SquareMeal Review of
William Curley Dessert Bar
Multi-gonged chocolatier William Curley showcases his amazing talents in this smart café and emporium. A glass counter filled with exquisite cocoa-based creations and perfect pastries stretches the
length of the shop, where approachable staff are happy to explain the intricacies of exclusive chocolate bars, entremets, macarons, cakes and top-end patisserie. At weekends, you can park up at the
dessert bar, watch the pastry chefs at work and order from a five-course menu that might open with poached mango with orange and yoghurt ice cream, ahead of assorted pain perdu or plum slices in
star-anise sauce, plus petits fours to round things off. To drink, a glass of fizz is almost de rigueur. Also keep an eye out for special events and chocolate-making masterclasses.