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.
Not the best, booked afternoon tea for friends that had come from the USA. Firstly the building was under construction, the food was chucked onto a tiered holder, the sandwiches were average and the scones were cold. Very surprised for patisserie Valerie as I’ve always eaten there. The place was also fly ridden and a bit dirty (sticky tables and awful loos). So won’t be recommending this one at all...
Don’t go for the all day brunch on a Tuesday afternoon - it was nowhere near as good as the one we had on a Saturday afternoon.
Very good value for money, nice settings at the Windsor branch and staff are very helpful.
Awful service, dirty plates! Took ages to get our food, sandwiches were dry, should been coffee and tea as much as we wanted, only had one as nobody came back. Won’t go again!
Staff very attentive and food came up quick and was delicious. Never felt rushed to leave and therefore experience was very relaxing.
Went to the kingston branch. Cafe was very crowded, noisy and hot and service not very attentive. Afternoon tea was nice enough, but I thought it was expensive for what it was, even with a groupon voucher.
Good service. Enjoyed our breakfast.
Creamed tea was superb! Excellent service, very friendly staff.