Charbonnel et Walker is the only UK Chocolatier that officially provides chocolate to the royal family these days, as a holder of the Royal Warrant. I have it on good word that there are many boxes of rose and violet creams dotted around the palace.
No matter what people’s preference of chocolate they almost all fall in love with the pink champagne truffle.
The Bond Street store is a lovely shop with pictures of the Royal Family and if you’re lucky, their star staff member Adam will be there to look after you.
From their website:
“Founded in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britainâ€™s earliest chocolatiers. Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales), our company first formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and Mme. Charbonnel, the latter from the Maison Boissier chocolate house in Paris. Our original shop opened at 173 New Bond Street in Mayfair and has remained in Bond Street ever since. It is now housed in one of Londonâ€™s elegant arcades, the Royal Arcade on Old Bond Street. We feel much pride and privilege to be endorsed by the Royal Warrant as chocolate manufacturers to Her Majesty The Queen.
Charbonnel et Walker chocolates are hand-made according to traditional recipes at our long-time home in Royal Tunbridge Wells. We are particularly renowned for our plain chocolate, made from the finest dark couverture, which has a luscious richness and unforgettable silky taste. Our luxurious hand made boxes, satin ribbons and complimentary gift-wrapping complete the perfect gift for every occasion. We are certain that a beautifully presented box of Charbonnel et Walker chocolates will delight any recipient as an exquisite expression of your care and affection. “
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Charbonnel et Walker has multiple branches. Select a shop from the list on the right for detailed information and detailed maps.