Artisan du Chocolat showcases the talents of Belgium-trained chocolatier Gerard Coleman. His ganache-filled chocolates are coveted by discerning chocoholics for their imaginative, distinctive flavourings: banana and thyme, red wine and tobacco, and green cardamom to name but a few. Great for an elegant, stylish egg at Easter or sculpted Christmas figures in finest chocolate.
Artisan du Chocolat reviews
by fabduchess, 13 May 2009
Friendly staff, and the most amazing chocolate. I thought it was impossible to improve chocolate by adding flavour to it, but L'Artisan's exceptional fusion bars
made me reconsider. Usually I only eat pure chocolate bars, but I'll make an exception for L'Artisan any day.
by Mistedly, 03 May 2009
Wow, new shop in Selfridges
is amazing. I sat down with a friend and had a hot chocolate and a cold cocoa pulp juice with a small plate of chocolates. Very very good indeed.
by sweetie23 (3 reviews
), 21 Jan 2009
Copycat chocolates: stilettos, trees, mint chocolate, Marmite, salted caramels... A large selection of chocolates but lots of 'have been created by others from around the world'. Very disappointing.
by londongourmet (4 reviews
), 25 Dec 2008
Disappointing and becoming too 'high street'. Not the nicest staff either - arrogance? Clifton Cakes make a far more exciting collection of chocolate shoes which I found on the website 'notonthehighstreet'.
by morrismaria (6 reviews
), 20 Sep 2008
I am addicted to the liquid salted caramels since I had them at Claridges. Must try!
by kkofan, 05 Aug 2008
Boring French-style chocolates. Go to La Maison on Piccadilly for something a bit more interesting.
by manuela (5 reviews
), 02 Aug 2008
Very regrettably past their sell-by-date. A bit too complacent in my view. What a shame.
by chelsea girl (11 reviews
), 19 Jul 2008
Still good, but getting a little tired now and have been overtaken by both Demarquette
. Maison is still for me London's number 1 though.
by rachelnewyork (4 reviews
), 16 Feb 2008
The best chocolates in London. Doing their own conching has definitely improved an already superb chocolate. Staff helpful and knowledgeable.
by degoldring, 26 Jan 2008
The best chocolate I have ever had, and I found the staff incredibly helpful and friendly.
by benny, 19 Jan 2008
L'Artisan is definitely a fraction better than Demarque for the top two spots, even though Demarque say they have one hand-made step that Artisan do not. It would add to the shopping experience if the staff at Artisan were friendly.
Visiting all the best chocolate shops in the world, I unexpectedly just came across one that clearly exceeds Number One
Artisan - Vasalissa in Buenos Aires. I am sure many will be surprised at that.
by petermoon, 14 Jan 2008
Fabulous chocolates and great service.
by daisysam, 08 Dec 2007
EXTREMELY rude staff.
by bobbywobbly, 28 Nov 2007
Glad they have now stopped making the weird flavors. Very good indeed but the snooty French shop staff spoil it a little.
by newyork (4 reviews
), 26 May 2007
These chocolates are apparently the best around. I say 'apparently' because I ordered some for Christmas and they never arrived. Didn't stop them from taking my money though.
by slaterjn, 12 Mar 2007
The salted caramels are dangerously addictive!
by bam (8 reviews
), 15 Feb 2007
Beauty, flavour, skill, originality - all are abundant in these chocolates, they knock the competition into the shade.
Some people I have given them to would weep and wail if I failed to buy them every year. So beware - shopping here will become a lifetime addiction. You won't scoff them quickly - they force you to savour them and make the experience last. Very impressive as gifts
by cuppatea (3 reviews
), 05 May 2006
Amazingly different chocs, superb quality and delicate, original flavours. Mint was a firm hit at our party!
by bobcat, 26 Feb 2006
These chocolates are a huge treat, to be eaten and enjoyed slowly and delicately. Worth every penny.
by vannie, 06 Nov 2005
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