Dessert

  • Haute Dolci dessert restaurant comes to London, landing at Wembley Park

    Haute Dolci dessert restaurant comes to London, landing at Wembley Park

    24/5/21 - updated with new opening date

    A new dessert bar is coming to Wembley Park after making its name around the country first. Haute Dolci has opened in Birmingham, Leeds and Leicester among others - and this is their first London launch, part of the development around the arena at Wembley Park. They say dessert bar, but going by the look, it's more like a

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  • Where to get the best French toast in London

    Where to get the best French toast in London

    In recent years London brunching has been all about avo on toast. But who really wants that, when they could be ordering one of these gorgeous, calorific French toast delights instead?

  • Brat's having a St David's Day weekend popup for their baked cheesecake

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    Next weekend we'll all be honorary Welsh folk - if it means getting hold of one of Brat's legendary cheesecakes.

    To celebrate the upcoming St David's Day, the Shoreditch restaurant is opening for a weekend to sell its world-class baked Basque cheesecake. They'll use the sale to raise funds for The Wickers Charity with all proceeds going to the charity which supports young people and families in East London.

    The

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  • How to get pancakes delivered (or take them away) for Pancake Day and beyond

    Pancake Day deliveries

    Pancake Day is here once again (Tuesday 16 February). And while we're spending Shrove Tuesday at home this year, you can still get some great pancakes delivered right to your front door (and find more to take away).  

  • Bompas & Parr launch jelly company Benham & Froud

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    Self-styled 'culinary deviants' Bompas & Parr have designs on your Christmas Day dessert. The duo have launched a new jelly company that looks set (pardon the pun) to win over Christmas pudding as a show stopper dessert.

    Benham & Froud is named after the old British company, founded back in 1785, which used to make the world's best jelly moulds. They made other stuff too, notably the orb and cross that now sits on top of St Paul's

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  • American chain The Cheesecake Factory is coming to London - here's what you need to know about it

    The cheesecake factory at Creams

    Update - 9/6/20

    Fans of the Cheesecake Factory rejoice (and by the original reaction to this story - there are a lot of you)! More cheesecakes are coming to London - and beyond.

    They've just added the Banoffee Cheesecake ("swirled with buttery caramel, topped with a caramel drizzle on a crunchy vanilla crumb") to the menu at Creams, and on 19 June, there will be a new Blueberries and Cream flavour. But they're not

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  • Test Driving Dominique Ansel Treehouse - pies. pithiviers and pasta but no Cronut in this Covent Garden restaurant

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    The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look. 

  • Anne-Sophie Pic is bringing her millefeuilles to Selfridges

    Anne-Sophie Pic is bringing her millefeuilles to Selfridges

    If you've been to Anne-Sophie Pic's restaurant La Dame de Pic, you'll know that one of the highlights of the meal is the very impressive millefeuille dessert at the end. It's VERY instagrammable. Now she's bringing the millefeuille to Selfridges - but as a trio of three flavours. 

    They'll be on offer at The Fount Bar by Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) on the shop's ground floor. There will

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  • Crème brings gooey cookies and frosties soft-serve to Soho

    Crème brings gooey cookies and frosties soft-serve to Soho

    We have a soft spot for a dessert bar, and only a few weeks after the launch of Bafarat, Soho has more sweet things on the way.

    This time it's the launch of Crème on D’Arblay Street, which is all about giant cookies, soft-serve ice cream, ice-blended slushies and more. It comes from Chef Jeremy Coste who is also behind North Audley Cantine, where he's been testing his cookie prowess with crunchy frosties

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  • Pizza Pilgrims are putting on a special dessert pizza for their birthday

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    We're all for a birthday celebration and the one currently on for Pizza Pilgrims' seventh birthday is right up our street. They've introduced a special birthday guest pizza, that's perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

    The creator is Jemma, founder of London bakery Crumbs and Doilies, who came up with the Biscoff S’more Brownie for the pizza group's birthday. It features Mascarpone, Biscoff cream, marshmallows and a ball of vanilla ice

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  • DYCE dessert cafe aims for the millennial market on James Street

    Bel-Air brings wholesome LA-fare to Farringdon with their second branch

    If highly instagrammable desserts aren't your thing, then you'll maybe want to give new Marylebone cafe a swerve. Opened by chef Zahra Khan over the weekend - who's also responsible for the VERY pink nearby cafe Feya - this new dessert spot says it's all about offering "an aesthetically appealing vibe to be the next go-to millennial stop."

    If you can look past that guff, it does sound like the

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  • Bafarat coffee is coming to London with a Soho cafe (and dessert bar)

    Bafarat coffee is coming to London with a Soho cafe (and dessert bar)The Bafarat coffee company hails from Jeddah, and is coming to London for its first international cafe. And they're going big on dessert alongside all that caffeine. 

  • Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

    Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

    More change for Chinatown, which has seen quite a few new restaurants and shops appear thanks to the Newport development. This time it's the turn of three new dessert spots for the area.

    First up is Kova Patisserie (who already have another location in Soho). Like their other shop, they'll have French patisseries with a Japanese twist - like their mille crepes - as well as a

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  • A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for

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  • Yaki Yaki are serving up taiyaki, matcha soft serves and a croiyaki in Covent Garden

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    Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.

    The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custard, nutella or cheese and jalapeno. If you pick the regular size,

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