Whether or not you were one of the admirable souls who gave up chocolate for Lent, there’s something about Easter that makes eating copious amounts of the stuff – in any format – guilt free. Game on, we say.
From sculptural chocolate bunnies to traditional Easter cakes, and a cocktail made of chocolate vodka (oh, yes), here’s where to find the most indulgent Easter treats on and around Sloane Street.
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Served in a chocolate coated glass, the Easter Egg Flip cocktail (£12.50) indulgent mix of Mozart chocolate vodka, Drambuie and Cointreau, delicately combined with salted caramel, egg and orange bitters to create a creamy serve with a hint of citrus. Garnished with tonka bean crumble and orange flakes. One for your Instagram feed. Available from Monday 26th March – 2nd April.
Order the playful Easter Bunny dessert (£7.95), and get ready for the sweetest-looking plate of chocolate mousse, honeycomb and popping candy, all encased in a chocolatey bunny-shaped shell and accompanied with a drizzle of indulgent caramel sauce.
Over Easter, when you settle in for afternoon tea at Chinoiserie, you can expect an array of charmingly Easter-themed mini sandwiches and cakes. Have yours with a glass of Champagne to make it extra special.
Just in time for Easter, the chefs at Colbert on Sloane Square are putting profiteroles on the menu. Filled with cream and drizzled with chocolate, they’re a wonderfully Gallic alternative to chocolate eggs.
At Harvey Nichols, you’ll find all sorts of beautiful Easter gifts – for you or your loved ones. We particularly love this striking Origami Bunny by French chocolatier Michel Cluizel (£17.95), but there are also adorable treats by Charbonnel, Lick The Spoon and Rococo to be found at the 5th Floor Food Hall.
Head to Artisan Du Chocolat on Lower Sloane Street for lots of indulgent treats, including this rather chic glass jar filled with praline-filled chocolate eggs and topped with golden bunny ears (£12).