Don’t know your flaky pastry from your mille-feuille? We’re here to help with answers to your most common questions around bakeries near you.
Indulge your sweet tooth or enjoy some simple, honest-to-goodness bread, baked fresh just for you at one of the capital’s best bakeries. With a variety of international influences and a baker’s dozen variations on each signature dish from Wandsworth to Whitechapel, we’ve listed just a few of our favourite bakeries in London.
Maitre Choux is the best place in the capital for eclairs. With a choux patisserie specialist, their food preparation is a work of art in itself and well worth stopping by to watch if you’ve got a little spare time – suitably located near some of London’s best galleries.
For a pristine piece of cake, Lilly Vanilli Bakery in East London or Molly Bakes in North London are the best places to grab a slice.
A bakery is the best place to grab fresh pastries, bread and other earthly delights when you’re stopping in for a bite. Traditionally, bakeries sold any flour-based food item baked in the oven. Today some specialist bakeries have also prospered, such as the patisserie, which has turned classic pastry baking into a fine art. Some even offer a wider range of food and drink to choose from.
Here’s what you can expect to hand over your own bread for in a bakery:
If you need a cake for a big birthday bash, or something special to mark a wedding or anniversary, London's diverse baking scene offers something to whet any appetite.
For special occasion cakes we recommend the following:
If you’re thinking of opening your very own bakery or just want to brush up on the basics, baking courses across London are opening their doors to a wholesome and fulfilling creative technique.
Part of the enjoyment that I get from cakes, pastries and other sweet treats is from the way they look. Who can resist a beautifully decorated cupcake or a perfectly layered and frosted gateaux? These places to eat in Glasgow serve the prettiest edible delights that you won’t be able to resist Instagram-ing. You must check them out immediately… Don
Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens may be a few of Julie Andrews’ favourite things, but I’d rather have a warm slab of home-baked sourdough, slathered with salted butter and served with a steaming hot mug of tea, thank you very much - which is why I’m feeling rather smug about being a Southsider right now. You see my new local is filled w
Of all the latter-day food trends, the proliferation of cosy, cake-filled nooks in which one can indulge in herbal tea and baked goods supped from mismatched crockery is one of my favourites. That said, I can see where those who rage against the Great British Twee-ification of the humble coffee and cake are coming from - which is where Once Upon a Tart comes in.