Paddington House Of Pancakes

Paddington House Of Pancakes
180 Kitchener Road
#02-35 City Square Mall

Bringing The World Of Pancakes To You

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $28 per person.


Established in 2004 in Malaysia, Paddington House Of Pancakes is a speciality pancake restaurant, named after Paddington, in London, England, where the Malaysian founders said they had the world's best pancakes. Also known as PHOP, at Paddington House Of Pancakes, you're spoilt for choice, with 100 different pancake recipes from more than 10 countries worldwide, the extensive menu makes deciding very difficult, and repeat visits are a must. For our Chinese New Year reunion dinner 2015, we decided to visit Paddington House Of Pancakes.

Ambience at Paddington House Of Pancakes is casual, resembling a modern diner. Brightly lit, with an open concept, and a simple, plain solid colour scheme. Comfy black booths line the wall, while the rest of the spacious interior is lined with functional, sleek looking modern furniture. Communal dining is highly encouraged, the majority of layout is designed for groups, as is the large portion sizes of most dishes.

Service at Paddington House Of Pancakes is very good. I like that staff are professional and welcoming, greeting diners upon entry. They're quick to seat you, and are knowledgable enough to make recommendations if the extensive menu overwhelms you. Waiting time for food is about 10 - 15 minutes, but at least all your orders are served almost together. I also like that staff came around to check on how our meal was going, and asked for feedback.

Food at Paddington House Of Pancakes incorporates pancakes into every dish. Type of pancakes varies, they offer American flapjacks, French crepes, Russian blinis, Dutch pannekoeken, and more. Freshly cooked to order, the pancakes are tasty, and rather authentic. Most of the 100 different recipes on the menu are named after a city, country, or ingredient which inspired it. Portion sizes are rather large, and more than sufficient for 1 person. Prices are comparable to other upper mid-range cafes, budget about SGD $28 per person for a meal here.


Clean, bright space and diner-like atmosphere, makes this place rather relaxing.

Paddington House Of Pancakes Signage

Paddington House Of Pancakes Seating

Paddington House Of Pancakes Serviette

The Fantasy Punch (SGD $20 / jug) is a sweet, fruity blend of apple juice and strawberries. Refreshing!

Fantasy Punch

The Full Monty (SGD $16) features savoury pastrami, chicken chipolatas, and turkey bacon strips, sandwiched between stacks of classic American flapjacks, topped with 2 sunny side up eggs. Served with mashed potatoes, baked beans, and mushroom onion gravy on the side, this is a really filling savoury breakfast dish. The flapjacks are soft and fluffy, and rather thick in size, pretty good! The rest of the ingredients are cooked properly, but somewhat average in taste. Decent dish overall.

The Full Monty 01

The Full Monty 02

The Dijon (SGD $21) is unique in that in combines both savoury and sweet in this predominantly savoury main course. Named for the sour, tangy mustard dressing, which is mixed with fruity sweet peach, plums, and passionfruit, then spread over the grilled lamb shoulders, and the thin and soft French crepes. The lamb is rather tough to cut off the bone, but carries good flavour. However, the crepes quickly go soggy when it absorbs the sweet fruity gravy.

The Dijon 01

The Dijon 02

The Brussels (SGD $13) is served like an open face pizza, with toppings of turkey bacon strips, onions, baked beans, a sunny side up egg in the middle, sliced avocado, and mozzarella cheese, on a flat Belgian breton galette. The toppings pair well, and I like the crisp, thin, savoury buckwheat breton galette.

The Brussels 01

The Brussels 02

Loved The Monaco (SGD $19) for their crisp zucchini and onion pancakes, which still retain the freshness of the zucchini in each bite. Served with mashed potatoes, and grilled lamb shoulders alongside a mint yoghurt sauce. Worth ordering for the vegetable pancakes alone!

The Monaco 01

The Monaco 02

A huge serving meant to be shared, The Big Treasure Box (SGD $15) is a bowl of piping hot, soft, fluffy American dollar pancakes, garnished with strawberries, bananas, peaches, lychees, raisins, dessicated coconut strips, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I would say this is above average, worth trying if you're in a group. I only wish they gave more fruits, as the majority of the bowl consists of the dollar pancakes.

The Big Treasure Box 01

The Big Treasure Box 02