Need an excuse for an afternoon indulgence? Chelsea’s chic-ist address, The Botanist on Sloane Square, has the answer.
In celebration of Chocolate Week, 11th – 17th October, Tom and Ed Martin’s flagship restaurant has cultivated a chocolate curiosity – a limited edition luxury ‘Chocolate Afternoon Tea’.
Famed for its fabulous botany inspired dining room and elegant surroundings, The Botanist is the perfect setting for an afternoon of decadent devouring with a friend. And devour you shall – with a bounty this rich you won’t fail to satisfy even the most ardent of chocolate lovers.
Start with homemade chocolate chip scones, a twist on the classic and served with a generous spoon of thick Devonshire clotted cream. Next, chose between some exquisite handcrafted chocolaty confections including chocolate lavender tart; chocolate cherry roulade; chocolate brownie; a peppermint chocolate slice and chocolate delice. Finish with a rich selection of Rococo chocolate truffles, devoured slowly one bite at a time.
With all that eating, you’ll need to do some drinking: choose between a pot of Jing tea or for the real chocolate lover, The Botanist’s much acclaimed hot chocolate, made with chocolate flakes, and served with a Rococo chocolate stirring stick. The rich hot chocolate was created in honour of Sir Hans Sloane, who not only invented milk chocolate (Cadbury based their recipes on his during 1849 and 1875!) but was the pioneering local naturalist who was inspiration behind the restaurant’s name.
The Botanist limited edition ‘Chocolate Afternoon Tea’ is available throughout Chocolate Week – 11th -17 h October. It costs £17 per person and includes one scone, two cakes, a selection of Rococo truffles and either a pot of Jing tea or hot chocolate. Alternatively upgrade and include the utmost in indulgence, a glass of Champagne, for £23.
The Botanist, No.7 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EET: 020 7730 0077 www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com