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One of New York's most popular bakeries, not to mention the proud birthplace of the cronut, has crossed the pond. This Elizabeth Street site near Victoria station features a bakery on the ground floor and pastry kitchens on the first, allowing nosey food fanatics to peer in on all the Ansel action. Seating incorporates high tables with stools for those wanting a quick bite, larger tables at the back, then a courtyard and garden for alfresco appetites. The famous cronut features, as does New York's best-selling DKA, 'Dominique’s Kouign Amann' (think caramelised croissant). Nearly a third of the London menu has been created exclusively for this site, including the Welsh rarebit croissant, incorporating Guinness Worcestershire cheddar béchamel, whole grain mustard and fontina. There's also an upside-down banoffee pie made in a paella pan, which helps to caramelise the bananas and keeps the whole thing from getting soggy. Still not convinced? Then we'd like to draw your attention to the cookie shot, which is a warm chocolate chip cookie, shaped like a shot glass and filled to order with ice-cold milk infused with Tahitian vanilla beans: the queue starts here.


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Dominique Ansel bakery

17-21 Elizabeth Street ,London SW1W 9RP

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Worth the Wait!

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Nov 2016

Recently new to the area of Victoria, this bakery is a welcome addition to the area. Incredibly popular/busy at the moment, it is well worth checking out. Known for being the original creator of the Cronut, it is worth getting here early for the chance to try one. (Be warned, they run out pretty quickly!) We went early to grab Cronuts they only make limited quantities since it takes about 3 days to prove! However, we still missed out They have a wonderful selection of other delicious cakes...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 6

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17-21 Elizabeth Street ,London SW1W 9RP

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Finally got served after 45 minutes of queing!Part 2.Flash in The Pan,Quickly tires.

by   gold reviewer (40)

Nov 2016

Well on my second attempt of lining up in the street like a line after 45 minutes I finall got served AND scored a last remaining "Cronut". This follow up visit was so important as after the first one I felt soo different. I chose different treats. Actually this second visit and £50 the lighter finished it for me. After standing in line as I say for 45 minutes forced to listen to the snobbish banter of a trend seeking student/tourist crowd I got my teeth into the fabled "Cronut". Man...

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James C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 5

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Hottest New Opening not an understatement.Over 100 people queing round the block

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Oct 2016

Having visited specially on a Sunday Afternoon to see "The New York cakes" I was not alone. On arriving outside over 100 .,mainly young,people were lining up around the shop out the door and round the block! I have to say I dound this a tad daunting as waiting times looked like getting on for an hour. The other food places in Elizabeth Street were near deserted. I ventured inside,past the waiting lines to view the cakes in the cabinet & sure enough each & every one was there. As...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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    London Diaries Dinner at Hatchetts a new neighbourhood gemamp amp The Foodie Diaries :: London Diaries A first look inside Dominique Anselamps new bakeryamp amp The Foodie Diaries

    It might come as a bit of a surprise to those who know me well (and so know all about my fascination with hybrid desserts), but up until yesterday I’d never actually had a cronut.
    While there are imitations aplenty to be found across London, *the* original by pastry chef-extraordinaire Dominique Ansel, always seemed out of reach – my last visit to New York was unfortunately timed right before the opening of his first bakery.
    More from London Diaries Dinner at Hatchetts a new neighbourhood gemamp amp The Foodie Diaries »

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