After warming up with a cappuccino, we chose our pancakes - one cheese, bacon, leek, mushroom and egg, and one special pancake, folded over with a creamy leek filling. Well, we were in Wales.
A Dutch pancake - not to be confused with a Dutch baby pancake - look like a crepe, but are ever-so-slightly thicker making them more structurally sound when housing their generous fillings and also more satisfying than a paper-thin crepe pancake. Both pancakes were divine, the first was like a pancake pizza, with crispy bacon, while my fold-over was more like a comforting deconstructed cannelloni, perfect for warming you up on a dull Welsh Sunday.
After our first course, we then glanced at each other across the large pine table and both, quickly and shamefully, ordered our dessert pancakes - one lemon and sugar and one cherry special with cream and ice cream, both dusted with icing sugar.
The Dutch Pancake House is situated in the grounds of Conwy Water Gardens. So after a pancake (or in our case two), I heartedly advise to take a stroll and be at one with the Welsh countryside. Not only will you fall in love with the nature reserve, it will help you work off that double-helping of pancakes. Just be warned - the Aquatic Centre sells bird feed, so be prepared for the chickens and ducks to chase you around expecting treats. We made quite a few friends that day, come to think of it.
|Uh oh, no feed. We'd better make some friends|
|Why, hello there Mister Cockerel|
|After those pancakes, you and me both!|
|So calm and peaceful until Mr Cockerel starts up again|
North Wales LL32 8TP