The Handbook
The Handbook

Whether you’re a chocoholic or like your pud with a side of cocktails, we’ve rounded up our ten favourite restaurants serving up London’s finest desserts.

Butterfly Flutterby, Brasserie of Light

Famed for its glistening pegasus that’s suspended from the ceiling and it’s nifty Selfridges location, Brasserie of Light boasts a beautiful mix of British and internationally-inspired flavours. Once you’ve made your way through their all-day dining options, order in one of their legendary desserts. 

Their dessert options are endless. If you’re a chocoholic, you’re going to want to order in the Chocolate Bubbles, a mix of Vairhona Guanaja dark chocolate, dark chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream and chocolate pearls – it’s delectable – or, dive into their Insta-worthy Butterfly Flutterby, a combination of iced passion fruit parfait, pistachio meringue, vanilla cream and lemon balm. It even comes served with pretty edible butterflies too – cute.

One snap of this for Insta and you’re guaranteed to see the double taps flooding in.

400 Oxford Street, Duke Street, Marylebone W1A 1AB

www.brasserie-of-light.co.uk

Baked Alaska, Berners Tavern

If you’re into your desserts, you’ll have sampled Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s infamous baked alaskas. 

Changing seasonally, the baked alaska has become a guest favourite. Atherton has reinvented the typically 70s dessert, elevating it with new powerful flavours. From their gin and tonic berry favourite to last year’s November the 5th smokey toffee apple special, we can’t get enough of their flavours and innovative techniques. 

Set to reopen on the 16th of September, book in to try their current offering: chocolate and orange flaming Alaska orange, almond and chocolate crumble for two. Don’t mind if we do…

Berners Tavern reopens on 16th September

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia W1T 3NP

www.bernerstavern.com

Bandeja de Postres, Coya Mayfair

Why choose when you can have them all…

If you often find yourself stuck choosing between two desserts, Coya Mayfair’s glorious dessert platter boasts some of the restaurant favourites. The Banjega de Postres includes Churros de Naranja – orange and lime churros, milk chocolate and dulce de leche cream; Chocolate Fundido – Illanka chocolate fondant with almond ice cream; and Tarta de Queso – cheesecake, pico and strawberries. 

Dine in during September and you’ll be able to enjoy their extended EOTHO discount.

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7NW

www.coyarestaurant.com

Harry’s Toadstool, Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Toadstool is another dessert that’s become somewhat of a celebrity in the pudding world so we couldn’t not include it…

Although it needs little introduction, Harry’s Toadstool is made up of white chocolate, fresh raspberries, mascarpone mousse, iced vanilla parfait and pistachio biscotti crunch served with warm pistachio sauce. 

One to wow the kids on your next venture out.

The celebrity of the pudding world...

30-34 James Street, Marylebone W1U 1ER

www.harrys-bar.co.uk

Pina Rostizada, Amazonico

As soon as you step inside Berkeley Square favourite, Amazonico you enter on a sensory journey through the culinary landscapes of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and noting influencers from Japan, China and India. 

Filled with rainforest inspired interiors, once you’ve finished your small plates leave room for the Pina Rostizada. Think roasted caramel glazed pineapple, corn cake and coconut sorbet. Refreshing and light; perfect for when you want something sweet but not heavy.

10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1J 6BR

www.amazonicorestaurant.com

Nobu’s Chocolate Bento Box, Nobu London Old Park Lane

You can’t go wrong with a warm, oozing chocolate fondant and Nobu London Old Park Lane serve up our favourite in the city. 

Once you’ve finished your sushi selection, order in Nobu’s Chocolate Bento Box and dive into a warm chocolate fondant with a molten centre, served alongside the restaurant’s own green tea ice cream. If you fall in love with the green tea flavours, you can take one of Nobu’s homemade tubs home. Yum.

If you fall in love with the green tea flavours, you can take one of Nobu’s homemade tubs home. Yum.

19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1LB

www.noburestaurants.com

Hot and Cold Chocolate Mousse, The Westbury 

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with The Polo Bar’s Hot and Cold Chocolate Mousse. A mix of delicate chocolate mousse with mochi brownie and chewy chocolate truffle, accompanied by a passion fruit jelly and cocoa nib meringue topped with mini chocolate leaves.

Served inside their crystal filled Polo Bar, you’d be a fool not to try it.

37 Conduit Street, Mayfair W1S 2YF

www.marriott.com

The Shard, Aqua Shard 

Float on up to Level 31 of London’s tallest building to try Aqua Shard’s signature dessert, The Shard, a homage to the iconic skyscraper. 

It’s a fruity combination of passion fruit, raspberry and guava. It might just claim the title of London’s tallest dessert too…

It might just claim the title of London’s tallest dessert too…

Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street SE1 9RY

www.aquashard.co.uk

BBR Signature Chocolate Glory, Bob Bob Ricard

After you’ve pressed the obligatory ‘Push for Champagne’ button and snapped up a few photos for the old Insta stories, order in Bob Bob Ricard’s signature dessert: the BBR Chocolate Glory. 

The BBR signature dessert is made up of Valrhona dark chocolate, praline crunch, hazelnut mousse and halal coffee marshmallow with hot chocolate sauce that once poured over melts a hole in the middle. In other words: a chocolatey ball of goodness.

1 Upper James Street, Soho W1F 9DF

www.bobbobricard.com

Japanese Garden, Basement Sate

Cocktails and desserts? Go on then. 

Soho haunt, Basement Sate is the number one place to head if you’re looking for a midweek pick me up drink and a tempting sweet treat. 

Their dessert menu is bursting with tempting treats that it’s almost impossible to pick just one, but we love their Japanese Garden. Think matcha parfait, chocolate tree, white chocolate mousse and cherry sorbet.

Think matcha parfait, chocolate tree, white chocolate mousse and cherry sorbet.

8 Broadwick Street, Soho W1F 8HN

www.basementsate.com