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Gail's Bakery

#1,536 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
+44 20 7323 9694
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 eggs on dark French sourdough, and the results were glorious, cooked to yellowy perfection. And... More 

Thank hellomabel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 from having my breakfast there every day!!!! you wont know what i am talking about... More 

Thank Rula M
McLean, Virginia
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 such as the one I ate both mornings -- with goat cheese, hazelnuts, grains, greens,... More 

Thank h22101
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 £7. 70 which was great value in this part of London. Keep it up, Gail's... More 

Thank Capam1515
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I went various Times to this place and i really love just to see the bread and the cakes how beautiful they are. You eat with your eyes at first!!!i went twice and i had the best chocolate i ever had in Richmond..it was dark dense intence and hot. The third time it was completly different: not hot enough (... More 

Thank gelinda
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Popped in here before going to London Bride Couture for wedding dress fitting - what a find - lovely home baked goods, relaxed atmosphere, fantastic coffee, clean tidy and staff friendly and helpful. Only down side is that I don't live anywhere close so can't make it a regular visit. All home cooked breads. pastries to buy looked amazing.

Thank PippaJPJ
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is truly a fantastic bakery! There are quite a few around London, and it's a must go for anyone. Everything that I've had is absolutely delicious! In the past (I don't know if they still have these) I had lamb and pine nut sausage rolls which were absolutely delicious. I've haven't tried much there, but I can confidently assume... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, 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
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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