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GAIL's Bakery Summertown

251 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HN, England
+44 1865 513450
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“bread” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
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251 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful chai latte and scrambled eggs on toast today. Hard to get a seat, but waited a few minutes and one became free. Lovely range of cakes, could have tried them all :-)

Thank lmbh12
CarolineL4718, Manager at GAIL's Bakery Summertown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 7 September 2018

very high quality bakery and eatery , nice location and seating area comes highly recommended will visit again soon

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Always consistent sourdough bread, especially good are the potoato and rosemary,the seeded and the white sourdough. Absolutely addictive are the seeded flatbreads.. Staff always friendly though not always efficiently deployed.

Thank alipic
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Good coffee and baking. Breakfasts are a little pricey for the size given. However, I’m a complete fan of the cinnamon buns. The garden at the back is lovely in good weather.

Thank J0burgGirl
Caroline L, Manager at GAIL's Bakery Summertown, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we're pleased to hear you like our Cinnamon Buns.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Went in here for a quick lunch. It always looks busy with people sitting inside and outside. The bread and cakes on sale to take away looked great . We had smashed avocado on toast with a tomato dip. We then both had different cakes....More

Thank TwigsOxford
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Gail’s is my favourite bakery in Oxford, and I often go to the larger location in Jericho without any issues. In Summertown however, it is clear that wasps are the customers given priority. They can be found lounging on the cakes and breads at the...More

Thank Joshua H
Caroline L, Manager at GAIL's Bakery Summertown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

So sorry to hear you've found wasps to be a recurring problem in Summertown. We'll speak to the bakery manager to see what we can do to tackle this problem, as we totally appreciate how troublesome persistent wasps can be. Hopefully you'll notice an improvement...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I had a Cinnamon bun from Gail’s and now I can’t go a week without one. Great cakes and friendly service. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lupogtired
Caroline L, Manager at GAIL's Bakery Summertown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks for your feedback and glad you like our Cinnamon Buns!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Despite the higher-than-average prices, this is my go-to place for fresh bread and baked delicacies. I particularly recommend the chocolate-and-almond croissants and the parmesan chicken sandwiches.

Thank f123k456
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious baguettes, quiches and sausage rolls. Great coffee and array of sweet dishes - great atmosphere. Food beautifully presented and staff are helpful.

Thank stef_bos
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Bought 2 parmesan chicken sandwiches here and both my husband and I were ill (won't go into detail) Phoned to tell them about this but didn't seem interested but took details to make an investigation. Still waiting for a call from them !

Thank Lynne S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Banbury Road | Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 513450
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