Although I have had cakes from Patisserie Valerie before, it’s not somewhere I ever thought to go for Afternoon Tea. I’m not sure why! My sister came for a visit last week though and had purchased a Groupon voucher for Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie in Norwich! Normally, this would have cost £25 but the voucher was £19, making a saving of £6. It’s not loads but at least it works out at less than £10 each.
When we arrived we didn’t have to wait to be seated and instead just sorted ourselves out a table and high chair and waited for someone to come over, which didn’t take long. Having the Groupon voucher was no problem at all we got sorted very quickly. With my sister being vegetarian and me being a complete fussy bugger, we asked for a few changes to be made to the sandwiches which was no problem at all. In fact, they actually made me a sandwich that wasn’t even on the menu. However, the menu says that one option for sandwiches was ham, spinach and mustard and when I asked for just ham I was told they didn’t do ham in that branch and it was pastrami instead. It wasn’t really a problem but maybe they shouldn’t put out menus offering ham if they don’t actually serve it.
I don’t actually drink tea so I asked for a hot chocolate for my drink while my sister had peppermint tea. Some places charge extra for changes to drinks with Afternoon Tea but not at Patisserie Valerie which I was very thankful for! I have been craving a hot chocolate for weeks and this one from Patisserie Valerie was absolutely perfect!
I had gotten Erin all set up with something to play with while we were waiting for our food to arrive. I needn’t have bothered though as we were only waiting 5-10 minutes which was really impressive. As soon as Erin saw the food she dived right in, helping herself to one of my cheese sandwiches. She wolfed that down within seconds which I was so surprised about. Erin has never eaten a cheese sandwich in her life so I guess she was feeling pretty good about food that day.
It wasn’t just Erin that enjoyed the food though. Both me and my sister loved everything! I had plain cheese sandwiches which I shared with Erin while my sister had cucumber and egg mayo. We also had vegetable quiche, a plain scone and fruit scone each and a selection of cakes.
While the food was absolutely delicious and the cakes were so good, I do have a bit of a niggle. The menu does state it but you get 2x eclairs, 1x Victoria sponge, 1x carrot and walnut cake, 1x chocolate mousse slice and 1x mixed berry slice. We found it a bit odd that you get 2 of some things but not others. It’s not the best to have to choose between cakes, especially when there are 2 of you. I think this would be much better if there was maybe 2 Victoria sponges, 2 eclairs and then 2 portions of something else.
Afternoon Tea At Patisserie Valerie was bloody delicious! Erin was a massive fan, as you can see in the picture above and so we were. I would definitely go back!
16 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea At Patisserie Valerie”
Oooh, I could see there being fights over cake with me and my partner, haha! That looks so delicious, so weird that they would sub out ham for pastrami though.
That’s what I thought too. Surely easier just to take it off the menus.
Awwww look at that face! You can tell she totally enjoyed it! The afternoon tea looks amazing however I have yet to try PV. We have one in my local shopping centre and did go in a few months ago for takeout cakes, however they took a while to even notice us, so we walked out 🙁 Maybe one day… Sim x
Oh what a shame. Their cakes are truly delicious and well worth giving them another try.
Wow, that afternoon tea looks amazing! We have a Patisserie Valerie in Edinburgh, but I’ve never eaten there before.
Oh you really should. I know I’ll be going back.
Oh I LOVE Patisserie Valerie! They have the best cakes ever! Afternoon tea looks amazing, I need to get it booked in.
I wish I’d bought some take away cake as well!
It sounds lile you had a lovely day & the place seems fab! Erins face is super cute in that photo, can really tell she enjoyed it.
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She does love cake!
While that afternoon tea looks delicious and it was good of them to make changes for you, I agree with your niggles. Don’t advertise things that aren’t available! I also find it straws nfe when two of you need to share cakes if which there is only one of. My friend and I had the same experience recently and it’s just silly in my opinion!
A note on the menus or a sticker over the ham option wouldn’t have been difficult
We have a Patisserie Valerie in Newcastle, I have only even visited for take-away cakes as it is always so busy. It sounds like a great place for afternoon tea and the food looks delicious x
I’ll definitely be going back when there are Groupon vouchers again
Oooh, I love Afternoon Tea. It is a little odd that you had only one of some cakes… :s In my experience there’s always been 1 each.
I know, it was just really weird!