Elevate Pancake Day With Petrossian’s Gourmet Café in South Kensington

If you’re a foodie, you’ll know that Pancake Day is one of the most exciting celebrations of the year.

It’s the day when we challenge our appetites to the fullest and indulge in delicious, mouth-watering batter products.

And if you’re looking to take your Pancake Day to the next level, then look no further than Petrossian, the Parisian caviar experts.

Petrossian’s brand-new gourmet café, located in the heart of South Kensington, offers an exceptional menu that will tantalize your taste buds.

Traditional French galettes are topped with Royal smoked salmon, salmon roe, fresh cream, and a touch of lemon.

And for that extra touch of indulgence, a smattering of caviar is added to the mix. Sweet crêpes follow, completing the pancake panoply.

What’s more, Petrossian’s UK Director, Raphaelle Simmons, used to be a professional crêpe maker and will be manning the kitchen on Shrove Tuesday.

With that precise level of expertise, you can rest assured that your pancakes will be nothing short of exceptional.

Petrossian’s Pancake Day Menu in South Kensington

Here’s a look at the delectable options available on Petrossian’s Pancake Day menu:

  1. Traditional buckwheat galette with Royal smoked salmon, cream cheese, lemon & chives: £26
  • Supplement Ossetra Caviar +£15
  1. Petrossian Vodka Suzette Crêpe: £8
  2. Petrossian Jam, Fresh Berries & Cream: £8
  3. Combo Galette + Crêpe: £32
  • Combo Caviar Galette + Crêpe: £45

Not in the mood to head out? Petrossian, known as the world-renowned Parisian purveyor of caviar and other delicacies, has got you covered.

They’re also well-equipped to help you make your own pancakes at home. For their take on American-style pancakes, try this recipe for fluffy pancakes made with whisked egg whites and cooked at a low temperature, garnished with fresh herb fromage frais and smoked salmon.

Elevate Pancake Day With Petrossian’s Gourmet Café in South Kensington

Fluffy Pancakes With Smoked Salmon

The pancake is an essential part of brunch, and can be prepared in an infinite number of ways. For a soft, light version, try this recipe for fluffy pancakes made out of egg whites which have been whisked until firm, and then cooked at a low temperature. Garnish with a fresh herb fromage frais and smoked salmon.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Mixing bowl Medium
  • 1 Mixing bowl Small
  • 1 Electric Hand Mixer
  • 1 Non-Stick frying pan


For the pancakes

  • 100 grams Flour
  • 11 grams Baking Powder
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 20 ml Milk
  • 5 g Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt

For the topping

  • 4 slices Smoked Salmon
  • Fromage frais
  • Fresh herbs: chervil, dill and chives
  • Fleur de sel
  • Freshly ground pepper


For the fluffy pancakes 

  • In a bowl, mix together the egg yolks, milk and flour until smooth.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt.
  • Add the baking powder and sugar little by little, and then whisk until stiff.
  • Slowly add the egg whites to the mixture with the egg yolks.
  • Put a ¼ of the mixture in a non-stick frying pan (do not add any fat).
  • Cover and cook over a very low heat making sure not to turn the pancakes over. To check that they are cooked, put a knife into one of the pancakes. The blade should come out clean.

For the topping

  • Finely chop the fresh herbs.
  • Beat the fromage frais with the fresh herbs, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a spoonful of the herb cream on each pancake, and then add a slice of smoked salmon.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
Keyword breakfast, brunch, pancakes, salmon

And for fans of the traditional crêpe, Petrossian’s recipe with smoked salmon, salmon roe, fresh cream, and lemon is sure to please.

Elevate Pancake Day With Petrossian’s Gourmet Café in South Kensington

Crepes With Smoked Salmon And Salmon Roe

For pancake day, Petrossian presents its crepes with smoked salmon, salmon roe, fresh cream, lemon and aromatic herbs recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Frying Pan


  • 4 slices Smoked Salmon
  • 125 g Salmon Roe
  • 40 ml Crème Fraîche
  • ½ bunch Dill and/or Chives
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper

To make the crepes (a dozen)  

  • 50 ml Whole Milk
  • 200 g Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 20 g Melted Butter
  • 3 pinches Salt


To make the crepes

  • Whisk the eggs with the salt.
  • Add the flour and whisk again.
  • Gradually add the milk while whisking.
  • Finally add the melted butter and mix until it becomes smooth.
  • Leave the dough to rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat.
  • Spread the pastry finely in the pan.
  • When the edges of the crepe come loose, turn it over.
  • If you wish to prepare the crepes in advance, fill a pan with water, cover with a plate, heat over medium heat and place your crepes as you go along to keep them hot.


  • Grate a zest of lemon, chop some fresh herbs and mix them together with the crème fraîche. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add a slice of smoked salmon, a spoonful of salmon roe and a spoonful of the cream, lemon and herbs mixture on your hot crepe.
  • Serve immediately.

Sweet version

  • Start your recipe by whisking the eggs with 60g of sugar, 30g of rum and a vanilla pod, then follow the same method as above. Add some honey or jam.
Keyword breakfast, crepe, pancakes, salmon


Make your Pancake Day one to remember with Petrossian’s gourmet café in South Kensington.

With traditional French galettes, sweet crêpes, and a touch of indulgence, Petrossian’s menu is not to be missed.

And if you can’t make it to the café, be sure to try their recipes at home for a truly elevated pancake experience.

Visit Petrossian at 6 Fulham Rd, South Kensington, London SW3 6HG.

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