In order to write a fair review I have to ignore how super frustrated I was when The Pancake Kitchen’s Facebook page sent me on a wild goose chase to find it 🙂 Not really knowing the Seaham area, apart from where Lickety Split is, meant I was totally clueless to where the Marina is. The map took us to a residential area, with no sign of boats or pancakes. My patience was wearing thin when we eventually found it, and the moral of the tale for businesses is to ensure they point their maps at the correct place!
Once parked I was soothed by the beautiful view of the harbour. It was a glorious day, so we opted to sit outside the cafe to bask in the sunshine. Dogs were welcomed here, and there were bowls of water out for the pooches.
The Pancake Kitchen was another place recommended by a colleague, and I searched online and found a few articles in the local newspapers about this new establishment. The area has been redeveloped and there’s a hairdressers, a gift/interiors store (@seasidechicUK) that I bought some smellies from and an ice cream shop, amongst others.
The Pancake Kitchen was quite small inside, and it was very busy when we visited. There were sweet and savoury pancake options on the menu, along with some delicious looking cheese scones. I choose the ‘Healthy’ pancake – goats cheese, peppers, tomatoes and onions – while Mr. Canny opted for their Ham & Cheese.
We were served quickly and I started a tab as we knew we’d be sampling their sweet offerings afterwards. I could have done with a little more cheese in my pancake as there was an imbalance in the pepper/dairy ratio, but it was a good light lunch time option. The Mr enjoyed his, too.
He decided to go for the ‘Classic’ pancake for dessert, which was topped with sugar and lemon juice. I found his a little tart, but he said he liked how bold they were with their use of the lemon. In his words, you knew it was lemon! I chose their Chocolate Brownie Special, expecting something akin to my own Nutella pancakes to appear. Instead, it was brownie chunks wrapped in their standard pancake. It was deliciously sweet and the ice cream was of a good standard, too.
Jnr had their Banoffee pancake, although he was tempted by the waffles on the menu. He decided against them as he felt they probably weren’t going to be as good as a Kaspa’s, which I felt was slightly unfair on his part. He wolfed down his in super quick time, hence there’s no photographic evidence!
The total for 6 pancakes and 3 drinks was a couple of pennies over £30. The staff were friendly and everything was fast and fresh. The Pancake Kitchen is a great addition to Seaham Marina and we hope it continues going from strength to strength.
Thanks for reading,