Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

Wait, what’s this? Lj blogging about food?
Yes my friends, I am indeed blogging about food. And not just any food. Pancakes. Beautiful, beautiful pancakes. Now it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I have a bit of a sweet tooth (because I’m just so goddamn sweet myself…) and Hanky Panky Pancakes is honestly absolute heaven to my fellow sugar fiends.

Holly and I had been wanting to visit for actual months after I first heard it mentioned on Twitter. We tried to go for one of our after work mate dates we used to have each week before I moved (sob) but they shut at 5pm so we used to always just miss them. We finally set foot over the threshold and indulged recently and oh holy wow it was worth the wait.

You can’t book a table there, and one thing we have learned is that it is always busy – which is just testament to how incredible the pancakes are. In fact, last time we went (which is the time these photos were taken and also incidentally the time I proposed to Holly by mistake) we actually had a half hour wait to be seated but don’t let this put you off or turn you away.

Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

The choice of pancakes is absolutely bloody huge. I’ve never really been a pancake fan (until going here) but I genuinely want to sample the entire menu. With crepe style pancakes and American style stacked pancakes to choose from, you can have sweet, savoury and everything in between.

Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

Holly and I prefer to create our own stacks rather than choose from the ones on the menu, and the choice of toppings is literally insane. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many ice cream flavours before in my life, and with a mix of fruits, chocolates, marshmallows, sauces and savoury toppings the combinations you can come up with are pretty much never ending. I should probably mention that they are incredibly good value for money as well, I don’t think I’ve ever spent even £10 in there and that’s including drinks.

Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

Hanky Panky Pancakes Chester

I chose two stacked pancakes with white chocolate sauce, coffee ice cream and marshmallows and oh MY God they were just insane. The ice cream was so perfectly creamy, and the actual pancakes themselves were cooked to perfection. I think next time however I’ll just be getting one pancake rather than two and perhaps go for an extra topping simply because my tiny appetite couldn’t manage it all and I felt rude not finishing it especially as it tasted so damn incredible!

The other thing I feel that I should mention is the service. No matter how busy they get, the food is consistently good and the staff are always so friendly, calm and clearly able to cope well with managing the busy restaurant which considering how young they all are, is something really quite special. I think it’s so easy sometimes in that atmosphere to crack under the pressure or snap when things get stressful, so the service is definitely something to be commended.

I think I might be pretty useless at these food reviews as I literally have no idea what to write for them or how to describe food, but basically if you’re ever in or nearby Chester it’s well worth making the trip if you’re feeling a little peckish!

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  1. Emmajane.
    May 23, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Mother of god, those pancakes look devine! I'd love to visit that place looks so cosy and cute! XCara Delevinge inspired look over BLOGLOVIN

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      It's honestly incredible! If you ever visit Chester I can't possibly recommend it enough. Like, there aren't words to describe how good the taste is but I'm sat here now and I can basically taste them and it's magical. I'm starting to sound a little bit like a freak now.. xo

  2. Alice Young
    May 23, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Well now I want pancakes, those look fantastic! I like that you can choose to build your own stack as well, there's a couple of pancake/waffle/ice cream places near to me but there's just a set menu. The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:54 pm

      They really are incredible! I can't rave about them enough – honestly if you ever come to Chester you need to visit and try them! Building your own stack is amazing, I wish I'd actually taken a proper photo of the stack board because there is SO much choice it's almost overwhelming. I'm going back home in a few weeks and I can't wait to go back and try some more xo

  3. Kassi Allcock
    May 23, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Oh my god these looks beautiful. I neeeeeeeeed! x x

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      They're absolutely incredible!! xo

  4. Sarah Thain
    May 23, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    This looks amazing!! There's definitely a lack of great pancake places in Manchester xSarah | Sequin This

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Ahh no don't say that, I've just moved to Manchester haha!! Manchester has some amazing burger places though which Chester doesn't, so I guess I'll just have to go home for dessert :p xo

  5. Lauren Parker
    May 23, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    They look so delicious!Lauren|

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      They're honestly absolutely incredible! xo

  6. Colleen
    May 23, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Oh my gosh YUM that looks incredible! I've never had pancakes with ice cream on them. I'm surprised America didn't think of that first!COOCOO FOR COCO

    • Lucy-J
      May 23, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Omg so am I! I thought it was a universal thing! Ok so next time you have pancakes seriously try it! It's incredible when they're still warm so the ice cream starts to melt! xo

  7. Bash Harry
    May 24, 2015 / 1:18 am

    Hanky Panky Pancakes looks so cool! The dessert pancakes look incredible, I want it sooo badly! Hahahaxx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    • Lucy-J
      May 26, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      They're amazing, I'm making a trip back there in a few weeks time! xo

  8. Meg Siobhan
    May 24, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    These sound like heaven in the form of food, and customer service to be honest. I need it in my life!! (There's a 99% chance I am drooling right now).A Little Twist Of…

    • Lucy-J
      May 26, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Haha I'm definitely drooling at the thought of them right now! (But it is my lunch hour as well so I guess that can be excused…)I'm heading back there in a few weeks for some more when I go home, so I may just have another few pictures to induce jealousy all over Instagram haha! xo

  9. CharloJiho
    May 24, 2015 / 5:25 pm

    Yummy !! I love pancakes !

    • Lucy-J
      May 26, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      They're pretty great ones as well! xo

  10. sophie
    May 25, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    These sound soooo good, but I haven't had lunch yet so I am now drooling over my keyboard. Hope you're having a good bank holiday! Sophie

    • Lucy-J
      May 26, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      I'm like that now, just logged on to reply to comments and saw the photos again! My bank holiday was wonderful thank you, I hope yours was too xo

  11. Vanessa James
    May 28, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I think I need some pancakes in my life right now. They look incredibly tasty and so, so sumptuous! Definitely need to plan a trip to Chester xxVanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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