It's that time of year when we warm up our frying pans and start whisking as Pancake Day is upon us.

Also known as Shrove Tuesday the date of the day changes every year but normally lands in February.

Pancake Day always falls 47 days before Easter in April and is considered the final day of indulgence before the 40 days of Lent.

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In short, Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes were the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

But for those who are not keen chefs, or are simply busy, there are some great places to get pancakes in Oxford today. 

Whether you like the traditional Brits thin pancakes or prefer our friends across the pond who chose a thicker and fluffier pancake, you'll want to get your fix.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club at the Westgate Centre is hosting a pancake challenge for anyone who would like to attempt 12 pancakes in 12 minutes.

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The record stands at three minutes and 47 seconds.

The restaurant is also dishing out two specials for the day, the ‘Bacon & Chocolate Bananaganza’ and the ‘The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town', which are both created with Tony's Chocolonely.

The Handle Bar Cafe and Kitchen

Based at St Michael's Street, this is a great spot to go for pancakes.

On its menu is a traditional buttermilk pancake stack to which you can a variety of toppings including peaches, streaky bacon and fresh blueberries.

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If you are looking for something a little bit different, go for its coconut pancake stack which comes with maple syrup, shredded coconut and almonds.

Bill's Oxford

Bill’s at North Gate Hall is always a safe pair of hands for great food all year round.

This year, the restaurant is preparing two brand new pancake stacks to sell on the day.

The most popular will be added to the menu permanently.

You can choose from our banana and butterscotch or blueberry crumble pancake toppings. 

The restaurant is also running a bottomless pancakes menu all day too.

Rick’s Diner

This café in Cowley Road serves a range of different pancakes.

Choose from apple and pear, strawberry, Oreo, summer fruit, cinnamon, banana and peanut butter, Nutella, caramel and banana pancakes.

Oxford Brunch Bar

The George Street eatery is convenient for those looking to pop in for some pancakes whilst doing some morning shopping.

The brunch bar has a New York Pancake Breakfast on its menu and there are four pancakes on its menu.

These include the classic, the berries one, the Nutella one and the Spanish one.