My Old Dutch - Chelsea

4.3
110 reviews
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European
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Brunch
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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AB
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and good choice for everyone, my favourite is the pancakes with Nutella, fresh strawberries, banana and ice cream. Great to have sweet and savoury options will be back for sure!

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H
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter afternoon desert with my cousin. Lovely and amazing staff. And delicious milkshakes and waffles

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We remember a buzzing My Old Dutch from 20+ years ago. Very quiet for midweek in the Easter Holidays, so lacking in ambience. The variety of pancakes is great and they taste good, however they are a bit too big and none of us could finish them. They should offer a small size (maybe two thirds) or a 50:50 so you can do savoury and sweet on the same pancake.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time at my old Dutch!
Our waiter was so considerate of my gluten and dairy allergies and made sure my food was perfect! It’s hard to go anywhere and enjoy pancakes being gluten and dairy free, so this was such a treat!
My mums first trip and already can’t wait to go back!
Perfect food, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait for my next visit!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food excellent as always, though the service was unusually slow for them (perhaps because it was Mother's day).

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We love my old Dutch but have never been with our kids. With it being Mother’s Day it was extremely busy and tables are so close together it was hard work with the kids and not much space for bags or buggies. The main thing that was an issue was there was no baby changing facilities. They normally do it downstairs on the seat they said but with it being so busy this space was also occupied. We ended up doing it on another seat upstairs in front of other customers which isn’t nice for them so the second time in the car. All in all a stressful experience.

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FS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kept the kids quiet. milkshakes were a highlight and pancakes always exceptional!

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great family dinner with kids. Both kids and parents loved it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pancakes were tasty but cold!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, delicious pancakes and big portions!! Loved it!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Large portion sizes and a decent range of sweet and savoury pancakes. Good be a little more generous on the toppings and more attentive on the service

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The staff were very unfriendly. Rang well in advance to reduce my booking size, still got treated rudely. Not a single smile.

Food was ok, overpriced for overal experience.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty pancakes great experience

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EF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Great value for money and a lovely restaurant. Staff were lovely and allowed us to split the bill between friends also. Would definitely reccomend.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It's fun. It's pretty easy having a good time while eating pancakes, and the place doesn't try to act like a serious restaurant.

When we were there it was a quiet evening and we had a blast. Friendly staff, nice pancakes and clean environment.

Could be slightly more cosy. Nicer lighting and a nicer decor but we were content

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TS
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manger was amazing everything was 10/10 the pancakes was so nice anyone you will love !!!

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FP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

In love with their salty crepes!!! Quick service and amazing food.

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RD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific pancake house experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

As we first arrived we was greeted and seated. Afterwards we was served but the staff kept on staring at us in the resturant. There was a couple sitting and they were just staring at them and as we came we kept on getting stared at. When our food arrived my nieces pancake had hair in it we told them we received no apology what so ever they just changed the dish over but didn’t say sorry or seemed concerned. As we are ate after all three members of staff were staring and looking and we felt uncomfatable. Even though they wasn’t busy they could have at least made them self look busy cause as you eat everyone likes to eat in peace. We didn’t pay the service charge due to the hair. And they didn’t even offer to give the child’s
Pancake for free like most restaurants would when concerning hair. The pancakes were great but other that that the service was not the best. So will not be going back

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Huge portions, nice ambience, good selection and flexible menu. Don’t miss this one!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Something for everyone here. Not a place you would build your Saturday night around - ambience is more cafe than restaurant - but well worth a visit. Four mains, 3 desserts, 2 beers, 2 milkshakes and 2 coffees were around 100 quid and would have fed more than the four in our group. Great value.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! will definitely be back.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pancake bar in london we never visit the capital without at least one visit

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IC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing. My pancake had been burnt, so I could only taste burnt batter. The waiter did not seem to understand even although the plate stained black.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service, helpfull staff and food was very filling. Value for money? Good I would say.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time tried these dutch pancakes! It was a quick visit but definitely worth it!

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TR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good meal, good price service a little slow.
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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A reasonable price for interesting food and casual

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HR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went on a Sunday for a late lunch. It was busy and noisy but the food was excellent. I would have preferred our drinks to arrive first with enough time to savour them before the meal but they came after the meal was served. Everything else was good. Very child friendly

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IC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unusual food with very good attentive service. Inexpensive food which can be served quickly if necessary.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fantastic beer, friendly staff, very quick waiting time, very reasonable food bill. No complaints whatsoever

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service

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VG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Amazing pancakes. Would be 5stars but the smoothies were awful.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for breakfast - delicious and fast! Cute little place in the heart of Chelsea.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Such a nice place for brunch. Been here twice and I’ve been able to finish my food. My pancake was a little burnt underneath which is my only critism. The restaurant was closed packed and we still received our food quickly. Considering it is a pancake place, it was full of kids which the noise level could get annoying of the crying. But overall a really nice place to enjoy with friends or family.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the Gluten Free Buckwheat pancakes. Have to have them when are visiting from Australia. Amsterdammer is my favourite.

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Old Dutch is a classic that always delights. You can't go wrong with pancakes, savoury or sweet, the options are plentiful. Relaxed vibe and friendly staff, the food is ready quickly (the pro of pancakes!) and the portions are very filling. Overall, a great place to eat out at, for any occasion!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The staff do not have an acceptable comprehension of English. It led to a couple of misunderstandings. However they were polite and served well and timed their visits good. The food is lovely as expected. The ambience was good. Nice location.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely savoury and sweet pancakes a a good price, staff very friendly and accommodating.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. I'm not Dutch, so I can't comment on authenticity of the food, but it was delicious. We shared Bitterballen, poffertjies and cinnamon & pear pancake. Attentive staff. Decor is very bright and kitch, which I suppose is in keeping with their theme. Highly recommended.

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