Burnt Lemon Bakery – CLOSED

Restaurants, Bakeries The Borough
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
burnt lemon bakery

A Borough bakery with a focus on sourdough, pastries and cakes.

Please note, Burnt Lemon Bakery has now closed. Time Out Food editors, January 2019.

The name may suggest that the bakers at Burnt Lemon – a little bread haven in Flat Iron Square – have a habit of leaving things in the oven a bit too long, but the stuff they actually serve tells a different story.

Top of the pops when I visited was a toasted sandwich featuring comté, mushroom and truffle oil between two slices of chewy sourdough. The cheese could have taken a little bit more melt, but otherwise this was a fine toastie. Also notable was the rich tomato soup, which my companion claimed to be the best she’d ever tasted, and a lemon drizzle cake that was so moist it practically dripped each time I bit into it.

This said, Burnt Lemon Bakery is by no means perfect. I found the service to be a bit confused, and no one explained that orders would be brought to our table despite the fact I’d been waiting to collect at the till for five minutes like, well, a lemon. Still, it’s a pleasant space to hang around in, with a well-worn aesthetic and large windows that let in plenty of light. A good little pit stop if you’re passing by.

Venue name: Burnt Lemon Bakery – CLOSED
Address: Devonshire House, Union Street
Flat Iron Square
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
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Do you drool over a syrupy lemon drizzle cake? If yes, I suggest you bring extra tissues, because the lemon drizzle cake at the Burnt Lemon Bakery is the best you'll ever have. Sharply tangy and decadently sweet, the lemon drizzle cake at the Burnt Lemon Bakery is the perfect companion with your perfectly brewed hot cuppa to keep you warm these frosty winter months. 

Ordered two decaf coffees. Even the one with an extra shot was tasteless. Barista admitted he doesn't drink coffee so the hiring is, clearly, incompetent. One to avoid.

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