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138 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2DZ
 
 
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Mon to Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-7.30pm, Sun & Bank Holidays 8am-7.30pm
 

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GAIL'sGail Stephens, founder of Baker and Spice and The Bread Factory - a small artisan bakery supplying London's top chefs - is the name behind GAIL's, a wonderful cake and bake shop with branches in Hampstead and Notting Hill, St Johns Wood and Battersea. When Gail teamed up with Ran Avidan and Tom Molnar - who quit their management consulting jobs - in 2005, GAIL's on Hampstead High Street sprang up, bringing us high quality, chemical-free baked goods. This delightful store on Notting Hill's fashionable Portobello Road followed in 2006. The result is the antithesis of the plastic wrapped supermarket bought bread that most of the UK uses to make their sandwiches. Free of chemicals, preservatives and additives, with GAIL's simple flour-and-water ingredients you can certainly taste the difference. The straight-from-the-oven delicacies are beautifully laid out so you can choose from freshly baked muffins or potato and rosemary sourdough. Special events have seen their goodies served up at the Serpentine's summer pavilion and at their annual garden party at Oriel Place, Hampstead.

 

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The Abbey Court Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  35% off
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 9 minutes from GAIL's
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150 Bayswater Road, W2 | 13 minutes from GAIL's
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179-199 Holland Park Avenue, W11 | 15 minutes from GAIL's
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
168 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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156 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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159 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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160 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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Electric Diner
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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 minutes from GAIL's
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Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from GAIL's
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Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 minutes from GAIL's
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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186 Portobello Road, W11 | 2 minutes from GAIL's
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171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from GAIL's
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45 All Saints Road, W11 | 5 minutes from GAIL's
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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 1 minute from GAIL's
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from GAIL's
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