Gail's Kitchen 1

11 - 13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square , London, WC1B 3HD

Gails Kitchen March 3

SquareMeal Review of Gail's Kitchen

Following the success of its artisan bakery and café chain, Gail’s has launched its first restaurant proper – an all-day venue done out in soft grey tones, serving eclectic snacks and small plates as well as its much-vaunted breads and pastries. Located alongside the reception area of Bloomsbury’s myhotel, it’s not only a handy drop-in for guests but is also pitched at the local passing trade, with a dozen barstools overlooking the open kitchen. Bread naturally underpins much of the menu, from Taleggio and truffle-cream toasties to satisfyingly rich smoked mackerel rillettes served with wafer-thin slices of toasted rye, but also expect meatier dishes such as slow-cooked oxtail with baked ratte potato. Prices are a touch high, but don’t leave without trying the show-stealing desserts – gooey chocolate-chip cookies straight from the oven, for example. There’s a branch of Gail’s Bakery next door.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Maggie K. 24 May 2013

The service was excellent, I don't know if it made a difference by booking through Square Meal but the waitress was immediately attentive and concerned. I am 8 months pregnant and without asking she established which cheeses were OK and instantly suggested making up a mocktail – I've previously been to a restaurant where they haven't mentioned the cheese until they've actually served the meal. The food was delicious. We had a good range, but even the pizza was divine. I also tried to work out what they could have done to the salad to make it taste so good. I would definitely recommend it as well as revisit it myself. Excellent, pleasant service and wonderful tasting food, what's not to like?

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