About Us

Nearly 100 years after our opening, Patisserie Valerie has grown to be one of the most loved bakeries in the UK, with patisseries spanning throughout the UK and Ireland. One of the key factors of our success has been to build a strong reputation based on the quality of our lovingly handmade cakes and patisseries, using only the freshest ingredients and traditional baking methods. From stunning whole cakes, to delicate patisseries, to our famous afternoon teas, we believe we have the perfect range of treats to delight all of our loyal customers both old and new. 

Lovingly Crafted Cakes
for Every Occasion

Over 90 Years
Of Experience

Patisseries Across
the UK & Ireland

Our Story


Patisserie Valerie all started when Theophile Vermeirsch (a pastry chef) met Esther Van Gyseghem. The two married and moved from Belgium to London on a mission to introduce fine Continental Patisserie to the English.


Theo and Esther opened a Belgian patisserie in Dean Street Soho and called it "Patisserie Valerie”. It was an instant success. Theo ran the bakery and Esther looked after the finances and front of house. Esther was fondly referred to as “Madame Valerie” by her customers.


During the Second World War the Dean Street premises were bombed by the Luftwaffe and Madam Valerie subsequently set up shop around the corner in Old Compton Street where her legacy continues to this day in our Soho branch.


Sadly, Madame Valerie passed away in 1975 and the business was acquired by the three Scalzo brothers - Enzo, Robert and Victor in 1987. They had plans to develop several sites across Central London.


In May 1993, a second patisserie was built in Sagne, Marylebone. This was followed by the Kensington branch in 2002, the Belgravia and the Chelsea branch in 2003 and the Piccadilly and the Spitalfields branch in 2005.


Since developing the London locations, Patisserie Valerie saw enough success to expand nationally, building patisseries across the UK that are known and loved to this day.

Ways to Enjoy Patisserie Valerie

Delivered to your door

Our online range can all be delivered. Our cakes are
baked, then frozen and packed with dry ice to protect their
intricate designs, as well as ensuring they taste  fresh and delicious.

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Enjoy at our Patisseries

Our UK patisseries are now open for a full dine-in experience!
You can enjoy our indulgent Afternoon Tea, our fresh range of
sandwiches, wraps and bagels, our handmade patisserie and
our hand crafted hot drinks!

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Get in Touch

Got a burning question or need some further assistance? Get in touch with us today. We have a dedicated team who will be happy to help and will be in touch with you as quickly as possible. 


Our Reviews

"Thank goodness for Patisserie Valerie - I couldn't find any flour in the shops and they delivered the next day!!!

- Mary, Barnes

"Such a great idea to provide home deliveries. My double choc gateau arrived perfectly the next morning and defrosted by tea time

- Chris, Edinburgh

"Really nice to be able to send something special to my mum on her birthday. Great to see her enjoy it on facetime too!!

- Shabs, Leicester