Restaurant Reviews

The Orpington, Orpington

I’ve been looking to find a place which does decent pancakes near Bromley for a while, and finally found them @theorpington, which is very surprisingly in Orpington 😃

It’s also listed as the number one breakfast spot nearby according to trip advisor. So really was worth checking out.

Let’s just say that the service was exceptional and super friendly. Little “Alistair foodie” was also warmly received.

Before getting on to the pancakes, it’s also worth stating that they do one of the best fat whites I’ve had, strong and punchy, people seem to think a flat white is a caffe latte, but it’s not, and having it served correctly concentrated in a small cup is what you need to look out for (should be 2oz coffee to 3-4oz milk).

Anyway, on to the pancakes, this is how I expect them to be served in a breakfast dish, a bit like how they are in the US, more like a layer cake than a pancake. Something to keep you sustained. I love things to be sweet, and that box was ticked nicely with the maple syrup. Also the Crème fraîche, wasn’t overly sour which was great, just providing some cream to cut the sugar. The nice little touch was that the banana was covered in hardened caramelised sugar like a crème brûlée. Bonus.

Good all round: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



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