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London Review Cake Shop

#68 of 399 Dessert in London
#3,199 of 19,227 Places to Eat in London
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Bloomsbury
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14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
+44 20 7269 9045
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little café next to the London review book shop. We are staying in the area and popped in for a coffee and cake stop. Good strong coffee and I had the honey pistachio spelt cake which was delicious. They also had plenty of vegan options which I appreciated. Found lots of book inspiration from the book... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a cup of tea and a piece of cake. The best Café near the British Museum and with the delightful surroundings of the bookshop. Good place to chill.

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marlborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 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.

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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 

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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 

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San Francisco, California
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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.

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Thank Denis_111
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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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).

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Midlands United Kingdom
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7269 9045
Description
Attached to London Review Bookshop.

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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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Bloomsbury
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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