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London - anyone know where I can buy Madelines?

My friends little boy fell in love with Madelines while in the States on holiday and she has been looking for them since her return for him! Anyone know where I can get them in London? Freshly baked or packets are fine!

Thanks v.much
Anne

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  1. st john. don't know of any better.

    1. I've seen packets of them at Waitrose. I think it's the Bonne Maman brand, but I'm not 100% sure. They make quite a few good, French biscuits. My French teacher often brings them as a snack to our class. I might have also seen them at Sainsbury's - not sure.

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      1. re: zuriga1

        Thank you - I shall try Waitrose this week and if not I may pop to St John at lunchtime one day to see if I can pick them up! thanks again

      2. I forget if Poilâne has madelines, but if they do, I suspect they'll be as good as it gets in London. Poilâne's 'Punitions' (butter cookie) are totally addictive.

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        1. re: Peripatetic

          Link:

          http://www.poilane.fr/pages/en/compan...

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          Poilâne
          46 Elizabeth St, London, Greater London SW1W 9, GB

          1. re: Peripatetic

            Link

            http://www.poilane.fr/pages/en/compan...

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            Poilâne
            46 Elizabeth St, London, Greater London SW1W 9, GB

            1. re: Peripatetic

              Thanks - I have a couple of days off work next week so I'm planning on checking out some coffee shops and also doing some shopping so will check out Poilane if I'm in the area although from the sound of their butter cookies maybe I shouldn't!!!!

              1. re: iheartcupcakes

                Another thought: if you find yourself near a Paul you might check to see whether they have madelines:

                http://www.paul-uk.com/content/find-a...

                Ladurée at Harrods might also be worth checking:

                http://www.laduree.fr/public_en/maiso...

          2. I've just remembered.... Aubaine. Yet another choice.....260-262 Brompton Road. I think there's another location too.

            http://www.aubaine.co.uk/patisserie/i...

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            1. re: zuriga1

              Thanks again everyone! I was actually looking at Laduree's website last night and spotted they did Madelines (I was looking for Macaroons for my mum's Xmas) - I shall be checking out some of these for Madelines asap!

              Thanks again