Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

4.6
590 reviews
£26 to £40
Dessert

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Afternoon Tea
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 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.

Cakes & Bubbles offers a parade of exceptional desserts and pastries, including the renowned “cheesecake", alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. Enjoy a truly unique contemporary take on the afternoon tea experience.

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

The Cakes and Bubbles Experience is available between 2.00pm & 6.00pm. There is also a savoury 'all-day dining' menu available.

Reservations available for inside or outside on the terrace.

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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 590 People Are Saying
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vipLaura
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

These aren’t just desserts. They’re exquisite. We started with oysters and sliders so you can get small bites or lunch first, and then indulge in delicious and beautiful desserts. With champagne of course.

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Jess
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

the food was very good but one of us had a black hair in our food and none of us have black hair so it was a bit off putting, everything else was good tho

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StephanieS
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely stunning experience. Some of the most phenomenal cakes I’ve ever tried, in a beautiful setting with fantastic service, I really can’t recommend cakes and bubbles enough

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RichH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must do for the foodie or lover of desserts. Out of this world quality, flavours and imagination with top quality service.

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vipLauraD
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great, and the personnel were very attentive and nice. The only issue that we had is that our server disappeared in the middle of the meal, and it took ages for them to bring us our food. Pricey but good.

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Yoli
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience and the staff were amazing. Thank you!

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vikkishelleyemma
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my sister to sweet afternoon bubbles for a late birthday celebration. The restaurant is beautifully set out, the staff were friendly and very understanding especially when I accidently dropped my lychee, raspberry and rosewater gel from my rose on the floor. The server got me another one. The desserts were stunning especially the cheesecake. and my sister recieved a happy birthday plate for her cheesecake. I would definitely come here again.

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Chri
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and perfect location, I spent a very happy afternoon with my friends

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KateL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose the set afternoon tea menu, which was simply fantastic!. The cakes were beautifully presented & so unique. Unlike anything i had seen or eaten before.
The service was great, lovely staff, who were happy to advise on the menu & clearly know the dishes well.
I think that £40 per head for a special occasion in London is not bad at all!. We had extra drinks, so it was more than that eventually, but it was my Husband’s birthday treat, so didn’t mind!.
Cakes and bubbles is fantastic for a birthday or special treat!. Would definitely go again!.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pud ever and lovely service. Thanks. A special day

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BEAR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and delicious desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not bad , egg recommend £6 for one

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Only one dairy free option and it was made with chocolate

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HANSRE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cheescake

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Not good service in the tables of the outdoor

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FGPineda
San Salvador
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing food! The place is very beautiful and elegant!

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing,we had a perfect view of the world going by on Regent Street,the food was spectacular….would go again without a doubt,fantastic

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sweet afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.

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SharonL
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The cake menu is a lot smaller than it use to be but I guess Covid has something to do with that.
The service was slow and we ordered a bottle of champagne that we were left to refill ourselves which was a shame as there wasn't a waiter in sight. Dirty plates were left at the table and not collected until after we left.

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RossS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue - memorable experience - twist on the traditional AT, my girlfriend loved it, attentive staff and amazing central London location.

Perfect for people watching with a glass or two of fizz. Hats off to the general manager for the personal guided tour of the hotel and restaurants!

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Debwar
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall the tea was very good but the service was a little slow and whilst the waiter was very pleasant it was almost impossible to understand his explanation of the sweet delights due to his mask and accent.

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Was very disappointed as had booked this as a special birthday treat for my sister who has had a horrendous year. When I booked I had requested the roof garden, even called last Saturday to confirm booking and confirm roof garden. When we arrived were told only hotel guests allowed in roof garden! I said I had even called etc and was just told no, we will sit you on terrace. Well the terrace was the pavement with very noisy rd!! I then asked to be moved inside, which after a while we were. Service very slow, took 20 mins and 3 reminders to get bottle water we ordered. Then finally our other drinks. The food was amazing, got which I was very thankful otherwise the day would have been truly spoilt. Had I of been told when booking we could not book the roof garden, I would have booked to go to sky garden or similar afterwards! By this time was too late to do. I was upset as my sister has had a terrible year and this experience was supposed to really enjoy, felt very let down.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful!

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HELENB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

Wonderful service

Lovely atmosphere

Perfect afternoon !!

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BiancaT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sweet Bubbles experience was amazing, would highly recommend. It was delicious and we enjoyed every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, knowledge and presentation. The food blew my mind

TC
TCHCEH
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceptional. Excellent service. Surroundings were immaculate. Friendly and informative staff.

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williamw
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. First class service amazing desserts and lovely champagne. What more can you ask for.

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DavyJ
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and I would highly recommend it😀😀

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Barry
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special treat. We celebrated our anniversary and they wrote a special message on one of the desserts.

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KristineM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic desserts! But it was rather noisy because of the other customers.

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VictoriaW
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Sat outside in the sunshine watching the buzz of Regent Street go by. Food was delicious and dessert even better. Would definitely return. Staff couldn't do enough - very friendly and attentive.

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DinaM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice!
Lorenzo was extremely kind!
And the atmosphere was unique!
Oysters and champagne in Regent Street?!
Oh yes! 😍

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Scarletisback
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for our daughter, she was made to feel special from start to finish. Very friendly staff, delicious food. A lovely afternoon, thank you

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vipLauraD
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coffee shop is beautiful, elegant and with a sense of exclusivity. The food was great and the desserts we ordered were genuinely amazing. The service is wonderful and we had an absolutely great time.

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely loved Cakes & Bubbles seen this experience on Master chef , and thought I have to go here and believe me my friends and I loved it .
Value for money it was worth every penny . I would recommend this for anyone visiting London first class .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night

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kamp
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful experience! Went for dessert & drinks! Desserts were out of this world & even had Grey Goose Martinis which weren’t even on the drinks menu! Service was outstanding! Wasn’t cheap but definitely worth every single penny! 10/10 highly recommended

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SuMa
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great concept and vibe. And a proper indulgence. Highly recommended for a late evening.

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SueH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was for my pals 50th and she absolutely loved it. There were moments of pure food alchemy - for me the marshmallow and the "cheese"cake were outstanding. Other elements such as the panna cotte were ok but not wow. It was a very 'soft' dining experience if you know what I mean. Service was excellent though. Would I do it again - no, would my pal - probably.