Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

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179 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for a Date
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 elBulli, Adrià runs Barcelona’s hottest restaurant ‘Tickets’. Cakes & Bubbles marks his first permanent establishment outside of his native Spain.

At home on the ground floor of the modern grand Hotel Café Royal, fronting luxury shopping destination Regent Street, Cakes & Bubbles offers a parade of exceptional desserts set to wow diners, including Adrià’s signature ‘cheese cake’ and a finely curated list of Champagnes and sparkling wines.

Please note Cakes & Bubbles accepts online bookings for up to six diners. For larger parties kindly contact the restaurant directly.

Special Offers

Get a Complimentary glass of champagne with the set menu

Enjoy a glass of champagne when booking the set menu at Cakes & Bubbles.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 May 2019

Ends: 13 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

What 179 People Are Saying
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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deserts were delicious and the service was amazing!

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PT
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was fab!

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

This is quite an unusual concept - a restaurant that only serves cakes and bubbles, so obviously most customers go there for afternoon tea rather than dinner or perhaps for a post theatre dessert and glass of champagne. I was disappointed with the décor - compared to the glorious jewel box of a restaurant in the Oscar Wilde lounge at the same hotel this is a rather functional and slightly drab venue with seating very close together so that you literally rub shoulders with your next-door neighbour if seated on the banquette. Service is impeccable and cakes are ravishingly original and sometimes shocking: the signature cheesecake is literally a brie cheese coated in white chocolate peppered with hazelnut crumbs. A marmite moment if ever I saw one! Our rose sparkling wine from Spain was superb and excellent value at £10 a glass so I would recommend this venue for a relaxing break in a day's shopping spree but perhaps not yet a bucket list item.

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SH
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Called in for a quick coffee and bite. Loved the cheese cake. Coffee and pastry’s were lovely.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Life changing deserts

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I have followed this chef’s career and creations with interest so I was excited to try this new champagne and dessert place. Two of my favorite things! Admittedly my expectations were high but I was let down. The room was loud and very generic. Were there flowers? If so, I don’t remember them. The waitress was very sweet and helpful. Service was a highlight. As I don’t like cheesecake which is the star of the show I sought the waitress’s advice and ended up trying two with my very good glass of bubbly. I tried a little frozen coconut and chocolate confection. It is meant to be eaten with the hands but immediately melts in them. Tasty but one light bite. The second one was a chocolate passionfruit mousse tart. Flavors were nice and it was pretty, but nothing I haven’t seen and had before.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even better than my high expectations. Each dish was beautifully presented, the tastes were intense but also light so that we left feeling happy but not guilty that we had just spent an hour eating cakes and drinking bubbles

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DG
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a very special treat I can think of no better place to come and eat dessert, drink bubbles and watch the people on Regent Street pass by. The only down side is the price but that certainly hasn't stopped me coming back! Think dessert tapas, little bites and bigger desserts all perfectly executed and delicious. Service is friendly and talks you through how the menu works. My advice, try almost one kf everything!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I must be missing something. Maybe it's better if you don't have the tasting menu. Thought it was a bit pricey for what you got compared to what you can get in many michelin starred places across town.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing experience. Best cheesecake I ever ate.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cakes and Bubbles was a lot of fun! The cheesecake ruined all other cheesecake forever! The stroopwafel ice cream sandwich was divine! I highly recommend!

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KK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for some fine desserts. And if you are a fan of bubbly or champagne the selection is immense. We enjoyed this place so much.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Taste, quality/price and deco.

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CP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, the cheese cake was very clever!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fab time at cakes and bubbles, the staff were extremely attentive and were very helpful when we didn’t like one of the courses - not because the food wasn’t nice - purely because it wasn’t to our taste. They let us try something else and didn’t charge. The hotel was lovely, as was the setting of the restaurant - I’d recommend sitting by the window. I took my sister for her birthday and they made a special effort to help us celebrate the occasion. A great place and I’d definitely recommend it.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time, the cakes were absolutely to die for and drinks even though a little experience were fabulous...
Service was great, overall a fantastic Birthday treat .

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ET
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making the occasion so special, will definitely be back 😊

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s
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Desserts were creative and tasty and a beautiful room, with friendly service, but eye wateringly expensive for what you get, and in the end not as over the top original as I expected.

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f
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing patries in a nice restaurant.
The concept is very good

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G
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Exceptional creativity and great concept although some missing in experience.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a good experience, would go again but would pick cakes. We thought the music was loud and to much base.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! A must for sophisticated cake lovers. Cheesecake particularly good and the champagne was great. Highly recommended.

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IA
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Técnicamente es una pasada, muy cuidada la presentación de los postres y la estética de la pastelería, sabores suaves con muy buenos contrastes y texturas, la atención de FEDERICA en especial, una auténtica pasada, nos explicó todo a la perfección y resolvió cada una de nuestras dudas. Volveremos sin duda alguna.

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r
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent but expensive desserts. No surprises. I recommend

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AJ
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience and service is great. Pricing is high for tiny portions but it is perfect for a special experience.

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CM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to go here.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and exquisite.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious custom desserts. Each one a unique experience, both in presentation and taste!

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JU
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. Caring, friendly and lovely staff. Thank you for a wonderful experience and making my birthday extra special!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very gooood

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service started abut slow. We were first into the restaurant and ordered first but nothing came out till 25 mins. Whereas other table food keep coming. One table even finished eating when we just have our first dessert.

Food is great, but service could have been better and faster. When asked, they came out with excuse that the dessert need to wait for other dessert, which doesn't excuse the fact that our first one, the rose, took like 20 minutes.

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PT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, great staff and exquisite food served imaginatively. Almost every table seemed to be celebrating a Birthday!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the set menu with bubbles. It was presented beautifully and everything was delicious. The crispy pancake was also very special. We went pre theatre expecting the cakes to sustain us but even with an extra dish we had to top up with snacks at the theatre. Small desserts are a great idea to allow tastings but don’t rely on it for dinner.

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Staff were nice and friendly, however orders were all put on one stand and not explained who had what as one person ordered the taster menu and others ordered individual items. Reservation made online - requested a special occasion (40th birthday) and nothing was done about it. Another table had singing and a bit of a fuss made however nothing at our table. Actual items of dessert were less than satisfactory , portions are absolutely tiny and not very exciting as you would think for a chef of that stature.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cheese cake!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dessert !

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OT
London
55 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful in every way! Amazing champagne selection and delicious array of cakes. Can’t wait to go back!

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DG
Shropshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special treat I can't recommend this place enough. The cakes are light with multi layered flavour and textures. The best we have eaten anywhere in the world. Worth the price.

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cakes were amazing and the waiter was very knowledgeable offering advice that was spot on about the food

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation, but once seated service was great.

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