The best French crêpes in London
In France, of course, the crêpe has always had a place at the table. And with a growing influx of French people, this French tradition is no longer a novelty to Londoners.
There’s no need to cross the Channel to savour authentic French crêpes: crêperies are popping up all over the capital. Hot, filling and incredibly tasty, crêpes are almost becoming the new sandwich. Here’s my selection of the crème de la crème of crêperies London has to offer.
Crémerie Crêperie, Kensington Crêperie
Situated in South Kensington, increasingly known as ‘little Paris’, Crémerie Crêperie is at the heart of the French hub of the capital. Cooking up crêpes for more than a decade, it’s a firm favourite with tourists and locals, so expect a bit of a queue on weekends.
Take your pick from satisfying savoury galettes made from buckwheat or delectably sweet and paper thin crêpes. My favourite crêpe here is the strawberry cream crêpe with fresh strawberries, cream, white Belgian chocolate and Chantilly cream.
As well as the selection of sweet and savoury dishes, continental breakfast and indulgent choice of ice-cream and frozen yogurts, a healthy range of fresh fruit smoothies and salads will assuage any gluttonous guilt.Crémerie Crêperie, Kensington Crêperie
2-6 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London
With the vast amount of eateries along Chiswick High Road, it is easy enough to walk past this cute little crêperie. Decorated with French artwork and providing diners with a mini list of vital French phrases to consider while mulling over the menu, the ambiance is very much in line with its dishes.
Serving simple yet classic French fillings, Crêpe Parisienne is a true taste of France. I would recommend trying the hot chocolate here. And don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card offering your eighth sweet crêpe for free!Crêpe Parisienne
132 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London
Crème de la Crêpe
After a successful stint with a stall at Borough Market, Crème de la Crêpe has become the latest addition to Covent Garden’s gastro scene. Championing crêpes as ‘the fast food that’s good to eat’, foodie Nick Willoughby spins an English twist on a French tradition.
Specials include ‘Beanz Meanz,’ filled with baked beans, free range egg and mature cheddar cheese and ‘Love Hate Thing’, with marmite, mature cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, mayonnaise and rocket.
With a gourmet menu of sweet and savoury varieties along with a range of fresh fruit, smoothies and salads to assuage any gluttony guilt, Crème de la Crêpe has become the ultimate stop for food-obsessed Londoners.Crème de la Crêpe
Covent Garden Market, Unit 29, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London
Which is your favourite crêperie in London? What are your favourite French crêpes? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments box below.Image credits:
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