My Old Dutch - Kensington

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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KenDutchStudent
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, kind staff and very tasty food. As a Dutchman, I'm amazed by the variety of options offered for the toppings of the pancakes - haven't thought of many myself. Food for thought!

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Redhatters
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed in. Spacing was good. So much to choose from. Spoilt for choice. Our waiter was polite and very friendly. We even asked to take away what we couldn't eat and they were more than happy to help. Will go back again and again. Great value.

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natashab
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Come here quite often and usually bring friends who’ve never been and they are always so happy with the pancakes
Brought my sister in law today and she absolutely loved it
It was very quiet due to the current situation but great non the less
Can’t wait to return

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Chiksy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our breakfast and the pancakes were tasty . Service was attentive.

RJ
RosJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pancake place to eat, highly recommend it!!

LG
LondonGuy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. One of the best spots in London for pancakes!

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RoumaissaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Would not recommend
The place was a mess. The service was poor and the food was average.

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tfortnite
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Unusually slow service on this particular evening, but not normal so will return.

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NicolaP
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the Old Dutch, but will definitely return on our next visit to London.
The pancakes were great. We could not get over the size if them. We had a selection of sweet and savory and they tasted amazing.
Visiting the Old Dutch is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally large pancakes - although service was a little slow

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KathrynD
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is great, huge portions for a reasonable price. Very, very tasty and loads of choice.
The service, however, was incredibly slow despite there being 3 members of staff and only 3 tables filled when we were there. Cheeky automatically adding 12.5% service charge to the bill after that.

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CelsaC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

an alternative place to spend the evening, good both sweet and savory dishes, good value for money

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PaulaN
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place, staff are friendly and the food is always great

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Dutch
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were place near by de rubbish bins, this smelled not good.
The place was nog clean.
We had to wait long for the waitress to take our orders

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Phoenix
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and accommodating staff. Glad they had gluten-free options! I prefer this branch to the Holborn one, because it’s much more quiet and spacious. Quality of the food was great, I tried something different this time and got a lite chicken salsa pancake, then made my own for dessert! I did not regret it at all.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! I always come there whenever I'm in London.

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MiriamT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Gorgeous pancakes, I’ll be there once at month for sure!

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PriJessP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for breakfast, it was quite busy and seemingly understaffed. One waitress was going up and down and up and down the stairs to get the food out of the kitchen (downstairs). Getting attention for service was quite hard and mistakes were made with our order.
Been to the branch at Holborn a few times and would rather go there than this branch.

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londonlady69
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love it! Huge pancakes with a huge selection of toppings - what’s not to like?

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Lewis
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OpenTable allowed me to book a table at 21:15 (and actually showed bookings up until 23:00) but the restaurant closed at 21:30.

Upon arrival we were told we could sit, however would have to order and finish our food in 15 minutes as they were locking the door at 21:30.

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SandyD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free options, lovely service and delicious food and hot chocolate!

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kimB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The kids said it one of the highlights of the trip 👍

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AngieJulianaM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

FOOD AND STAFF WERE REALLY NICE. WE WENT TOWARD THE END OF THE LUNCH TIME RUSH AND I DID FEEL THAT THE STAFF WERE TIRED BY THE END AND WERE SLOW TO SERVE.

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GirlyCatchUp
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We had made a booking through open table but the restaurant didn't think we had a booking when we arrived, I had to show the email.
There was a table upstairs but instead of giving it to us we were sent downstairs, we were the only people down there as they were telling everyone else that walked in they were full.
Drinks arrived well after our pancakes.
Wasn't great to be honest.

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SabineH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was terrible. They forgot our drinks, food came before drinks (after reminding) and cup was not provided for tea. Staff wasn’t really nice or attentive it was all just rushed and unorganised. Tables next to us also had issues with order and service provided. Place felt like a train station rather then a restaurant. Will not go back there

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GailS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff. Restaurant could do with a little makeover, looked a little bit tired.

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LuisaG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The pancakes were very nice, however my gluten free one came out later and cold.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special - quality of pancakes not as good as I expected. But not really bad either. Ok if you in a rush.

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vipHA88
London
34 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive manager and delicious pancakes!

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KenanY
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall a good option to eat some pancakes but not the best if you want to eat in a calm and quiet place.

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EmsOfEly
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were 6 of us and all enjoyed the food, the friendliness of the staff and the location. We would definitely recommend My Old Dutch to others and would definitely go again. Some of us have been several times already as we so enjoy the food.

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Kamw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The looks of the place are too great. Good for a quick lunch. The service is so so. They weren't very attentive and had some problems to communicate. The food runs cold really quickly.

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SheenaS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, however I did not like that my meal came out before the rest of my friends’ meals. When I asked if the server could take it back until everybody’s breakfast came to the table, he told me it would take one minute. Well, five minutes later is when their breakfast showed up. That’s bad service and it shows a lack of respect for your customers because instead of my food being warm, it got cold.

I’m not sure where this server grew up, but I learned that you don’t eat until everybody gets their meal. So why don’t you learn that, and next time respect your customers and make sure everybody’s meal comes out at the same time.

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Monika
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a lovely place which we visit with a few colleagues once in a while. it's quite easy to get a discount as well so we appreciate that :) The food is good and it quite consistently on the same level which I appreciate. Last time we went they were very short staffed unfortunately and it was a bit delayed but the guys really did their best to serve us so i'm can't complain. very friendly as well :)

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Helena
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived and it was not open. Closed for refurbishment! It was a treat for my daughters academic achievements. I was disappointed it was on open table and that it was not open!

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vipCCCWineNFoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Can’t beat this place for a selection of Dutch style pancakes in London!

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Londoner3
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great location. Almost everything has a gluten free and a vegan option, which also taste great. Can be very busy on weekends, so make sure to book! Won't regret it. :)

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JianLi
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved coming here, and my friends really enjoyed the meal. Thank you for a good evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service.

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londonlady69
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service can be slow - there are never enough staff working there, meaning that the ones who are are rushed off their feet and unable to present their best customer service.
However, the food is fantastic! It is served up fairly quickly and is delicious.
Would totally recommend it 😃

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My Old Dutch - Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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