Dominique Ansel Bakery | NY Bakery Lands In Victoria
The originals in Dominique Ansel’s New York bakery are so tongue-bogglingly popular that they have their own black market, selling on for up to 20 times their original price. No, we’re not kidding.
And now they’re here.
Dominique Ansel has landed in Belgravia with his first European bakery to add to the eponymous others in New York and Tokyo. Uniquely here though, both the bakery and pastry kitchens are open for all to witness the magic. There are high top tables, banquettes and even a courtyard with retractable roof.
Dominique’s menu features his signature pastries from the original SoHo bakery, of which the Cronut is just the beginning. There’s The Cookie Shot, Frozen S’mores and Dominique’s Kouign Amann (A Breton pastry similar to a caramelized doughnut).
And if that wasn’t enough, this pastry wizard is conjuring up some new creations exclusively for us. Over half a year was spent perfecting London-only items like:
Banoffee Paella – an upside-down Banoffee pie made in a paella pan. The result? Perfectly caramelised bananas and no soggy-bottoms.
Eton Mess Lunchbox – add strawberries made of mousse and jam, mini meringues, fresh basil, black pepper and fromage blanc to a clear plastic box. Seal. Shake like hell. Eat.
“After the Rain” Mousse Cake – an impossibly intricate cake with a praline base, flavours of pear and ginger, fresh leaves of lemon balm and jasmine raindrops. There’s even an edible ladybird hidden in there too.
Welsh Rarebit Croissant – It’s a, uh, Welsh rarebit croissant.
Move over Mary Berry.
NOTE: Dominque Ansel is open now, from 8am-8pm, Mon-Sat (9am-8pm on Sun). There are no bookings, so if you want a Cronut, you’ll need to arrive early.
Dominique Ansel Bakery | 17-21 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9RP
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