After a very nice day out, my friend and I wanted a good cake and a cup of tea. We decided to visit Patisserie Valerie.
I have eaten in other PVs but this was my first and last visit to Clifton.
On arrival we were told that table service was not available and we were asked to order at the counter. Having eventually ordered (I was initially in a queue of one with one assistant standing doing nothing at the end of the counter but looking at me rather than offering to serve ), my cake was put on a plate but no fork was supplied. When I asked for a fork she went to a collection of crockery etc which was on the side and looked as though it had just come from the kitchen.
I paid over £6 for my very average cake (pastry was too thick and I've had better fruit) plus a reasonable pot of tea. I did not leave a tip.
The atmosphere was also dismal. The cakes may look good in the window and draw people in but the room is dated and needs redecorating; the overall atmosphere is poor.
Bottom line - give this one a miss.
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