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.

Visit Glasgow during the Film Festival

The Glasgow Film Festival begins on 26 February this year, bringing with it a whole host of exciting activities and great films. And with a packed programme, there’s no better way to get there than with Caledonian Sleeper.

Stay Somewhere Special

For those stepping off the train, the Grand Central Hotel is ideally located within Glasgow Central Station. In a beautiful Victorian style building with sophisticated rooms and suites, as well as two excellent restaurants, this hotel offers quality and convenience.

Malmaison is based in a former Episcopalian church, with boutique rooms and first class wining and dining, this is the perfect choice for those looking to indulge themselves during their visit.

Apex City of Glasgow Hotel has a range of comfortable rooms and suites with a Scandinavian influence. It is located just seconds from the famous Sauchiehall Street, meaning it is surrounded by some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.

For a different experience, Airbnb has a wide variety of properties, spanning from luxury penthouses to peaceful cottages beside the River Kelvin.

What to see

Over the course of the festival hundreds of screenings will be held with themes set to include Local Heroes, Cinemasters and Women Make Film. Visitors should ensure they check out the events programme to find what appeals to them but we have picked out some of the best action for viewers.

For a totally unique cinema experience Glasgow’s iconic Argyle Street Arches will be transformed into ‘Neo-Glasgow,’ and will be screening a host of films between 28 February and 1 March, including Total Recall, Wall-E and Train to Busan.

The opening gala of the festival will be held on 26 February at the Glasgow Film Theatre with the UK premiere of award-winning drama Proxima, from renowned director Alice Winocour.

Other highlights include the multiple award winning Always in Season at the Centre for Contemporary Arts on 29 February and Days of the Bagnold Summer at the Glasgow Film Theatre on 4 March.

Beyond the screen

When not taking in a feature on the big screen there plenty of related activities to keep film buffs happy. The Film Fanatics Walking Tour is a two-hour tour visiting iconic film locations from around the city including Trainspotting and Outlander with some surprises thrown in along the way.

The Glasgow Film Festival Quiz, held on 2 March, offers a chance for experienced quizzers to show off their credentials. Held at Glee Club and hosted by Joe Heenan, this night will be a combination of head-scratching trivia and sidesplitting laughs. Doubletree will be hosting a series of behind the scenes events with well-known industry figures teaching audiences the tricks of the trade.

Where to Eat 

Glasgow is renowned for its fantastic restaurants and for those visiting for a limited time it can be hard to know where to start – so we’ve selected some of our favourites to help those struggling to decide.

The Butterfly and the Pig is situated in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, just a minute away from the Glasgow Film Theatre, ideal for grabbing a bite after a screening. With a welcoming shabby-chic interior the restaurant serves up generous portions of traditional Scottish cuisine with its own unique style.

Finnieston, one of the coolest areas in Glasgow, has a veritable feast of trendy restaurants to choose from. Alchemilla is one example, serving up delicious Mediterranean inspired small plates and a fantastic selection of wines in a stylish setting.

SushiYa, located in Glasgow’s central hub, offers a selection of Japanese dishes for lunches and dinner. The freshly made sushi platters are a highlight and are perfect for a quick stop off on a busy day.