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“Nice looking cakes”
Review of Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie
Ranked #3 of 12 Dessert in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: Belgian, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Lovingly handmade cakes
Bury-St-Edmunds
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice looking cakes”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The cakes looked great so we tried the cafe. There are far too many tables in a very small area which made it very awkward to squeeze between them with coats and bags.There was no menu on the table and we had to remember what we had seen on the way in to order. The coffee was good but would have been better had it been hot not warm. unfortunatly the cakes looked better than they tasted and it was all rather expensive.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bob S
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English first
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Quite a sweet little cafe.”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Very sweet cafe, the service was fine - a little rude at first but then very friendly so it was a bit confusing! no toilet, but there are public toilets nearby. Small and sweet.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rachel G
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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good cakes”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We've been a coupl'a times. Good coffee, beautiful cakes. Cakes perhaps a bit expensive but worth the money

Visited June 2013
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Thank Jim W
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Food was fine but service a bit of a shambles”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

My husband and I both had a small quiche and a coffee. The quiche looked home cooked and was nice. However the service in general was shambolic, people were waiting to be served all over the place and we saw at least two sets of people leave because of having to wait.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Sarah J
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St Albans
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Just aweful”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Popped in for a quick coffee and a bun and was kep waiting to be seated in an almost empty building. With 4 staff on duty it took a further 5 minutes to order and then a further 20 minutes to actually get the coffee.
If it was busy I could understand the delay but it clearly was not - just badly managed/organised. The coffee was average & the prices high. Should have gone to Cafe Nero round the corner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ted H
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