Afternoon Tea - Said Dal 1923 London Review
|Said Dal 1923 hot chocolate has been rated the best in London|
I'm a bonafide chocoholic and Said Dal 1923 has been on my London food and drink bucket list for some time now. It was well worth the wait, as Said Dal 1923 did not disappoint.
It was a bitterly cold London day when I visited Said. The start of winter. A day that called for hot chocolate. But not just any old hot chocolate would do. Special. Premium hot chocolate that only Said Dal 1923 could deliver. Said London have long been praised for serving up some of the best hot chocolate in London. Since hot chocolate season is now in full swing. I decided this was the perfect time to put Said Dal 1923 hot chocolate to the test. Probably the only thing I love about winter in London is snuggling up with a tasty hot beverage.
Said London is a luxury, artisan chocolate shop. Famed for being the oldest chocolatier in the capital of Italy - Rome. I visited the Fitzrovia branch of Said in London. Hoping for a less busy atmosphere than the more popular Soho branch of Said London. I was in luck! Said Dal 1923 has a snug, classy and romantic vibe. It is Italian after all! Said Dal 1923 is a cafe. Coffee shop and chocolatier rolled into one. With two branches located in bustling central London. After seeing some amazing looking photos of Said hot chocolate and their other chocolate dipped treats. I couldn't wait to indulge in some chocolate decadence for myself.
|Said London hot chocolate|
|Said Dal 1923 - Triple chocolate sauce hot chocolate cup|
Said is the perfect London location for a date, or even just some self indulgence. During our visit. Romantic piano music played through speakers in the background, whilst we took sips from our chocolate smothered cups.
I was spoilt for choice at Said London. In terms of hot chocolate, you can either enjoy a regular or large white hot chocolate. Milk hot chocolate. Dark. Or hazelnut hot chocolate beverage. I played it safe and went for the milk hot chocolate. All hot chocolate options at Said come with a cup that's slathered in a trio of thick, melting white. Dark and milk chocolate sauces. I couldn't help but scoop up the tasty chocolate sauces that stream down the outside of the cup. It really does look, and taste impressive.
If you would like to enjoy your hot beverage of choice with the extra special triple chocolate cup at Said Dal 1923. (Why wouldn't you!) Make sure to request it, as it's an additional treat that incurs a supplement fee.
The one negative I have to report on is that the service we received at Said Dal 1923 wasn't very good. There was no warm friendliness or enthusiasm received from the staff at Said Fitzrovia. Either when engaging with us or when seen serving other customers. I hope you receive better service on your visit to Said Dal 1923.
|Said Dal 1923 Fitzrovia London food|
The venue itself was impeccably clean. I didn't use the toilets during my visit. So I'll report on them in my next review of Said London.
The premium coffee used at Said London is an exclusive blend roasted in Italy. Said cakes are homemade. With delicious options like carrot cake, crumble and cheesecake.
It doesn't end there for chocolate lovers! Take your pick from mouth watering tiramisu. Waffles. Profiteroles. Doughnuts and more. All with a hefty serving of chocolate of course!
In the summer you can enjoy chocolatey milk shakes, ice cream or affogato at either one of the Said London branches. Affogato is a vanilla ice cream with melted chocolate and espresso coffee. I haven't yet had the privilege of trying this treat but will share my verdict on this blog when I do. Click here to subscribe for future blog updates.
The hot chocolate at Said Dal 1923 is one of the best hot chocolate drinks I've ever had. Said hot chocolate has the most perfect. Creamy consistency, and just the right amount of sweetness.
Many products at Said Dal 1923 are available as dairy free options. Substituting with soy milk.
|Said Dal 1923 triple chocolate sauce drenched hot chocolate, cake and mocha|
I was too full to try some chocolate dipped strawberries but look forward to enjoying them on my next visit to Said Dal 1923.
I honestly can't wait to go back to Said.