During our first trip to America back in 2013 for our wedding both John and I fell in love with the pancakes. There’s nothing better than a real American pancake and a trip to either IHOP or Denny’s. Sometimes I think I would pay to go back just for some strawberry and banana pancakes. Anyway, as soon as I saw that there was a Pancake House at Centre Parcs, I knew I had to eat there. The menu looked amazing and there was so much choice. I found myself drooling over it numerous times before our holiday.
Originally, we had planned to eat at the Pancake House on Wednesday evening but I didn’t realise that they only do a carvery on this day/ time so we couldn’t just have a regular meal. The carvery comes with a magic show (or something like that) but costs a lot more than a normal meal. So, on our last day before going home we decided to go for lunch. We hadn’t booked but we were seated really quickly and there was no waiting at all. Erin was already getting a bit grumpy at this point so after deciding what to order, John took her off to the small play area at the back of the restaurant which worked for us perfectly.
Myself, John and my sister all went for variations of the American pancake stacks while Chris went for something different by choosing an omelette. The pancake stacks were roughly £9 each while the omelettes we’re slightly more expensive mostly but the prices varied depending on the filling. You can also choose from regular pancakes (crepes) and Belgian waffles. Our food took maybe 15-20 minutes to arrive but the restaurant was really full at the time. With it being lunch time and a Friday, there were people getting ready to leave like us and also people arriving early ready for the weekend. The wait really wasn’t a problem though as Erin was happily off playing.
I think we were all a bit split with our verdict on the Pancake House. I LOVED my banoffee stack and while it wasn’t as good as a proper American pancake, it was still bloody good. John will never accept any kind of pancake really unless we’re eating them in America so he was never going to be absolutely 100% happy. It also didn’t help that Erin ate all of his Rolos and Munchies! My sister really enjoyed her pancakes and Chris loved his omelette. I think a big part of the problem was that my sister and John both preferred Chris’ omelette to their own meals and wished they’d had that instead!
As we were still eating Erin was getting extremely grumpy because she was so tired. One of the women working there noticed and came over to chat to her and make her happy again. When she wasn’t successful she came back over with a little pot of jelly tots, marshmallows and chocolate for Erin to keep her happy. I was so appreciative and thankful and it made the rest of our meal there so much better! Little things like this are what make us want to go back there the next time we’re on holiday.
You can get sick of eating the same kind of food at Center Parcs very easily and the Pancake House makes it so you can have something completely different!