Godiva are also centrally located on Regent Street, half way between Leonidas and Piccadilly and just 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station and 4 minutes from Piccadilly tube station.
I did love the outside of the shop. The building was a Georgian style but with a Greek theme. The window display was Valentine’s Day themed but they took a nice, natural, unique approach to it. From the outside it looked enticing.
The Walk In
As I stepped foot in the staff looked friendly, it was well decorated but it felt strange having a counter directly in front of you. But that didn’t put me off, the chocolates were well presented and made me want to explore.
There didn’t seem to be a huge selection. There was a variety of boxed chocolates to the left and on the right there was the Valentine’s range. I seem to recall some chocolates in the middle and the truffles at the counter.
They did, however, have a range of chocolate products that weren’t present in the other stores I visited that day.
The staff did look friendly, there may have been no friendly chat with myself, but they were very helpful to another customer in the shop which indicated that if I needed any help they’ll be keen to do what they can.
The prices do seem to be reasonable, but not ‘cheap’ like Leonidas. Despite being on Regent Street I didn’t feel that the prices were aimed at tourists. A box of 12 truffles were £12.65, other shops in the area would charge 40% or 50% more.
Dot wasn’t too impressed by her Chocoiste that she tried, giving it only 55%. I’ll wait until I’ve tried the truffles until I give them a score.
A pleasant experience, but I’ve not tried the chocolate yet.
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