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London Review Cake Shop

#3,216 of 18,236 Places to Eat in London
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14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Mum and I visited yesterday, after deciding the cafe in the British Museum was a little busy and wondering round nearby for something different. The London Review did not disappoint. We ended up sitting on a shared table inside (bit of a shame that it's takeaway only outside) but had amazing service. As soon as we sat down a bottle... More 

Thank EmilyArbery
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had a very tasty lunch at this cake shop on Saturday - they don't only do cakes! It was excellent - I had the quiche with kale on the side - very yummy - just the ticket for keeping me alert during the afternoon! Speaking of tickets... we inadvertently dropped a rail ticket while paying for lunch, and the... More 

Thank hikingshorts
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It is cozy, it is healthy it is tasty. Got a quiche and cake here and was not disappointed. Great teas variety and quality.

Thank Denis_111
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Food and tea were delicious, but experience marred by unceremonious slapping down of plates and removal of the soup when we were not even close to having finished - was too stunned to reclaim it! The bill then arrived, unasked for, with a brusque 'We're closing'. Paying cash, I didn't even get a thank you. I assumed from all this... More 

Thank Julie R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Friendly service and fresh fare that is simply delicious. Beautiful cakes and pastries in this understated cafe. I'm still thinking about the almond cake with citrus frosting and fresh pomegranate seeds! Customers were friendly too (one of the "regulars" gave up his table to accommodate our group of 4).

Thank KMSchuler
Midlands United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The cake shop is a good place to have tea/coffee/cakes. It's not that big but it serves decent cakes and drinks. I am a huge fan of the London Literary Review Bookshop so it's great to have a place to have a coffee after buying a book. It's a nice change to go to a place where there is no... More 

Thank UKMeadowside
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This shop is seemingly a little gem tucked away in the Holburn area, with delicious seasonal food, seemingly with an eastern influence. Lovely cakes and teas and coffee. I know this place well and was a student in the school opposite for a year, buying my lunches here most days. The layout is quite peculiar, and can be difficult to... More 

1 Thank sam h
Brisbane, Australia
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354 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

this is such a cute little shop with a wide variety of teas, cakes and coffee. there's a load of gluten free cake options too. you enter through the london review book shop. there's not many tables so you may have to wait. I had a rose and pistachio cake which was so yum. I had it with a white... More 

1 Thank kristyrebecca
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The place is usually heaving with noisy pretentious people so I avoid when visiting the adjacent brilliant bookshop.However, for the first time I obtained a table at lunchtime. The range of light snacks was fine with a range of veggie and vegan options. Staff are excellent on knowing the ingredients and adapting dishes. I ended up with pumpkin humus on... More 

Thank emilyphipps
Paris, France
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Lovely little cafe, not far from the British Museum, great choice of teas, delicious healthy food, staff very friendly and helpful. Previous reviews have mentioned that it can be hard to get a seat which is true but in the good weather they have seating outside otherwise if you do arrive at peak times then be prepared to wait for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 02072699045
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighborhood Profile
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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