The Galette des Rois

The galette des rois or King Cake, named in honour of The Three Kings, is traditionally eaten in France, although versions of it are popular throughout the world. Baked with puff pastry and frangipane, the French galette hides a “fève” (porcelain figurine) and the person who finds the fève then becomes king for the day, sporting a golden cardboard crown.

The “galette season” traditionally starts on Epiphany (Twelfth Night) ie 6 January and any excuse to eat it must be found! We recommend heating the galette and eating after a hearty dinner, with friends for tea or even in secret at breakfast time.

Galettes To Go
Order them whole (serves 6-8 people) from the Boulangerie and they will be ready to take away or have delivered, within 2 hours. Just fancy a slice? We can do that too!

Whole Galettes, £15
By the slice, £2.70

In The Restaurant
What better way to finish your lunch or dinner than with a slice of our King Cake served warm with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce.

Guests who find a ‘fève’ in their slice whilst dining in the restaurant will receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne served at their table – on top of receiving their golden crown, of course!

To book a table call us on 020 3301 1155 or email

Full galettes require 2 hours’ notice, please call +44 (0)20 3301 1155 or email to place your order. Our deliveries are free within the WC2 area; outside this area, they can be made for an additional charge. Deliveries are available between 8.30am and 7pm from Monday to Friday, and between 10am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Diners who find a fève in their slice at Balthazar restaurant will be served a bottle of Champagne at their table.