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Best French Bread in London

juneavrile May 12, 2010 03:54 AM

Hi I'm looking for recommendations for really good baguettes - preferably ficelle - to buy in central London. Thank you.

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  1. zuriga1 RE: juneavrile May 12, 2010 04:54 AM

    Aubaine is a French patisserie and bakery in South Kensington. I haven't been there in quite awhile, so I can't vouch for their ficelle. It's probably worth a try.

    1. howler RE: juneavrile May 12, 2010 05:12 AM

      along with zuriga's suggestion, i'd also check out the boulangerie boutique in south ken:


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        juneavrile RE: howler May 12, 2010 05:44 AM

        Fantastic, thank you both. South Ken here I come. Any recommendations in London W1 would also be welcome.

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          howler RE: juneavrile May 12, 2010 07:16 AM

          there's always le pain qoutidien in marylebone/covent garden/holborn, but i've never seen ficelle. baguette yes.

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            zuriga1 RE: howler May 12, 2010 08:44 AM

            Good idea about Le Pain Quotidien. I was at the Marylebone one on Monday and had some great breads with my gruel. One was definitely a tasty baguette slice. Much to my surprise, the other piece was NY-style rye bread. I wanted to cry for joy. :-)

      2. limster RE: juneavrile May 12, 2010 12:03 PM

        Might be worth checking Poliane in Pimlico. Further out, there's Tetote near Wembley for Japanese styled french breads.

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