Where to find a Galette des Rois in London

 

No New Year blues for the French! January is a blessed time. Epiphany (the Three Kings arriving in Bethlehem) is celebrated with a simple but such addictive cake: a crisp puff pastry tart filled with a delicate, buttery almond cream called frangipane. A treat shared at home, with family but also at work with colleagues, each buying one in turn.  Creative pâtissiers often add a twist (a fancy flavour or shape), which leads to a hunt for the very best one. If you’re, like me, from the South of the country, you long for the brioche variant, topped with sugar pearls and candied fruit.

We end up indulging not just one day but the whole month. It’s not only delicious: it’s festive. Each cake hides a small, collectable ceramic charm. Whoever finds it in their share is given a paper crown and named King of Queen of the day.  Fancy a slice of French life? Here is where to find a gorgeous galette des rois in London:

Belle Epoque

> Islington & Newington Green
> Frangipane galette
> Website

Galette des rois London Belle Epoque

Boulangerie Jade

> Blackheath Royal, Blackheath Village, Chiswick
East Dulwich, Royal Arsenal, Victoria Park
> Frangipane galette
> Website

Galette des rois london Boulangerie Jade

Bread Ahead

> Beak Street, Borough Market, Hampstead,
Pavilion Road, Queen’s Park, Wembley
> Frangipane galette
Website

Jacques et Lilie

> Brioche galette, flavoured with orange blossom,
topped with crushed almonds and casson sugar
> Online orders only
> Deliveries in London and Kent
Website

Jacques et Lilie galette des rois London

Ladurée

> Call & Collect from Burlington Arcade & Covent Garden 
> Puff pastry galette, filled with an almond cream
with hazelnuts and milk chocolate chips.
Website

Galette des rois Ladurée London

Mariage Frères

> Covent Garden 
> Frangipane galette. Two choices of flavours: white tea & rose petal
or lime zest & candied ginger
Website

Galette des Rois London Mariage Frères

Mon Panier Latin

> Online orders, UK delivery
> Puff pastry galettes filled with frangipane or apple compote
> £10 off your first £35 order with the code MERCICORALIE
Website

Miel Bakery

> Fitzrovia
> Frangipane galette
> > Click & Collect + UK delivery
>
Website

Galette des Rois London Mie Bakery

Orée

> Covent Garden, Fulham, Kensington High Street, Notting Hill
> Frangipane galette
> Website

galette des rois London Orée

Paul Bakery

> Baker Street, Bankside, Bow Lane, Brompton Road, Charterhouse,
Covent Garden, Fleet Street, King’s Road, Kingsway, Marble Arch, Marylebone,
Notting Hill, Piccadilly, Regent Street, Richmond,  South Kensington,
Tottenham Court Road,  Wimbledon

> Frangipane galette
> Website

galette des rois Paul Bakery

So choux

> Parsons Green
> Frangipane galette & brioche galette
> Website

Galette des rois London So Choux

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