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Primrose Bakery

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Covent Garden
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42 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB, England
+44 20 7836 3638
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

enjoyed our stay there, nice coffee, and great brownie and cupcakes...worth a visit and very good value for our money.

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Thank jcooky1
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a Primrose Bakery cook book so was keen to visit here whilst in Covent Garden. My sister and I were not disappointed! Great cake teamed with great customer service, win-win!

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Thank Vickity1983
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cute little yellow shop on the corner nestled between the eateries a walk from covent garden The staff are very friendly and helpful catering to parties and weddings too Cupcakes in many flavours i loved the red velvet I love the logo Will visit again

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Thank independantice
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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee was reasonable. Cupcake selection was very good and were of good quality. Recommend visiting if you are in the area.

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Thank Dominic V
Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charles was our server and was really friendly, helpful, and patient. I've been here a few times only to try to it out over a period of time, because I always thought the cupcakes, cookies, or brownies would taste better. They don't. The cupcakes are doughy. The frosting is sickeningly sweet and the flavours aren't discernible from each other. For... More 

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Thank Vagrant805
Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have the primrose bakery book and thought I would try the cakes when visiting London. The shop was nice and I looked forward to eating my creme egg cupcake back at the hotel. I was really disappointed, firstly in the shop there were no information on what the cupcakes were and the cupcake was really dry and crumbly. The... More 

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Thank JemmaC27
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46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read so much about this place, but was a bit disappointment when I tried it. I didn't enjoy it that well, won't go again.

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Thank Iz11
Derby, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Primrose bakery a couple of times in the past on visits to London. Called in today as needed a sugar rush. Managed to get a seat and my husband and I had a cupcake each and a hot drink. Cakes were nice but not as moist as I remember on past visits. The staff were also... More 

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Thank leesim1903
PrimroseB195, Manager at Primrose Bakery, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review on Primrose Bakery. I am sorry to read of your experience at Primrose Bakery. Please do contact me directly via email so we can investigate this further at primrosehill@primrose-bakery.co.uk. We do take all comments and feedback very seriously so I would be very interested in hearing from you. Kind regards Sally More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I really want the primrose bakery to do well. The celebration cakes aren't as beautiful or as delicious as they used to be. They seem a bit dry. Please restore my faith.

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Thank Sabbykat
PrimroseB195, Manager at Primrose Bakery, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review on Primrose Bakery. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment in Primrose Bakery and the quality of our celebration cakes. Could you please contact me directly with your order details so I can investigate this further. We take all comments and feedback very seriously so I would be very interested to hear... More 

Amman, Jordan
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best cupcakes I have ever tasted, with prices reasonable. They have a variety of confections, but their best are cupcakes; they have daily specials as well as classics which are always readily available. MY favourite is salted caramel cupcake. Definitely recommended, and a must for me when in London.

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Thank HmdNab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 3638

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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