This narrow French-styled patisserie with red leather seating will transport you to the intimate cafés of Paris, for a short while anyway. Serving up all its signature cakes as well as savoury dishes and hot drinks, visit Patisserie Valerie for food and a sweet treat at any time of day.
Since it specialises in French patisserie, expect to find hand-made cake slices, tarts and eclairs. Go for one of its classic cake slices like the double chocolate or forest gateaux, or if you’re looking for something Instagrammable, try one of the eclairs – just don’t forget to snap a pic before you dive in.
For the savoury-toothed among us, you won’t feel left out here. Try its brunch menu and expect to find all the classics such as a full English, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and eggs benedict. On the grilled snacks menu, you can enjoy the Croque Monsieur, grilled croissants with a choice of fillings, and BLTs. If you’re visiting in the evening, you’ll find heavier dishes such as the traditional lasagne, spinach and ricotta cannelloni and chicken escalope with French fries. The best part? You can order from the selection of cakes for dessert, or get waffles, hot brownies or pancakes off the warm dessert menu.
If you aren’t planning on staying in for a full meal, it does takeaway boxes that aren’t only practical, but pretty too. Great for last-minute gifts. Similarly, if you need a celebration cake, you can choose from a selection of ready-made ones at its counter, or completely personalise your own, from size to flavour to decorations. All ready to pick up in-store within a few days.
Being the first mainstream patisserie shop in the UK, this chain knows what it's doing when it comes to French patisserie, and because everyone loves cake, you can’t go wrong here.