Yesterday I took my mum to Valerie patisserie in Leicester Square London for a afternoon tea.
I brought the voucher last year from buyagift at a price of £25 for two
You do not need to book in advance which was good as it did not matter what time we arrived there.
It was only a 3 min walk from Leicester Square station which was handy. It was rather small inside with not that many tables, luckily there was space for us and we got a large table in the window . The tables were very basic and just bare with nothing on.
I informed the waitress we wanted the afternoon tea and handed the voucher to her. She informed us that there was no menu for the afternoon tea and was just as it came so i let her know that we did not eat fish. She said there was no fish anyway and then took our order for hot drink. We both ordered a cappuccino which arrived soon after and was in a nice large cup.
About 10 minutes later the tea stand arrived, it looked nice but not many cakes on the top tier.
The sandwiches were nice and fresh and consisted of egg mayonnaise mini brioche roll, roast chicken sandwich, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich , ham and mustard sandwich and a roasted vegetable sandwich. There was plentiful sandwiches compared to some afternoon teras i have been too.
We got 2 scones each one plain and one raisin, they were generous in size too. There was a pot of strawberry jam each and a pot of clotted cream to share. Lucky for me my mum does not like fresh cream !!!!!!!!!!!!! I enjoyed the scones very much and ordered another coffee to go with them.
Lastly we tucked into the 5 mini cakes .....
We had to cut three of them in half so we could both try them. They were very small in size but tasted nice. I think i liked the raspberry éclair best as the cream tasted of fresh raspberries. The chocolate one had caramel cream and there was also a carrot cake square and a custard mini tart topped with a raspberry.
By the time we had finished all the food i felt very full and decided that although it had not been in a luxury posh venue the food and service was good and defiantly worth the money. We did not even get charged for the second hot drink which i think is good service
Nearest Station : Leicester Square underground station - about 3 minute walk
Best bits : Fresh sandwiches and scones
Worst bits : The venue inside was dull and plain
Value for money : Yes it was at only £25 for both of us