131-132 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PS
020 7242 5200
Monday to Saturday 11am-11pm
Go to My Old Dutch expecting to leave with a very full stomach and you will definitely not be disappointed. Their crepes are absolutely enormous!!
My Old Dutch is located very near Holborn, and as such it enjoys a massive clientele, especially from LSE students. They have other branches in London as well. Monday madness is indeed, absolute madness, and their crepes go for 5pounds each!
We’ve been there a couple of times, and when A’s sisters and cousin came to London to visit, we brought them there. Among the 5 of us we shared 3 savoury crepes, 1 sweet crepe, the nachos with sour cream, guacamole and salsa, and their potato wedges. This was more food than we could ever imagine! Luckily, we had with us a 14 year old with an enormous appetite or a lot of food would have had to be wasted.
We had the Hot Dutch (pepperoni, chorizo, cheese, red chilies & tomato sauce), the My Old Dutch (smoked bacon, chicken, ham, sweet peppers, mushrooms, sweet corn and cheese) and the Seafood (king prawns, tuna, olives, cheese, anchovies and capers). All these came in huge heavy plates with very generous amounts of toppings on them. Taste-wise there was nothing special about them – it was just the size that was very impressive. The best would probably be the Hot Dutch.
For the sweet crepe we had banana nuts and chocolate sauce. This came with a scoop of ice cream. For me, as much as I like salty food, I think that crepes should be sweet – I remember an amazing nutella crepe I had in Berlin..but that’s another story for another time. Hence I felt that this sweet crepe was the best of the 4 crepes we had.
The potato wedges were also very popular, and they were thickly cut and seasoned well. The nachos were also pretty good, but the dips didn’t come separately but each put on one section of the nachos. We felt that having the dips separately would be more sensible, as we would be able to have the choice of which dip we would like to have more of, or less of, instead of having that decided for us.
Overall, My Old Dutch is a fantastic place to hang out with a group of friends over some crepes. It definitely makes sense to go in a big group, as the crepes are perfect for sharing. The whole atmosphere is very casual and definitely worth a visit!
Additional Comments: Monday Madness: all crepes for 5 pounds