kimchi fried rice with beef and cheese from Seoul Bakery

kimchi fried rice with beef and cheese from Seoul Bakery

Seoul Bakery is a little Korean café tucked away behind Centre Point, open until the early evening, serving casual dishes in a very cute setting.

The walls are covered in doodles and attempts at anime, and the kitchen at the back of the small space knocks out hearty comfort food catering to a mostly young and Asian crowd, with the entire menu falling below our magic £8 mark.

I was advised to try the kimchi fried rice - an exceedingly savoury and satisfying affair at £5.50, with a choice of extra toppings at £1 each. I went for some additional beef and cheese; expect nothing less than the yellow plastic American type, which is pretty authentic, considering the lack of any real dairy in Asia.

I'm told the rappoki is a winner too, a saucy bowl with noodles, rice dumplings and cheese, and because my eyes are bigger than my stomach, I also ordered the seafood pancake at £7.50 to share with a friend. We absolutely did not need it, only managing a couple of bites after our fried rice, but damn it was good.

Note: last orders are at 7.30pm and they're pretty strict about that, plus it's cash only. The seating is communal, and expect to wait a little around their busier times.

Words and photography | Leyla Kazim

Seoul Bakery

Seoul Bakery

14 Great Russell Street WC1B 3NH

Opening hours
Tues - Sun | 11am - 8pm

Website |

Tel | +44 (0) 20 7240 0877

Last updated | 19th Feb 2016