“ Chain Patisserie in London located in Old Compton Street, London, W1 / Brompton Road, London, SW7 / RIBA, Upper Regent Street, London, NW1 / Marylebone High Street, London, W1. „
I hadn't previously heard of the Patisserie Valerie chain, so when the new cafe opened up in Sheffield, I really didn't know what to expect. It certainly looked inviting from the outside, and it had a kind of vintage look about the place, so I found it very appealing. They have some gorgeous looking cakes and pastries displayed in the window to entice customers. The branch is located on Barkers Pool, which is smack bang in the middle of the city centre, close to the City Hall, and the Early Learning Centre. I don't think they could have found a more prominent location! The opening times are 7.30am - 8pm on weekdays, and 8am - 8pm Saturdays, 10am - 6pm Sundays. I was surprised that they stayed open so late, as this is unusual for a little cafe, but it might be nice to be able to pop in after work. Me and my boyfriend visited the patisserie for a couple of take-away cakes a couple of weeks ago, and I was very happy with the food! I got a cinnamon danish whirl, and my boyfriend got a chocolate croissant. My danish tasted extremely fresh and yummy, and was actually pretty big! I think pretty much all of the cake slices are fairly huge in Patisserie Valerie though! The prices for the more indulgent cakes, such as the Chocolate Mousse Cake, and the Double Chocolate Cake are around £2.95 which I think is quite reasonable as they are so substantial! As well as the cakes, the cafe also serves a range of sandwiches and small meals. I think this is where the expense comes in really, as the price of a club sandwich is £8.15, and I'm not sure I would be happy paying that price for a fairly simple sandwich. I think if you are looking to go out for a special treat, then this place would be perfect, just don't expect to pay rock bottom prices!
The paradise for those who love Sweets and tradicional french patisserie! I and lucky enough to live in right in front of one of them and i am sitting here now just looking at their window!! I go there everyday and get croissants that by the way is the bestr croissant i have ever had in my life! Its fresh, huge and crunchy! and everytime i go there to get the croissant they give some jam! Of course i get the croissant to take away but the staff are so friendly that they always ask if i want some of that little containers of jam! and of course i do!! They do the best sstrwberry chesse cake on earth! and the thing that gets my attention to them is that they pay attention to details! from their windows that looks like one of those that we only see in movies to the boxes that they would put your cheese cake! Amazing place to go with fair prices! Off to have my croissant now!!!
Valeries Patisserie- Old Compton Street London. I had never heard of it until a year ago- My boyfriend used to work in london and used Valeries frequently and was always raving about how good it was! So on a weekend in london I was taken to the much talked about Valeries! It was a small shop- but my god- it was full of things that i could old describe as sweet smellying and a treat for the eyes- of which i could only imagin would be as much of a treat for you taste buds! There a chocolates to die for0, truffles and creams, all different types- darks one, white ones, soft ones, hard ones and creamy ones! And then.... There are the pastries- Pain au Chocolate, Crosants, and danishes- all with a lovely sweet perfect smell and all freshly baked- Im not even the biggest fans of pastries- but from Valeries- you can force one down!! And best of all- by a long long long long way is the cakes- the are amazing- think of the best cake you have ever had a times it by 10! Valleries Cakes Kiss Ass!!!!! It doesnt even stop of cakes a sugary delights- they do even do savory things like quiches, which are prefectly moist and tasty- try a smoked salmon on! and just melts in your mouth! Now when ever anyone goes to London- they have to bring Valeries back!!! I LOVE THEM!
After walking past a Patisserie Valeriein Kensington on many occasions i decided i had to try the delicious pastries and cakes displayed in the window. They sell a big range of cakes and pastries ranging from croissant, brioche, muffins and chocolate eclairs to pecan & walnut tart, custard filled raspberry tartlets, orange cheesecake and mousse au chocolat. These range in price from £2 for a croissant to £4 for a raspberry tarlet- not cheap but then you get what you pay for. In some branches you can also buy home made ice cream- i can`t remember the prices exactly but its about £3 for 2 scoops- flavours include mint, almond, cookies and chocolate. They also do a small food menu- i ordered the Toulouse sausages and mashed potato which was tasty and plentiful- this came to about £8. Other dishes include a range of toasted and speciality sandwiches and salads. Drinks range from coffee and tea to fresh juices and smoothies. Patisserie Valerie also make cakes to order from wedding and birthday cakes to special occasions cakes- i intend to order one soon! All the branches are located in and around London so if your about i`d recommend you visit a branch.
Have been visiting the Pattiserrie Valerie branches for years but in the last two years have found their service poor and not in keeping with the reputation this chain commands. Friends and family have been made to wait more than half an hour for service and last Sat, after waiting for 1/2 an hour myself with guests from out of town, left because the waitress could not be bothered to take our order. She was only concerned with the fact it was half and hour from closing time. This was experienced at most of the branches. Punters should know there are better places to spend their money, no matter how nice their cakes and food are.
If you fancy a nice big slice of something guaranteed to kill you in a few years time then Patisserie Valerie is an excellent option. Cakes stuffed with cream and layers upon layers of fresh fruit. Buttery pastries that melt wickedly on your tongue and beautiful creations laced with a fantasy of chocolate curls are just a few of the items that tantalise passers by from the window of this excellent establishement. I have had the good fortune to visit two of the four patisseries in London, the one on the Brompton Road, just a stone's throw from Harvey Knicker's and Horrids and the one of Old Compton Street in the heart of Soho. Just up the road from those lovely little second hand book shops. If you're so inclined you can always pop into Anne Summers for a dildo or a nightie apparently made from cobwebs and teabags afterwards. The Brompton Road establishment is done out with lots of little wooden tables and reproduction posters on the walls. This is slightly unfortunate as it lends the place a rather plastic air, reminiscent of a theme pub. The cakes are fantastic however and they also serve a good range of sandwiches and snacks. The Old Compton Street cafe is rather more charming with long red plastic tables so that we are often obliged to rub shoulders with a rich diversity of strangers as we sit beneath a pall of smoke enjoying our sticky delights and cups of lovely, slightly bitter coffee which, if sweetened with brown sugar tastes almost like chocolate. The waiters here are friendlier and less professional, and they are fewer although the food always arrives promptly, one of them has slight body odour although I think this is down to the fact that half of the shop is upstairs necessitating lots of dashing hither and thither rather than a lack of hygiene. Prices are reasonable, a couple of quid for a big slice of cake or a fairly hefty tart. The loos too are lovely and clean, I have never been to either one and found diarrhoea besplattering the sides of the pan or an unpleasant deposit of yellowing handsoap on the taps. Occurences that are all too common in public eateries. Here is a very useful tip, cakes are only fattening if you eat them as "treats" in addition to your normal diet. If you replace your diet entirely with cake then your weight shouldn't go up too much as cake is very filling. Highly recommended.