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“Good selection of cakes and food but a bit too busy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hobsons Patisseries

Hobsons Patisseries
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brentwood, Essex
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good selection of cakes and food but a bit too busy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We visited Hobsons on a Saturday lunchtime so expected it to be quite busy but were a disappointed by the amount of people constantly coming in and out looking for tables. This created a cold draft in the restaurant and staff seemed to make little/ no effort to tell people where or if there were any spare tables. Though food was tasty, particularly cakes of which there is a wide selection, queuing for the counter service is slow. Once ordered food came up very quickly though.

Overall portion sizes were generous and both baguettes and cakes tasted good, if less busy it would be a good place to stop and have a relax.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Will go again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Found this place by chance. My husband loves cake shops and this patisserie had one of the largest selection of cakes I have seen. Not only did they look good but they tasted great.The staff behind the counter were friendly and polite. Will go again soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing food at unbelievable value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We were only visiting Stratford for one night and whilst walking through town and looking for somewhere to rest our weary legs and enjoy a cuppa we stumbled across Hobsons. Our attention, like so many other passers by, was grabbed by what can only be described as a cream scone tower (like the one in the profile photo but even bigger!) We decided to go in and found a seat and ordered a cream tea. Our eyes were slightly bigger than our stomachs as we were presented with a tableful of food. Each cream tea had two huge scones with a portion of clotted cream and your choice of jam or lemon curd, butter portions and a pot of tea or caffe tier of coffee. All this was for the unbelievable price of £4.95.

It was so good we actually came back the next day! We saved the Cream Scone Tower for our next visit!

  • Visited March 2013
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Surrey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“What a choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

If you live you cake then this is the place. The selection of cakes and pastries is wonderful and portions equally wonderful. Busy with visitors and locals, but worth it

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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“The best cream scones ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Always popular with visitors and locals alike. A number of cakes are displayed in the window, but the display and selection of cakes and pastries inside are amazing. So many cakes, tortes, gateaux and goodies, it's almost too hard to choose once you reach the counter! I generally plump for the cream scones.....the biggest and most generous portion of cream I have ever seen in a cake shop! Good choice of seating areas, from intimate little corners tucked away or variety of tables or leather easy chairs. Staff generally helpful. Service good. Go in and try for yourself!

  • Visited February 2013
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