This was one of the first London chocolate shops I discovered. I was quite intimidated by it then, to me it was like the Tiffany’s of chocolate, not somewhere I felt comfortable walking into. As it happened, the manager then (2005) was truly lovely and incredibly passionate about chocolate and I went on to learn a lot from him before he left the company a year or two later.
It’s been through some interesting times in the last few years with some less-than-pleasant staff but there’s a lot of change underfoot as they halved the footage and removed the seating and new management means you are likely to get much better service.
The chocolates are consistently good here and the pastries (made downstairs) are superb and incredibly good value for the quality (when you compare to chain stores in the vicinity).
My favourites are the 100% ganache (limited edition, not available loose), the Salvador and the Rigoletto Lait. The latter, I believe, is one of the finest milk chocolates ever made.
Downstairs there is a private tasting room for groups of up to 12, and it’s where the Chocolate Ecstasy Evening Tour starts with an abbreviated (half hour) version of their formal two hour tasting.Piccadilly,
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