Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

4.6
574 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
  • 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 574 People Are Saying
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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
6 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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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LauraD
Mexico City
3 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.

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Emsieemzo
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic treat for our daughter’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, the ambience got us in the mood for what we anticipated was going to be an interesting menu.

We were looked after from beginning by to end, the staff were incredibly hospitable.

We chose to have the tasting menu which was astounding! Tasty, interesting, light, and a great conversation piece.

Would go back again and again

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Margo
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday treat that I thoroughly enjoyed. The desert and mocktails were outstanding and the service too. Highly recommended.

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did this for a birthday present and it was amazing! Cakes were incredible and it was a different experience as opposed to the standard afternoon tea.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice cakes, savouries available to order also, exceptional service overall a lovely if a tad expensive treat

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Helen
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a beautiful place to experience some amazingly inventive and tasty desserts. A clever take on afternoon tea. The baklava was breathtaking. The rose was gorgeous. A wonderful place to go.

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Helen
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fabulous food though service could have been more attentive

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SheilaO
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time and had the cake a bubbles menu . Our waiter explained each desert and the order to eat them in . Everything was fabulous!

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Mandy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Didn’t know the Tea menu only ran until 6 so I ordered the Cork and cheesecake, however they only brought out the Cheesecake and forgot the Cork?? My daughter loved her Pancake. But two desserts and 2 drinks hitting £50.00 seemed a little high. I checked the receipt and the cork wasn’t on there so …

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DensM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my daughters birthday and had a wonderful time. Service excellent and the manager is superb. There was a slight issue with a mix up in the order but she sorted this immediately. Highly recommend. Must experience the outstanding light desserts - the chef is an artist.

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happilymarried
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and cake and bubbles experience was exceptional.
One of our party had a nut allergy and they dealt with in a sympathetic and professional way, making sure she didn’t feel left out and they could then enjoy the experience too.

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AlexandraL
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came as a 40th birthday and hen do treat and the food, drink and service were amazing.

The staff were really attentive and helpful.

Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

SB
SarahB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, staff attentive and explained every item of food!! Can’t wait to go back! Delicious

RG
RachelG
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back.
Fabulous desserts and wonderful customer service x

KM
KatherineM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cakes and amazing champagne. Fantastic service. Definitely visit again.

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 574 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.