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London Chocolatiers
January 6, 2007
5:49 pm
antonm
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I will be visiting London again at the end of the month,which chocolatiers are worth a visit?.
I saw on the academy of chocolate website that Paul Young and William Curley are chocolatier, respectively new chocolatier of the year, however I am inclined to take that with a large grain of salt as they are the only practicing chocolatiers in the academy!.[;)] Perhaps I am being a little cynical or is this just a coincidence and they are really the best or can anyone give any other reccomendations.

January 6, 2007
6:27 pm
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I think your list of practicing chocolatiers in the academy is too short but it does not matter.[;)]

Chocolatiers in London worth a visit:
Demarquette, L'Artisan du chocolat, La Maison du Chocolat, Melt, Paul A Young Fine Chocolates, Rococo Chocolates & William Curley.

All are Chocolate Week Participants and I've visited all of them:
[url]http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/participants.php[/url]

Check World Chocolate Awards at Chocolate Week website. They were all awarded.
Don't miss Richmond where William Curley is situated. Take your time and stay there for a while.

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
January 7, 2007
2:06 pm
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I'd second Masur's post - just may be my list would have a different order.. [;)] And if you are going to La Maison du Chocolat, drop in to Fortnum&Mason opposite - they are not as good now on chocolate front as they have been, but still..

January 7, 2007
3:08 pm
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My list is written in alphabetical order and I don't mind adding F&M to the list.[;)]

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

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January 31, 2007
11:05 am
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I managed to visit a few places. Paul Young was however just a tube journey too far. L'Artisan du chocolat, La Maison du Chocolat, Melt, Rococo Chocolates & William Curley were all on the list though.Of these the standouts were definately William Curley and Melt.Bit disapointed to hear L'Artisan does not produce in London anymore.

September 9, 2010
11:17 pm
gap
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Hi,

 

I'm going to be in London for business for a couple of days next week. I'm keen to get to a few chocolatiers inbetween meetings if I have time - as such they need to be around the London centre or close-by on the tube. If I had to keep my list to 4 chocolatiers, who would you nominate/drop from my list (I have read through the topics in the forum, but they seem quite old so I'm not sure if they're still relevant):

 

- L'Artisan du Chocolat

- William Curley

- Paul A Young

- Melt

 

Cheers

September 12, 2010
10:53 pm
Alex Rast
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gap said:

Hi,

 

I'm going to be in London for business for a couple of days next week....If I had to keep my list to 4 chocolatiers, who would you nominate/drop from my list (I have read through the topics in the forum, but they seem quite old so I'm not sure if they're still relevant):

 

- L'Artisan du Chocolat

- William Curley

- Paul A Young

- Melt

 

You've nicely picked out the "usual suspects". One I would consider adding, on the basis of originality, is Demarquette. The chocolates there are interesting and quite different both stylistically and in flavours from what you might get elsewhere.

With L'A du C and Melt, you can kill two birds with one stone by going to Selfridges on Oxford Street (Bond Street Tube) because they both have concessions inside - which offer a full range so you needn't worry that you'll be missing out on much.

However WC and PAY are probably the #1 and #2, respectively, "must-trys". It must be pointed out again that you can likewise kill 2 birds with 1 stone going to WC, because the original L'A du C shop is on the way there, between the Sloane Square tube and the WC on Ebury Street.

PAY, meanwhile, can be conveniently gotten by going to the City branch in the Royal Exchange, mere metres from Bank tube. (it's the most central fine chocolate shop in London!). Go to it at a moment of convenience, at one of those (near-inevitable) times when you need to make a change at Bank.

 

 

Cheers


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September 13, 2010
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gap
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Alex,

 

many thanks for your response. I'll take your additional suggestion on board and do my best to get to them all.

 

Cheers

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