Established in 1871, Maison Bertaux is London’s oldest patisserie. Alongside history and tradition, you’ll find freshly baked cakes, tarts, pies and cheesecakes.
Eat in and enjoy tea, savoury pastries and cake in the eclectic shop or gallery café upstairs. You can also pick up a little treat to eat alfresco in nearby Soho Square, or commission a bespoke wedding cake.
You’ll find Maison Bertaux in the heart of London’s Soho and close to the buzz of Carnaby; areas known for quirky shops, bohemian cafes, great restaurants, live music, cabaret and an exciting pub and nightlife scene.
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Venue Details & Map
28 Greek Street
St JamesLondonW1D 5DQ
- +44 (0)20 7437 6007
- Public transport:
- Leicester Square, Underground
Dirty, tasteless and overpriced.
The staff was not friendly, the pastries tasted like they could have been bough at Tesco. Since when do éclair au chocolat get filled with low quality chantilly instead of chocolate custard cream? The tea cups and tea spoons were stained and dirty, it looked like it had not be washed in months (see pictures). The tea was average and the price was astronomical!...more
AHH SUMMER. As the dregs of your twenties are cooling to an end, the robust teas, coffees & ornately handcrafted patisseries still have the same taste of artistic Paris (Ahh! The cafes & galleries in the 5éme are layered between the sweet sheets of the mille feuilles,) but feel somehow meaningless - as if baked by Sartre himself. So many hours, smoking cigarettes in the kitsch vintage...more
When I first arrived in London Patisserie Valerie and Maison Bertaux were the only places in Soho you could get a decent coffee. It used to be a tough choice between two cosy French/Belgian establishments. Fast forward a few decades, and PV is still there in its original location on Old Compton Street but it has lost a lot of its appeal by branching out into hundreds of outlets across London...more
This could have been a great place.
It's a nice tea room, the ground floor is lovely, the cakes look nice and the old man at the counter is kind.
So what's wrong with it?
Well... everything that "looks" nice is actually not. I mean the cakes are mediocre at best, some are better than other but in general they are low quality. And some of them are definitely old and stale.
Teas are good...more