Pierre Poilane started this bakery in Paris in the 1930's and they still use traditional French methods and a wood-fired oven to produce their huge £10, 10lb sourdough masterpiece.
I have bought the rye bread on several occasions and it has always been very good. Unfortunately, the last one I bought had a very disturbing (weird, not like the other ones I bought) taste. I called the Elizabeth St. store today and talked to the manager. She was helpful and understanding.
by azime3, 10 Jan 2009
The bread is good,I agree, but Le Pain Quotidien
(several stores in London) match it with their sourdough bread.
by thebestpetra, 29 Sep 2008
The best bread by far. When fresh it is truly fantastic! Basically the king of all breads.
by Jana Yell, 05 Jun 2008
Their bread was worse than Greggs. I have had better-tasting cardboard. How much for a cream slice?!? What a joke. NO STARS.
by Jesus, 16 Nov 2007
The best bread in London when bought freshly at the shop in Elizabeth Street.
by herbert, 19 Nov 2005
Fantastic bread, nothing to do with the bread you can buy in most places these days.
by Anonymous, 10 Jun 2005
The best bread in London!
by Anonymous, 11 Mar 2005
You've just got to love this bread - truly fine.
by Anonymous, 06 Mar 2005
Best bread ever!
by Anonymous, 12 Sep 2004
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