The Pancake World Cup Returns

The Pancake World Cup Returns

It’s our favourite day of the year – the day when no one blinks an eyelid if you eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Be they deliciously sweet and drizzled in all things syrupy; savoury, and topped with all that’s brunchy; or some perfect meet-in-the-middle (our bacon and maple syrup stack, anyone?), we’re big fans.

We’re also big fans of innovation. You might have caught the ‘Pancake World Cup’ last year, in which our café teams gave us their best combinations of toppings in the hope of being crowned the tastiest.
It’s back for 2019: the entries are in, and they’re scrummier than ever.

We’ll be taking the entries to a knockout tournament on Instagram and Twitter (join in with #pancakeworldcup). The two finalists will be served in our cafes for one day only. The most ordered topping on the big day will be crowned the winner, so it’s up to you to vote with your fork. They’ll be up against two big contenders – our classic Maple Syrup and Bacon, and Blueberry Compote and Greek Yoghurt.


Check out the entries below, and pick a side. Make sure you join us over the next few days on Instagram or Twitter to cast your vote. You’ll be in with a chance of winning pancakes for two on the day just by voting.

The entries

Banana and date jam – Sara McD, Gloucester Road

Chipotle Chicken and Chorizo – Holly, Plymouth

Strawberries and Cream – Chloe, Park Street

Chicken and Mushroom sauce

Salmon with Spinach, Feta and Chives – Kaja, Plymouth

Orange, mango and vanilla ice cream

The Elvis (bacon, banana, peanut butter) – Dani, Kingsmead Square

Apple compote & cinnamon whipped cream – Amy, Exeter

Lemon Drizzle (Lemon curd, meringue) – Rob, Honiton

Salted Caramel, Walnuts & Maple Butter – McBain, Cheswick Village

Apple crumble, with ice cream

Mango & chorizo with greek yoghurt – Max, Solihull

Ginger, Chocolate & Orange – Shannon, Edgbaston

Scrambled eggs & bacon – Ben, HQ

Ice cream & golden syrup – Hannah, HQ

Big Stack (bacon, sausage, hash, blueberry maple) – Callum, Birmingham