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Gail's Bakery

) #1,851 of 17,848 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, European
11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
+44 20 7323 9694
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
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Reviews (323)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 review

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
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We loved Gails, a wonderful more-than-a-bakery that happened to be a few doors down from our rental flat. Our coffee drinkers were very happy, the bread was divine, and there were so many other options, from fun egg dishes to tasty salads in a cup...More

1  Thank h22101
Reviewed 16 April 2017

As a bonus the hotel next door offered free breakfast at Gails. The choice was either continental or hot. I tried both, and they were equally enjoyable. Very plentiful servings.

Thank juliechallis
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This time, all I wanted was a pot of tea and a couple of croissants to bridge a time gap between two theatre performances. Service was great - pleasant, friendly and efficient. Lovely tea, a great plain croissant and an almond one.The lot came to...More

Thank Capam1515
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Pros: the salmon croissant dish was nice, clean restaurant, ambience calm and relaxed, prices reasonable. Cons: not many items to choose from. Will definitely visit again.

Thank camah17
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I came here for some coffee and dessert after a long day in university! They all tasted nice! Will come back again.

Thank Yuquan Z
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

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 45
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
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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.