Where to Eat in Norwich This Pancake Day

4 February 2023

Where to Eat in Norwich This Pancake Day

Whether you’re planning on a big sugar blow-out before Lent, you’re partial to a savoury crêpe, or you just love an excuse to stuff your face with pancakes, Pancake Day is always lovely treat to have marked out in your calendar. 

If you feel like making February 21 an extra special occasion this year, Norwich has plenty of amazing eateries where you can get your pancake fix, from classic crepes with all the trimmings to gluten free and vegan-friendly options. So why not head out and treat yourself to some flipping good food this February? 

With the excitement stacking up for February 21, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to go in the city for some heavenly pancakes and they’re definitely worth checking out. Here are our top picks… 



Christophe’s Crêpes 

12a Pottergate 

Open 11am – 5pm (closing later on Pancake Day). Vegan and gluten free options available. 

The friendly team at Christophe’s Crêpes on Pottergate are always excited for their favourite day of the year! Here you can find all kinds of incredible sweet and savoury crêpes to suit any appetite, made fresh to order with the best organic ingredients. Whether you’re a classic lemon and sugar kind of person, a banoffee enthusiast, a peanut butter lover or an all-out Nutella fan, you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. And if a savoury crêpe is more your flavour, they’ve got plenty of those too. They also serve delicious handmade milkshakes, coffee, and Affogato! 

Christophe’s are planning on staying open later on Pancake Day as it’s always pretty busy, and they’ll be serving up all their classics along with their mini-Dutch pancakes and a selection of yummy crêpe cakes. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed! 

You can also opt for an egg-free vegan option or go gluten-free with an organic buckwheat crêpe. No need to book, just walk in and ask for a table, but be quick if you’re hungry for your pancake fix!

With a huge range of sweet and savoury options, you’re spoiled for choice at Christophes

Ber Street Kitchen (BSK) 

141-143 Ber Street 

Breakfast menu served between 8am and 2.30pm. Vegan options available. 

On Pancake Day, this cosy bespoke café on Ber Street will be serving up some fluffy American-style pancakes as part of their breakfast menu, with all the usual suspects. Choose from classic maple syrup on its own, maple syrup with streaky bacon, or berry compote with Greek yoghurt, banana and honey – there’s also a vegan option that comes with berry compote, banana & maple syrup! 

Simply turn up at Ber Street Kitchen, or call 01603 664400 to book your table!

Café 33 

33 Exchange Street 

Open 8.30am – 5pm. Vegan options available. 

Head to this friendly, relaxed independent café on Exchange Street this Pancake Day and treat yourself to a stack of American-style pancakes, offered as part of their main menu, topped with either banana slices, crushed pecans, Biscoff crumb and Biscoff sauce, or fresh fruit and maple syrup. Have your pancakes your way and make it vegan, or add bacon or extra soy/dairy yoghurt! The food is freshly prepared, homemade and always generously portioned. 

It’s first come, first serve at Cafe 33, and queues build up quickly, so be sure to allow plenty of time for your pancake indulgence!

The Assembly House 

Theatre Street 

Breakfast menu served from 8am –11am. 

Children’s breakfast menu 7.30am-11am.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast with warm, friendly and professional service at The Assembly House, a gorgeous 18th-century Georgian gem right in the heart of Norwich! From the breakfast menu, order either the buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, a sweet and sour compote of berries and crème fraîche, or if you want something really indulgent, go for the chocolate and Nutella sauce with chocolate ice cream! Feeling hungry yet?

Book here!


Pancakes at The Assembly House

The Ivy  

30 London Street 

Breakfast menu served between 8.30am and 11.15am. 

Feeling fancy? Celebrate Shrove Tuesday in style with a pancake breakfast at The Ivy Norwich Brasserie on London Street. Their hot buttermilk pancakes are served with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce. Delicious! 

Book your table here!

Cosy Club

Dive into indulgence or create your own teetering stack with Cosy Club’s two terrific offers this Pancake Day. Their ‘Build-Your-Own’ offer lets you customise your toppings from a wide-range of choices, with the first three toppings free, and each topping after costing £1.50. Starting at three and going up to nine pancakes, this offer costs anywhere from £8.95 – £16.75.

If you’re feeling less creative and more in the mood for good food, their Black Forest Gateaux pancakes are for you, drizzled in whipped cream, plenty of chocolate, and cherries. Once again, stacks start at three and go up to nine, with the offer costing £9.95 – £19.95.

Both pancake offers are available from Saturday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 21, with walk-ins accepted but booking advised to avoid disappointment!

Will you go crazy with your creation, or play it safe with your pancake stack at Cosy Club?

Slice + Dice 

86 St Benedicts Street 

Food menu served between 12pm – 4pm. Brunch menu until 1pm. All food 100% vegan

You can enjoy delicious plant-based pancakes and have a blast playing a fantastic range of games at this independent board game café and bar nestled in the fine city of Norwich. 

Choose from a Jammie Dodger pancake stack, which comes with sweet strawberry sauce and Jammie Dodger biscuits, or if you prefer your pancakes chocolatey, order the Bourbon Biscuit pancake stack which comes with a rich housemade chocolate fudge sauce and Bourbon biscuits! Both cost just £6.50, so there’s plenty of reason to check them out with a board game to enjoy!

From the brunch menu (served until 1pm) you can order a stack of American-style pancakes with Biscoff and banana, or get them topped with fresh fruit and your choice of maple syrup or chocolate sauce! 

To enjoy Slice + Dice’s amazing board games library, there is a £5 cover charge for a 4-hour session. Book your table and games here!

The Waffle House 

39 Saint Giles Street 

10am – 11pm 

If you prefer your pancakes square-shaped, head to the Waffle House on St. Giles! The Waffle House on St Giles offers a range of delicious plain, wholemeal, low gluten and vegan waffles with an assortment of sweet and savoury toppings. 

The savoury menu offers waffles with Norfolk field mushrooms pan-fried in garlic butter, ham, cheddar and cheese, hummus, avocado and sun-blushed tomatoes, Greek salad, bang-bang chicken and oriental vegetable stir fry!

There are also plenty of sweet options loaded with luscious toppings like honeycomb, Belgian chocolate mousse, fruit salad, pecans, and banoffee, warm Dutch apple, black cherry coulis with almonds and more.

They also offer a range of seasonally inspired specials. Head there before noon to enjoy the breakfast menu with options like cheese and beans and bacon and banana! They also offer delicious freshly made milkshakes and smoothies!

Simply turn up to get your table at the Waffle House, with booking only available for parties of five people upwards!

The Waffle House waffles

Enjoy fresh, tasty waffles at the Waffle House!