• Shiok! will be TV chef Cherish Finden's new patisserie in Bishopsgate

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    She's best known to TV audiences as the oh-so-exacting judge from Bake Off: The Professionals. But now Cherish Finden is realising her dream of opening her first standalone patisserie in London.

    SHIOK! (it's pronounced Shook) will be a Singapore-influenced patisserie located in the new Pan Pacific hotel in Bishopsgate. It's something of a homecoming for Finden who first worked at the Pan Pacific in

  • Harrods is opening the first UK patisserie by top Paris chef Angelo Musa

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    Hot on the heels of Cedric Grolet's arrival in London comes news that another feted Parisian pastry chef is heading our way. Angelo Musa is HUGE in Paris where he works at super luxe hotel Hotel Plaza Athénée and he's been enticed over to London by Harrods.

    The Knightsbridge store will open an outpost by Musa this

  • Test Driving Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley - eye popping Parisian pastries for Knightsbridge

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    The esteemed French pastry chef Cedric Grolet hits London with his first patisserie outside France. We went to check his new Knightsbridge digs out.

  • Where to find a Galette Des Rois in London


    Every January brings with it a reason to go out and eat cake. The Galette des Rois, also known as Three Kings cake, is a French creation designed to celebrate Epiphany (or Twelfth Night). It often has a charm hidden inside. If you're searching one out this January, here's where to start...

  • Pastry God Cedric Grolet picks The Berkeley for his first London patisserie

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    With a reputation that precedes him, world-renowned pastry chef Cedric Grolet is heading to London, opening his first UK patisserie (and the first outside France) at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge. Rumours had been building of a UK base for the chef with all the pastry skills, when he posted a

  • Soho is getting a croissant-only cafe Criss Cross

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    If layers of flaky pastry are your thing, then you'll be wanting to know about Criss Cross. Opening in Soho this month, this new cafe and shop is devoted to one thing and one thing only - the croissant.

    They'll be selling gorgeous looking savoury and sweet pastries. The team behind it are hospitality folk connected to Novikov and Mnky Hse including Criss Cross's chef Roberto Guzzi who also heads up the

  • Bakery deliveries - the best places delivering bread and pastries in London

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    Searching for sourdough? On a quest for cakes? Or desperately seeking scones? We've rounded up bakers and bread makers all doing delivery across the city. 

  • The Conticini Café at Camden's Buck Street Market sees top pastry chef Philippe Conticini settle in North London

    Philippe Conticini cafe opens in Camden's Buck Street Market

    Top French pastry chef Philippe Conticini must really like Camden. He's chosen that part of town to open his second patisserie there this year. Having opened a Salon de The in the North Yard of Camden Market mere weeks before lockdown, this new 40-seater Conticini Café at the Buck Street Market will be a more casual affair. You'll be able to buy his pastries, but there'll also be an on-site boulangerie, freshly baked

  • Flor's amazing lardy buns are now being sold at Dalston's Snackbar

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    Well, this is a red-letter day for anyone who's been hankering after a Lardy Bun from Flor or the sourdough from Lyle's. We're still waiting to hear when they're returning from lockdown, but from today they'll be selling Flor pastries and the sourdough bread from Lyle's at Dalston's Snackbar.

    Posting on their Instagram account, Snackbar founder Freddie said: "If you’ve ever had their bread and butter at Lyle’s, or those lardy buns from Flor,

  • Dominique Ansel's 2019 Pie Night brings in London's top chefs

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    If you manage to secure tickets to this year's Pie Night at Dominique Ansel Bakery, then you'll feel pretty damned smug. This year, Ansel is changing things up for his all-you-can-eat pie fest, bringing in some of London's top chefs to help out.

    In the mix are The Ledbury's Brett Graham, Sabor's Nieves Barragán, Ottolenghi's Helen Goh, The Greenhouse's Alex Dilling, and royal wedding baker Violet Cakes's Claire Ptak. In

  • Epic Pies opening at St Paul's will celebrate British pastry

    epic pies opens by st paul'sFrom street food to permanent digs, a mother/son duo are opening up this 'Britisserie' by St Paul's Cathedral, where pies are the main star but you can also get a Brunch Wellington at the weekend.

  • Dominique Ansel's Summer Marche is a three day fruit tart festival

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    If you're looking for a fun way to bump up your five a day intake, may we suggest a trip to the Dominique Ansel Bakery this weekend? For three days only they're holding a Summer Marché.

    The idea is to celebrate the best seasonal fruits from around the world. So they're filling their pastry section with 10 rather lovely sounding fruit tarts. They're using blueberries from Hertfordshire, British Jubilee Strawberries grown exclusively at only

  • Maitre Choux are bringing their eclairs to Canary Wharf

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    Got a sweet tooth and live or work near Canary Wharf? If so then put 7 August in your diary. That's when Maître Choux are opening their new outlet there.

    This will be the fourth London opening for the eclair specialist. The Jubilee Walk spot will be a takeaway-only space serving up all manner of gorgeous patisserie. But, unlike their other places, this City spot will be open from early in day -