Paul A Young Fine Chocolates, London

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London's chocolate paradise, Paul A Young Fine Chocolates stocks a huge selection of sweet treats prepared fresh every day. Established and named after Paul A. Young, an award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier, the shop remains a major fixture of London's gastronomic scene. Look for some of Young's more unusual chocolate creations, like black pudding truffles with ginger biscuits and beer. To discover the source of the chef's inspiration or learn how to make your own special treats, take part in one of the shop's regular workshops. Check online for shop locations, opening hours, and upcoming special events. Our London travel itinerary planner makes visiting Paul A Young Fine Chocolates and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • May 31, 2017
    Went there several times for chocolate, my ex likes it a lot, as he describes: eating alone = cheating on me with chocolate. They do a variety of flavor, I would recommend the ones with liquor (rum gi...  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    Whilst these chocolates are a little pricey, they are a fair price given the location and quality of the chocolates. Beautiful flavours and even the casting of the truffles is a nice fruity dark choco...  more »
  • April 29, 2017
    Amazing quality chocolate!!! A few shops in London and well worth a visit to try one or the ice cream  more »
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  • Lovely experience. I picked up a gift box of truffles and some brownies for my partner and me, and was taken aback by the service. The woman serving was happy to offer recommendations and to chat away with me endlessly about chocolate. The presentation of everything I got was superb: the truffles themselves, the gift box, the bag, instructions for storing the chocolates (if they survive the night) and a handwritten 'key' telling you which of your truffles are which. It all felt very special. Perfect for gift shopping. To the chocolate: the truffles were all very tasty - delicate, distinct and interesting. The Bakewell Tart and Persian Spice truffles were probably my favourites, though I can see why their Sea Salted Caramel is so acclaimed. The Tobacco Caramel I picked up in a fit of pique was very interesting, and definitely worth a try. The brownies didn't stand out terribly for me, despite rave reviews. They're certainly very rich and chocolatey, though thankfully not to the point of being sickly, but I just felt like something was missing from them somehow. All in all very impressed, and will certainly be going back for another box of truffles before too long!
  • Yes it's expensive, but better one mouthful of Paul Young chocolate than a stomachful of inferior chocolate (i.e. almost all other chocolate).
  • Top quality chocolates and very helpful staff. I'll be back when I can :
  • Lovely lovely chocolate! I have not tasted such good quality for a long time! Definitely would recommend to any chocolate connoisseur...
  • The chocolates are delicious! Lovely staff!

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