GAIL’s Bakery & Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

Just Walking The Dogs by Ian Penney, at GAIL's Crouch End

We’re very excited to be collaborating with the brilliant Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery this summer. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, each GAIL’s will be showcasing artwork from a different Hossack artist for three months, starting in June. With our history of hosting cafes at the Frieze Art Fair and the Serpentine Gallery, our foot in the art world is leaving a firm imprint! The artists to feature include Laura Jordan, Peter Clark and Rob Tucker, to name but a few.

To see even more details on the collaboration, visit our dedicated microsite – RHGAIL’s.

We’ve made up a commemorative tote bag, and visitors to each bakery will receive an art map of London showing the artists at each bakery. For the dedicated – the first ten to visit all of the bakeries will win the prize of dinner for two at GAIL’s Kitchen, and a limited edition print from the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.

GAIL’s Kitchen at Soho Food Feast 2013

GAIL’s Kitchen are delighted to be participating in this year’s Soho Food Feast on Sunday 9th June. Last year GAIL’s Bakery had a great time & so the mantle has been passed on; rumour has it we’ll have a mini ice cream sandwich…

This year the event runs over two days, and we’ll be there on Sunday 9th June, along with Barrafina, Quo Vadis & Rochelle Canteen to name but a few. Tickets cost £15 for one day or £20 for both, & are available here.

The Food Feast raises money for Soho Parish School, the only school in Soho. Last year we raised nearly £35,000 for the school – this year we all hope to better it!

We loaf Ocado

GAIL's Bakery sour cherry and currant sourdough bread on Ocado

We know full well that there’s folks outside of London crying out for great bread – and as local bakeries in the UK have diminished from 18,000 to about 3,500 in the past sixty years, it’s not as easy as it used to be to find a great loaf. With Ocado on our side we’re happy to be able to deliver to any home around the country, and just this week they have added two new loaves to their GAIL’s range. We’re baking plenty more American pumpernickel (chock-full of molasses, seeds, rye flour and a touch of cocoa powder for a chocolatey hint) and our sour cherry & currant sourdough – which we’re making in a tin-shape for Ocado for ease of sandwich making!

It might sound a strange combination but we’re big fans of the sour cherry & currant sourdough with butter and Marmite – give it a shot.

Life is skittles, life is beer

GAIL's chicken salad

Spring is here, as the charming Tom Lehrer oft sings, and with it our new salads. While sweet potato, chorizo & quinoa have kept us going throughout this long winter, head chef Roy has been buried away imagining sunnier climes – and from tomorrow, 17 April, his range of six new salads will be ready for you to enjoy in all of the bakeries. Choose from a selection including Ortiz tuna, butter beans & spring onions with dill & lemon, roast chicken & toasted Fregola with lemon, thyme & Kalamata olives, and Alejandro chorizo, red rice, black bean & toasted sweetcorn. Now we just need that sunshine to stick around…let us know what you think.

Dulwich Village opens

GAIL's Bakery in Dulwich Village

The builders are working away and we’re looking forward to our first SE postcode as we wait for the doors to open to our new bakery, at 91 Dulwich Village. Justina and her team are champing at the bit to meet the neighbours, get down the Velodrome for some track training and spend some time at the Picture Gallery. We’re due to open on Tuesday 9th April – make sure to pop down for a croissant or two.

The best buns in town

GAIL's hot cross buns won the Financial Times' taste test

Turning the pages of the Financial Times on Saturday, we were chuffed to discover our buns nestled in amongst the food pages – and rated as top in their taste test.

Come along to one of the bakeries and pick up your top tasting bun for a “devotional breakfast” – we’ll be baking them fresh every morning until Easter Monday.