A beautiful big bakery sitting on one of the corners of Portobello Road, Gail’s Bakery is a great spot to rest from your morning of strolling the streets of Notting Hill shopping, for a delicious, fresh pastry, sandwich or salad. With a noticeable Israeli influence from one of the founders, Ran Avidan, you will find menu items including shakshuka, mini falafel brioche buns and lots of sweet, sticky and nutty treats. A wonderful addition to the London bakery scene, Gail’s is not to miss for fellow bread lovers out there.
I stopped by Gail’s after hiking seemingly endlessly through the wonderful streets of Notting Hill and the Portobello Road markets, ready for a nice big lunch. I was in awe at the display of cakes, tarts, pastries, rolls, sandwiches, salads and so much more, which made it incredibly difficult to decide on what to order, but I managed to make my mind up and decided on the falafel, salsa & lemon yoghurt brioche roll and the beetroot, Puy lentil and goats cheese salad. The filling for the roll was excellent, but I do think overall there were too many sweet elements and I would have preferred the brioche roll to perhaps be a little less sweet, but otherwise it was quite tasty. The salad on the other hand, was just sensational – the addition of hazelnuts took it to a whole other level and made it really satisfying too – so unfortunately I was too full to try one of their sweet pastries!
I’d definitely recommend visiting Gail’s Bakery while in London, as they have an excellent range of baked products drawing on both European and Israeli flavours. They have quite a few different locations around London, so find your local and pop over there instead of Pret or Starbucks! Enjoy X
138 Portobello Road
London W11 2DZ
Monday-Friday 7am – 7pm
Saturday 7am – 8pm
Sunday & bank holidays 8am – 8pm