Gail's South Kensington

45 Thurloe Street , London, SW7 2LQ

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SquareMeal Review of Gail's South Kensington

Gail’s burgeoning London branches have been keeping yummy mummies in sourdough & babyccinos since 2005. This clutch of fashionably appointed bakery/cafés – all white walls & exposed brick – pride themselves on their ‘no nasties’ approach to artisan baking & their place at the hub of the community. Counters groan with breads, cakes & pastries from all over the world, including croissants, pumpernickel & chocolate halva buns to eat in or take away. You can also get more substantial fill-ups – perhaps a full breakfast (washed down with Union coffee or JING tea) or a fairly healthy lunch of soup, salad or a sandwich. It all looks dreamy, although some readers suggest it’s a case of style over substance. ‘Confused’ & ‘slightly abrasive’ staff – not to mention elevated prices – certainly don’t do Gail’s any favours.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Kensington Tube Station 60m

Gloucester Road Tube Station 761m


Address: 45 Thurloe Street , London SW7 2LQ

Area: South Kensington

Opening times

Mon-Sat 7am-9pm (Sun 8am-8pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Ciné Lumiere 216m

Natural History Museum 258m


Telephone: 020 7581 2033


Cuisine: Cafes

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