It’s Pancake Day (Tuesday February 13), so it’s a perfect excuse to carb-load. Looking for inspiration? Try these seven locations for freebies, specials and challenges. Hearty appetite? Try The Black Lion’s dirty pancake challenge – it’s a monster - read all about it here. You can also see how Time Out Dubai got on, over on our YouTube channel.
Bread Street Kitchen
Where better to get a pancake than from a British celebrity chef? Gordon Ramsay might not be whipping up the batter himself, but his team will make a mean one for you – and the best news? You can get a stack for just Dhs50. All you need to do is choose between sweet toffee, red velvet or the classic lemon and sugar. Decisions…
Dhs50. Tue Feb 13, noon-4pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).
Clinton St. Baking Co.
If you haven’t already been to Clinton St. Baking Co. in the past 12 days – get there right now. Not only is the New York bakery celebrating on the day itself, it’s dedicating an entire month to the egg- and flour-based sweet treats. And what better excuse than on Pancake Day itself? You can indulge with a stack of three pancakes (of the thick US kind) for Dhs59 at both the Burj Views and City Walk branches of the chain.
Dhs59. Daily 8am-midnight. Until Feb 28. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331). City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 0705).
This Scottish pub is offering up a stellar Pancake Day deal for all of you with hearty appetites. Head to this JBR nightspot between 6.30pm and 9.30pm and you’ll get unlimited pancakes for just Dhs99. There are a variety of toppings to choose from, including Very Berry to work your way through.
Dhs99. Tue Feb 13, 6.30pm-9.30pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach The Walk (04 559 5355).
A classic place to get pancakes any day of the week (we know you’ve tried the stack as big as your head). But if you’re after the breakfasty treat for free this week you’re in luck as you’ll get a complimentary heart shaped pancake with every meal bought at The Beach branch from Tuesday February 13 until Wednesday February 15. A Pancake Day/Valentine’s Day combo, if you will.
Free. Open daily 7am-midnight. The Beach, opposite JBR (4 430 7252).
Gourmet by Kcal
Who said pancakes have to be unhealthy? This 100 percent gluten-free kitchen will be flipping some sweet potato versions for you today. The tasty treats are made from sweet potato mash, coconut flour, oats, almond milk, egg whites, vegan organic protein, organic honey and vanilla bean, garnished with fresh seasonal berries and a homemade strawberry or blueberry sauce. Plus they come in at under Dhs255 calories. Winning.
Dhs50, Tue Feb 13, 8am-10pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Reform Social & Grill
The famous ice cream parlour at this popular pub is undergoing a transformation for today only (Tuesday February 13). Introducing, the Pancake Parlour. Forget the diet and dig into a range of treats loaded up with toppings including lemon and sugar, marshmallows, bananas, chocolate, caramel sauce and whipped cream.
From Dhs30 (two toppings). Tue Feb 13, 5pm-midnight. The Lakes (04 454 2638).
The Black Lion
Did someone say dirty pancake? If you can finish this giant stack of pancakes in under ten minutes you’ll get them free. Running today only (Tuesday February 13), the Brit-style pub has prepped a monster stack smothered with chocolate spread, chopped nuts, ice-cream, banana, doughnuts, cream, marshmallows and chocolate sauce.
Think you can stomach it? Check out our Time Out Dubai pancake-off to see how our team got on.
Dhs99 (or free if you finish the challenge). Tue Feb 13, 5pm-midnight. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).