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Gail's Bakery

) #1,903 of 18,120 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Cafe, British, European
11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
+44 20 7323 9694
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
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Cafe, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Disappointing and staff were dismissive when we asked. Also paper cups to sit in... Not sure what happened at used to be good?

Thank Lorna K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights in London and enjoyed an incredibly delicious French Toast with berry compote at Gail's Bakery. It was so good that we had to go back the next day to have it again. The place is quite small and very well frequented.

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for a late lunch at about 1:30 on a Monday, the place had just a few people inside (I'm sure would be packed at breakfast and brunch). We were seated right away, but took a while to take our orders. I ordered bacon,...More

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened onto Gail's our first few hours into London. We had checked into our BNB and were wandering the local area. The son was looking for some coffee to keep him awake. We came in and the bakery items were plentiful, fresh and all...More

Thank jmgile50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest bakeries in Oxford! Enjoy a lovely brunch or a tasty lunch with the unnumerable baked specialities, all kinds of bread from loafs to buns accompanied by seasonal vegetables or good salmon at the small tables outside in the quiet street! Great...More

Thank oletta2016
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Food menu items are very limited and vary. May not go again as their options weren't great on this occasion. Their seeded bread was superb. Cookies weren't nice.

Thank camah17
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great quality bread and cakes sold in this pricey cafe but you have to make do with paper cups and no plates.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Bought a mozzarella, pesto and tomato baguette. The bread was so hard i almost lost teeth trying to bite into it. Also when it gets hot flies tend to swarm the food as it is all open and left out on display and none of...More

Thank eliza2011
GAILs_Bakery, Public Relations Manager at Gail's Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and apologies for the bad experience. Could you possibly get in touch with us at breadheads@gailsbakery.co.uk? We'd definitely like to follow this up with the team.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Exploring Pimlico over the Easter weekend, my wife told me about this fabulous bakery she had found. She was right: very relaxed vibe, with a mouth watering selection of breads. We ended up having breakfast there twice: one time I opted for a simple scrambled...More

Thank hellomabel
Reviewed 18 April 2017

make sure you stop by Gali's in the morning. was walking in the streets of Bayley and the smell of the fresh bread and pattiserie was super good that i coudlnt resist without trying all that they have baked that day. i couldnt stop myself...More

1  Thank Rula M
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$32 - US$44
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7323 9694
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Our passion is turning great ingredients into fresh and exciting food. We serve delicious small plates, skillfully combining the unexpected. Perfect for exploring new flavours.
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