There are a number of Gail’s bakeries now in London, but this should most definitely not put you off. The interiors are clean in feel with a robust modern rustic ambience. Unfussy, good quality British baking with a wholesome feel, my spirits lift when I see there is a branch nearby.
There are maple brioche buns, cinnamon swirls and muffins,
sour cherry and chocolate drop scones and lemon drizzle cake, miniature pistachio chocolate cakes,
white chocolate cheesecake,
and, of course, there is carrot cake.
The latter is sublime – I can’t describe the disappointment I feel when the last crumb has been chased into oblivion - and the delight that the apple crumble cake instils has already been documented...
Style of cakes: Modern British
Location: Barnes, Battersea, Belsize Park, Bloomsbury, Chiswick, Crouch End, Dulwich Village, Exmouth Market, Fulham Road, Hampstead, King's Road, Notting Hill, Queen's Park, Seymour Place, Soho, South Kensington, St John's Wood
Suitable for: casual dates, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dessert, takeaway, snacks