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Gails Bread

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Notting Hill
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138 Portobello Road | Notting Hill, London W11 2DZ, England
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gails is one of London's very best bakery chains. Excellent bread and delicious sweet and savoury cakes, muffins pies, buns etc. Also great salads. Not cheap but a very good place for lunch or breakfast in the heart of Portobello Market. Not to be missed on a visit to W11.

Thank Jamromorrow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in with the twins for a warming breakfast. Croissants were great as was the coffee. Staff accommodated the kids needs well although there were no high chairs available.

Thank Welsh_Clarkey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is lovely. The food, the service, the location, all of it. Go here, and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Anna S
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My sister and I had a nice lunch here while perusing the Portobello Road Market. She had some beautiful blueberry pancakes. I had some interesting pancakes of my own! They were sweet corn pancakes with avocado, sour cream, and tomato; very filling and delicious savory pancakes.

Thank Stacy_247
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

First visit amazing and friendly staff and great service. Beyond delicious bread. Second visit not a customer in sight, however staff all over the place and asked for my coffee and was advised by the lady in the long blond hair I don't work here, however I am standing behind the till . I was also rudely advised that I... More 

Thank Mills210
GAILs_Bakery, Public Relations Manager at Gails Bread, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry about your experience in our Hove bakery. You should always be met with the highest level of customer service and I must apologise that this has not been the case. Could you possibly contact our team at breadheads@gailsbread.co.uk? We would like to discuss further. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I guess you get what you pay for? Amazing quality and you can taste it. Creative combinations. Slightly over-priced and could possibly do with a mid-level range of products.

Thank Carlien R
Aveiro District, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The food was good, had the orange and almond muffin and a cappuccino but found it a little overpriced. 5.80£ for a really small muffin and a small cappuccino. The Staff was great and we got served very quickly.

Thank rafaelacastro2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great Brunch selection. Love their breads. Food is high quality & freshly prepared. Love their decor. Lovely outdoor seating area too which is great for watching the world go by on Portobello Road. This was my second time to visit this cafe & still love it. Definitely should be added to your list when visiting Portobello Road Market.

Thank GormBlath
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

with repeated requests, my husband finally agreed to take me to the Portobello market. I lost the track of time and didn't realise we hadn't had lunch. the first eatery we saw was Gail's café and it saved our day and also my husband's temper. There was a long queue and almost no seating space. but by the time our... More 

Thank Vratz J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a pity that an eaterie in such a prime spot could give such a slow service. Not only was the queue a long wait, so was the food's arrival. When it finally arrived, only one meal came. My husband had to wait even longer for his. Our coffees arrived cold and had to be sent back. The only saving... More 

Thank Brucella N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Portobello Road | Notting Hill, London W11 2DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
Post Code W11 2DZ

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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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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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