Last Updated on 18 January, 2023
Connaught Patisserie is a beloved institution in the heart of London’s Mayfair neighborhood. Located next to the famous Mayfair hotel, that is Connaught Hotel and just a short walk from iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Green Park, this charming patisserie is the perfect place to stop for a sweet treat or a quick bite to eat while exploring the Westend.
Comfortably located along Mount Street designer boutiques, Connaught Patisserie decor is classic and elegant, with gleaming marble countertops and beautifully displayed pastries and sandwiches. The friendly staff are always ready to greet you with a smile and assist you with your order.
But of course, the real star of the show at Connaught Patisserie is the food. The selection of pastries and baked goods is truly impressive. From flaky croissants and buttery scones to delicate tarts and indulgent choux pastries.
In addition to their pastries, Connaught Patisserie also boasts an impressive selection of teas, and coffees, to go with your sweet treat. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic latte or a soothing cup of tea, there’s something for everyone on the menu.
I have also shared a post on my stops at O Craquelin and WA Patisserie in Covent Garden. While these are among luxury cakes in London, they are certainly work the price in detail and taste.
Pastry Chef At Connaught Pâtisserie
The beautiful creations that you see are all the work of Nicolas Rouzaud, a french Pastry Chef who has in the most luxurious hotels in Paris and London. He has found home in Mayfair where he has created a peaceful oasis of calm & serene to the artisanal craft of the French patisserie.
The elegant display of the jewellery-like patisserie in front of your eyes are just among the many things in Mayfair you simply cannot miss out on. From checking out the food court at Mayfair Mercato to checking out Mayfair’s best restaurants.
The array of fancy cakes and tarts are made daily on the premises under the direction of the Connaught’s master pâtissier.
Interior Deco Style
The location of the patisserie is where the former Mayfair branch of Coutts bank used to be and right next door is Connaught Hotel. The interior of the patisserie were transformed from bank drab decor into a glowing pink box, where a spiny aluminium “clock” tells customers the speciality of the hour, from morning croissants to afternoon gateaux.
The interior design was done by Ab Rogers who is the stepson of one of Connaught’s Irish owner Paddy McKillen long-time friends, Ruth Rogers.
The style showcases layered textures of pink sandstone, walnut wood and polished mirrors create a chic palette with colourful glass lights suspended above the centrepiece of pistachio-rippled Bianco Fantastico marble. The designs “would take its inspiration from a jewellery box and aim at reflecting the exquisite delicacy of the cakes” said the interior designer.
Once inside you will be in awe of the simple yet elegant details. From the hand-blown crystal lights to the leather benches and circular marble tables, where customers enjoy the delights of the pastry chef’s creations.
The result is what McKillen himself calls “an intimate jewel box”, with pink marble floors and luminous stuccoed walls. The pendant lights in glowing pink crystal were handmade outside of Prague, while the bespoke clock was designed by a former employee of Rogers, a Japanese jewellery designer who lives in London.
The Best Pastries To Check Out
The bakery is located on site where Rouzaud directs the daily preparation of the classics of French patisserie – the Paris-Brest, the St Honore, the tarte tatin; financiers, chouquettes and Dacquoises – as well as a Connaught hound exquisitely rendered in chocolate ganache.
Very much on the luxury end of desserts, the historic luxury Mayfair hotel The Connaught’s patisserie and cafe offer pastry hounds the chance to eat a chocolate dog for £14; or £11 if taken to go. Part of the hotel’s logo, the “Connaughty Hound” is the key draw at the new patisserie counter.
You can also find yuzu and honeycomb éclairs; London’s favourite recent patisserie adoption, the Paris-Brest; and a fig and walnut mousse. The Connaught Patisserie is a jewel in the heart of Mayfair nestled at the side of The Connaught, and on majestic Mount Street.
The Patisserie also serves and sells delicious handmade delicacies to carry you through the day from the first-morning croissant to an afternoon patisserie with champagne, and beautifully boxed celebratory cakes to pick up on the way home for a special post-supper treat.
On the day I passed by, I opted to take the cakes to go having finished a quick Photowalk in Mayfair.
Connaught Pâtisserie Opening Times
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Address: The Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL
Things To Do Near Connaught Pâtisserie
There are plenty of things to do nearby and many of these are in the post we shared on things to do in Mayfair. Below is just a short list of things to do nearby.
- If the patisserie is too busy to dine in then grab your treats to go and have a picnic on the benches in Mount Street Gardens located just across the road.
- Enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Mayfair, from Bond Street to Mount Street designer boutiques.
- Head to Oxford Street for more retail therapy or window shopping in one of London’s famous department stores.
- People watching in Berkley Square.
- Explore the many amazing little cafes in Mayfair.
- Escape the busy and bustling streets of Mayfair for a time out in Grosvenor Square.