If you are a chocolate lover, William Curley would be your chocolate dream come true. Winner of Britain’s Best Chocolatier five years running, so expect nothing less than the best chocolates in London. Each chocolate is delicate, rich and dark, surrounded by a beautiful selection of patisseries. I visited the Belgravia store at Ebury street which hosted eye catching chocolates at every corner of the warmly lit shop. A dessert bar is available on weekends where you can indulge five courses of desserts to satisfy all your sweet senses.
Having worked with Michelin star chefs for many years, William Curley opened his first shop in 2004 at Richmond. In order to cope with the ever increasing demand, four shops now open including a concession at Harrods.
Stepping into the warmly lit shop, delicious chocolates were instantly visible at every corner. The urge to buy everything you see is inevitable, like the sea salted caramel chocolates.
I tried a selection of their finest chocolates selected by their enthusiastic staff. She explained passionately the ingredients of her favourite muscovado sugar chocolate, which had a creamy caramel flavour.
My favourite was the hazelnut chocolate with a filling as rich as peanut butter, dotted with hazelnut crumbs. The Japanese black vinegar was good too, a flavour I never imagined to work with chocolate but it did. Maybe I should attend their chocolate course and learn a few tricks!
Venezuelan Chocolate Cadeaux
This dessert was truly amazing, I found myself carefully tasting all the layers. It tasted like a Christmas pudding initially with the rum soaked sultanas on the chocolate sponge. After a few bites, the Venezuelan dark chocolate mousse and vanilla creme brulee shined through to portray a tiramisu texture and flavour. And then it all became very addictive. A work of art!
Verdict - 5/5
I loved everything about William Curley, all the chocolates, cakes and the concept of the five course dessert bar. If you love chocolates, this is a must go and be prepared for chocolate heaven.