Vixxy P rating: P P P P P
As we braced ourselves, we knew it needed to be quick. Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush on a Saturday is no easy task, and when it is the only place that we could get to that has most of the retailers we needed to visit, we knew there was no option. We took a deep breath and dived in. Mission was almost complete and we could see the end in site, then the dreaded loo stop. Always at the wrong time and always just when you don’t want it. In the search for the holy ‘Ladies Loo’ I discovered Westfield’s latest and best addition – L’Orchidee.
For those who don’t know about L’Orchidee it is a luxury boutique patisserie set up by two amazing patisserie chefs who supply a number of high end venues including Fortnum & Mason and other fine hotel establishments. The offer an stunning range of macarons, cakes and many more you can drool over. The staff are lovely, ever so friendly and are knowledgeable. They will recommend based on your taste and are lovely and helpful.
Just in case you were wondering, we did find the loo in time!
Prices: Individual Macarons start from £1.80, they offer selection boxes (like the one below), cakes are individually priced per types. For the placement of the cafe, the prices aren’t that bad, but lets face it, it’s a posh cafe in the posh area of Westfield, but I can recommend for a moment where you just need to indulge, choose L’Orchidee.
Great for: When the shopping gets too much (for medicinal purposes only I recommend a glass of Prosecco and a few of these beauties – see below)
Vixxy P’s Menu faves:
Amazing flavours to try: Kia Royal, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Peanut Butter,
Macaron vs. Macaroon
What do you say? This is a hot debate between me and my friends, we have many different sides to the argument, and even though Wikipedia states it is Macarons there is room for regional and diversity in terminology! What’s your favourite – Macarons or Macaroons?
Address: First Floor, The Village, Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
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