Founded by Louise Nason, Melt has had a few notable chocolatiers at its helm since opening in 2006 but currently heading the kitchen is Chika Watanabe. Colourfully glam packaging is bang-on what you’d expect for this corner of Notting Hill but there’s real substance to the range too. We like the Smoke bar – not flavoured with tobacco but made from cocoa beans grown on volcanic soil, giving the 64 percent dark chocolate an adults-only smoky taste. Also hard to resist is textile designer Celia Birtwell’s Dinky cat design stenciled onto milk chocolate lollipops.
59 Ledbury Road
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Notting Hill Gate tube|
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