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“Interesting cakes but lacking in spirit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie
North Street | Unit 4 Butter Market, Chichester PO19 1LQ, England
+44 1243 816593
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Ranked #130 of 189 Restaurants in Chichester
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Bakery, European, Dessert, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Lovingly handmade cakes
West Sussex
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“Interesting cakes but lacking in spirit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Knowing Pat Val from London, I was excited when they opened in a Chichester - quality cakes and decent breakfasts! However, whilst cakes are of a high standard, the quality of staff has declined since opening and on my last visit they were slow, indifferent and had not cleared all tables. There is so much competition in town for coffee and tea, but not cakes, but Pat Val s failing to deliver on it's reputation.

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English first
Hove, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A taste of cake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We popped in for a coffee and used as a place to meet a friend. Service was very good . The cakes are fantastic some will say to expensive , but its the old story you get what you pay for. I asked for a black coffee and was brought a latte , as soon as I said I had the wrong coffee it was taken away and replaced without any question. Service was good but discreet. Will return next time in Chichester.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“awful service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We were looking for a place to have lunch and found this place, we glanced at the menu which is fairly nice with various dishes. We then decided to have lunch in there. It started nicely, we ordered a croque madame and a croque Italienne. No problem at all with the food, we then have to wait ages before the waitress clear our table as she was too busy cleaning windows. Then finally she came back to our table... not to clear it or ask for desert but to give us the bill... Shocked I said we might have a desert, she said fine and came back later. We finally decided not to have any desert and ask for the bill. It was £19,05, we gave 20 and say to keep the change, the "waitress" walked off and sighed and remarked to her colleague that they finally made 1 pound tip after three hours work... Sorry but not surprising considering the service you provide...
We left and not even a thanks or good bye... awful... we really regret not to have gone to the restaurant just upstairs and most to let her a tip..

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“An occasional treat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a treat courtesy of my beautiful wife. Amazing cakes and lovely coffee. We will be back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful pastries and cakes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful displays of sumptuous cakes that made my mouth water. Speedy and polite service, faultless. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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