D is for Dutch

Slim pickings for D in February. There is a surprising lack of Danish options in London. So we settled for the Old Dutch pancake house in Holborn.

The Old Dutch, seemingly sponsored by Nutella, is incredibly popular and with queues coming out the door at 7pm we settled in at the lovely Princess Louise pub opposite for a pint.

The restaurant is bright, bustling and decent value. A Dutch starter platter for two (£9.75) included salmon, kaasballen, bitterballen, slices of gooda, cumin and edam cheese. The pancakes were good and frankly enormous. Think pizza in pancake form.

The savoury pancakes (above) included the My Old Dutch (£10.95) with smoked bacon, chicken, ham, peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn and cheese. And the Hot Dutch (£9.95) with chorizo, pepperoni, cheese, red chillies and tomato sauce.

Struggling slightly at this stage, but we pushed on gamely to the dessert pancakes, wisely turning down the ridiculous Nutella specials featuring everything from Ferrero Rocher and White Kinder Bueno. The poffertjes ice cake (£8.95) more than did the job.

Pie Hunter ratings

Value for money 3/5

Food 3/5

Drinks 2/5

Service 3/5

Atmosphere 4/5

Total 15/25

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