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“Paul Patisserie, Holland Park Avenue”
Review of PAUL Holland Park

PAUL Holland Park
Ranked #106 of 278 Bakeries in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Description: lmost next door to Holland Park Station at 82a Holland Park Avenue you will find our PAUL Bakery & Café. In good weather you will no doubt spot customers sitting at our outside tables, enjoying a breakfast coffee and viennoiserie, a light lunch or some of our fine patisserie. Or possibly just stopping in to buy some of our freshly baked, hand made bread or other delicious French food to take home. With Notting Hill Gate a short stroll to the East and Holland Park itself just minutes away, this is a leafy, residential area of the Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. Not as well known as neighbouring Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Holland Park itself is really very beautiful and merits a visit, especially its gorgeous Japanese gardens. The original Jacobean mansion on the land was built in around 1606 for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to James I. The husband of one of his descendants was created Earl of Holland in 1624. The third Baron Holland inherited the house at the tender age of one in 1774. Later his bride established her own salon at the house. In 1802 the Hollands were presented to Napoleon, whom they supported ever after, even sending him jars of plum jam, more than 400 books and, believe it or not, a refrigerator, when he was in exile on Elba! So no doubt they would have approved of a French bakery and boulangerie on their doorstep. Sadly the great house was the victim of incendiary bombing in the Second World War and not much of the original structure remains. However the former Garden Ballroom is now a restaurant and exhibitions are held in the Orangery, whilst the open air Holland Park Theatre in the grounds is the home of Opera Holland Park with a summer season of highly regarded productions annually. Our closest station is Holland Park (Central Line). 28 seats are available inside. A terrace is available with a further 8 seats. Disabled access available. Free wi-fi.
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Description: lmost next door to Holland Park Station at 82a Holland Park Avenue you will find our PAUL Bakery & Café. In good weather you will no doubt spot customers sitting at our outside tables, enjoying a breakfast coffee and viennoiserie, a light lunch or some of our fine patisserie. Or possibly just stopping in to buy some of our freshly baked, hand made bread or other delicious French food to take home. With Notting Hill Gate a short stroll to the East and Holland Park itself just minutes away, this is a leafy, residential area of the Royal London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. Not as well known as neighbouring Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Holland Park itself is really very beautiful and merits a visit, especially its gorgeous Japanese gardens. The original Jacobean mansion on the land was built in around 1606 for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to James I. The husband of one of his descendants was created Earl of Holland in 1624. The third Baron Holland inherited the house at the tender age of one in 1774. Later his bride established her own salon at the house. In 1802 the Hollands were presented to Napoleon, whom they supported ever after, even sending him jars of plum jam, more than 400 books and, believe it or not, a refrigerator, when he was in exile on Elba! So no doubt they would have approved of a French bakery and boulangerie on their doorstep. Sadly the great house was the victim of incendiary bombing in the Second World War and not much of the original structure remains. However the former Garden Ballroom is now a restaurant and exhibitions are held in the Orangery, whilst the open air Holland Park Theatre in the grounds is the home of Opera Holland Park with a summer season of highly regarded productions annually. Our closest station is Holland Park (Central Line). 28 seats are available inside. A terrace is available with a further 8 seats. Disabled access available. Free wi-fi.
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“Paul Patisserie, Holland Park Avenue”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Don't you just love it when you find a place to eat that just hits the spot? That's how I feel about the Paul Patisserie on Holland Park Avenue.
I was drawn in by the pastry display, but when I got inside I saw the perfect ham and cheese sandwich on a baguette. It was exactly what I needed, along with a delicious cappuccino. As we sat inside the small cafe we could see the fresh breads kept coming out of the ovens. I could have watched for hours!
I love a good sandwich and I was happy to have found Paul's. Excellent food.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch at Paul's Patisserie”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We arrived at this Patiserie and had a great lunch with excellent coffees, the bread and croissants look great and the pastries are to die for.
Highly recommend a visit for a snack, lunch or just an excuse to eat.

  • Visited May 2014
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West Valley City, Utah
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum Yum - Get the Croissants!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My friends stayed in the St. Germain des Arts part of Paris. There was a Paul's within a block of where we stayed. We felt like great American explorers when we found the most exquisite croissants we had ever tasted. We made it a point to get croissants each night and had them with our tea and jam the next morning. Best breakfasts in town! When we went on to London, we found another bakery with the name Paul in it and went there trusting it would e good based on the name. London was good, but Paul's in Paris was divine!!

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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238 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“The best Pastries in London”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This chain has an exceptional focus on repeatable best class experiences when it comes to pastries.
The food is a delight, fresh and served in the Parisian way - even in the UK
All they need to do is start a chain with strategically placed stores in Australia and they will have it made

Visited December 2013
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London
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“A piece of France over this side of Eurotunel”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

What can you say about Paul, is just great. Bread, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, everything is just delicious. Paul cakes are present in all my special events. They are effortless classy and fine, not to mention how they taste. Thanks Paul for being in London!

Visited June 2013
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