My Old Dutch was first established in 1958, and continues to serve decent sweet and savoury pancakes 53 years on, now at three locations. We visited the newest of those locations, on Kensington Church Street, and opted to share one item each from the savoury pannenkoeken and sweet pannenkoeken selections.
We started with My Old Dutch: smoked bacon, chicken, ham, sweet peppers, mushrooms, sweet corn & cheese, minus the sweet peppers, followed by Banana, nuts, chocolate sauce with ice cream for dessert.
The servings were absolutely humongous (the size of a large pizza), and I’m very glad we decided to share them rather than have one each. Pancakes here are of the thin, crêpe variety, rather than the thick, fluffy type, and both the sweet and the savoury pancakes were pretty good - slightly burnt and crisp on the sides, with a nice, soft texture in the middle. Of the two, I preferred the sweet – pancakes just seem to lend themselves better to a sweet dish. Reasonable as they were, they still weren’t a patch on the excellent crêpes at the Kensington Crêperie though.
In a nutshell...
With titanic-sized, fair-tasting pancakes ranging from £6-£10, and just £5 all day on “Monday Madness”, My Old Dutch is very good value, and a more than worthy place for a quick, filling bite, or a lazy, leisurely meal.
My Old Dutch (Kensington)
16 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4EP
Average Price: £10-£20