La Liste 2024: Which London Bakeries Were Named?

By Ellie Smith

1 month ago

The crème de la crème of the global pastry scene


On the hunt for the world’s most elite croissants? Refer to La Liste, which has just dropped its 2024 Pastry Awards. This saw 25 patisseries and bakeries crowned winners across 10 categories, from Pastry Opening of the Year to Discovery Gem. So who made the cut this year?

La Liste 2024 Pastry Awards Announced

While no London spots took home gold trophies this year, many were named in the long list, including esteemed hotel bakeries and neighbourhood favourites. That includes cult favourite The Dusty Knuckle Bakery in Hackney; The Lily Vanilli Bakery, renowned for its beautifully designed cakes; Pimlico’s Little Bread Pedlar; and the beloved Pophams, which has outposts in Islington and Victoria Park.

Hot cross buns at Pophams

Pophams

The bakeries at top hotels like The Ritz, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Claridge’s, The Savoy and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – all of which offer exceptional afternoon teas – also got mentions.

Outside of London, buzzy Edinburgh spot Lannan Bakery, scooped up the Pastry Opening of the Year award. Located in Stockbridge, the bakery is renowned for its picture-perfect, laminated pastries, including the TikTok-famous croissants and iced buns.

‘Having been open from less than a year, it’s an honour to receive the award from La Liste for best pastry opening of the year,’ said Darcie Maher. ‘My life long dream has been to own my own bakery and Lannan has surpassed anything I imagined it would be. To have the recognition cements all the relentless hard work that’s gone into every aspect of the bakery up until this point.’

Dominique Ansel, known for creating the viral cronut, took home the Pastry Game Changer Award, while Sydney baker Janice Wong won the Pastry Innovation Award.

La Liste is a gastronomic guide to the world’s best restaurants, hotels and bakeries. It is compiled using a combination of dining guides (including Michelin and Zagat), media reviews and TripAdvisor feedback.

The Connaught Patisserie

The Connaught Patisserie

La Liste 2024: London Bakeries

  • Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley 
  • Tarn Bakery
  • The Connaught Pâtisserie
  • Tea Lounge – The Biltmore Mayfair 
  • Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s 
  • The Ritz Club – The Ritz London 
  • Afternoon Tea at The Savoy 
  • Lounge at The Cadogan 
  • The Rosebery – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park 
  • TWG Tea
  • Philippe Conticini London
  • Rosalind Miller Cakes Emperor House
  • Cakes & Bubbles
  • Basement Sate
  • Mille Patisserie 
  • Dyce
  • Crème
  • Angelo Musa – Harrods 
  • The Carlton Tower Jumeirah 
  • Pierre Hermé Paris Covent Garden 
  • Ararat Bread – Makhdoom
  • Blondies Kitchen
  • Quince Bakery
  • Eric’s
  • TOAD Bakery
  • Kova Patisserie
  • Violet Bakery
  • SHIOK! Pâtisserie 
  • Kuro Bakery
  • Donutelier by Roladin 
  • Cutter & Squidge
  • Primrose Bakery
  • Poilâne
  • Little Sourdough Kitchen 
  • The Lily Vanilli Bakery 
  • Vida Bakery
  • The Chinoiserie
  • The Hansom
  • Afternoon Tea at COMO
  • Layla Bakery
  • Aubaine Selfridges
  • Afternoon Tea at The Parlour 
  • Palm Court at The Langham 
  • The Dorchester
  • The Landmark London
  • Afternoon Tea at The Orchid Lounge – Pan Pacific London
  • The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
  • Science Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Rooms (at The Ampersand Hotel) 
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
  • Afternoon Tea at Sunborn Yacht Hotel London
  • Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea 50 Berners Street
  • The Drawing Room at Brown’s Hotel
  • Afternoon Tea at The Rubens 39
  • Anges de Sucre
  • Aux Pains de Papy
  • Baban’s Naan
  • Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery 
  • Cake Boy
  • Comptoir Gourmand Bermondsey
  • Dunn’s Bakery
  • The Dusty Knuckle Bakery
  • E5 Bakehouse 
  • Fabrique Bakery Hoxton 
  • Fortitude Bakehouse
  • Jolene Bakery & Restaurant 
  • Karaway Bakery
  • Little Bread Pedlar 
  • Pavilion Bakery
  • St. JOHN Bakery Neal’s Yard
  • WA Cafe (Ealing)
  • Birley Bakery
  • Pophams
  • The Old Post Office Bakery 
  • Chinatown Bakery
  • Le Deli Robuchon Mayfair
  • Margot Bakery
  • Miel Bakery
  • Aries Bakehouse
  • Ole & Steen
  • WA Cafe (Covent Garden), 
  • Buns From Home 
  • Söderberg Soho
  • Luminary Bakery 
  • Alma Mill & Bakery 
  • The Proof
  • Sourdough Sophia 
  • Cake & Flowers
  • Whipped London
  • Chestnut Bakery Covent Garden
  • Tetote Factory
  • Yasmina Restaurant and Bakery 
  • Patisserie Sainte Anne
  • Little Bread Pedlar – Pimlico 
  • Bageriet
  • Bake Street
  • Wood Street Bakery
  • Arôme Bakery – Covent Garden 
  • Happy Sky Japanese Bakery
  • Afternoon Tea at The Goring
  • Karma Bread Bakehouse
  • St. JOHN Bakery