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Patisserie Valerie - Charing Cross

#11,108 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
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Neighborhood:
Covent Garden
Bakery, Belgian, Dessert, Café
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48-50 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BB, England
+44 20 7242 1875
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Today
7:30 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: Lovingly handmade cakes

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Utterly Disappointed as i am a huge fan of other Patisserie Valerie's

Last saturday 14th Feb being valentines day I, my husband our parents and a family member from cyprus who studies at huddersfield university and was visiting us, popped into patisserie Valerie on Charing cross road as we were local to there and as it is a standard visit when we are in London. We... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
LoukPou
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Last saturday 14th Feb being valentines day I, my husband our parents and a family member from cyprus who studies at huddersfield university and was visiting us, popped into patisserie Valerie on Charing cross road as we were local to there and as it is a standard visit when we are in London. We normally visit the one opposite the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Its Saturday evening 14 Feb and its 10pm. We finally park the car and walk towards my favourite Valerie where our daughter and friends were waiting for us. Admittedly I had never visited this one. We had called up previously and told that it closes at 11.30 and they stop people entering at 10.50 ; fair enough. Two miserable girls... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

this shop has the most eye catching and delicious pastries, very rich and indulgent. Great place for a coffee and a treat very busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Too busy. Took ages to get served. Bechemel sauce was cold and glutinous. Poor service. Hot chocolates not even stirred and lukewarm. This is a tourist cafe

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I only stopped in for tea and bun... It was good tea and a VERY good bun. The pot of tea for one filled my cup three times, at middling strength. Sugar and sweeteners were available on the table. Service was prompt, the place is clean and the food was, based on anecdotal evidence, very good. I did not east,... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We popped in for a coffee and cake break while shopping, although there is limited seating and it is rather cramped i would give it a go. The coffee was very nice but the Gateau was out of this world i had the Strawberry and my wife had the Black Forest . There are probably better places to dine if... More 

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Glemsford, Suffolk
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited here with my wife and daughter for a quick lunchtime snack before we went to the matinee of Les Miserables. What enticed us in was the fantastic looking French patisserie on display. A table quickly became available and we were promptly seated and handed menus. On perusing the menu we realised that there were rather more substantial lunches... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I recently visited this branch of Patisserie Valerie with a few friends for coffee. It took us about 20 minutes to get our table cleared and drink orders in, and then another 20 minutes for the drinks to actually arrive. The flat white I received reminded me of a cappuccino I once bought in Blackpool in 1999, and subsequently brought... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went there to have an afternoon tea, but the scones were over. I got a pastry which was quite heavy. Our table was right between the counter and the toilets and the place was noisy, so it was not for us a relaxing break.

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Ireland
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81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Food lovely and staff real friendly. One of the best Patisseries in London. Good quality food for a good price.

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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: Bakery, Belgian, Dessert, Café

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

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Covent Garden
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