Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

4.6
517 reviews
£26 to £40
Dessert

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Afternoon Tea
Cakes and Bubbles is currently accepting reservations from Monday 12th April for the outside Terrace. Reservations are available for the Cakes and bubbles experience only between 12noon until 21.00pm.
We are accepting inside reservations from Monday 17th May 2021 for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Cakes Bubbles.

Please note we only accept online bookings for up to four diners, for larger parties please contact the reservations team on restaurants@hotelcaferoyal.com or call (0)20-7406-3310.

After his successful pop up at Hotel Café Royal in 2016, famed chef Albert Adrià returns to London. Voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and having built a gastronomic revolution alongside his brother, Ferran, at the legendary Michelin three-star el Bulli, Adrià runs Barcelona’s hottest restaurant ‘Tickets’. Cakes Bubbles marks his first permanent establishment outside of his native Spain.

Support Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 517 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Wonderful service, very attentive and personal. Decent “cakes and bubbles”, rather pricy for what it was though (over £250 for 4 people), and quite quick, in that we were all done in just over an hour.
This is a great alternative to the more conventional High Tea, but expect the same type of patrons; mostly women, a bit drunk, making more noise than they should.
Granted, our booking was at 3pm on a Saturday so a lively atmosphere is to be expected. However as the Cafe is pretty much all marble, it became very loud and was difficult to hear our Waiter talk, through his mask.
Overall, the Cakes & Bubbles was a nice experience to do. Would we go back? I doubt it, because we’ve done it.
Would we recommend it, yes. As the cakes really were unique, and delicious.

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SarahE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most perfect experience and afternoon. Thank you Cakes and Bubbles

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HOC1970
London
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Brilliant, will definitely go back

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SandraP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous champagne special cake & bubbles afternoon tea - belated bday pressie that exceeded our high expectations… staff amazing - particularly the lady assistant manager - stand out!

Will be back
Sandra

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely afternoon tea for my mums birthday. Made very special with a message on her dessert plate and excellent and informative staff.

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Craigm2
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

It was nice to have a picture which is what it’s about I guess, the service was poor, I had to ask for them to take my order 3 times they were just focused on seating people rather than letting the customers order and enjoy it. Shame really as it could of been fabulous

SC
ShaneC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 nd time in the last 2 months or so staff are amazing and had a lovely time

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cheeselover
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very delicious pudding and wine! A real treat! My favourite was the cheesecake......very original and completely yum!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, fabulous food and amazing location. Could ask for anything more!!!

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Nataliew
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing. The staff are so friendly and informative, the food is out of this world. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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Rafal
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Disappointing.
This was the second time we visited here after having an exciting time so we thought we would book to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. When we arrived we were taken to three different tables which all were facing the big windows at the front of the restaurant and were told to pick one, so there was no personal touch to it at all. Our waiter was fine, offered water and drinks before taking our food order, after a few minutes wait sipping on our drinks all the dishes arrived at the same time, which were about 6-7 things at once, by the time we were done with two of them the rest have already warmed up and even the ice-cream has almost melted away. The biggest disappointment was that no one acknowledged our occasion even when the place was not super busy and both a hostess and manager on duty with a full team of waiters you'd think someone would come and say something.
It's a shame but we won't be coming back.

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SalS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing desserts served by super friendly staff.
Lovely place to visit

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trevorc
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely belated birthday treat staff were lovely explained what each item was and how best to eat . Took time with us and made it a special experience

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vipKatieluce
London
16 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food - beautiful and delicious, terrace is lovely especially on a warm day. Service was a little slow at times - the couple next to us who had ordered an entire bottle of champagne seemed to be better looked after. But overall the experience was very good and we’d recommend highly.

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IntrepidEx
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic but service absolutely shambolic

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Beth
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The rose and the pistachio pillows were lovely, everything else was average and the cheesecake was disgusting; far too salty. The service was slow; considering everything we ordered would have been pre-made we can’t understand why it took so long for everything to come out. We were also sat waiting to pay our bill for 15 minutes. Quite a disappointing experience and we won’t be recommending or returning.

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BeardedSpectre
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best dessert ever. Every course was better than the last

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RonS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special treat indeed. Exquisite cakes and friendly service.

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KumbieR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reception was great, the place smelt great and most importantly the food, drink and service made the experience lovely. I'll be coming back again for sure.

KR
KimberleyR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely treat. The afternoon tea was absolutely divine. Never had anything like it. The service was beautifully subtle and very attentive.
We had afternoon tea but all the food looked incredible. We will absolutely be going back

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TexPat
Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run, do not walk to Cakes & Bubbles. Kilian was AMAZING and made our visit oh so special. We did the sweet afternoon with Veuve and it was impeccable. We were celebrating a very special occasion and Kilian really took care of us the entire time and was so lovely. Will absolutely be returning again very soon!

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Johan
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little venue to indulge your sweet tooth as a treat after shopping or as a special occasion.
We enjoyed sampling the menu and staying true to its name, enjoyed some cake and Veuve Clicquot, enjoying their egg flan, chocolate cork, cheese cake and warm chocolate cake.
Finished off with a very well made flat white coffee.
Will try the afternoon tea option next time as it is great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab experince

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Because of all kitchen team in the quarantine they were serving some joke of desserts, neither one of Albert’s traditionals, with no mail upfront to inform us about it.
Really bad. We came for cheesecake and rose, at the end we had nothing. Would be good for the prices and name, to send a mail and inform customers about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They don’t have any Albert Adriá plates, just the hotel menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - we will be back for the tasting experience

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We were so disappointed to arrive snd be told that ALL the cakes were off the menu!!!!!! We thought they were joking at first, but alas, they were not joking.
We had travelled over an hour to get there and taken a considerable amount of effort and expense to get childcare, dog sitters etc for the special occasion - and nearly £100 on train fairs and car parking.
On arrival we were told that someone would have tried to be in touch and left a voicemail mail letting us know - but they did not. Instead we had an average quality, over priced savoury lunch. We were given a delicious glass of non-alcoholic bubbles though as sn apology.

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ShiezelW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

They don’t have the menu available.
Don't go for the rest of the month.

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SilviaG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

When we arrived to the venue they told us that they had some issue and the Cake and Bubbles experience was not available and won't be for another two weeks.
They only had available the hotel menus.
They did not contact by phone or email to inform us, so we could cancel and go somewhere else, as we did the reservation only for the Cake and Bubbles experience.
The dessert menu is very basic and they did not even have available everything on it.
We order the cheese cake and chocolate fondant which were pretty small and average, not great taste.
Cocktails very expensive and small.
Not a lot of choice in hot drinks, not even hot chocolate or chai tea available. I ordered a capuchino, that did not have even some cinnamon or cocoa on top.
The experience was very poorly and overprice, I would not recommend the visit to Hotel Cafe Royal.
I don't know if we will try to have the Cake and Bubbles experience in future, taking into account that they did not inform us that it was not available and they charge £25 per person if you don't cancel your reservation on time.

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Zapzapza
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to the side of hotel cafe royal. ....overlooked lower regent St. Good all round experience!

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PereV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, recommended. Don't forget to order the baklava pillows!

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Roastbeef
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there were 6 stars I would have chosen that - absolutely fantastic with first class service along with spectacular tasting cakes
Cannot recommend highly enough

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Craig
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cake and brilliant service all wrapped up in a beautiful building can’t not fault the service or food

If any negative comments it’s quite heavy on the branding believe me I love veuve but felt so much branding cheapens the brand

But honestly incredible. Will be back

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juliab
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service and attention to detail.
I dont like service charge added automatically but that's just me. i'd rather it was left to me how much I decide to tip .
It was a treat for my daughter aged 10 who loves baking and pastry skills and she loved seeing the different creations.

PJ
PaulinaJ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food was lovely!
Staff very friendly and helpful. Love the seating on the street type of experience. Will definitely be back

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Sougerianqueen
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience and everything was absolutely perfect from the service to the unique and superb desserts. The presentation is exquisite and the taste is light, fluffy and perfectly executed. Would definitely add to your bucket list of places to try 👌🏽

KB
KerryB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Very over rated was looking forward to coming here and booked weeks in advance cakes nice but the whole thing Not worth the money.
Sat outside where two very noisy anti cOvid and free palestine demos going on with pungent smell of weed every few minutes sirens and people chanting so not the best afternoon tea.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary and the experience was excellent the desserts were delicious and the cheesecake is the best I have ever tasted! The service was outstanding our waiter couldn’t do enough for us and was very knowledgeable!

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a very special time here. I bought my mum, who is quite ill. All 3 of us absolutely loved to cakes and bubbles experience.
The only criticism was it was very difficult to hear the waiter.

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Billy0708
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like desserts (and even if you don’t) this place is a must, which I guess isn’t surprising given it’s a menu from one of the worlds best pastry chefs.

I went for the set menu and the flavours and level of cooking is amazing. Amazingly light and delicious.

I could go on, but the bottom line is that this is a place you have to visit and that’s all you need to know!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal using the Order Online button. Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7406 3310.

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal is rated 4.6 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://hotel-cafe-royal.vouchercart.com/app/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.