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Le Pain Quotidien

#2,072 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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South Kensington
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15-17 Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2HE, England
+44 20 7225 0097
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This mostly organic cafe chain is worth a visit. A fairly extensive menu offers you breakfast, sandwiches, soups, lunches hot and cold plus a variety of teas and beverages. Not forgetting the wine but I consider this to be rather expensive, although the Rose we had was very good. If you go for a soup and salad lunch, you will... More 

Thank Christine335
Waterford, Ireland
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497 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Le Pain Quotidien is not just a clever name, on the way to the museums we stopped here for breakfast. We got a breakfast with bread, orange juice and tea. The bread arrived and there was lots of it, 3 varieties. It was great as it was , with some tasty jams provided. I also got some of it toasted.... More 

Thank ShaneMcDonald
South Yorkshire, UK
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were en route to the Royal Albert Hall on a busy Saturday, and various circumstances had meant that we had left ourselves short of time for a pre-event snack. After checking that there would not be a long wait, we selected snack items from the menu and they were delivered in a timely manner; we were able to eat,... More 

Thank stevo750
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Couldn't believe the attitude of what turned out to be the manager! They say you can forgive poor food as long as the service is good but nothing compensates for bad service. You're in a service industry, James. The clue is in the title. Never again.

Thank 635worldtraveller101
LePainQuotidienUK, Owner at Le Pain Quotidien, responded to this review

Dear 635worldtraveller101, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your experience at our Exhibition road store. We are beyond disappointed that you had such a negative experience in this store and would like to offer you our most sincere apologies. Here at Le Pain Quotidien we take great pride in offering our guests a welcoming, friendly environment for... More 

Balmain, Australia
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not prepared to pay 45 pounds for breakfast at my grand hotel I visited this French looking cafe in South Ken. The service was good and attentive and breakfast arrived in a timely fashion. The 'large' coffee I ordered came in a bowl which was a nice French touch but not easy to drink. The scrambled eggs were nicely cooked... More 

Thank Ozziemovers
Rutland, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for breakfast before going to the Southbank for an exhibition. Great eggs on sourdough and coffee. Nice friendly and efficient service - would go again.

Thank susan B
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast with friends. Lovely setting and good atmosphere. Hot drinks came first but these got cold before we got breakfast. The muffin was beautifully soft but the breakfast was a little disappointing. We had hard boiled eggs instead of soft, cold toast and shell in thr baked egg dish. They replaced eggs and toast and took some... More 

Thank BirminghamExplorer
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful. Needed somewhere to eat, coffee & work and this was the perfect place. Great coffee, amazing vegan staff and lovely staff 10/10!

Thank Nina M
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for coffee and ended up having a delicious breakfast! I ordered the Boulangers petit Dejeuner and my partner, the baked eggs with chorizo and sour dough toast. It was a tough decision as the menu boasted some great dishes. Both were served in good time, with a smile and tasted great! The restaurant was lovely, the staff were... More 

Thank Hungrygirl150
Noosa Heads
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713 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped for a coffee and a croissant both of which were pretty good but how can it take so long to serve such a simple thing ? The restaurant wasn't even busy. Dodgy waiter or just a place that doesn't have to try too hard ? Who knows but I won't be back.

Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-17 Exhibition Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7225 0097
Whether you are on the go or have time to linger, Le Pain Quotidien is the perfect place to catch a break from the city life. The homey interior matches our organic farm food roots; a splendid display of everything from tarts to tartines can be found here at any time of day. And there's always enough fresh bread to go around!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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