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Seven places to get mouthwatering pancakes this Shrove Tuesday in the North East

Pancake Day is up there with Easter and Christmas for those with a sweet tooth. Thankfully, the offerings just get more and more decadent each year with all manner of flavours and toppings.

The Newcastle food scene is a real treat with tonnes of businesses offering some tasty dishes. Dessert is no different and thankfully there are some unreal options to take advantage of this Pancake Day.

A lot of these will have specials just for the day, so pick your poison wisely as once the clock strikes midnight (or the shop closes), you won’t be able to get them again. On the other hand, others will be blessing our tastebuds with these taste explosions for the whole week so indulge away.

Read more: The Botanist serves up meaty pancake kebab in Newcastle for Shrove Tuesday and fans can't wait

The Dispensary

Heber St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TN

Feast on The Dispensary’s Pancake Only menu on Tuesday with Bueno, banoffee, fudge brownie and crunchie flavours among those on offer. Walk-ins are welcome here but expect it to be busy, so get down early to avoid disappointment.

Creams Cafe

66 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JG

A fan-favourite dessert cafe in the city centre, Creams has just about every flavour you could dream of. If pancakes aren’t your thing, why not feast on an ice cream sundae or waffle instead?

The Botanist

Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL

The Botanist in Newcastle city centre has brought back its "signature sell-out special" that sees miniature pancakes hung from skewers and stacked with a choice of three toppings. And for the first time, the chain is offering a savoury option with customers able to choose to stack their kebab with meat.


8,Lower Level, Greys Quarter intu Eldon Square, 44C Blackett St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JB

Sweet or savoury? The crepe experts at CrepeAffaire have you covered no matter what gets your tastebuds tingling. This place gets busy but we promise it’s worth the wait.

Chloe Mae’s

2 St George's Rd, Cullercoats, North Shields NE30 3JY

Go out of the city centre and you’ll find the most moreish and most indulgent desserts going. Chloe Mae’s will be running a special pancake day with fluffy treats stacked with toppings.

We’re talking smores, jammie dodgers, Biscoff, Nutella with fresh strawberries and our personal favourite, the crispy bacon with maple syrup.


100-102 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PG

Another solid favourite, Kaspas offers desserts all year round with its menu including waffles, sundaes, cakes and milkshakes. Eyes on the menu for this one as in the past, there have been some pancake bundles that are hard to say no to.

Aidan’s Kitchen

11 Starbeck Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RH

If you want a spin on the normal things offered on pancake day, we definitely recommend you take a look at Aidan’s Kitchen. A recent offering included a stack of fluffy pancakes topped with poached rhubarb, rhubarb & vanilla jam, vanilla Chantilly cream & chopped pistachios. Run, don’t walk, to Aidan’s Kitchen this Shrove Tuesday.

Honourable muncheons

Not everywhere offers mad pancake day specials, however, there are a few places that include pancakes on their brunch menu that we don’t like to pass by. Quay Ingredient has some top-tier food on offer and is always a hit with visitors to the city. While Olive & Bean do wonderfully sweet cakes and puddings and its breakfast waffles do just the trick.

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