My Old Dutch - Holborn

4.5
497 reviews
£25 and under
European
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 497 People Are Saying
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BimO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my friends

The Amsterdammer was great, perfect balance of sour, sweet and salty.

Staff were attentive and responsive. The young black lady serving us on Monday was very good!

FP
FanofPancakes
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back at this restaurant. Always great food. Fast service. Close to Shaftesbury Theatre which was my reason for eating there.

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WKayes
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was good as was atmosphere and service. However visit started off in a unsatisfactory way as we were told that the kitchen closed in 20 mins time and they closed in an hr. Not sure why I was given the option of booking a table at half 6 if that was the case. Also, even though the discount code was mentioned by 2 of us on arrival we were initially handed the bill without the discount and when we pointed this out the response sounded quite sarcy. I'd recommend eating there but definitely check closing times and also don't go too close to that time because you will feel rushed.

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LinaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible evening as always, the staff is absolutely amazing, they would accommodate anything we ask for. The food is outstanding. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with flowers. What more does one need! will be back soon!

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SusanD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing value if you go on a Monday as food is half price

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NickY
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value - a very wide choice of toppings, and the option to create your own too, so definitely something for everyone. Vegan bacon and other substitute toppings are also available.

Milkshakes were excellent - thick and rich, not just syrup in milk like some places offer.

Booking would be recommended, as there was a queue outside of people who had not booked. We had, and staff were going down the queue to ask who had bookings, so we were let in and seated immediately, even slightly before the booked time.

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LindaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Although a local, it was my first time at My Old Dutch - my friend has been many times over many years. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our pancakes were good. The Covid hygiene was good and the staff wore face masks. The music was a little loud for comfortable conversation (it was impossible to hear what one of the staff were saying to us!) but overall a nice and relaxing place to have lunch. Thank you.

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Jayess
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good and pancakes were tasty. Would have liked the option of buckwheat for main course. perhaps will try this for dessert next time. Fast service and pleasant surrounds with excellent waiting staff. Good for pre theatre dinner

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal

I will definitely be returning

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BarbaraD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, the grandchildren loved it. Definitely come again

RM
RobertoM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, big portions! Attentive service. A great selection of dishes.

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AmiraL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I like the way it has been remodelled. Looks very nice now! I had the strawberry and blueberry with maple syrup stacked butterscotch pancakes, which were great! The tropical smoothie was okay, not sure if it was made fresh or store bought. The waiter said it was made fresh but it could easily have been from a ready made bottle. I’ve been here before in the last few years and have tried different items. The food is always great and served very quickly! Waiters are kind and attentive. Only negative is that when we arrived at just after 6 they kept telling us the store closes at 7, as if they wanted to kick us out early. I don’t like when restaurants do that. Also they left us a little too long before taking our order. Other than that will always visit as the food is good especially if you’re craving pancakes, and is in a good location just a few mins walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square if you wanted to head somewhere after.

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Glenn
London
36 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Popular pancake and crepe restaurant. Savoury crepes are very similar to pizzas. You can also get stacked pancakes. Variety of drinks. Good for families. Quite busy.

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HazelK
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went For a quick lunch with my 3 year old and mother. They had a good kids menu. I had been in about 5 years and it's still as good at it has always been. Would definitely recommend. Especially on Monday madness b

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BobB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for 40 years and, if anything, it improves every time I go back. Nice to see it reopened again with new decor too. Food never disappoints.

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vipCWKW
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit, fab food and super-friendly service start to finish - plus the milkshakes are great......

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FionaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, one of our favourites. Choices are great and the service is excellent

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charliea
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to MOD since the 1990s but it was as good as I remember. We went on Monday Madness so it was great value for money. The kids had sweet pancakes and we had savoury but no one had room for another unfortunately. The staff were friendly and efficient and the whole experience was fantastic. I won't leave it another 30 years before I return!

DJ
DanielJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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ShelleyP
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, super helpful & polite.
The waffles were amazing as was the Salmon & Cheeseball platter!
Will be returning asap, with the kids!

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Dollydaydream
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Members of our party were delayed and the staff were more than accommodating. Delaying orders, keeping the kitchen open and being extremely helpful.

Pancakes are always lovely there - would definitely recommend the savory duck pancake.

Overall a lovely experience, I have been many times before and I would go back again.

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service great food great price..I'll be back

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Ellic
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, everyone I spoke with we’re so friendly, polite and very helpful with a smile! The pancakes themselves were heaven! I will definitely plan a visit again! The decor inside is lovely, pancake signs and it’s nice and bright! Very pleased, and it’s such good value for money for London!

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LinaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great as usual. The staff was exceptionally helpful. Thank you

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful and very welcoming. The atmosphere just as you walk in is fantastic. The service is very quick and efficient, the staff… I can’t even describe how lovely and nice everyone is. Food: feels like heaven. I recommend booking a table before you go as its very busy there. My whole experience there was just perfect, there is nothing to complain about. Even the prices, I would expect to pay way more for what I ordered but overall it ended up with a very decent price. The pancakes are huge but that’s what makes it even better. For newer people it might seem odd for some of the toppings to be put on a pancake, but that’s truly not the case, everything fits so well together. I am so happy I chose to go there and would definitely recommend anyone to go. Especially if you love pancakes like me ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. The pancakes are the best. The service was great and prices were very reasonable. A great place to dine out.

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Pancakefan
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, we all felt welcomed, lovely food and a great atmosphere!

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Juicey79
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my fave restaurant growing up, with my branch being the King's Road one.
The food in the Holborn branch was tasty. I ordered the lemon and sugar. It was a bit cold, but still edible. I also got a side of nachos.
They had no frites at the time of dining.
Staff were friendly and professional.

JG
JanetG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to visit after a matinee performance at the theatre. grandchildren loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly staff, amazing service but most importantly, amazing food

PS
PaulS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good value for money, excellent friendly and professional service, good location.

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LouL
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We’ve been coming here for 37 years! Nice makeover and food as good as ever. A little disappointed that the pancakes are now served on plastic picnic plates. Staff not particularly friendly.

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GretaS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cool idea and makes for an unusual dining experience. Coffee was bot great and you need to double and triple check about dietary requirements (my coffee Stil came with milk instead of oat), though it is really cool they have the entire menu 9n gluten and dairy free. Service is nice though a little on the slow side

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NP88
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fast service. Amazing smoked salmon and scrambled egg crepes!!!!

JW
JWFX
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The chocolate sauce did not taste like chocolate. As this was a key ingredient of my dessert I was disappointed. Otherwise everything was very good.

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THNT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and friendly customer service - they had an issue on the day and needed to close the restaurant, however waited until we were served and finished with no pressure to leave so they didn't have to cancel our reservation last minute. Very ample and pleasant atmosphere.

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XXXXX
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The booking failed and no table was reserved? It was no problem as the staff quickly helped and made room to seat us. Worth checking out but definitely book in advance as it can be quiet busy.

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Bag76
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time with great service. Sweet and savoury options. The venue was fun and nothing was a problem. Fun evening with friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the range of pancakes was amazing! Love the decor and staff are super friendly! My go to breakfast place in London

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mandyh
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So nice to appreciate a great pancake with all the fillings

FAQs

My Old Dutch - Holborn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 5200.

My Old Dutch - Holborn is rated 4.5 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.