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Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal, London,

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

4.6
4.6
812 Reviews
£26 to £40
Dessert
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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2 people

23:30


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    020 4571 6745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Albert Adrià

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking is available on Air Street at the main entrance to Hotel Café Royal. The closest public parking is at Q-Park Burlington Street and NCP Brewer Street.

  • Public Transit

    Cakes & Bubbles is a two minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground station and approximately 10 minutes by foot from Oxford Circus, Green Park and Leicester Square Underground stations.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 812 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DW

    DoviW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Super delicious! You must try the cheesecake. It's divine!
  2. m

    maddif

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The staff were slow and not overly friendly. It was nice enough but not worth the trip to london or the price
  3. LS

    LeonieS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pastries in the whole world Deserves all the praise
  4. GA

    GARBINEU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place with exceptional service . Savoury food was good , deserts very good although the Rose Lychee was a disappointment and overly priced for what it was. Ambience makes worth it the experience and I would recommend the place to others.
  5. GS

    GabyS

    Miami - Dade

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service
  6. F

    Foodie17

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were greeted and welcomed and seated when we arrived, however, our waitress must have ended her shift halfway through serving us and we sat for over 20 min with dirty plates on our table, I had to enquire if my husband's 2nd course was going to be served. Our son also ordered a toasted sandwich which arrived on commercial bread with a cold portion of fries, something not expected from such an establishment. For a special day out, we felt this was very disappointing.
  7. EP

    EmanuelaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience at Cakes and Bubbles: the savoury plates were all very good, the dessert amazing and accompanied with a great champagne. Very happy about the atmowphere and lovely staff!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my - have to say I really every bit of it. We ordered the full tea set with champagne and worried we would be too full after lunch but it was perfect. We definitely had a fabulous afternoon for a special occasion/ celebration. All the desserts were finely designed, both taste and presentation. Highly recommended.
  9. MC

    MichaelC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was delightful, and the staff contributed, but not excessively, to the sense of occasion. We had the Cakes and Bubbles afternoon tea menu and were amazed and intrigued by the exquisite productions. We particularly liked the pistachio pillows, the passion fruit crème caramel eggs and the cheesecake. Oh, and as an aside, I adored the fresh orange and mango juice with the slightly crunchy shards of ice.
  10. T

    Tania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely for a special occasion or sweet treat. Not an extensive lunch menu but plenty of tea, cake and champagne!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Services takes long
  12. MW

    MarekW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Outstanding, unique food and exquisite drinks. Unfortunately, we only had one of the tables outdoors so it was pretty noisy and less comfortable. Service could have been a tad more attentive - we waited more than 10 minutes until we could order.
  13. HP

    HollieP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice experience but service was slow. I expected a little more if I'm honest.
  14. c

    chenchen

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Hostess extremely rude
  15. ZC

    ZoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often visit and are never disappointed! Loving the new scone addition, literally melted in the mouth.
  16. HT

    HannahT

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey food and service would go back and recommend
  17. DK

    DianeK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my son as a belated birthday treat and it did not disappoint - hale has wanted to come ever since he watched it on Masterchef.
  18. E

    Eleanor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. Exquisite cakes. Staff made us feel really special. They even piped Happy Birthday on my cheesecake plate 🥰
  19. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious tasting menu, with some stunning desserts. Staff were attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. It is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea.
  20. MM

    MonikaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cheesecakes and excellent customer service. I would recommend this place for any occasion.
  21. TE

    TimE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. Will definitely be returning on our next visit to London. See you then
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We booked a lunch for our day out in London celebrating the Jubilee at the Hotel Cafe Royal. We were sat on our table outside and were promptly attended too, my wife went for the sweet afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne and my children and I had some small plates from the menu. Service was a bit hit and miss, with some long pauses between being served. My wife finished her Champagne and I asked the waitress for another glass of it, after waiting 20 minutes and not receiving the champagne, and having finished eating we decided to get the bill. I notified the waitress that the glass had never come and she apologised and said don’t worry it won’t be on the bill. Five minutes later she came back and said that she had poured another glass because she remembered doing so and that we would need to pay for the second glass. This I found very unprofessional, not only did we not receive the glass of champagne we asked for, we were then accused of lying that we hadn’t received it. I was visibly annoyed by this and the waitress said although she remembered serving it (which she didn’t) because I was insistent she wouldn’t put it on the bill. This put a complete spin on the whole experience, I paid in full and left with a bitter taste in my mouth.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a special occasion, service and food was out of this world and nothing was to much trouble.
  24. s

    susanm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    desserts are out of this world.. truly, you cant beat them. special thanks and respect needs to go to our waiter, charlie. he treated us both with true decency from the second he introduced himself. he was kind, nothing was too much trouble and some of the other diners didnt even acknowledge him when he refilled their glasses etc. personally, i find that rude, but he kept a smile on his face the whole time and he was a true gent.
  25. N

    Nikkin1

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What amazing afternoon tea. The cakes are truly delicious and so inventive. I have never had anything like it before. The staff were fantastic. It was a wonderful experience.
  26. C

    Carloszafon

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and all we had was a “happy birthday” said by the manager. The table next to us had a plate with happy birthday on it written in chocolate. Also one of the dessert was not complete, and after I pointed it out a new one was brought. To finish, instead of 2x small cheesecake one large one was brought and that was not easy to split between two. Why did they do that?
  27. AL

    AlanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good wine and really excellent desserts. Very indulgent but worth every penny.
  28. S

    Starrbar7072

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeds expectations! Fabulous desserts, lovely service.
  29. S

    Sugar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try the signature tea set. Recommend to stay indoor
  30. SP

    SaurabhP

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    The final bill had add ons which we never ordered. We were overcharged for things that we never consumed and since I was entertaining a client didn’t wanted to create a fuss. Desserts were nice.
  31. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for a truly outstanding experience. We only went for the desserts and were not disappointed, the lychee rose was exquisite and so delicate, their signature cheesecake is outstanding. Staff are very helpful without being overbearing and it’s not too loud in there so it’s very relaxing.
  32. M

    Mick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was our second visit but unfortunately one of our party lost her wallet whilst at Cakes and Bubbles. The loss has been reported to the police and at the time of writing has not been recovered. The experience did spoil our afternoon.
  33. JS

    JayneS

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fantastic experience service by Emily our server was the best . We will definitely be returning.
  34. CS

    CathyS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Cakes and Bubbles experience. Such a lovely atmosphere , service is great and food amazing!
  35. WR

    WR00

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I hadn't realised that it would have such a limited dessert menu seeing as we were told that it is really a dessert place and that's why it is a small savoury menu that they normally only give one copy of. The desserts are not classic. Everything is a bit quirky and I think they want to appeal to the pointless IG crowd who love different things so they can take snaps and self validate. Not me. I want good, tried and tested dessert flavours and that was impossible. Had mocha cheesecake which wasn't anything special nor delicious. The chocolate yuza cake was OK too. Before I had the caesar salad which at £24 was possibly the most expensive, and added prawns were £9 and I hadn't realised these were just 2 king prawns still in shell. The tourists on the next table were also complaining about the extortionate prices, and the service. It wasn't an extremely busy time and we were refused window seats on entry as they were reserved. 2 out of 3 were empty the entire hour and a half we were there. The staff could have offered to move us when we were reminded of the 15 min grace booking policy, so they could legitimately give the table to other customers. The staff were attentive when at your table, but getting them to notice and come over was a real issue and this place is NOT big. At these prices you'd expect top notch service and attention. Instead we had many staff standing around talking despite the cafe being less than half full. Disappointing experience. 3 stars because reasonably quiet and good location if you're in Picadilly and need a break. But I think to get more stars, the staff need to be much more attentive, the menu needs to be far more exhaustive and offer some classics that people often just want, especially with those ridiculous prices - it's not a Michelin starred restaurant and that was a nice but not out-of-this-world salad and cake. The latte also was bland and not smooth. Nor cheap. I think it's an above average place but really expected much more.
  36. HS

    HanS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience enjoying an array of creative and delicious sweets in the sunny afternoon. The cheese cake and baklava were impressively tasty. The service was excellent and attentive. In spite of sitting outdoor, we did not feel difficult to reach the staff as they frequently looked after us really well. We would come back again to enjoy the food
  37. JE

    JuliaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Cakes and Bubbles for a perfect treat.
  38. S

    Shaunam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was out of this world - never had an experience like it. Will definitely recommend to family/friends
  39. T

    Tinkerbell

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely afternoon. The staff went out of their way to make the occasion memorable and even wrote happy birthday on the plate of the last dessert. Very expensive so would only go for a treat 😊
  40. HJ

    HeatherJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect decadent experience to begin our 50th Birthday celebrations

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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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 delivery in partnership with Supper London. Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 4571 6745.

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal is rated 4.6 stars by 812 OpenTable diners.

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 20 times today

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Google Map for Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

68 Regent Street London, W1B 4DY

Additional information

  • Area

    Piccadilly

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Dessert, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking is available on Air Street at the main entrance to Hotel Café Royal. The closest public parking is at Q-Park Burlington Street and NCP Brewer Street.

  • Public Transit

    Cakes & Bubbles is a two minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground station and approximately 10 minutes by foot from Oxford Circus, Green Park and Leicester Square Underground stations.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Albert Adrià

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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