Gail’s Artisan Bakery @ Exmouth Market

久しぶりにクラーケンウェルにあるExmouth Market(エクスマス・マーケット)を通ったら、知らないうちにGail’s Bakery(ゲイルズ・ベーカリー)がオープンしていた。Gail’sは、HamsteadやNotting Hillなどロンドンに7店舗を持つ人気のベーカリー。自転車で行ける距離にできたので嬉しい。

中に入ると、美味しそうなサンドイッチ類やパン、ケーキがずらりと置かれた大きな台が。ミニサイズのブラウニーやケーキもあるので、ダイエット中でも罪の意識を感じなくてすむ。値段は安くはないけれどね。左にはサラダやデリ類の入った大きな冷蔵庫。奥に進むと、約250年の歴史を持つ1762年創業のPaxton & Whitfieldの約80種類の国産・ヨーロッパ産チーズが並ぶカウンター・冷蔵庫があって(チーズを扱うのはこのExmouth Market店のみ)、その奥は白を基調に、白木作りの椅子やテーブルが置かれたカフェ・エリアになっている。横にはオープンキッチンがあり、ケーキやパンを焼くオーブンが並ぶ。日曜日の人気店とあって満席。次々来る客が、空いた席の取り合いをしていた。混んでいる時はテーブル待ちも覚悟を。

We passed by Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell the other day, and we found a new Gail’s Bakery opened. Gail’s is a London’s popular artisan bakery and has 7 branches such as Hamstead and Notting Hill. I am glad that it opened within a bike distance!

When you enter the shop, right away you see a long counter displaying delicious-looking sandwiches, breads, pastries and cakes. Even if you are on diet, you don’t have to feel guilt as they have bite-size brownie and tiny sliced cakes, though it is not quite cheap. On the left is a big fridge containing salads and deli food. As you go further, there is a cheese section, displaying about 80 kinds of British and continental cheese from Paxton & Whitfield with 250-year history of trading cheese since 1762 (Exmouth Market branch is the only shop dealing with cheese). All the way back is a cheery café area with white wood furniture and white walls, next to an open kitchen equipped with ovens to bake breads and cakes. As we went there on Sunday, it was full and people fighting with each other for vacating seats – be prepare to wait for a table when it is busy!

↓ハムステッドにある Gail’s Bakery / Gail’s Bakery in Hamstead

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4 responses to “Gail’s Artisan Bakery @ Exmouth Market

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  4. Thanks for your review and for your nice pictures!
    Best wishes,
    Heloise @ Gail’s Exmouth Market

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