Celebrate Pancake Day in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Pancake Day is celebrated every year on Shrove Tuesday – 47 days before Easter Sunday – so this year pancakes will be enjoyed on 25 February.

If you’re in Glasgow or Edinburgh, we’ve created a list of the best places to visit to treat yourself this Pancake Day.

Tribeca Bar & Grill

This American-inspired Tribeca bar and grill has a wide range of pancakes year-round, including buttermilk pancake stacks. There’s a wide range of sweet toppings available including cookie dough, Oreo crumbles, fresh fruit and ice cream. If you prefer a savoury topping, try bacon, eggs and sausages. Even better, this pancake day Tribeca is offering half price pancakes from 3-5pm.


Visit Potbelly for some of Glasgow’s most Instagram-worthy pancakes. Choose from a wide range of hotcake stacks with fresh fruit and decorated with flowers – your pancakes will stand out from the crowd this Pancake Day.

Lagom Kitchen

Indulge in some of Lagom Kitchen’s famous pancake stacks – with regular creative specials, this is not one to be missed.

Stack and Still

The clue is in the name – Stack and Still is known for its menu of pancake stacks. With their range of buttermilk, buckwheat, protein, gluten free and low fat pancake stacks, there’s something for everyone. Choose from one of Stack and Still’s out-there savoury combinations like the Mac Stack – mac & cheese, beef, gherkins and bacon, or one of the signature sweet combinations like the Jaffa Stack – hot fudge sauce, orange slices, jaffa cakes and chocolate chips.

If you really want to do something different, go for the DIY option, choosing your favourite pancake stack, toppings, sauces and ice creams.


In Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield, Montpeliers is well-known for its breakfasts. Enjoy pancakes with caramelised banana, butterscotch sauce and crème fraiche, classic crispy bacon and maple syrup or refreshing berries with maple syrup. The perfect breakfast before taking on the day in Scotland’s capital.

City Cafe

City Café is situated just off the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh and offers an all-American experience, including classic pancake stacks perfectly paired with a premium milkshake.

Whatever you’re doing on Pancake Day, take a walk down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and stop off for a well-earned pancake.

Loudon’s Café

Located in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge, Loudon’s Café shares delicious sweet and savoury pancakes. If you want to go for a healthier option, try the superfood pancake stack made with gluten and dairy free pancakes, spinach, garlic, chilli and ginger with humus and salsa.

Caledonian Sleeper guests treated to bedtime stories of Edinburgh’s dark past

Guests of Caledonian Sleeper were treated to a social history extravaganza as a storyteller from The Real Mary King’s Close climbed on board to tell tales of Edinburgh’s dark past yesterday evening (Thursday 1 November).

Themed for Halloween and hosted on board the London to Edinburgh service, the event offered guests a unique insight into the city’s rich history and some of Edinburgh’s most notable characters through a series of short stories told by Robert Fergusson – a well-known 18th century poet who had a great influence on Robert Burns.

Played by Mark Hannah, a character tour guide from The Real Mary King’s Close, Mr Fergusson regaled passengers with stories of his time in Edinburgh, as well as the people that followed him, including the infamous gruesome twosome Burke and Hare.

Speaking of the event, Mark commented: “There’s no better time than Halloween to bring history to life. At the Close, we invite guests to step down into Edinburgh’s hidden history. We tell the intriguing real stories of the city’s past residents, and offer an immersive walk-through of the city’s uniquely preserved streets and spaces; all located underneath Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. To be asked to bring a small selection of some of our favourite stories to guests travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper has been thrilling.”

The Halloween event forms a calendar of on board events organised by Caledonian Sleeper to offer guests a series of Scottish-inspired experiences and follows a similar storytelling event with The Real Mary King’s Close last year.

Graham Kelly, Serco’s Guest Experience Director at Caledonian Sleeper, added: “We were very excited to welcome The Real Mary King’s Close back for a second Halloween.

“Travelling through the night on board Caledonian Sleeper is magical in itself but by adding these truly Scottish events, including the historical tales from Edinburgh’s most famous street, we’re able to make the journey even more enchanting and memorable. We hope guests enjoyed the event and weren’t too spooked before bed.”

To find out more about The Real Mary King’s Close, visit www.realmarykingsclose.com

To find out more about the Caledonian Sleeper, visit sleeper.scot.