This year Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 13 February, and at this cold, dark point in the year there’s only one thing better than a good pancake party, and that’s having someone else make them for you. So, we’ve rounded up the best spots to get your batter fix while keeping your kitchen ceiling free of all crêpe catastrophes. There’s Japanese pancakes, free pancakes, pancakes with a quiz… and more free pancakes. Get the lowdown…
Free pancakes and colouring session at Common
Local eatery Common are serving up free pancakes with every drinks purchase. The pancakes last as long as the eggs do, so be sure to get up early – the first batch starts at 10am. The offer coincides with Common’s regular Colouring Club, so from 6-9pm crêpe and crayon collide for a FREE pancake-themed colouring session, materials provided.
Tue 13 Feb, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW. Tel: 0161 832 9245, all day, www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk
Stranger Things quiz and Fat Tony’s pancakes at Kosmonaut
In honour of the nation’s favourite battered delight, Kosmonaut are flipping it Upside Down with a Stranger Things-themed quiz from 7pm, featuring pancakes from resident Fat Tony’s kitchen. With a first prize of a £100 bar tab, and teams of up to 8 people, it’s a high-stakes take on Shrove Tuesday you’d be mad to miss. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team.
Tue 13 Feb, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 2FF. Tel: 0161 236 9876, 7pm, FREE, www.kosmonaut.co
Vegan delights at Bundobust
Not quite the shrove Tuesday you might have hoped for but an excuse to get down to Bundobust and try some of their new vegan masala dosa for Dosa Day in their Piccadilly home. January’s new menu launch introduced a brand-new recipe for the masala dosa and with a new vegan coconut chutney and an Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower) filling, it’s now 100% vegan. If you are still looking for a sweet option they will also be serving a special one-off ‘Sweet Sweet Dosa’ on the menu for one day only – with mango, pistachio, cardamom and mascarpone cream.
Tue 13 Feb, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG. Tel: 0161 359 6757 www.bundobust.com
Japanese filled pancakes at Cottonopolis (pictured)
In a special Pancake Day addition to their menu, the Northern Quarter’s favourite Japanese-themed restaurant Cottonopolis are serving up Dorayaki (filled Japanese pancakes) with mouth-watering flavour combos like chocolate peanut and salted caramel, or Yuzu curd and marmalade. We’re having the matcha and white chocolate.
Tue 13 Feb, Cottonopolis, Newton Street, Manchester M1 2AE. Tel: 0161 236 5144, www.cottonopolis-nq.com
In addition, there’s free pancakes when you buy a drink at either Black Dog venue (NQ or NWS) or Dog Bowl.
Tue 13 Feb, Black Dog Ballroom NQ, Corner Tib Street/Church Street, Manchester M4 1PW. Tel: 0161 839 0664
Black Dog Ballroom NWS, 11 – 13 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP. Tel: 0161 236 4899
Dog Bowl, Arch 57, Whitworth St West, Manchester M1 5WW. Tel: 0161 228 2888, www.blackdogballroom.co.uk
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Published on: Mon 12 Feb 2018