Treating Mum to Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie with Tesco Direct

April 20, 2017

I mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post that my Mum and I took a little trip to York last week. We had a wander around the beautiful streets, did a little shopping and enjoyed a delicious Afternoon Tea. I teamed up with Tesco  Direct who offer a range of gift experiences and activities from spa days, afternoon tea & gourmet experiences, hotel stays and much more. As it was recently Mother’s Day and also my Mum’s birthday last week, it was perfect timing to treat her to an Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie.

Patisserie Valerie is one of my favourite places to go for cake and a hot chocolate but I have never tried their Afternoon Tea before. Our gift experience retails for £35 and included Afternoon Tea for two and also £10 worth of cakes! We headed over to the Coppergate branch which was pretty busy as it was the Easter holidays but we were soon seated. As it was a gift experience, we had activated the voucher online and everything was taken care for us at the cafe.

Along with a hot drink each, we got a selection of sandwiches, two scones each and some delicious cakes. As my Mum had given up chocolate for Lent, I got both of the chocolate eclairs and a scrumptious chocolate cake. That left her with a victoria sponge, a carrot cake and a miniature berry mousse. It was all so delicious and well worth the price tag of £35!

Unfortunately, it was pretty busy at this branch of Patisserie Valerie and there was barely any cakes left to take home. The manager was really nice about it and told us to come back another day and we would still be able to get £10 worth of cakes, which works out at four cakes. It worked out well though as we were so full after the afternoon tea. I don’t think we could have eaten anything else! We can’t wait to go back and choose some cakes to take home.

I love spending time with my Mum and it’s always fun to do something lovely like this every so often.  Our next adventure is actually next week! We are going to be heading down to Brighton and Windsor on a Great British Holiday! Any recommendations on places to visit or eat would be amazing!

I was kindly gifted this experience by Tesco Direct to treat my Mum to something special. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever bought a gift experience? What sort of experience would you like to receive?

14 comments so far.

14 responses to “Treating Mum to Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie with Tesco Direct”

  1. Jess says:

    Ahh that afternoon tea looks so Instagrammable (and delicious too). The little sandwich fingers remind me of pack lunches at school haha! I keep meaning to go to Patisserie Valerie as I’ve never been before but I never seem to get round to it.


  2. we have a really nice patisserie valerie here that we go to a lot but I’ve never thought about having afternoon tea, this looks so good I think I’ll book my Mum and myself to go and have one soon, beautiful pictures too! xx

  3. Looks like you had a fab time! I seem to have a few afternoon teas a year but never think to book them through a site like this. I tend to book directly with the hotel x

  4. Donna says:

    I love Patisserie Valerie and who doesn’t love Afternoon Tea! Looks like you and your mum enjoyed it – lovely!

  5. Oooh I do love a good afternoon tea and have several over the years. This looks like a really good value, yet great quality one! I love the look of the scones and carrot cake is always my favourite cake to have!

  6. Lauren says:

    Patisserie Valerie is such a lovely place to go for tea and cake. I also love their veggie breakfast! This experience sounds awesome, especially the cakes to take home.

  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    Hands up me and my Mum love a good afternoon tea and this sounds amazing! It sounds like you both have an amazing time.

  8. That sounds a good value afternoon tea and £10 of cakes! fantastic way to spend time with your mum. Well done R

  9. Lynne Harper says:

    We absolutely love Patisserie Valerie. The cakes are just perfection and the savoury dishes are just as delicious. I took my daughter for a treat day last week and we had the most beautiful lunch followed by large slices of Chocolate Gateau 🙂 Im so glad you had a great day x

  10. Jenny says:

    I love afternoon tea but I never remember to book it! Fab experience to share with your mum.

  11. Oh I love going for afternoon tea! Perfect treat for you and your mum.

  12. Ickle Pickle says:

    Oh how lovely – what a fabulous treat for your mum! The afternoon tea looks delicious! Kaz x

  13. Savi says:

    No other place like Patisserie Valerie – I hadn’t heard about Tesco Direct Gift experiences but will definitely look them up now 🙂

  14. I love the afternoon tea from PV, I think it’s great value! I had no idea that Tesco did gift experiences! xxx

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