17-21 Elizabeth St,
Tel: 020 7324 7705
Closest Station: Victoria Station, just a short 5 minutes walk
HAVING OPENED HIS VERY OWN BAKERY ACROSS THE GLOBE. The Chef himself Dominique Ansel bought his very own bakery store to London, Victoria for its launched day on 30th September where hundreds if not thousands attended on its first day queuing up during early hours to try his famous freshly baked desserts. People had been waiting up to approx 3 hours outside the store as demand and popularity were that high.
As you just walk in, you will see a large menu board on your right-hand side, showing exactly what they have in store, there was a lot to choose with price ranging from £2.00 to £10.50. You can choose from various options such as Lime Tarts, Dosa’s, Cookie Shot, Frozen S’mores, Beverages, Chef’s special and much more.
Lucky enough when I went there was very little queue since I went around half 5ish straight after work, assuming they would not be many queues, so luckily I had to only wait 10 minutes to give my order whilst I make my mind up and take photo’s around, which made the waiting seem shorter. After a long thought of choosing what to get, I decided to go for the freshly made Cookie Shot and Frozen S’mores, I managed to find an empty table but waiting time was not too bad as I got made to wait for only 10-15minutes due to families and other people waiting in front to be served.
Overall everyone has been talking about the ‘Cookie Shot’ and delicious ‘Frozen S’mores’, which I eventually gave in and went for both to try and see what the hype was all about. However, both Cookie Shot and Frozen S’mores did not disappoint, it lived up to its hype as it looked and tasted just as amazing. Menu from Dominique Ansel Bakery can be found here.
The cold-infused Tahitian Vanilla Milk inside was so delicious the way it was poured into the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot with the lady serving in front of you. Now moving on to Frozen S’mores, made with *Fish Gelatine* honey marshmallow wrapped around Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate wafer crisps, served on a smoked willow wood branch and torched.
That moment of Vanilla Milk being poured into Chocolate Cookie Shot video above 🙂
If once was not enough, I went back a second time in two weeks to try something different, the first attempt it was to buy ‘Cronuts’ but that was all sold out, so rare to get hold of them at this place otherwise you have to be super early on the door to get your hands on, which I was not willing to do.
Eventually, I went for the ‘Dosa Mille Feuille’ to eat in after few people recommending them to me to try out and, to be honest, thought it went down really well, it looked really incredibly good you could from the shots I took.
Although I must say it has definitely lived up to its expectation and hype if visiting this branch first-time, especially when cronuts get sold out very fast and occasionally finding the main Chef Dominique Ansel himself serving his loyal customers for his amazing desserts. This dessert did go viral as queues were long enough to have the store sold out on many occasions with they desserts since they had a lot of publicity and were mentioned all over the news and headlines reports.
I personally would give this new dessert place a 7.5 out of 10 overall for people who visit this place. This is because staff are really nice, there are places to sit either with a couple or with a family gathering they have enough chairs to cater for that. Timing is not bad either they usually are quick, depending on how busy it is queue usually takes a while or you get served fairly quickly. It has a nice friendly family atmosphere around with different cultural people involved.
Thank you all for reading my review on ‘Dominique Ansel Bakery’.
If you have been here at Dominique Ansel Bakery in London. I would love to know what your favourite dessert was from this famous bakery store?