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London Must-Eats: Carrot cake at Rose Bakery

You know, it’s very possible that true satisfaction can be described as nabbing the very last carrot cake of the day at Dover Street Markets Rose Bakery. Each individual tower is a tiny piece of perfection, and is best enjoyed with a cup of tea whilst gazing out over the grey rooftops of Mayfair.

The generous crown of cream cheese icing is extraordinary and its slightly sour edge is balanced beautifully by the spicy, nutty cake.

Everything is baked daily on-site at Rose Bakery, the London outpost of the Parisian café, where you’ll find trays of freshly baked chocolate brownies and scones joining the changing menu of light lunches like quiches and salads.


Things can get pretty busy during the lunch time crush, where you’re likely to spot an assortment of major designers, staff from nearby Conde Nast and so-hip-it-hurts shoppers jostle for space on the long communal tables. Better to go earlier or later in the day, and head for the table for two by the window, or, weather permitting, the table out on the balcony.


And for the perfect souvenir, why not take home a copy of Rose Bakery co-founder Rose Carrarini's book, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea.

Rose Bakery
Top floor at Dover Street Market
17-18 Dover St,
London W1
Tel: 020 7518 0680

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Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-7pm

Nearest tube: Green Park

  • http://www.lilyandagathe.blogspot.com Tanya

    That carrot cakes looks to die for, I love carrot cake, have to make it myself here in france as they don’t really eat it in these parts.. i am in the UK soon so I think I’ll pop in and grab a slice .. thanks …

  • Aline

    Hello Little birdy !
    Always a pleasure pick and see great shoppings places on your website…
    As I’m going to London this week-end, I will taste Rose bakery sweets and I will also discover some of your favourite spot …I’m going also to taste “Melt” chocolate that I found on the web (pictures are delicious)If you are tempted, may I propose you to taste with me ? Or maybe, a walk on Holland park or some shopping moments ?
    Thanks to let me know

  • http://profile.typekey.com/thejenbug/ jenny-wren

    Mmm is it tea time yet?
    <@ (C) ^ ^

  • http://www.we-are-scout.com Top Bird

    Tanya – so nice to hear from you. If you’re ever in Paris you’ll have to pop into the original Rose Bakery for the carrot cake!
    Aline – Melt chocolate is divine, I’ve been meaning to post a review for ages. So sorry I missed you in London, I just got back from Sardinia last night!
    Jenny Wren – not soon enough! (cute ‘lil birdy you’ve got, there).

  • http://www.expressregalo.com/category.aspx?scid=83&cid=14 red ribbon bakeshop

    Carrot cake is very delicious and it is good for our health. Very nutritious.

  • http://www.kitchenklatsch.com Corinna | kitchenklatsch.com

    Oh, the carrot cakes looks delicious!

  • http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/ parisbreakfast

    however did I miss this? idiot moi…I’m always racing to the Paris RB yet skipped London RB opps too many times
    Thanks for all the info!