La Maison du Chocolat offers handmade French chocolates in a sophisticated Parisian-style setting. Black-suited staff guide you through chocolatier Robert Linxe's creations, the emphasis always on the finest and freshest ingredients (no preservatives are used, so most have a limited shelf-life). Flavours are subtle yet profound, and packaging is exquisite.
La Maison du Chocolat reviews
I ordered 2 boxes of chocolates and 8 little praline rochers from La Maison du Chocolat. A box was dully delivered but contained only one box of chocolates and the 8 rochers. I have tried phoning (got through to an answerphone but no one got back in touch) and emailed twice, with the same result of being completely ignored. I have received no answer or acknowledgement of any kind.
The chocolate is good, but not the best I have tasted, and since I ended up paying £75 for a small box of chocolates and 8 pralines, I have found that La Maison du Chocolat left a rather bitter taste in my mouth. You might consider going to the shop, but beware that this is a company that does not know how to deal with events when things go wrong. In any case, avoid the online 'service' at all cost.
by coco4fun, 23 Dec 2011
Best in London! One definitely to also watch is Demarquette
by Marjory Bird (2 reviews
), 27 May 2009
It is just a shame to sell frozen chocolate at such a high price... Yes, they are frozen in Paris then sent to London, New York, etc ready frozen.
by kimkmercier, 26 Mar 2009
Very 'restaurant-y' atmosphere. Challenging to independently browse at the products without being continually asked questions regarding what I like. However, beautiful shop and clean, sophisticated-looking chocolates. The ganaches were smooth and the flavours were subtle. Very tasty.
by Lotsofcocoa (4 reviews
), 12 Sep 2008
Yes, La Maison du Chocolat is good, but Melt
(in Notting Hill) is even better - everything there is made on site, not like some!
by david001, 16 Nov 2007
The champagne truffles are simply to die for. Possibly the best chocolate in the world.
by Anonymous, 30 Jun 2006
Fantastic staff and amazing chocolate - YUM YUM!
by Anonymous, 10 Apr 2006
It is so pure it needs no comment!
by Anonymous, 04 Mar 2006
The best chocolates ever! This is taking chocolate seriously, at last.
by my, 14 Feb 2006
Bad when you order by mail, and send complaints, you get nothing back.
by bubbles26, 26 Dec 2005
The intoxicating smell that absorbs you the second you walk in the door it almost enough to kill the chocolate craving!! Thankfully, it doesn't (barely) and you're left to indulge in what can only be described as the best thing on the planet.
by nygirl, 02 Oct 2005
The best chocolate I ever tried! The best!
by Anonymous, 06 Aug 2005
Wonderfully light and airy chocolates. The very very best... wonderful!
by Diayn, 11 Jul 2005
They are so attentive here - intriguing combinations and flavours. Delicious, powerful and wonderful for gifts
by Trev (2 reviews
), 04 Jul 2005
I urge you to go in, if only to experience of the wonderful chocolate narcotic aroma when you enter the shop. It's how all shops should be, great products, knowledgeable staff and truly welcoming.
by Vavoom, 24 Jun 2005
Brilliant! The staff are really nice and helpful and even let you try a few chocolates if you are unsure. Great place to buy chocolates for special occasions!
by Anonymous, 24 Mar 2005
by Anonymous, 03 Mar 2005
Very friendly and helpful staff. Very expensive but superb chocolat. No reply to my e-mail concerning high postage charges.
by Anonymous, 06 Dec 2004
Simply the best chocolates I have ever had.
by Merville, 12 Nov 2004
Fantastic chocolates, friendly staff , great shop. Will come back soon!
by sanja, 12 Nov 2004
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