West London has been lagging when it comes to churning out pastries, but thankfully that’s all changed with the opening of Layla on Portobello Road. These guys specialise in baking with wild grains and using ancient traditions, so not only do they work closely with their suppliers but they are all about sourcing seasonal ingredients and preventing food waste too. And that means we can expect sausage rolls made using left over croissant dough (and HG Walter pork) on the menu, as well as other baked goods including wildfarmed peanut chocolate cookies and rhubarb cardamom pastries.
Layla are aspiring to a more thoughtful way of life and if that means tucking into their line-up of sweet treats and focaccia sandwiches, we’re all for it. At the moment it’s takeaway only, but they’ll be opening for al-fresco dining on 12th April, so prepare to take a pilgrimage out west to try it for yourself.
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332 Portobello Road, London W10 5SA