Calling all chocolate fiends! It’s National Chocolate Week and being the serious, dedicated journalists that we are, we’ve rounded up the most delicious-looking chocolate desserts in London (handily rating their looks out of 10) for you to peruse at your (hungry) leisure. Check out the best chocolate desserts in London below and book a table today.
Words: Eamonn Crowe
Salted caramel and banana tart at Angler, City
‘Hot’ chocolate: Using Guanaja chocolate, this pretty-as-can-be dessert is definitely not a case of style over substance.
How much: £12.50
Chocolate brownie at Ben’s Canteen, Battersea and Earlsfield
‘Hot’ chocolate: This chocolate and peanut butter creation also comes topped with peanut butter ice cream. The phrase ‘too much of a good thing’ doesn’t apply here.
How much: £6.50
The Red Choc Bun at Bun House, Soho
‘Hot’ chocolate: This unconventional dessert is filled with a mixture of chocolate, pig’s blood and chilli – don’t be put off, though, its half-crispy exterior and gooey filling are a winner.
How much: £2.50
Poire belle Hélène at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Marylebone
‘Hot’ chocolate: This chocolate sphere conceals Manjari dark chocolate mousse, poached pear, and tonka bean ice cream, and is melted via a hot caramel sauce – Instagram gold.
How much: £8.50
Chocolate and coffee fondant at Hai Cenato, Victoria
‘Hot’ chocolate: Featuring 70% chocolate and served with buttermilk ice cream, puffed rice and butterscotch, this pudding is a gooey, rich delight.
How much: £7.50
‘Chocolate’ at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair
‘Hot’ chocolate: This dessert, which also features lime, does exactly what it says on the tin –so basically, satisfies our choccy cravings.
How much: Part of a tasting menu, £95 for five dishes
Chocolate, apple, cucumber at Launceston Place, Kensington
‘Hot’ chocolate: This chocolate sphere features a twist typical of chef-to-watch Ben Murphy, with the dessert pepped up with the freshness of apple and cucumber.
How much: Part of a two/three course menu for £50/55
Double chocolate brownie at Ormer, Mayfair
‘Hot’ chocolate: Part of a themed menu in collaboration with master-chocolatier Paul A. Young, this dessert features 65% Madagascan dark chocolate, topped with salted caramel popcorn and milk ice cream. (Available until 15 Oct)
How much: Part of a set menu, three courses for £65
Dark chocolate and caramel tart at Sparrow, Lewisham
‘Hot’ chocolate: Sticky and just on the right side of sweet, this dessert is worth making the trip to Lewisham for.
How much: £6
Chocolate cake at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf, Chelsea, St Katharine Dock and Strand
‘Hot’ chocolate: This crumbly, flourless cake is (sadly) served by the slice, but that’s probably the best thing for our waistlines.
How much: £2.40 per slice
Chocolate Parfait at The Westbury, Mayfair
‘Hot’ chocolate: Treat yourself with this intense 65% dark chocolate parfait made with Baileys ice cream and caramelised bananas – ideal for those who like their booze just as much as their chocolate.
How much: £12
Looking for more sweet treats? Checkout our list of London’s best afternoon tea.
This article was published 10 October 2017