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Gail's

#12,759 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
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64 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QL, England
+44 20 7794 5700
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07:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I like this little cafe a ot. But the staff hardly speak English or do so so badly comunication at first or even second attempt is always impossible. So be prepared to be very frustrated when trying to place your order. Dont get me wrong they are very polite, but so difficult to communicate with without several attempts..As l can... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Coffee is also great. Shame about the clealiness. Always filthy in the communal dining area. Toilets are the fmost disgusting public loo experience possible. Just had to clean someone's blood off the toilet seat. Disgraceful in the extreme.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London
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554 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 884 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Poor service in this branch of Gail's - very disorganised service and rather rude. We ordered some bread to take away, and were asked to get it ourselves from the shelf and bring to the till. Whilst we did, the staff carried on chatting! It was clear that the regular process was for the staff to do that - quite... More 

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4 Thank tjh2
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I like the food and the coffee at Gails. It's lovely having a chain 'artisan bakery' where you can get more unusual or a wider variety of choices than you do in most of the chain coffee shops. The service at Northcote Road, Abbeville Village, Clapham Old Town and Wimbledon Village is consistently bad. Dulwich Village is the currently bucking... More 

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Thank 895sopm
london
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Arrived not realising there was a menu to order from Staff disorganised Full of food on tables Staff Need to move on laptop users,sipping water for an hour,hogging tables

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Thank clivebear
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Gails is a chain of cafes - the food does not disappoint - freshly made everyday and the coffee ( depending on who makes it) is good. On the way to work I get a coffee ( or two) on a daily basis, as it's a place I've found is reliable and offers a good coffee and great homemade bread.... More 

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Thank Ispywithmylittleeye1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I understand that this area is traditionally full of young mothers but this Gail's has become an extension of a nursery, with yelling toddlers running around and the smell of nappies. This Gail's also feels less well maintained than others I've visited. Won't be returning to this Gail's.

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Thank PrinceAlan
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Gails is perfect place to eat breakfast or lunch. This bakery has delicious bread and brioche with bluberry

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Thank klosowska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for breakfast, latte was spot on but saw the chef have a wobbly whilst we waited for our food. My bacon was cremated and my egg just came as a hard yolk with no white. I went to take it back and the attitude was ridiculous, so rude and dismissive. No one apologised for the food and when... More 

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Thank Gareth B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very varied choice of breads. The pastries looked delicious though I had to resist - but next time I am in the area I will indulge. Lovely scambled eggs on toast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday
07:00 - 19:30
Friday
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7794 5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?