Lemon juice at the ready and prepare to get battered — the Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday)  is on 17 February.

You don’t know what is Pancake Day all about? ‘Because pancakes’ should be more than enough reason for such a day to exist. However, there is a more meaningful explanation: the Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. It’s commonly known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use such ingredients ahead of the fasting period.

The Diner, a retro American-style chain of restaurants in London celebrates the Pancake Day in style with a special pancake menu that left us mouthwatering. Taking inspiration from three of the worlds most iconic sweet treats, The Diner is laying on three biscuit-themed pancake puds from 17-22 February.

If you’re lucky and you are in London during this period, you can opt for either ‘Jaffa panCakes’ with a tangy orange and dark chocolate sauce, a ‘Reeses Pancups’ slathered with peanut butter and biscuit crumbs, or an ‘Oreo Cookie Cake’, consisting of chocolate pancakes, crumbled Oreos and cream.

For non-biscuit pancake lovers, The Diner created the ‘Red Velvet Wonder’, which comes with white chocolate and cream cheese frosting, and topped with strawberries.

Check out the image gallery below with the Diner’s awesome pancakes, it’s a real flippin’ madness!

# The Oreo Cookie Cake Pancake

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# Jaffa Cake Pancake

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# Reeses Pieces Pancake

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# Red Velvet Wonder Pancake

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 photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness