Dominique Ansel Bakery
HAVING OPENED HIS VERY OWN BAKERY ACROSS THE GLOBE. Chef himself Dominique Ansel bought his very own bakery store in London, Victoria. For its launch day on 30th September where hundreds if not thousands attended on its first day. Queuing up during the 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 had in store, there was a lot to choose from with prices 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 there 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 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 the 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 talked about ‘Cookie Shot’ and delicious ‘Frozen S’ mores’, which I eventually gave in to and went for both to try to 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. The 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 woman 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.
If one 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 a few people recommended them to me to try and, to be honest, though it went down really well, it looked really incredibly good you could from the shots I took.
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 you can find 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. Ever since they had a lot of publicity and were mentioned all over the news and headlines reports.
I would give this new dessert place a 7.8 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 because they usually are quick, depending on how busy the queue usually takes a while or you get served fairly quickly. It has a nice friendly family atmosphere with different cultural people involved.
Thank you all for reading my review of ‘Dominique Ansel Bakery’.
If you have been here at Dominique Ansel Bakery in London. I would love to know which are your favourite desserts from this famous bakery store?