FIRST LOOK: London bakery GAIL’s opens its doors on King Street

This is the third North West site for the popular London pastry stop off.

By Emma Davidson | 6 June 2023

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The news of GAIL’s opening in Manchester sent croissant shaped ripples across the Northern bakery scene, as the London-born cafe has proven to be one of the Capital’s most loved breakfast spots. 

The first site to open was its Wilmslow branch, which landed in the Cheshire town back in February. Complete with GAIL’s signature Parisian-style decor that’s complemented by cascading shelves of fresh breads, cakes and pastries, the next North West branch to open was in Altrincham. 

Settling in nicely to the quaint Trafford town, King Street now marks GAIL’s third North West spot. Officially opening this Wednesday, GAIL’s King Street specialises in artisan breads, sandwiches, cakes, and its famous cinnamon buns, that can be enjoyed alongside a cosy cup of house blend coffee.

Taking over the former White Stuff unit, the two-floor venue houses a space for community events and gatherings, as well as an outdoor terrace that will no doubt be a huge hit across the summer months. 

Following the launch of the King Street branch, GAIL’s has also announced that it’s set to open a fourth site in Didsbury, located in the Old Bank on Wilmslow Road in the coming months. Following this, a Knutsford branch is also rumoured for the bakery giants, with plans for this to be located in the former La Boutique d’Or premises on King Street.

The new city-centre King Street bakery will officially open on Wednesday 7 June from 6.30am – 6pm Sunday – Friday and until 7pm on Saturdays.