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Fleet River Bakery

71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JH, England
020 7691 1457
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  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“quiche” (15 reviews)
“salads” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped here twice on our visit to London in June. It was near our cafe and they had good coffee and lots of breakfast choices and pastries to choose from. Good service too - thank you!

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could have been such a positive review, but sadly the River Cafe has some major negatives that i feel obliged to write. First is the crazy system they use to order your coffee. They only have employed one barista who obviously when its busy,...More

Thank explorermania
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Hidden behind the old buildings of Kings road is this little gem- they have homemade baked produce, sandwiches on sour dough and rye bread, bircher musli (homemade) and a great selection of brunch dishes available. They have a seating area downstairs. It get's busy around...More

Thank Aneta K
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Not sure why but this place doesn't quite do it for me. It looks the part, independent bakery and cafe serving the kind of cakes , quiches, etc you would expect from a new wave cafe in London. However, have been there twice and both...More

Thank Quintessimma
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I have been using the Fleet Kitchen, on Tavistock Square, most days for the past four months. The baking is a tad pricey, but amazing. The salads are always a bit "funky", with an unusual ingredient most days, but the frittatas are usually excellent too,...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Love this bakery, close enough to the British Museum to come out of and have lunch here. Had scrambled eggs on toast as brunch was being served on the Sunday we visited. Couldn't resist the carrot cake which was excellent.

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

You gotta visit here and try making choices of what pastries, what cake, what sandwich, or what cookie would you like to try with one of a kindish Cup of Coffee on A daily Basis. The cakes are well made, fully - bodied, and especially...More

Thank thebinaryscale
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed near this bakery during our time in London and we loved it! Had breakfast here every day. The staff are friendly and the food tasty!

Thank rfernand0
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is close to Holborn station. A fantastic place to eat in or take out breakfast lunch or snack. Superb coffee. I treat myself to the breakfast pot. Fresh fruit Greek yoghurt Bircher muesli and Berry fruit compote. Good selection of pastries and cakes sandwiches...More

Thank Bolton20
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Recommended by a colleague, it turned out to be quite crowded even on a mild Friday lunch. (Bear in mind there are tables in the basement so don't be turned off by the full tables upstairs.) Main courses of the day were: quiche with courgette&(alleged)...More

Thank Fabrizio O
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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margaret p
15 February 2017|
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Response from simon r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure it's possible to book, but 7 of you should be able to fit around a table and be audible to one another. It can get quite busy as it's a popular spot, so maybe get there earlier to bag a suitable table ( upstairs or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: 020 7691 1457
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