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Patisserie Valerie - Charing Cross

#196 of 246 Bakeries in London
#11,422 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
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Covent Garden
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48-50 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BB, England
+44 20 7242 1875
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Dessert, Breakfast
Description: Lovingly handmade cakes

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not Bad

Nice location and with a good choice of food however the menu food can lack a little flavour. The inside of the restaurant is occasionally a little grubby but the helpful staff make up for it. The hot chocolate was amazing!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
MATT_SWK
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice location and with a good choice of food however the menu food can lack a little flavour. The inside of the restaurant is occasionally a little grubby but the helpful staff make up for it. The hot chocolate was amazing!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Disappointed as I love the one in Cabots Circus Bristol and deliberately chose this for my breakfast rather than the many coffee houses in this road. I had to search for a waitress after ten minutes, there was only one man and a family of four and the latter had not been served either. Coffee arrived, lukewarm followed by poached... More 

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Isla Plana, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Seated on arrival we opted as a foursome to have the special offer of cream teas for two. This arrived promptly and was excellent. Lack of toilet tissue took three requests to be rectified but in the defence of the staff it was a busy place and they were juggling many requests!! As a popular place the toilet was used... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Patisserie Valerie was one of two of the earliest and best coffee bars in Soho, the other being Maison Bertaux. Bertaux is unchanged, but Valerie is now run by the people who own Pizza Express, and is a

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London, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So, I do not like chain restos in general, but I like Valeries. It is one of my favourite food treats to go and attack my waistline now and then. The cakes and tarts are a really nice attraction and display, with the Millefeuille or the chocolate / raspberry moose a good delicious choice. I'd love to stay, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We go to London maybe once a year and on every visit we make it a point to visit Patisserie Valerie. We normally head to the one in Knightsbridge, but circumstances placed us in Central and we headed to the Charing Cross branch. It was lunch time and it took a while for us to be seated, there were three... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This chain is one of my favourite date venues, and I love the vanilla slice. However, in this branch the service was tardy, begrudging and sloppy. The walls and table were dirty, which I suppose I might have expected given they have only 4 out of 5 stars for food hygiene. It would be a nice touch to be greeted... More 

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North Wales
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14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went into this cafe for a cup of tea and cake. It was so busy we had to wait for a table for two. When the table was available it was round a corner so we couldn't see it - but it was so cramped - with another table so close to it we couldn't get to our seats... More 

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Kent UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have dined in several Patisserie Valerie restaurants and this was by far the most disappointing. My sister had a Greek salad which was a few lettuce leaves with feta cheese and olives with dry pitta bread - most boring & uninspiring. I had a mixed vegetable ciabatta with salad & crisps which was pretty average. The saving grace was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not the best Patisserie Valerie I've visited - they seem to be suffering from stretched standards. as the chain grows in size its lose touch with what made in good in the first place. It was busy I'll give them that but so busy that the floor cannot be kept clean? Or can being busy excuse iced tea that had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48-50 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 1875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Cuisine: Belgian, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, Pub

Description

Lovingly handmade cakes
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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