Pancakes. They're one of our all-time favourite brunch dishes, arguably easier to make and even more delicious than eggs Florentine or a traditional full English. At The Ned they like to serve a fluffy stack of buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup, which is how we imagine Agent Dale Cooper would order them in Twin Peaks' Double R Diner - with a cup of 'damn fine coffee' on the side, of course. Plate them up on Burleigh's 'Hibiscus' china - an archive print from the iconic British pottery in The Ned's signature green - and turn a regular weekend breakfast into a real occasion.


Makes 4 – 6 servings
380g self-raising flour
75g caster sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
6g vanilla extract
2 eggs
540g buttermilk
75g melted unsalted butter, plus some for frying
Blueberries, fresh


In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients
In another bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk and melted butter. Combine the dry and the wet ingredients into a batter.
Heat some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Spoon two thirds of the batter into the skillet and sprinkle the top with some of the blueberries. Cook for two to three minutes on each side.
Serve with maple syrup and blueberries on top. Whipped cream optional.

The Ned

Our hotel and members' club in the City of London has nine restaurants, indoor and rooftop pools, a gym, spa and hamam.