Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

4.6
608 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 608 People Are Saying
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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The signature cheesecake and squid was Devine but the cocktail and charcuterie board I felt was not quite there with the level of standard

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FK17
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful decor and relaxed atmosphere. We chose the Sweet Afternoon Bubbles option with Veuve Cliquot at £50 each including the bubbles and 6 'cakes'. Our glasses were well-filled and the cakes all of very high quality. We particularly liked The Rose although it was just one tiny sphere. Personally we found the other 'cakes' overly based on cream and hence quite sickly, especially the final course (Cheese Cake) which we found so creamy and cheesy we couldn't eat it all. Overall it was a lovely venue, good quality cakes, and others who love cream may enjoy it, but otherwise we wouldn't rush back.

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DianaT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely lunch. I had the lobster ravioli, it was a small portion but one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. Lovely fresh lobster encased in pasta and the sauce with it was absolutely amazing.
The desserts were beautifully presented and were also delicious.
We had a really lovely visit and can highly recommend cakes and bubbles, it will remain a very pleasurable memory of our visit to London.

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Woody
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special treat this and worth every penny. We did the afternoon experience of cakes and champagne for our wedding anniversary. We saw cakes & bubbles on master chef and had to go. It is hard to explain how the cakes taste I will let you try for yourself but let me tell you I have never tried anything like this before. What made it special for us was our final cake came out on a plate with happy anniversary written in chocolate next to it. Thank you for a perfect afternoon

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MicheleB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely experience. If I had one thing to say was surprised that an espresso was served in a tea cup but apart from that a delight.

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LesleyA
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the food was outstanding. Perfect place for a celebration

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our friends 40th. Staff were amazing and so attentive. Food although pricey was of a high standard and the pastries outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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Amelia
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this very lovely and inventive afternoon tea, highly recommend theses beautifully balanced cakes

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AnnB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sweet Afternoon Bubbles Menu with champagne is honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had. If you, or someone you know, has a love of food then this is the experience for you. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, explaining about each dish, how they are created and the best order to eat them. Their joy in the dishes they are bringing to you is evident and adds to the overall feeling of uniqueness to the menu. This menu is filled with absolute joy - we laughed with delight at the tastes being presented to us and gasped with the sheer brilliance of some of the combinations. I cannot recommend this highly enough and would say to anyone who is contemplating Cakes and Bubbles to book immediately - you will not regret it.

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sef1000
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very slow service. Drinks arrived ages before cakes so coffee cold by the time cake arrived. We liked one cake but not the other. So overall a bit disappointed and felt it was overpriced for an underwhelming experience

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MichaelaJ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at Cakes and Bubbles with my husband to celebrate his birthday.
The cafe was delightful and the staff were so warm and friendly.
Great food and atmosphere - they even acknowledged his birthday with a little treat.
Perfect! I’d definitely return to Cakes and Bubbles.

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vipNandino
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rich and indulgent dessert with great service. Our server was informative and attentive to our requests. Would happily return to try their other sweet treats.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The desserts are unbelievable and the whole experience was superb! Would highly recommend for anybody wishing to celebrate a special occasion in style.

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Dopper
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Most of the staff were very friendly except for the doorman who greeted me as if I shouldn't be there. Apart from that everything was first rate.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lady who served us was amazing!!

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NarmadaH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was missing the savoury part of the afternoon tea experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good experience although it’s a lil pricy but worth it! Definitely good instagramable spot!

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vipLaura
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
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 on 21 October 2021
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
4 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

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lamp
London
2 reviews
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!

MH
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.