Tag: Bakery


Tom and Henry Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers and AB InBev launch a unique bakery, where all the breads are inspired by and beautifully created using ingredients from some of the world’s most popular beers

What: The Beer Bakery, a week long pop up bakery will open its doors on Tuesday 27th October to serve up a never tasted before, limited edition range of delicious beer breads inspired by, and created with the same ingredients found in some of the world’s most popular beers, including Stella Artois, Budweiser, Leffe, Beck’s Vier, Hoegaarden and Corona.

These beautiful breads have been crafted by Tom and Henry Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers and have been made to celebrate the inextricable link between beer and bread, with both sharing the same natural ingredients, and acting as the perfect pairing for centuries.

From hop glazings to malted wheat crusts, each beer’s ingredients have been meticulously baked into breads to showcase the flavours that make each beer so unique. The delicious bread recipes have been created at Tom and Henry Herbert’s family bakery, Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury.

Visitors to The Beer Bakery will be able to experience the unusual collaboration of a bakery and a pub. Through intricate decoration, The Beer Bakery reflects the natural ingredients of each beer, and guests can enjoy the breads on offer with their accompanying beer.

Where: The Beer Bakery, 186 Hackney Road, Hoxton, E2 7QL

When: Tuesday 27th October, 2015 – 31st October, 2015, 12pm – 8pm

Cost:  Free entry

gails-bakery-easter-newsLooking for a good Easter sized hot cross bun in London? Get to the soon to be open (tomorrow) GAIL’s Artisan Bakery.

The team is excited to open the doors to its new bakery at 71 Abbeville Road on Friday, 6th March.

Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and light supper, the bakery will offer GAIL’s signature breads, pastries, cakes and sweets. The menu, overseen by Head Baker Roy Levy, includes French Dark and San Francisco sourdoughs, freshly baked croissants and pastries, cinnamon buns, sausage rolls and carrot cakes, as well as a selection of daily sandwiches and salads. All GAIL’s products are handmade in London with no artificial additives or preservatives, delivered fresh to the bakeries every morning.

Tom Molnar, co-founder of GAIL’s says: “We are thrilled to be opening in the heart of Clapham and to bring top quality bread to the neighbourhood. As soon as we saw the space we fell in love with it, and we are particularly excited to be opening in such a beautiful part of London.”

GAIL’s on Abbeville Road comprises a warm and welcoming, but minimalist interior, whilst adopting contemporary industrial design details throughout. Display tables and kitchen counters are marble-topped, while rustic timber flooring in the dining and counter area soften the cool marble and steel. The furniture in the bakery includes reclaimed chairs in the dining area and a blackened steel ‘high table’ overhung with bespoke pendant lights to softly illuminate the space.


london best italian bakeriesWhen we think about London bakeries we tend to leap to those of a French persuasion or more so now the more elaborate cupcake making options.  But there are some amazing Italian Bakeries in London, some more new than others but all doing great things for breads and cakes.

Our top three are below.

Exeter Street Bakery
1B Argyll Road, London W8 7DB, 020 7937 8484

The star of the show in this Italian Bakery if their fine focaccia. You can also buy Italian yeast here for all you keen cooks as well as hand made pasta and pizza.


135 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UT, Soho

Personally we love panettone and this place works wonders on delivering. Breads and cakes are baked fresh throughout the day at this Italian bakery. If you have sweet late night cravings this is the place to go, helping you get your sugar rush until 11.30pm.

63 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AD, 020-7727 1121
287 Upper St, London N1 2TZ, 020-7288 1454

A huge favourite of many for a more special take away meal, Ottolenghi's makes very special butter croissants and a great double-baked chocolate mousse cake, but bread, tarts and biscuits are all equally perfect. There are two Ottolenghi's in London but you can also buy online with free postage for orders over £50.


This Friday Scoop - usually famed for their ice cream, bring some warmer treats to Brewer Street with a great new line of cakes and bakes just ready for the weekend.

They will be offering a great range of cakes including the Eton Mess, Red Velvet (of course), Black Forest, Carrot Cake, Cheese Cake, Sachertorte, Peanut Butter Cake (lets hope it has jam in the middle), brownies, meringues, cookies and more.

You can already find Scoop ice cream shops already in Covent Garden, Soho and South Kensington but it would be worth an extra visit during the winter months to try some of their cakes before the summer.

icecream sandwich gails kitchen

There aren't many places that you can grab an ice cream sandwich in London but Gails Kitchen near Goodge Street is one of them.

When it comes to the perfect 'have pudding for you main' option surely an icecream sandwich is just that? Gails comes with great over all reviews whether it's sweet or savoury you are looking for.

This high end bakery's ice cream sandwich offering is vanilla ice cream in between two pieces of brioche which a salted caramel sauce drizzled over the top. For £7.50 it's not bad at all. Another novel option is cookies and milk - this takes 12 minutes and they bake your cookies especially.

What a great place to go to on your way home.