From Our Editors
First opened in Soho in 1926, Patisserie Valerie follows artisanal baking traditions brought to London by Belgian-born Madam Valerie, whose mission was to introduce continental patisserie to the English. Now boasting over 120 venues nationwide, the company adorns its cafes with a 1950s-inspired decor and serves up an array of freshly made cakes, craft pastries, breakfasts, lunches, coffees and loose-leaf teas. Their specialities include meticulously crafted croissants and viennoiseries, as well as homemade Italian-style gelato.
Good service excellent food
Check before turning up that the branch you want to go to - does or doesn't take bookings so that you are not turned away disappointed on your birthday and have to drive a further 25 miles to the next branch.
Groupon state no booking required. This is not the case in all branches.
Thankfully we did get into another branch so I could celebrate my birthday and service was good and food good. Try not to sit near the coffee machine, man those contraptions are loud..!!
We used ours just off Covent Garden, Main Door was left open so it was rather cold 🌬, ask for a table not near the door. 👍
Nice food. Very difficult getting staff attention. Tables felt uncomfortably cramped together.