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Published December 10th 2016
Pancake fun in the harbour
The loveliest buttermilk pancakes you are ever likely to come across come from the kitchens of Pancakes on the Rocks at Darling Harbour.
The pancakes themselves are made from a unique buttermilk formula that makes them consistently thick and full of light, fluffy texture that is delightful to taste. With such a wonderful thing to base all the rest of the creative trimmings on, it is no wonder that the store is busy all the time. It is a popular venue for families and tourists alike; the late night opening hours are perfect for those with a touch of jet lag.
The Strawberry Patch ($14.95) is wonderful. Fresh cream and strawberries in abundance are part of this meal. It is fresh and totally moreish. It goes well with the vanilla ice-cream on the side.
The Black Forest Cherry features thick but light chocolate pancakes in a cherry brandy sauce. Definitely one for adults, it is a chocolate indulgence with chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce. It is on offer for $15.95.
The Bavarian Apple is a traditional tasting dessert, with marinated apple and sultana, cream, vanilla ice-cream and cinnamon sugar on the delightful buttermilk pancakes. It can be yours for $13.95.
They also do gourmet pizza - try the grilled eggplant. $15.95. It is a tasty, thin-crust pizza with grilled eggplant, sun dried tomatoes, Spanish onion, marinated mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese. It is a family favourite and is good to share.
There is a Kids Menu available that has both sweet and savoury options. The Butterfly is popular with kids (the pancakes are arranged into a butterfly pattern. $7.95), as is the Funny Face for $7.95 with lollies, or kids ice-cream is $3.50.
Pancakes on the Rocks, Darling Harbour is a great family friendly place to eat. If you love sweet treats then this is a great place for you but if you are a fan of savoury then you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!