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Brigit's Bakery

Restaurants, Bakeries Covent Garden
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Brigit's Bakery, 2016
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B-Bus, Brigit's Bakery, 2016
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Time Out says

The former BB Bakery in Covent Garden has had a makeover and now goes by the name Brigit's Bakery. Initially set up by Brigitte Bloch and her son Cedric, the pretty patisserie is now accompanied by a London afternoon tea bus tour, which visitors can take around London sights on a vintage 1960 Routemaster, as well as an afternoon tea tour on the Thames aboard an Edwardian boat.

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Address: 6-7 Chandos Place
Covent Garden
London
WC2N 4HU
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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  • 3 star:1
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tastemaker

I'm very much a fan of afternoon teas and was excited about combining this with a tour around London on an original bus. I was a little disappointed with the overall experience however. The whole booking process was not easy at all!  This was bought as a gift from Virgin Experiences and therefore we didn't realise that if we wanted a weekend and then an additional fee if you want to sit on the top deck, considering the experience cost £110 for two people to begin with, I thought these additional fees were uncalled for. We also couldn't book online, despite trying several times and had to track down an email address who told us to call them to book. Eventually we booked a Friday evening and had to go with the 5pm tour as we both work. We decided not to pay any additional fees and booked on the lower deck. 


The cakes are all out and ready for when you board the bus and then you wait to have your teas served. The sandwiches and cakes were not anything special and we did go with a glass of Prosecco, which you also have to pay extra for and book before you get on the bus, you can't buy any additionals when you are on there. 


Given that it was 5pm we sat in a lot of traffic but this is obviously the nature of London and to be expected, the commentary didn't always match up with what we were looking at and if you don't know London very well this could get confusing. 


There was a heater on full blast next to our table which did make it unbearably hot and we even had to move our bags away from it because they were getting very hot. We asked the staff if this could be turned off but they said they couldn't contact the driver so we remained very hot on what was already a warm day.


The staff were lovely and it is always great to be on a tour of London with cakes as added and it was all very filling. Therefore it wasn't a terrible experience but I would say there are much better value for money afternoon teas in London with more delicious treats.

tastemaker

I took my friend on the BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus tour for a birthday treat and it was a fab afternoon out. The obvious sell is the novelty of the experience but the tour itself was really enjoyable with the team pointing out little known facts about each of the stops along the wayEveryone was super friendly and the staff had the entire bus join them in a rendition of happy birthday, a lovely way to end the tour. The cakes themselves didn't wow me but this one is all about the experience which was top notch. Be sure to book well in advance if you want any of the tables at the front of the bus!

Tastemaker

This is afternoon tea at it's best. Quaint and quintessential British tea and scones, accompanied by deliciously delightful French fancies. 


There is a huge list of tea to choose from if you are a bit of a connoisseur, but also the option of hot chocolate and coffee if tea isn't your thing. The sandwiches and savoury dishes are delicious. I particularly liked the little cheesy tart. 


The cakes are out of this world, especially the absolutely divine lemon meringue tart! Just make sure you save a little bit of belly space for the warm scones offered at the end! 


A fantastic afternoon tea in central London. Can't wait to try the Bus Tour! 

tastemaker

Absolutely lovely place! The atmosphere is really calm and cosy, even on a busy Sunday afternoon. Tea is my favourite thing in the world, so I was really delighted with the choice. I decided on a "Paris S'eveille" with hints of chocolate and caramel, perfect for a rainy day. As for cakes, I went for a lemon meringue pie, very well done. Being really hungry (not because I wanted to try everything...) I also ordered a croissant. I was really surprised that it was served with jam (ok) but also with salted butter! How strange! I know us Frenchies love salted butter, but not with fresh croissant for tea...It is expensive (think £5 for croissant, £9 for cakes) but overall a delicious and lovely experience. 

tastemaker

I couldn't find the BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus, so I'll write it on here instead. I booked my out-of-the-country friends, my husband and I for a touristy treat. The idea of combining afternoon tea bus and a little bus tour of London on their first day was just perfect. Friends are from LA, so they aren't particular immune to walking so hence the idea. Normally, I do not like touristy things at all but at least this bakery makes delicious food. 


You will get savory, sweet treats and a mug of tea in a portable cup. 

tastemaker

BB Bakery (now Brigit's Bakery) is from far my favourite place for afternoon tea in Covent Garden. And after mine – of course – the cakes are among the best I had in London.


We went there for a friend’s birthday; the waiters, mostly French are very nice and make sure everything is ok. Hot drinks are unlimited! Go for tea pot or hot chocolate with cream or marshmallow, this is as you wish.


The selection of small sandwiches is great and they are savoury and not oily or full of butter and cream.

The cakes are typical French ones, lemon meringue tart, choux, macaron and more. They will please your plate with no doubt!

After you are done with the sandwiches and cakes, they will bring hot just baked scones; a delight!


If you want to do one afternoon tea in central London, this is the one I recommend! Don’t forget to book!

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