London’s First Dessert Only Restaurant Looks Incredible

Cafe Royal

It’s great news for those with a sweet tooth as London’s first ‘dessert restaurant’ is about to open its doors.

According to the Evening Standard, The Cafe at Hotel Cafe Royal is swapping the traditional starter, main, dessert formula for several courses of sweet treats.

The dishes have been designed by executive pastry chef Sarah Barber and it’s fair to say they look absolutely incredible.

Jaffa Cake Pudding: Cafe Royal

She told the Evening Standard: 

In many top restaurants, dessert is an afterthought, it is never the reason that you go there. Here, cake is at the forefront and all of the dishes are light so you can eat more of them.

The Cafe will offer three dessert tasting menus – the ‘In Wonderland’ menu, inspired by Alice In Wonderland, the ‘Childhood Memories’ and the ‘Pick N Mix’ which allows guests to choose four dishes from across the whole menu.

Rhubarb & Custard: Cafe Royal

Barber said: 

For most people they are happiest when they are reliving childhood memories so I have used that as an inspiration.

She also revealed that she was inspired by her grandfather, who used to run the kitchens at the Hotel Cafe Royal:  

No one was going to stop me from being a pastry chef. I used to cook with my grandfather and when he passed away I went into cooking for him.

The Mad Hatter: Cafe Royal
Queen of Hearts: Cafe Royal
Eat Me, Drink Me: Cafe Royal
Cafe Royal
Cafe Royal

These look awesome.