This is my first time to Au Chocolat. I was really exited by the pretty displays of chocolates, candies and cakes and before long, I was busy snapping away like a small little girl out on an excursion.
Au Chocolate looks quite spacious on the outside. It occupies more than 2 stores' space. It has a chocolate shop on its own and the cafe is next to it. However, the cafe is quite small. Naturally as we are a big group of 10 and were sharing some food and drinks, the tables were a bit too cramped for us. Nevertheless, we made do with it.
For starters, we had truffle fries as recommended. There was a mild tint of sea-salt which blends very well with the fries. I like the presentation of the fries too as they were wrapped in Au Chocolat's special made newspaper.
For main course, we ordered fish & chips, roast chicken, spicy chorizo pasta, pork ribs, salmon crepe and salon sandwich. Most of the food was too salty, especially the pasta. The sauce was good and the pasta might have been less salty without the cheese. Individual portions were of the right size, but there were too much fries. Their mash potato was very soft and mashed very finely and hence would be a good substitute for fries.
We ordered a couple of drinks and the frozen hot chocolate was really good. It is not frozen and hot as its name suggests, but the chocolate was rich and creamy.
We also ordered a couple of cakes such as the original cheese cake, caramel swirl cake, pistacio cake, chocolate cake and the orange cake. The orginal cheese cake was the best of all.
The service staff were friendly and patient. They were also quick to refill empty glasses and clear away empty plates. They were also fast to respond to our requests for sauces, utensils etc.
Overall, I would say I had a pleasant dining experience at this place. I would recommend it more for desserts than main course. It would also be a good place for a lazy tea afternoon. I hope to go back and try its waffles, crepes and other desserts.
Hot frozen chocolate,cheese cake,truffle fries
Date of Visit: Apr 17, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $56(Dinner)Other Ratings: