Though you are arguably in the wrong capital city if you are looking to tuck into some crêpes, London would do Paris very proud with the range of authentic and utterly delicious crêperies nestled within its streets, boroughs and neighborhoods. Luckily for those guests staying at Hotel Devonshire London, where to go for breakfast is not usually much of a question given the top-notch service and quality of the bed and breakfast Paddington service. However, if you find that you would like to venture away from your hotel for a crêpe, whether it is for a snack or a meal, then here are your prime spots in the city. Each is special in their own right, so perhaps consider looking ahead at the menu to decide which specialty will be drawing you in.
La Crêperie de Hampstead
La Crêperie de Hampstead is the kind of restaurant/food recommendation that every traveller making the most of hotel deals in London and the associated experience thereof needs in their life. This is because truthfully, it doesn’t look all that impressive from the outside and you may never find it without first getting the recommendation. Well, take this one very seriously: people line up down the street to get a crêpe from this small window-serve, street-food fixture just down the road from Hampstead Station. It is stationed to the right of one of London’s most famous pubs, King William IV Pub & Rooms, and only takes cash – so make sure you have enough to satiate your cravings once you take a look at the menu and decide you want at least two variations!
Address: 77 Hampstead High St, Hampstead, London NW3 1RE
Contact: +44 20 7445 6767
Crème de la Crêpe
On top of the punny name and prime location in Covent Garden, Crème de la Crêpe serve sweet and savoury crêpes and smoothies from iconic vaulted arches that are typical of the area, with flagstone floors. During the Summer, you can sit out the front onto a little piazza and you will find that it is almost inseparable in terms of imagery to what you would expect from a little bustling cafe in Paris. Inside, you will find a self-service station and wood panelled bench chairs and modern decor. The range of toppings is mind-boggling and you can mix and match everything from caramel sauce to oreo biscuits to make yourself a crêpe which is truly the crème de la crêpe. If you are staying in Accommodation in Paddington London, then this is probably your easiest, closest spot for a fantastically delicious food experience.
Address: 29 The Market, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RE
Contact: +44 20 7836 6896
Crêpes à la carte
Heading further north of the city, you will find Crêpes à la carte in Camden Borough’s Kentish Town. This French-inspired restaurant and cafe menu will make you shout “holy crêpe!” as soon as you cast your eye on it. There are options for the sweet-toothed people as well as the savoury-fans, which can be paired with an extremely special rustic setting. Our recommended savoury crêpe of choice is La Biquette, which contains goat’s cheese, organic cherry tomatoes, walnuts, organic rocket and honey. Our recommended sweet crêpe is the homemade salted caramel, whose name speaks for its flavours.
Address: 112 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 9PX
Contact: +44 20 3689 3685
La Petite Bretagne
Focusing on the flavours of Brittany in France, La Petite Bretagne is a French restaurant whose crêpes alone will keep you visiting London on a regular basis. West of Paddington, this contemporary crêperie serves up Hammersmith’s finest sweet and savoury buckwheat pancakes. Between the Provencal savoury crêpe (known as a galette in France), and Eton Mess inspired sweet crêpes, La Petite Bretagne is suitable for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dessert – whatever your preference may be.
Address: 5-7 Beadon Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 0EA
Contact: +44 20 8127 5530
The Kensington Crêperie
There are a number of reasons to visit Kensington as well as a number of reasons to visit The Kensington Crêperie. But neither is so strong as the museums on Exhibition Road to visit Kensington, or The Kensington Crêperie to visit Exhibition Road – they all go hand-in-hand, really. So, next time you visit one of the top three museums in London which all fall on Exhibition Road – The Science Museum, The V&A Museum and The Museum of Natural History – take a three minute walk to The Kensington Crêperie for an energy boost and a delicious treat. The ambience is very French – tiled floors, outdoor seating onto historically significant streets and authentic French crêpes.
Address: 2-4 Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2HF
Contact: +44 20 7589 8947
Finally, and to ensure you have got a crêpe-option for almost every part of London, Senzala Crêperie in The Brixton Village Market is all you need to lighten your mood on a crêpe-y day. Not only do they have all the classics, but they have also got vegan and gluten free options too making it all-inclusive for everyone with a crêpe-craving. There is everything you could imagine as well as a few you wouldn’t imagine to find on a crêpe-menu, like a King Prawn Cajun galette or a crêpe with bananas and butterscotch sauce.
Address: 41-42 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8PS
Contact: +44 20 7274 2211
So, by now you should have guessed it – it is really not difficult to find a delicious, authentically French crêperie in London, even if it isn’t quite the cobbled streets of Paris. In fact, it almost comes as a bonus feature of Hotel Deals in London given that they are all within proximity of Paddington and the centre. What are you waiting for? Make your day just that much better with a crêpe (or 3!) from any of these hotspots.