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PAUL South Kensington

41 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ, England
+44 20 7581 6034
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“baguette” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
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07:00 - 20:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
41 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Another great place to watch the world go by situated just outside the tube station. First exposed to Paul's in Strasbourg, which was excellent and it was good to see this one followed the same trend, superb hot chocolate and pain du chocolate. Word of...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Having been to the original Paul in Lille years ago and working in Paris when they opened in Rue de Bucci - a very long relationship with Paul and the idea of well baked bread and cakes. We feel in London Paul Management are keeping...More

Thank peter r
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Delicous food, nice staff, very good coffee, but no table Service, good for a quick break, good to sit outside!

Thank Aurora C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Rifat by the exit/entrance to south Kensington tube station is Paul which is really small inside and on a Sunday with lines waiting for its offerings. Outside seating is an extra treat. Not fancy to be sure but the nice treats make up for a...More

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Excellent sandwichs, French style! Loved my smoked salmon on baguette. The chocolate & custard pastry was the best dessert of my 2 weeks in Paris & London. Worth the flight over!

Thank Lmtpa A
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Visit before you go to the museums in the morning for breakfast. They have an amazing selection of fresh bread, bagels, cakes, .... everything looks delicious and tastes great. Don't forget to take a sunbath in front of the shop with their excellent coffee.

Thank ChrisMLP
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I don't mean to be rude but ... it's certainly the worst coffee I've never ever had. They asked me if I wanted my coffee in or take away. I said in but, nonetheless, they served it to me in a take-away paper cup. I...More

Thank Javier_Granada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My knife and fork were very dirty, and the staff were rude and slow. Food is decent though and convenient location.

Thank Londongirl4321
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The coffee is great but the seating inside is very limited and you need to be friendly with the next table. Outside is a bit better but beware the pigeons. Food is the usual high standard of the chain and service is excellent.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sun along with some top notch casual grub, only issue was someone smoking beside us on the next table. But the Macaroon's are to die for :-)

Thank Marty147
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 6034
The PAUL Bakery & Café in South Kensington is located at 47 Thurloe Street, close to South Kensington Station and just around the corner from the Lycée Français and the Institut Français. So we have not only English but many French customers coming to PAUL for their freshly baked daily bread, fresh viennoiseries, patisseries and cakes, as well as lunchtime sandwiches or croques, salads and soups, or just to chat over coffee or tea and an éclair or macaroon. We are also very conveniently located for all the world famous South Kensington Museums: the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, not to mention the Royal Albert Hall just at the other end of Exhibition Road. The Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music are both nearby, along with Imperial College. So if you're bringing your children to one of the museums, pop by afterwards to recover and they will really appreciate a snack like a mini pain chocolat or chocolate breadstick after all that walking. And you will have earned a treat too. Closest station is South Kensington (Piccadilly Line, Circle Line, District Line). 20 seats are available. Disabled access available. Free wi-fi.
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