Foodie Review: Choccywoccydoodah Bar Du Chocolat, Brighton

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Choccywoccydoodah Bar Du Chocolat
Having spent a few days away in Brighton last week, it seemed only far to share some of the amazing eateries we visited during our trip. One of the most iconic being the Choccywoccydoodah Bar Du Chocolat - here's my review...

Choccywoccydoodah review
Choccywoccydoodah cakes
For those of you still unfamilar with Choccywoccydoodah, they are an art and design focused chocolaterie made world famous by the self-titled TV show. With two branches (Brighton and Carnaby Street), the brand specialise in creating fun chocolate designs, bespoke one-off sculptured pieces, extravagant wedding cakes and chocolates. Their shop windows attract visitors from miles around but also worth mentioning is the Bar Du Chocolat, a chocolate cafe located above each shop. Whilst in Brighton, we ventured up the woodern stairs to check it out and with two 'secret spaces' for private bookings and a main cafe, it's safe to say that it makes for a magical and romantic setting...

Choccywoccydoodah Bar Du Chocolat decor
Choccywoccydoodah cafe
Choccywoccydoodah Brighton
Decorated with flowers, birds and some of their most stunning creations, Choccywoccydoodah is without a doubt, a sight for sore eyes and a real treat. We took a seat inside the cafe and took a look at the menu which is heavily made up of giant cake slices, sundaes, hearty milkshakes and a selection of chocolate dipping options. With options for vegetarians and vegans, I think it's safe to say that there is something for everyone.

Having looked around at the other tables and seen the sheer size of the cakes, we were pretty sure that we weren't going to be able to finish our plates. Jack opted for the Chocolate Cake (pictured below) - handmade, homemade chocolate cake layered with chocolate truffles and served with icecream, raspberry coulis and drizzled with Belgian chocolate. This was huge and proved to quite a challenge for even Jack. Having tried a spoonful myself, I can honestly say it was one of the best cakes I've had although it was the chocolate shell on the outside which really sealed the deal for me.

Choccywoccydoodah Chocolate Cake
Choccywoccydoodah Banana Split
With so many choices, I simply could not decide and so decided to go for the Banana Split (pictured above) - a split banana served with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate icecream, topped with whipped cream and strawberries and drizzled melted chocolate. The best bit of this for me was the chocolate and whipped cream which was utterly delicious. Without a doubt, the chocolate was fantastic. However, the icecream underneath was not particularly to my liking. Personally, it tasted to me like it was from a tub of Iceland's own Neapolitan - something which I have never liked. I think instead I had expected something a little bit more flavourful and creamy but this was not the case. Overall, however, it was very enjoyable and Jack loved his cake. 

Choccywoccydoodah wedding cake
If I was to visit again, I would really love to try one of the dipping plates and so I'm sure I'll be finding an excuse to visit my local Carnaby Street one soon. Overall, I'm really pleased I got to visit the original Brighton Choccywoccydoodah, having spent many-a-time wandering past the London one and never venturing in. The service itself was good although, expect it to be very busy. With only one member of staff between all the tables, we did have to wait quite a while to get the waitress' attention although this was understandable with it being so busy. For a dish and a drink each (Jack having a tea and myself a pink lemonade), our bill came to £18.50 which isn't too bad given the portion size and, let's face it - it's really the overall experience that you're paying for. Without a doubt, the decor is what really bought it on home for me and would definitely recommend popping in, even if it's only to look around the shop or grab a quick slice to take home. 

Well, that's it for another foodie review - have you ever visited Choccywoccydoodah? What would you order from their Bar Du Chocolat? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones down below. 

Until next time fellow foodies, 




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22 comments:

  1. That cake looks incredible, such a shame about your ice cream though :(
    I always try and find an excuse to pop into the Carnaby one, it's just so amazing what they can create with chocolate!
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. Yeah next time I'll definitely go for some dipping treats instead but otherwise it was lovely! I may head there in a week or so to take my mum for her bday :) x

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  2. shame about the service, surely they should hire another waiter?! The cake does look amazing though!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I think it was everyone's lunch breaks or something. They're just very busy all the time I think x

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  3. I was literally there the other week but never got the chance to go upstairs. The desserts look delicious and I'm glad they do vegetarian/vegan options :) x

    www.wanderergirl.com

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    1. Aw no! If you ever visit again you can go upstairs without having to go in the cafe. Pretty sure they let you just have a look around :) xx

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  4. It's so gorgeous in there! I've nosed around the Brighton shop before and after it moved plenty of times, but have never thought to go to the cafe. After seeing that photo of Jack's Chocolate Cake I am making sure I go there next time I visit Brighton though! I've popped into the Carnaby Street store, but again not to the cafe - I would love to hear what you think if/when you visit though! :-) xx

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    1. Aw you must! Haha definitely - Jack has an impressive appetite but even he struggled and couldn't finish it. Don't worry though - they can give you a box so you can take it home haha. Will have to make the Carnaby Street one my next visit :) xx

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  5. I like watching The Great British Bake Off so I appreciate the effort that goes into creating these desserts. Yes, it looks like a great place for a b-day celebration :)

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    1. Very much so - hard to believe the whole outter shell is carved out of chocolate! Have you ever seen the Choccywoccydoodah TV show Gil?

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    2. Alas, I have not. I hope you have a great time at the Carnaby location!

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    3. Aw probably won't be going there for quite a while but thank you! :)

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  6. I love browsing Choccywoccydoodah they are just so creative. The cake looks epic but such a shame about the ice cream.

    Emma Inks

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    1. Yeaaah but then I spose it was my fault for ordering ice cream in a place that specialises in chocolate! My eyes were too big for my belly haha. Can't wait to try the Carnaby Street one though x

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  7. No way there's on on Carnaby Street, why have we never noticed that! Must go check it out. We've actually been to the one in Brighton back in March for my birthday.

    We opted for the dipping chocolate bits, as well a hearty hot chocolate. Crazy sugar rush but so worth it! Luckily when we went it wasn't as busy, shame about your experience though!

    Hope you get to visit again and have your experience even better! Loved reading this. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James
    Foodandbaker.co.uk

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    1. Haha you must go! It's down one of the side streets in Carnaby. Can't believe you never spotted it by accident before haha Definitely going for the chocolate dipping plate next time for sure. It looked amazing. Thank you :) x

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  8. Oh my! I'm going to Brighton soon so this is on the cards ehe! I just love cake! You honestly go to the best places! I have a list now!
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    1. Awww you have to let me know what you get up to! Haha so glad I could provide you with a guide :P Hope you have an amazing time x

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  9. Gorgeous photos as always and that cake sounds phenomenal, I truly do need to visit. Such a shame about your icecream!
    Emily
    www.thebelljarblog.com

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    1. Thanks babe! Yeaaaah it's ok, the cream and chocolate more than made up for it. We'll have to go to the Carnaby Street one soon :) xx

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  10. This shop is so amazing! Never tasted anything they do yet, but next time I should treat myself I think :p -K x

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    1. Aw definitely! There's one in Carnaby Street in London too :) Def worth the visit! xx

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