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Serious Sweets: Albert Adrià's Cakes & Bubbles Opens in London

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Serious Sweets: Albert Adrià's Cakes & Bubbles Opens in London

Finally, it’s here - Albert Adrià’s much anticipated dessert restaurant Cakes & Bubbles opened on November 7 and from what we can see so far, it’s what we’ve expected from The World’s Best Pastry Chef. 

Located in Piccadilly’s Hotel Cafe Royal, Cakes & Bubbles celebrated its opening this week with free cheesecake, champagne and lots of champagne-coloured balloons. Also up for grabs on the day for one lucky guest was a special 'ticket' to Tickets - his playful, much loved restaurant in Barcelona.  


Also on the menu are chocolate and peanut eclairs that weigh just 12 g, a lighter-than-air 3 g carrot cake meringue and a gold-coated hen’s egg filled with passion fruit. To the delight of anyone watching their sugar intake, desserts at Cakes & Bubbles are focused on locally sourced fruit to act as sweeteners, rather than added sugar.



This cheesecake was slow ecstasy, creamy lightness melting in your mouth with a coating of white chocolate & hazelnut - as a lover of soft cheese, the savoury hint was a particular pleasure - accompanied by a glass of champagne, a fascinatingly lovely passionfruit and dark chocolate tart & a strawberry & mint marshmallow. Was one of the first forty people to arrive at @cakesandbubbleslondon this morning, so had this chance to sit down and sample it for free - it was a must go for me because @bodega1900 was an absolute delight in Barcelona, and the head chef is now starting Cakes & Bubbles in London, and I must say the quality is exemplary. @hotelcaferoyal 2 mins from Piccadilly Circus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #food #foodie #foodporn #londoneats #londonfood #london #londoner #londonfoodguide #londonfoodie #londonfoodies #londonrestaurants #londoncafes #londonlife #eathappy #eatwhatyoulove #londonfoodscene #instafood #foodblogger #foodbloggers #cake #cheesecake #toplondonrestaurants #cakesandbubbles

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Super evening at the launch of @cakesandbubbleslondon at @hotelcaferoyal - the one and only Albert Adrià’s latest opening. Desserts were exquisite and included a gold-coated hen’s egg filled with passion fruit and creme caramel, a light-as-air eclair filled with peanutty loveliness, a whole passion fruit filled with its own juices mixed with coffee, beautiful cheesecakes, tarts and lots more in between. All washed down with fabulous Champagne and rounded-off by a talk from the great man himself. Book in a visit if you’re a fan of lovely confections, it’s awesome. Thanks for the invite @tomjenkinssays 🍰 🎂 🍪🥂🍾 . . . #albertadria #cakesandbubbles #pudding #dessert #caferoyal #mondayfood #london #londonlaunches #sweettreats #legend #cakes #cakesofinstagram #yum #mondaytreat #bubbles

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Adrià is serious about sweets, so don’t expect any sugary frostings or gimmicky glitter, best left to your Instagram feed rather than in your stomach. 

There is also a dessert tasting menu, with the choice of four or eight sweets suitably sized for sharing. True to its name, the dessert venue also offers champagne pairing, with a meticulously curated list of bubbles available by the glass or bottle.




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