Lunch at Patisserie Valerie, Bristol

Earlier this year, Patisserie Valerie sadly went into administration. However, it was saved and it's now back! For their new launch, they have decided to include a lunch and brunch menu focusing on staple favourites, and we were kindly invited down to their Bristol store to try some of them out. They still have their Bath branch, we just visited the Bristol one on this occasion.

One of us had the super wholefood salad which came with rocket, baby spinach, potato, tender stem broccoli and blueberries with a black rice and quinoa salad topped with figs, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, with halloumi on the side 🥗🥦🧀. [£11.50]

This was a really nice salad. Everything tasted fresh, although it seemed like there was a lot going on - look how long that list of ingredients is 😅. That being said, it's great that they had a vegan healthy option on the menu (the halloumi was an added extra).

The other had the toasted BLT sandwich which was sweetcure bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on toasted bread with a side salad and Parmentier potatoes 🥪🥓. [£7.50]

The sandwich was nice, but way too small for a lunch-sized portion and for the price. The potatoes were unfortunately lukewarm, not piping hot as you would expect them to be.

We also had to try a couple of their cakes as that's what they're known for.

The double chocolate sponge cake was moist and not overly sweet. It was our favourite of the two. [£4.10]

The mille-feuille, one of Patisserie Valerie's classics, was a crispy, butter-rich puff pastry filled with cream. We were pleasantly surprised by this as the custard didn't taste overly sweet and was really fresh. This was yummy. [£4.10]

🌟 Overall, the dishes were hit and miss, particularly the sandwich. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things? Their brunch looked fantastic, with everything from avocado toast to omelettes.

🤵🏻 Friendly and quick service.

🌿 Lots of vegan options.

💰 ££, although to be honest a lot of things seemed quite overpriced.

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary lunch in exchange for an honest review to be posted on our social media sites. All opinions expressed are our own, and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.