Sometimes it’s just nice to take some time out for you and to treat yourself. That’s exactly what this day was for me; it was supposed to be an indulgent Afternoon Tea in central London.
Patisserie Valerie can be recognised by its intricate signature cakes displayed in the shop window. Inside, there is dark wood furniture and counter fridges displaying savoury items as well as more cakes, croissants and pastries. The staff were friendly when we entered Patisserie Valerie and allowed us to choose where we’d like to sit.
For something very English, a traditional Afternoon Tea comes to mind. So when my cousin was over visiting from Los Angeles, then this is exactly how we spent a Saturday afternoon.
The French Kitchen has a real rustic, country like feel to it with its pine chairs and tables. The dining area is separated by the counter and till area. There is a small food store section near the entrance. The long bar area makes up one end of the interior and there is an open kitchen at the back section of the restaurant.
Good quality fresh ingredients makes this a good place to come for burgers whether you want something meaty or vegetarian. The size of the burgers are huge and we found it difficult to finish the burgers together with the additional fries. Its nice that you are able to add more fillings to the burgers on the menu.