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Gail's Bakery

11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
+44 20 7323 2356
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
“sausage roll” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HD, England
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I just kept thinking .. franchise this back home . Fabulous little baked pie lunches , sandwiches , and " almond and marzipan challah ( really !!! ) yummy

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered a cappuccino and an almonds pastry. Both were excellent! Not so many tables at the place, but the variety of pastries is great and of course the taste.

Thank Amit R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for take out following a recommendation. The staff didn't seem to know what was going on and 2 of them were arguing between themselves. I ordered a quiche Lorraine and a sausage roll. The quiche Lorraine was full of fat (from the bacon...More

Thank podmoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant quiet place for morning breakfast. Absolutely love the scone with yummy cream and strawberry jam that comes with whole strawberries.

Thank warlus4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before and had lovely service but this time I had a passive-aggressive battle with the server over my order. For the amount that Gail's charges for food and drink it is inexcusable to have this kind of experience, particularly when the...More

1  Thank EmmaN16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to break before we started our walking tour around this beautiful suburb. Lovely pastries and some great people watching. Interesting to see how the other half live.

1  Thank sziaziaris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked far to get here because I was really wanting tea and scones! We were seated right away but easily saturday for 10 minutes before they took our order and then waited at least 10 more minutes for our food and tea to arrive....More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed July 5, 2017

I came here for a birthday treat and am disappointed. Poor service, dry pastries and little to no customer service. Coffee is good so I'd recommend either getting a takeaway from the despondent staff or go to another chain as the coffee is great.

1  Thank Sunita M
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Disappointing and staff were dismissive when we asked. Also paper cups to sit in... Not sure what happened at used to be good?

Thank Lorna K
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We spent 2 nights in London and enjoyed an incredibly delicious French Toast with berry compote at Gail's Bakery. It was so good that we had to go back the next day to have it again. The place is quite small and very well frequented.

Thank Claudia F
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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  • Food
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Average prices
$32 - $45
Lunch, Brunch
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
Families with children, 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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