Is famous London bakery Gail’s about to open on King Street?

The popular bakery has submitted a planning application for a city centre spot…

By Emma Davidson | 1 November 2022

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Established in 2005, Gail’s Bakery has made waves down South, quickly becoming one of the capital’s most well-known and loved lunch spots. 

After years of having to travel to sample the bakery’s pillow-like bread and to-die-for pastries, it has now submitted a planning application for a new site on Manchester’s King Street in the former White Stuff unit. 

Serving up a seasonal menu of soups, sandwiches and sweet treats, the cafe has become a go-to, hearty lunch stop off. With now over 70 venues in and around London, Oxford, Brighton and beyond, the Manchester venue will be its first ever Northern branch.

An ethos grounded in ‘good bread’, Gail’s hand crafts all of its produce according to the seasons. 

For example, diners will find the likes of Chicory and White Bean soup, Soufflé Egg and Cheddar sliders and Sticky Date Babka buns on the Autumn menu, as well as a wide range of coffees, teas, juices and smoothies. 

Believing in the power of community, Gail’s has grown to become an organisation that helps out locally and sustainably where possible, too. For example, the cafe uses only the finest ingredients, supports small businesses, and its baking is based on time-honoured techniques and decades-old starters.

The potential site for King Street will see the bakery join the likes of Franco Manco and soon to be opened Petit Paris Deli, another space that will specialise in baked goods and Parisian influenced deli items. 

There’s no confirmed opening date for Gail’s just yet, as the cafe is still pending approval. If the space gets the go ahead, it could potentially open as early as next January. 

Keep your eye on Gail’s Instagram for any further updates.