Tuesday, 20 October 2015


 OTTOLENGHI 's has 3 restaurants and 2 delis in London.
The one in Belgravia  is a deli takeaway with one communal table at the back for about 8.
It is in Motcomb Street, a short walk from Knightsbridge tube.
It is opposite Rococo Chocolates reviewed in my last post.

There is a splendid array of beautiful salads and breads, cooked meat and fish dishes and some impressive patisserie.
I was like a kid in a sweet shop looking at the goodies and eventually came away with about 6 different salads to take home,
colourful, unique and different delicious flavour combinations.

Also there are some interesting and unusual condiments for sale.

Well worth a visit.

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Secret Garden at Rococo Chocolates

We emerged from Ottolenghi's deli in London's Motcombe Street, laden with interesting salads. I spotted this photogenic shop over the road and remembered reading that it has a little walled tea garden at the back. 
Through the interesting shop and cafe, down some steps and there it was in the heart of Belgravia, a little secret oasis of a Moorish courtyard.

 An intense chocolate shot with a raspberry marshmallow,
both very good.

Mirrors make the space seem larger and give interesting perspectives.

A robin watched hopefully.

Mosaic tiled tables and beautiful floor tiles. 

Meanwhile back upstairs there was a group chocolate tasting event taking place.
I'll be back. I see on their website that they have dark chocolate  flavoured with rose or violet and for a warm summer's day ice cream.