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London Review Cake Shop

#77 of 386 Dessert in London
#3,380 of 18,942 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14 Bury Place, London, England
+44 20 7269 9045
10:00 - 18:00
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this cafe and every year when I come to London I spend some time there. Usually the service is enthusiastically directive, the tight spaces managed by the skill of the manager. Unfortunately she was on holiday when I went this time and it shows. The service was brusque and not very skilled. Despite being unusually uncrowded the staff... More 

Thank cawdorMarlborough
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I really would have liked to have given this place full marks, as the food is adventurous and yummy! But service is really on the rude side and the tea is incredibly expensive. I'll try again though...as it really is a good place to sit, relax and enjoy good food.

1 Thank Brenda C
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Mum and I visited yesterday, after deciding the cafe in the British Museum was a little busy and wondering round nearby for something different. The London Review did not disappoint. We ended up sitting on a shared table inside (bit of a shame that it's takeaway only outside) but had amazing service. As soon as we sat down a bottle... More 

Thank EmilyArbery
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a very tasty lunch at this cake shop on Saturday - they don't only do cakes! It was excellent - I had the quiche with kale on the side - very yummy - just the ticket for keeping me alert during the afternoon! Speaking of tickets... we inadvertently dropped a rail ticket while paying for lunch, and the... More 

Thank hikingshorts
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It is cozy, it is healthy it is tasty. Got a quiche and cake here and was not disappointed. Great teas variety and quality.

Thank Denis_111
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Food and tea were delicious, but experience marred by unceremonious slapping down of plates and removal of the soup when we were not even close to having finished - was too stunned to reclaim it! The bill then arrived, unasked for, with a brusque 'We're closing'. Paying cash, I didn't even get a thank you. I assumed from all this... More 

1 Thank Julie R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Friendly service and fresh fare that is simply delicious. Beautiful cakes and pastries in this understated cafe. I'm still thinking about the almond cake with citrus frosting and fresh pomegranate seeds! Customers were friendly too (one of the "regulars" gave up his table to accommodate our group of 4).

Thank KMSchuler
Midlands United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The cake shop is a good place to have tea/coffee/cakes. It's not that big but it serves decent cakes and drinks. I am a huge fan of the London Literary Review Bookshop so it's great to have a place to have a coffee after buying a book. It's a nice change to go to a place where there is no... More 

Thank UKMeadowside
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This shop is seemingly a little gem tucked away in the Holburn area, with delicious seasonal food, seemingly with an eastern influence. Lovely cakes and teas and coffee. I know this place well and was a student in the school opposite for a year, buying my lunches here most days. The layout is quite peculiar, and can be difficult to... More 

1 Thank sam h
Brisbane, Australia
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457 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

this is such a cute little shop with a wide variety of teas, cakes and coffee. there's a load of gluten free cake options too. you enter through the london review book shop. there's not many tables so you may have to wait. I had a rose and pistachio cake which was so yum. I had it with a white... More 

1 Thank kristyrebecca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bury Place, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7269 9045
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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