Totally agree. We recently ordered a gateau with fruit pieces in it that were off and was starting to affect the cream layers on it. We complained and they offered a voucher for a replacement cake (!!) - no thanks. Not voting either way as this may have been a one-off. For fresh items however, 20% is not to be sniffed at!
The cheapest cake is £27.50 however with code you can get it for £22. Expensive I know but like Krispy Kreme people still go in and buy so I thought the 20% could come in useful
Even at 50% off they'd be overpriced and underwhelming. This is not the Patisserie Valerie we used to know and love - it's just a cheapened version aimed at maximising profits and reducing quality.
What’s the cheapest one?
All voucher orders are subject to a £1.95 postage fee.
Had afternoon tea here and it was awful. Everything taste stale and the pastries just tasted 'okay'. You can get much better afternoon tea deals on Groupon and Wowcher for the same price.
You are so right about this chain. Great when it started, but appalling now that they've scaled it up to increase profits. Druckers sell the same things at lower prices (same ownership) but they're all underwhelming and overpriced.
Not voted either way, but this place is, IMHO, terrible. They wouldn't last 2 seconds in France if they served what they do here over there. Sickeningly sweet and completely overpriced. You'd do better to buy some of the recent M&S chilled or Lidl frozen desserts (I was surprised how good both were). Having said that, they seem to be doing well enough, so people must like them. It does seem like a pretty good deal if everything in that picture is included.
Or 2 dozen if you go today to there stores https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-orginal-glazed-dozen-when-you-buy-any-other-dozen-krispy-kreme-6th-7th-july-2977159
You could get a dozen Krispy Kreme's for that. :D
Valerie used to be very very good (I have been a customer since the 1987) Until they expanded and starting franchising. Now all the cakes are so so, due to the fact they are made in quantity at a central kitchen. They are not bad cakes but nowadays, just so so.
Like cakes on an all inclusive buffet. Look amazing, taste of nothing.
Cracking cakes by the way.
Only 10% off for me.
Thanks op. Worth trying for £1.
same. had one cake 5 years ago was excellent. Progessively since than, just been dissapointing, stopped all together now.
Patisserie Valerie quality is awful now. I don’t go there anymore
Well I sent them an email asking about the free cake and to their credit they did respond quite quickly with an apology and voucher.
Same here, twice now.
If only there was a way that once I'd ate the cake, they didnt add to my waistline :/
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Beware though! They have some ridiculously decadent cakes so you will likely end up saving 50p on a coffee but spending £5 on tasty fats and sugars
They opened one in my town centre about a year ago but Ive just never gone in. Might try the coffee if it’s open before I head to work
Pretty good if you can find one near you. It's a decent offer anyway, most of the chains are doing 25p off for a reusable cup. The only annoyance I find is that my reusable/heat-seal mugs only take the small size of coffee in most of the chains and usually I'd get a large.
Never been to Pat Val. How's the coffee?
Just showed this in our local PV and they knew nothing about it...
Great I'mheading in town anyway today.
Oooh.. sounds like an excuse to go to Patisserie Valerie ;)
Ahh PV, my fat friday treat each week. Plus I got an email this week for a free birthday cupcake (highfive)
I have to agree they dont taste how they look would not purchase again
Expensive, look great and taste ok (don't taste as good as they look or as the price would suggest).
I got the email too and when I tried to buy one the discount code wouldn't work and I kept getting an error message saying that the page had expired. So that's the end of that!!!!
Too right - they've managed to turn what used to be a really excellent patisserie into a chain of downmarket cafes selling poor quality 'cakes' at high prices. It really is a shame what they've done to this formerly excellent patisserie. The best that you could hope for is that its poor quality and high prices will see it going under, and maybe re-emerging under new ownership as a quality concern again.
I found the quality to be quite poor now- cakes are not what they used to be
heat from me cakes here are amazing.... esp that with fresh fruit on the top. always order from here even for wedding cakes! :)
I really don't rate this place at all. Been to a couple around the country and although the service is okay, all the cakes I've tried have been distinctly average. Better can be found elsewhere at a fraction of the cost or even made yourself.
Yes, there are better cakes but with higher prices, The cheapest celebration cake I see on Betty's is £35, next cheapest... £40 And only free delivery when you spend over £50 Also, they are not as fruity! http://www.bettys.co.uk/cakes/celebration-cakes
This place was slated in a recent other thread. The cakes are made in a factory and shipped to stores. They do not taste all that great and prices are bit high. If you are looking for a quality cake delivered to your home you are better off with somewhere with a craftsmen style bakers of distinction like Bettys. For reference: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/patisserie-valerie-10-meal-for-one-amazon-2249770
Mmm Xmas dessert?
I can see how it might feel like that right now. It was the same twenty five years ago. However, I have my own home, nice car, travelled extensively and worked in Australia (proper job, with UK multinational) and I now teach, so I get to celebrate excellence. It is a joy to teach able students who just get it, I teach maths and physics, you will see a reward, honestly. (hate the fees you guys have to pay).
Wow, still cheesed off all this time later eh moony ? Did you do the work? ;) I'm a teacher, this will be my first results day as one. An A grade usually does take work, 10 hours a week, including lessons per subject is expected. I'll be telling all our year 13 students about this one! Cheers OP!
Results day is on Thursday. I'm super nervous - I need at least three As for my Uni course!
I assume a BTEC is a BTEC, not an A Level but idk
As someone doing their A levels this year and next, I think this is perfectly fair. Have any of you old timers been to a school these days? I know for sure in mine it's not the A students who get celebrated and treated. It's the dunces, the chavs who assault teachers, students and in some cases walls. Have anger problems and bully innocent students? Here great take these Youth Service sponsored treats and special care! Get 5 As and 5 A*s at GCSE? Well done. Have a tap on the back and we'll not say anything more. I personally would put more effort into my A levels if I knew there were treats and rewards other than simply being told you'll 'do well'. The system sickens me.
Once, yes........but not these days now they've spread everywhere so there's one on practically every High Street. Just another chain now.
Really nice cakes