I couldn't agree more with your observation regarding the staff. I actually enjoy the food and the atmosphere, but the service is awful (very grumpy and rude).
Severn Drive, London RM14 1QF
We have a huge variety of cupcakes on offer, each and every one baked to order by hand from our secret recipe ensuring the softest, lightest sponge imaginable. You can choose from all kinds of themes and flavours, or use our bespoke service.....
15 reviews of Fleet River Bakery in English
Very friendly and polite staff, and great location to escape from the crowds. Nice, bright and welcoming. Had fab brownie – wonderful cocoa hit and gooey centres. Also, almond tarts are amazing. Good coffees also. Will be back very soon. Strongly recommend esp if you are near Holborn, Chancery Lane, Aldwych, Covent Garden or Strand.
Oh wow, this place is awesome. Someone took me here for a meeting today – I hope I wasn’t too obviously lustily eyeing up the amazing baked goodies on display! They also have chunky fresh rolls and pasta salad as well as a tasty array of apple juices.
I didn’t get a chance to try the coffee but apparently it is of an excellent standard, so I have a feeling I’m going to be coming back here regularly…
This place is absolutely sublime, its worth going for the coffee alone although I'm sure the main draw is all the vegetarian delights on offer.
This place is a little gold mine in summer as you can grab your quiche to take away and stroll across the road to Lincoln-in-fields for delectable lunch on the grass with a book, a coffee or a few mates
This place is lovely. Yes the queues are annoying but everywhere in the area has a queue at lunchtime.
The food and snacks are nice, they brew good Monmouth coffee and bake lovely cakes.
There's quite a large seating area next door too, so as long as you avoid the lunchtime rush you can almost always find a place to sit, and in the summer you don't have to look for one as it's right next to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Fleet is quite the no mess no fuss eatery that Holburn desperately needs more of. Quite simply, for me, it was Monmouth coffee that attracted me to it- and most of the bleary eyed office workers in the area.
The offer some lovely breakfast option (fresh fruit was in fact fresh) with bakes good and some proper meals for those hard Mondays.
Loads of space, and a delicately decorated interoir (glass topped old wooden doors for tables as one effect) and a large space below is also available to hire. Now all we have to do is get a sign out front of W-spoon place to direct people around the corner!
Disappointing. It held so much promise that once spotted I made a concerted effort to pop in.
Decor is all bitty - but it works.
Surfaces were a little sticky - but that was also not the problem.
Clientele - a lovely mixed, relaxed bunch.
Coffee, Hot spicy apple drink - both very good.
Cakes: Choc brownie, coffee cupcake and the last slice of cheese cake - all pretty good though the cupcake seemed a tad stale.
Staff - grumpyish, bumbling, not a smile in sight. Least likely bunch to win a WOW award for customer service.
Suggestion: Replace the staff. They downgraded the experience for me, but everyone deserves a second chance, so I'll pop in for the Eggs benedict I read about in the reviews. It had better be good.
Hidden away behind Holborn, but alas we were not the first to discover the Fleet as it was full of hungry Saturday brunch punters.
Though upstairs was full the lower floor was bright and had plenty of seats plus the glass flooring allows for a glipse of upstairs and outside.
So, cozy relaxed atmosphere, delicious coffee (£1.90) and a good priced eggs Benedict. Even the guy hogging hallf a table with his laptop was not hurried along in the name of turning tables.
Gorgeous location and comfy interior
Miserable staff (commented on from a few people so either my friends and I have very high expectations or we're onto something. Either way it lets the place down a bit).
Popped into the Fleet this morning for the first time. It is a beautiful place with all that maple flooring and vases of tulips
Note to chef 'Bacon Buddies’ are actually bacon butties, but who cares they are big, fresh and tasty. Coffee excellent. Looks lik they sell wine as well.
As a proud coffee drinker, Monmouth needs to come in and have a serious talk about cleaning the machine---it was utterly filthy! The spinach quiche looked and tasted like baby food, and there wasn’t much in the way of actual baked goods, breads included.
Very pretty space, but lower than average fare. A shame really.
Holborn is as chain dominated as you could expect to find in London…depressing for those who work here. Off the tube, crap coffee…work…chain pub…chain gym home.
One bight shoot of recovery has been found I can report, just off the majestic Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The Fleet River Bakery sprouted a few weeks ago and is very odd creation indeed. Firstly, all the food seems to be made actually on site and all day. This is no fakery. Second they serve my favourite manmouth coffee and perfectly. Loads of tempting cakes on display without being contrived like many trendy cafes. Glad to report there are no meringues on delay either..
Why so few coffee places invest time in training baristas is beyond me. Good work Fleet River. Please don’t expand we love you as you are.
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