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Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

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299 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Dessert

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Afternoon Tea
Hotel Cafe Royal is currently serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in Cakes & Bubbles. Reservations are available for all day dining including the Cakes & Bubbles experience (available from 2pm to 6pm).

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 Hotel Café Royal, 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 we only accept online bookings for up to six diners. For larger parties kindly contact the reservations department directly.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 299 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anne
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The dessert selection was amazing (especially the cheesy cheesecake and the rose sphere). The service was charming and friendly. The only down side was the neighbouring table who at one point took out their phones to play videos without headphones on. They stopped when we asked them too but it defeats the purpose of coming out for a lovely treat if people are just going to behave like they're at home and watch football on tiny screens.

Our only other suggestion would be a name change. The current name (bit like bubble tea cafe) doesn't do justice to the ambience.

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AmberC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was exceptional, couldn't have been better. We were left waiting for our table and so they offered us a free glass of champagne each. I also let the waiter know in passing chat that it was my sister's birthday and they brought over an extra cake with happy birthday piped in chocolate which was lovely. ON the negative side, the tables were close together, I didn't think they'd allowed for any extra space for social distancing.

We ordered the tasting plates with champagne. Everything was lovely but don't go there hungry. They are tiny morsels rather than cakes. All were good but probably not what I was expecting from the world's best pattisiere. The cheesecake will definitely divide the crowd. a sweet cheesecake that tasted of strong cheese as well as being sweet and creamy. I could only manage a couple of mouthfuls but my sister loved it.

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Farri00
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience at Cakes and Bubbles. The service was excellent given current situation, all the staff wearing face shield made me comfortable in the restaurant.
The cheese cake was the best.

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vipjohnl
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and standard of food was excellent and cannot recommend highly enough!!

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HELENB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cafe Wonderful place for celebrations !

The staff are exceptional. Lovely server called Kilian made our day so special

Can’t wait to go again !

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dominich
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very different afternoon dining experience. All the treats were both interesting and delicious and accompanied with impeccable service..While it may appear to be not cheap I doubt very much that I could recreate any of it in my kitchen. Craftsmanship in the kitchen gives it a real wow factor.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service not over the top but there if you need anything
Very knowledgeable staff they gave good information about the food the restaurant and the chef
Would go again

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Debs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect from start to finish - friendly and attentive staff. The afternoon tea was sublime and great value for money.
Felt spoilt and was not rushed.
My only quibble is the setting-as this does not reflect the level of service or the taste sensation

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant overall experience :) staff and food fantastic!

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Kasia
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great joint birthday! The Rose was divine!

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Josie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff :) would definitely recommend!

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notgoingout
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seen the restaurant on Masterchef and it lived up to our expectation. The food was absolutely mouthwatering and the service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back

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EstarR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

set menu was amazing, deffo the best birthday treat ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service impeccable. We have cake for dinner and my goodness what a wonderful meal it was !

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Chapter1lunch
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend here for her 50th birthday. It was wonderful. The desserts are gorgeous, service was fantastic and it was such a lovely occasion

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MireiaL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was an azing experience to be able to finally be at Cakes and Bubbles!
Difficult to choose what was my favourite... I think I will go for the Golden Egg... 😁

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Silas
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable experience. Can’t fault it. Will be back again!

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IanE
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Lovely desserts and very attentive staff

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ClaudiaT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for anyone with a sweet tooth who's looking for a unique dessert experience. The set menu is refined, modern and beautifully presented.

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KarenL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience to celebrate my husbands birthday.

Thank you

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JulieW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what can I say , me & my husband came for our 30th wedding
anniversary we had the afternoon tea style and we can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we have had .
The service was amazing our waiter was lovely but I’m sorry to say I can’t remember his name a young man dark hair possibly Italian early twenty’s, was very knowledgable and talked us through our dining experience the place is stunning my only downfall is I didn’t book a room for the night as well , we will definitely be returning to enjoy the pleasure of the beautiful cakes and bubbles and hopefully soon

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Laurence
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great experience, not cheap but excellent value, a must do.

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PaulM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fantastic time, we went for the Afternoon special, which was well worth it, and a good way to experience the amazing cakes. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. Got a bit noisy and the background music could have been a bit more relaxing for a Thursday afternoon, music got a bit intrusive and to club orientated for my liking. Overall though a great experience. If you are only going to try one thing, it has to be the cheesecake.

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AdrianaB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing desserts, attention to detail is impeccable - and service was very attentive

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ColinP
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely room and attentive service without being intrusive. Food was expensive for what we had but that said the 'cakes' element was really very good.

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vipcrow
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Limited Choice of vegetarian and all really just cream and beautiful crisp pastry plus the exquisite mango sorbet
Disappointed that the rose and lychee dish was sold out but appreciate it’s only been open a few days
One ordered veggie tasting menu the both came as veggie
This was rectified on request very quickly
The non veggie signature dishes looked incredible and apparently also delicious.
Overall quite sickly as a menu. Not really in place of afternoon tea. The individual dishes are incredible and beautiful but would recommend one with coffee as a dessert than as a sweet tasting experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a time, the cheese cake with wine pairing and hot chocolate were delicious! Our waiter, Charlie was very friendly and gave great recommendations on how best to enjoy each dish. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Cake and Bubbles was beyond expectations and I highly recommend it be part of your London experience.

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PaulineC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon enjoying quality time with wonderful cake& bubbles.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great treat from time to time - lovely cakes and wonderfully paired with the wines.

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Elidaport
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect spot for the perfect luncheon. Delicious sweet and savory food and a splendid, large selection of "bubbles".

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ZenV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

it is great place to visit once. innovative approach for dessert development.

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CharmaineJessica
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, staff were friendly, beautiful surroundings and great choice. Thank you for the birthday surprise.

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AfroditiG
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Cakes and Bubbles for my birthday was the best choice! We really enjoy all the desserts and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cheese cake!

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Trudylady
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, best cheesecake in London! Will come back again.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
255 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

B&K provides just what you would expect from the Adria family — excellent in all respects!

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Devan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Great service and atmosphere of the space. The desserts are phenomenal and have never disappointed on any visit. I'll continuously come back for the intrigue and execution of each dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and place

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Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal is rated 4.7 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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