Paul Fraiser 300

French artisan bakery Paul has opened on Lower Thames Street, overlooking the river. The classic French bakery and café has a great position next to the Tower of London and overlooking The Thames and Tower Bridge.

There’s plenty of seating inside and outside of the bakery if you want have a sit-down meal or alternatively, (as we did when a lovely gift card arrived in the post), head straight for the cakes and treat yourself to a decadent afternoon tea.

Running since 1889, Paul is a five generation family-run bakery, which churns out award-winning freshly baked breads and traditional French hand-crafted viennoiserie and fine patisserie.

We tasted tested our way through some of Paul’s classics:

  • Frasier Slice – Layers of light sponge cake, fresh strawberries, whipped mousseline cream and a bright green layer of marzipan gave this a lovely sweet finish – a beautiful looking cake that lives up to its looks in taste!
  • Éclair Paris Brest – If you like your classic eclairs and your fond of a nut or two this is for you. Soft almond flaked choux pastry, fantastically light praline-flavoured cream and caramelised hazelnuts complete this dreamy affair.
  • Raspberry Tartlette – An absolute classic. Fresh raspberries piled high on top of a custard cream tart. The pastry was fresh and flaky.
  •  Craquant Slice – My favourite of the four. This was a delicious dark sponge cake with delicate layers of crunchy praline and chocolate ganache and chocolate glaze on top – a chocoholics dream.

More From Paul

paul-all4If you fancy a little Paul al fresco, you can pick up one of their summer picnic ranges, which include sandwiches or salads, tart slices, drinks, crisps and a complimentary reusable Paul picnic bag. Visit the website for more details.

Want to learn how to crate artisanal breads the Paul way? Paul is running weekly bread masterclasses at flagship sites Paul Bankside and Paul Covent Garden. Check out the Paul website to book.

Thank you Paul, we’ll be back soon.

Paul Three Quays – Further Information

Address: Paul Three Quays, 40 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AG

W: www.paul-uk.com

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