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.
Bread had been frozen so was still cold and dry and stale, quiche was warm on outside cold in middle, scones were warm then as they cooked down were rock hard to cut even with a sharp knife
Very good meal and service
Relaxing and quiet afternoon tea. Food fresh and well presented with a very nice hot pot of tea to accompany it.
Stevenage was amazing. Staff so friendly and good value for money.
A very nice, interlude while shopping, but wouldn't think the quality and size of the mini cakes and finger width sandwiches warrant £19 let alone the full price. V nice and pleasant staff though.