My Old Dutch - Holborn

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£25 and under
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The original pancake house was established in 1958 and situated conveniently between the West End, Covent Garden & the City.

My Old Dutch offers savoury and sweet pancakes as well as a selection of salads, traditional Dutch starters and desserts.

The atmosphere is warm friendly and relaxed which makes it a great place to come for families and kids.

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3.9
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3.9
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Emma
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for pancakes as always great service from the staff & lovely pancakes. Definitely be back again soon

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KThom
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Apparently half the kitchen was not working so only sweet pancakes were available. Very disappointing. Seemed very busy and popular so we will try again, but generally very disappointed to not be able to have lunch. Especially as there was no word of it on social media etc...

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing. Food expensive and poor quality topped off with 12% service charge! Definitely will not be going back.

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BenP
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Huge portions, reasonable prices, interesting choice of savoury options. Will be back to try and sweet pancakes.

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louises
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to ask for things lots of times. Food was great but the service left a lot go be desired.

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AlisonF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a booking but arrived early. This was no problem and we were seated immediately.
Was a very busy Sunday lunchtime and little staff interaction but orders accurate and food good and hot .

Very large portions so unable to finish but offered to box up for us if needed.

would definitely go again

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Lluna
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the service was great, friendly waiters and amazing food, A place to come back!

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DebbieC
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brought a friend here for a birthday brunch. It was a busy Saturday morning and somehow the waiters missed our table and I had to hunt one down to place our order. They did apologise and otherwise we had a lovely time.

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KelvinL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There was something wrong on Saturday, we arrived at 10:30and there were tables. We ordered and one coffee came, and the other didn't. How can a cappuccino take so much longer than a latte? Same with the food, mine came and went cool after I was polite and waited for my two guests food to appear.

When their food came so did my cappuccino

Not really bad but on the other 5 or 6 times I've been there it's been a lot better.

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KatjaG
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a place you certainly can't miss when visiting London

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EveB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had bacon & spinach pancake, loved it, but for the first time in my life I said - I cannot eat any more bacon (and I love bacon). With that in mind, I would maybe put a bit less of it and it was super well crispy and greasy that my stomach hurt. But besides that, we all loved everything we had and would come back again!

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SagalC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant food and enjoyed the ambiance. Can’t wait to come back again soon!

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Timah
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I was robbed inside this restaurant and the manager was not helpful.

The restaurant was too rowdy which is why they allowed a thief inside in the first place.

Very disappointing

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Chelsey11
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food.. could have done with more toppings. Nice though.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service not very good. Functional at best. Definitely not worth 12.5% automatically applied service charge. As it was optional we didn't pay it.

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CleidoK
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing special, was hoping the options for buttermilk pancakes would be better. I personally am a fan of buttermilk pancakes and not crepes and the menu had more crepes than anything else.

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MarineG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Buttermilk pancakes were amazing. The plate was full and tast was great. The place is a bit loud and crowded, you don't have a lot of space from your neighbors and have to talk a bit loud to get heard. Overall very good moment spent there and great food. Would recommend.

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vipAnon
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Easy, cheap and quick: pancakes great, always good value for money.

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MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Big Dutch pancakes at overblown prices.
The sweet ones we're definitely the better option.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small cozy place to meet with your friends to have pancakes. I’ve had the seasonal pancake (my Ferrero) and it was a dream! Definitely will visit again especially to try the savoury pancakes

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ChristopheK
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good pancakes and very friendly staff.
Looking forward to sampling a few more.

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Tomtom12131
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and polite service. Food was good but somewhat overpriced in my opinion.
The waiter was very polite and attentive but got one of the orders wrong - it was very quickly rectified

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and good value. Good service. Will go back

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Chiara2q
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, big portions for the seasonal special

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MarkR
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unusual and reasonable, a good central London location, time-tested. Different from the usual fare and good for vegetarians in particular.

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KevinK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Have the pancakes! The Amsterdammer was wonderful but my friend didn't and had the chilli,egg and fries instead and it was all very greasy sadly

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Maria
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had nice pancakes, unfortunately service was slow and they had no tea. We were sat right at the back by the fire exit, not the best table in the house, although we had book in advance. I think if we were at a table near the fri t it would have been better.

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LucyF
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing food. Felt rushed from start to finish by serving staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great but service was lacking, perhaps understaffed.

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PancakeTime
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tasty food, and good value with the offer on the website, however service was slow and the main two beers were off. It was understandable to be slow at the beginning as the restaurant was busy but the service continued to be slow as the restaurant emptied out, which meant we decided not to get dessert.

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SimonC
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want big pancakes this is where to go! You will struggle to fit dessert in for sure

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EllieD
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

On arrival they claimed we never booked a table, though I have several emails that prove I have through open table, which I was linked to through their website. So they may need to work on that. Plus the service is very slow and you have to really make an effort for someone to come and take your order or bring you the bill. Luckily the food is good and reasonably priced.

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AlexandraA
Orlando
2 reviews