For those of us who can’t resist a rich, indulgent bite or two, chocolate is a shortcut to smiling. It can be a quick boost of energy or the slow end to the perfect dinner. It is a sweet way of saying ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ or even ‘I love you’.
And speaking of love, chocolate lovers are spoiled for choice in Dublin. The flavour and ingredient stars in countless treats, from the simple yet delicious to the sophisticated and memorable.
In preparation for World Chocolate Day this July 7, we have prepared a list that gathers some of our favourite chocolate experiences in Dublin, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Butlers Chocolate Experience Tour
Feel like Charlie in the chocolate factory with this experience suitable for all ages. The Butlers Chocolate experience Tour has become an iconic tourist attraction where visitors get to know cocoa’s fascinating journey, the process behind how different chocolates are made, and of course, create their own treat to take home (or to eat on the spot, who are we to judge?).
Where: Clonshaugh Business Park, Off Oscar Traynor Road, Co Dublin
More info: https://www.butlerschocolates.com
Chocolate Choux Bun at Fade Street Social
This staple of Dublin dining has a space and a dish for every occasion. Among their selection of desserts, we can’t help but stop at the sight of the trendy choux bun. The classic French pastry gets all dolled up, in this crunchy and irresistible take filled with chantilly cream and accompanied with chocolate sauce and chocolate sorbet.
Where: 6 Fade St, Dublin 2
More info: https://www.fadestreetsocial.com/
Chocolate Sweet God at Sweet Churro
This is not your typical sugar-coated churro. This churro boss is probably named after the first thing you’ll say when you take a bite. It’s one large churro with a silky chocolate filling, covered with guess what? Yes, more chocolate. Crunchy, warm and ideal for sharing it… with yourself.
Where: 4 Dame Street Temple Bar, Dublin
More info: https://www.sweetchurro.ie/
The Rich B*tch at Pink Restaurant
This playful dessert offers a delicious contrast between creamy and crunchy and between the crunchy millionaires base and decadent feel of the rich chocolate top. The addition of orange crunch bar adds a nice kick to the chocolatey profile, and a gold leaf gives it that final touch that makes it unapologetically extra.
Where: 34 William St South, Dublin 2
More info: https://pinkrestaurant.ie/
Death by Chocolate Box by Very Berry
These carefully selected Irish strawberries from Co. Meath are decorated by hand in Dublin to become a thoughtful and original present. The Death by Chocolate box includes a dozen strawberries hand-dipped in Belgian chocolate and topped with Kinder Bueno, Reeses and other sweet touches. They also do truffles, customised boxes and sets with Prosecco.
Where: Next day delivery in the Dublin area
More info: https://veryberry.ie/
Chocolate Delice at Ryleigh’s
This dessert is available at Ryleigh’s, the rooftop grill and steakhouse on the top of stylish hotel The Mayson. It is a parade of flavours led by chocolate, and followed by raspberry, honeycomb and caramel sauce, with a side of creamy vanilla ice cream.
Where: 81/82 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1
More info: https://ryleighs.ie/
Marshmallow Bomb at Three Twenty Ice Cream Lab
A hot chocolate to remember. Forget the mini-marshmallows and go big with a big toasted one on top of a cup of comforting and rich hot choc. We are getting strong s’mores energy from this drink that you can enjoy as you walk along town, maybe take it to St. Stephen’s Green.
Where: 30 Drury St, Dublin
Fancy Pants Afternoon Tea at The Morrison Hotel
Enjoy an afternoon tea with a twist at this contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Dublin City centre. Chocolate takes the spotlight with a bespoke selection of treats including a Raspberry Chocolate Flourless Cake, Butlers Chocolate Pink Champagne and Wexford Strawberries Eton Mess, and indulgent Opera Cake and a Baileys White Chocolate Mousse with organic berries and meringue shards.
Where: Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin
Le Chocolat de Fred
This charming French chocolate café offers a wide selection of sweet chocolate creations. Choose between milkshakes, crêpes, ice cream or waffles with melted chocolate and tempting toppings, or treat yourself to one of the various types of hot chocolate on the menu. If you’re looking for something to go, they also offer a range of artisan chocolate and sweets not to be missed.
Where: 96 George’s Street Lower, Dún Laoghaire
ARTICLE BY GABY GUEDEZ