelsea Girl


  1. February 15, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    Yummy! It’s quite funny because I have a botanist close to me (Kew Bridge), but it’s not the same place. The oysters look quite good and so do the pancakes 😀

    • Chelsea Girl
      February 15, 2015 / 10:11 pm

      I know exactly which Botanist you’re talking about. I went past it one day and thought the two may be related. 🙂

  2. LondonKiwiEmma
    February 15, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Oh my word…!

    • Chelsea Girl
      February 16, 2015 / 9:46 am

      Indeed, so good! x

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