Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal

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238 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 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 will offer 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.

Cakes & Bubbles currently accepts bookings from 8 - 30 November 2018 only. On 19 November reservations will be possible for December onwards.
What 238 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing selection of champagnes and wines. The waiter gave great recommendation and was very insightful of each dish.

TB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I throughly enjoyed myself but felt it was not value for money, the food was tasty but very small and for the cost, I feel they could have given more cakes. I was not a fan of the cheesecake but it was tasty nevertheless. The staff were impeccable, polite, kind and very courteous. The champagne was very nice too. Overall we all enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed our moment of decadence. It was a birthday surprise for my daughters 23rd birthday. The staff sang her Happy Birthday and gave her a candle and engraved Happy Birthday in chocolate on a plate, that was very kind. Thank you 😊

SY
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an incredible experience - everything was perfect - wonderful location, service 10/10 and the desserts were absolutely phenomenal - I can’t wait to return - We had the chocolate cake, gingerbread man, cheesecake & stroopwaffle to share between 2

A
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, especially as it is very dog friendly

AO
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Limited savoury options, couldn’t have been more eager to sell overpriced cold rice crackers pretending to be “pizza” and ply us with more champagne/drinks to ramp up the bill. Venue lovely, Desserts delicious but listening and consideration needed to service provided and some decent savoury options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super elegant place! Must to visit! Make you’re day special with cakes & bubbles

N
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food2Service4Ambience4

Stick to the sweets over the savory’s on the menu. The champagne selection is great. The French 75 was divine. The decor is lovely. The staff were delightful and accommodated the fact that due to traffic we were running late. A wonderful location for a date with the girls.

MC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a very nice experience at Cakes & Bubbles. The cheesecake was remarkable and so was the chocolate cake.
However things did not start in the best way. When we arrived, a very rude hostess asked us if we had a reservation, which at that time we didn't have, so she sent us away without even asking if we wanted to do a reservation for a later hour.
We left, and did the reservation through Open Table, and from there on things worked out just fine.
I would suggest the manager to pay attention to little details such as having a kind person welcoming the guests.

ED
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an incredible experience, amazing taste and great ambiance ❤️

S
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! Would highly recommend to others. Can’t wait for the next trip back. 5*

J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Cava was good but nothing else. Poor desserts, specially the hot chocolate (first time in life my son doesn't like it). Additionally, although we stayed there only for one hour the waiters removed our items from the table too quickly as if they were throwing us out.

M
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food choice is varied a, tasteful and well presented. The waiter service is excellent they are ready to top you up, or clear your table m, friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Its a wonderful place to go and enjoy a light meal with champagne and the desserta are also wonderful. We have been here quite a few times, always happy and good value for money.

AW
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Our experience at Cakes and Bubbles was ok but I would not rush to go back.

L
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gorgeous food and great location. The deco style clashed a bit with the hotel but all in all a fantastic experience

j
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience amazing deserts in a lovely setting. The cheesecake is a masterpiece.

NT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely met expectations. Our waitress was a real gem - so friendly and kind. Everything we tasted was just a total unique experience. Can’t wait to go back.

AL
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. It’s such a luxe experience from the moment you walk in. Everything is beautifully plated and explained to you at each course. It’s pricey for dessert but totally worth it.

SR
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Cakes&Bubbles with our friend. From the begging to end everything was perfect. Perfect food, perfect service. We will visit again for sure!

JS
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely treat.
Great cake tasting menu and good service.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it, the sweet bites and cheesecake was very surprising!

P
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Me gusto mucho salvo el ambiente, muy lejos de lo que es la firma de Albert. Demasiado expuesto el cliente a la calle, poca intimidad. Aun asi me encanto

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stunning taste experience which when combined with the finest champagne made my wife’s birthday complete.
A big, heartfelt thank you to the people who looked after us! Such a wonderful experience and occasion!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place. Even though it doesn’t look exciting the very British view when you seat inside by the window is really fun. The food is extremely good (even tried the fruits). The prices are very acceptable for such high quality. The service is polite but fun and relax just the right balance. I was on my own and really enjoyed very second of that experience.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

It was a very anticipated visit and we were let down very quickly. Service was erratic and not friendly albeit only having 3 tables in restaurant and being 4 waiting staff excluding management. We had to ask for everything, nothing was done in an organic way which is what you would expect from a place of a high calibre. Water never topped up, we asked for our order to be taken, no check backs and no recommendations or pairings suggested. As for the dessert - it was ok, we tried 4 desserts and ‘ok’ shouldn’t cut it when paying premium prices. There were no bursts of flavour, but rather everything fell flat. Presentation was flawless but what’s one to do with a fabulously looking dessert when the taste is barely there. Would I go back? Unfortunately not

DG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible afternoon tea, delivered by an exceptional team of FOH staff! Loved every minute, and will be back again soon!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delectable, decadent and delightful are words I would use to describe our experience at Cake & Bubbles. On the pricey side but for a special occasion it is perfect. Service was impeccable and our waitress made us feel very special and explained everything to us beautifully.

LD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, worth the wait and flight. Staff really highlighted the experience and the sommelier did amazing pairings job!

JM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Service was not good at all. Our waiter at the start did not really interact or explain anything to us. Very disappointing experience especially as i had booked a few weeks in advance. Wasnt just a walk in tourist! Expected so much more.

D
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit, and once again, it did not disappoint! Fabulous place, exquisite sweet tears and a glass of champagne. What’s not to love?!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The desert at Cakes & Bubbles were outstanding, and our experience was further enhanced by our lovely waitress, Katie (sorry if I mispelled your name!). I thought the prices were quite reasonable based on the quality of the desert. All in all, we had a lovely time and would definitely visit again.

B
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm welcome as soon as we arrived. At the time of booking I requested a table by the window which is what we were given. Staff very attentive, good variety of champagnes to choose from and cakes were delicious. Table reservation is for hour and a half which is plenty of time to relax, enjoy your cakes and bubbles without feeling rushed. Thank you Cakes & Bubbles for an enjoyable experience.

TG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicate and delicious food in a space that is comfortable and where everyone is proud of the service they provide and the amazing desserts they create. Take you time and enjoy.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dessert for lunch? That was us, kids in a candy store! We tried a lot of the menu, incredible presentation with great taste to match.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The experience at Cakes & Bubbles itself was nice. The place is lovely and you feel special walking in.

However, my harshest criticism and the reason I was disappointed with my experience is: the menu feels artificially designed around a single dish, the cheesecake. Luckily, the cheesecake was the last thing that arrived because we ended on a high note. Everything else felt like a waste of time, money and calorie consumption (we got the chocolate cork, the ice cream wafers, the flan and the carrot cake).

Nothing was bad per se but if “not being bad” is a good thing, then this place has really missed the mark.

Adding to the disappointment, our waiter came to take over our order three times. He accepted he’d “forgotten and wanted to check” but really, perhaps write it down... He also came over and was clearing the table when we had to remind him we still had 3 desserts left to go.

Honestly, £66 for five tiny mediocre desserts and black coffees...? I would happily pay £30 for two coffees and a cheesecake next time but I will not really rush to come back.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not much like for desert food cakes and everything around it, but the place is awesome.. A must to

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything I wanted it to be

M
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I think it's a fantastic idea and I really enjoyed our dessert! The service was outstanding and the setting was perfect.

u
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Went with high expectations and were given a window seat and ordered the desert equivalent of a tasting menu. The windows are huge and you really do feel like a goldfish with people walking along Regent Street looking in at you and taking photos of you. Maybe one way glass coating is needed? The food was very good and clever but not wow amazing and was very pricey. It also included grapefruit - a no for many on statins.

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the whole team were lovely. Will definitely be returning, as the whole experience was perfect.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous taste experience
The menu downplays the excellence of the creations
The cheese “cake” was so exceptional I had to take one home
Setting is a little dull for the quality of the food which is a shame