The establishing of R Chocolate London is much like the tempering of chocolate itself. The pristine, evocative marble slab represents the location and premises where R Chocolate will stand. Situated on the iconic Ebury Street in Belgravia, the chocolatier and patisserie will rub shoulders with world-renowned luxury brands. The provocative pouring of the chocolate of course is symbolic of the indulgence and opulence of what is going to take place inside those four walls.
R Chocolate is the brainchild of self-confessed chocaholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, producer Jessica de Rothschild and successful entrepreneur Ben Elliot. And it is with one aim; to be the finest chocolatier and patisserie brand in the UK. Ingrained with an inherent passion, the brand looks to trigger emotion, create memories and generate ultimate experience with its unchallenged bespoke service – if you want your truffles to have your initials on, you can and if you prefer your milk chocolate honeycomb chunks with crystallised almonds on top, you can have that too.
The luxurious chocolatiers will be more than just a shop; it will be a destination, where you can experience chocolate how you want it, when you want it. Think bespoke children’s birthday cakes, Champagne-chocolate pairings for lovers and seasonal afternoon teas for foodies. But with all this luxury comes a sense of purpose; Chocolate couverture is sourced from sustainable chocolate makers Original Beans who are not only the only Sustainable Restaurant Association-approved chocolate producer but have also been awarded the top chocolate awards at the Great Taste Awards and International Chocolate Awards… multiple times.
As well as being contemporary, R Chocolate London will favour nostalgia. The ‘Memory Lane’ collection will see interpretations of the original chocolate bars, think chunky peanut and nougat and shortbread with caramel. While the R Chocolate Belgravia kitchen and tea room will feature a dessert bar and host regular chocolate masterclasses for true chocoholics.
This is sumptuous chocolate tempering, infused with grandeur and sprinkled with imagination.
R Chocolate London is opening at the start of November in Belgravia