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Gail's Bakery

11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
+44 20 7323 2356
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A disappointment all round - same short menu as bakery next door; very bad service- slow, lacked any smile or professionalism, told us we couldn’t have extra salad dressing, got drinks after food; had to chase for everything. Don’t bother when there’s so many good...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homesick for Italy or Australia? Then you need to have breakfast here to enjoy the coffee alone. I recommend the double espresso macchiato with the continental breakfast tray and enjoyed with the retro Italian pop music... just like in Nonna’s ‘little kitchen’ otherwise known as...More

Thank DoubleHappiness21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I booked a table to taste the food in this restaurant at £35 per person without wine. With drinks we each paid £57. I have to say the food was without a doubt the most disappointing I had in ages. I liked...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Wanstead branch and was very impressed. The smell of fresh bread as you walk in was so appealing. There is a lot to choose from and staff were very friendly. Food and drinks came really quickly despite being very busy. The only...More

1  Thank Harbir P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great venue for a snack and drink. They do a number of small high quality snacks such as parmesan coated chicken on brioche which was delicious but pricey. The teas are lovely too.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I was able to try out the one in Wanstead, London and it was obvious that the place is quite popular that's probably why the serving time too long than expected. But the pastries I've tried was so good and so was the coffee, my...More

Thank SY J
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Everything tastes good! I reccomend the cheese cake and the quisch is delicious! You can sit at the breakfast room too.

Thank Guy K
Reviewed 22 September 2017

OK. So I am a huge fan of Gails. I am. Give me a sausage roll any day and I will scoff the whole thing. HOWEVER. Please please I beg you a million times PLEASE get your coffee sorted out. You claim your baristas are...More

Thank Thelittleorangepot
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in My Bloomsbury Hotel above Gail's Bakery and Restaurant. We added the extra 12£/day for breakfast at Gail's. Very nice and we had a choice between the Continental Breakfast (slice of toasted sourdough, cup of yogurt with mixed nuts and granola, slices of...More

Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We went to the Gail's on Fulham Road. I love baked goods, and was a kid in a candy store. I got a loaf of vegan whole wheat, covered with oats, and soft and chewy on the inside. Brought it back to the States with...More

Thank bonmom707
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

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Average prices
US$33 - US$46
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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 2356
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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.
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