Established in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is Britain’s first luxury chocolatier.
Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales) Madame Charbonnel, known for making fine chocolates in Paris, was introduced to Mrs. Walker from London.
Mrs. Walker made the finest jewellery boxes, hat boxes and more. Together Mme Charbonnel and Mrs. Walker created Charbonnel et Walker. Beautiful chocolates presented in beautiful gift boxes.
In 1970, the company was awarded the Royal Warrant to Queen Elizabeth II. A very special moment in the history of Charbonnel et Walker.
Our original shop opened at 173 New Bond Street in Mayfair and has remained on Bond Street ever since. It is housed in one of London’s most elegant arcades, the Royal Arcade on Old Bond Street.
The rich heritage of Charbonnel et Walker weaves together a magnificent patronage of colourful characters from Royalty and Aristocracy to Socialites and Screen Legends.
Our iconic customers have included Princess Diana, Wallis Simpson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Alec Guinness, Lauren Bacall, Noel Coward (who requested a box of our finest selections to be delivered to his home every fortnight ) and Prince Francis of Teck (who once bequeathed the Teck Emeralds to his mistress) after courting her with Charbonnel et Walker chocolates.
Our Chocolates And Truffles
Charbonnel et Walker chocolates are hand-made to the traditional recipes of Madame Charbonnel. We are particularly renowned for our dark chocolate, made from the finest dark couverture. The result is a decadently rich taste and an unforgettable experience. Our luxurious hand-made boxes and satin ribbons complete the perfect gift for every occasion.
A beautifully presented box of Charbonnel et Walker chocolates is certain to delight, an exquisite expression of your care and affection.