I’ve found my new favourite spot to have lunch in central London.

And, it’s got hot chocolate and crème brulee to die for on the menu.

108 Brasserie is part of The Marylebone Hotel, set at the back on the cobbles of Marylebone Lane with its chic, stand-alone entrance.

It has a classic menu which is refined for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a vegan and vegetarian menu, a weekend brunch menu, and bar and brunch bites menus.

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The latest addition to the menu array is the hot chocolate menu, one that won me over with nothing else but its name.

108 Brasserie and Bar teamed up with world renowned chocolatier Pierre Marcolini to create a luxurious hot chocolate menu, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ‘choctails’ on offer.

There’s a Marcolini Mocha with rum, hot chocolate and a velvety base and the Bourbon Bliss with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and vanilla, gingerbread and cinnamon syrups.

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There’s also the Gingerbread Dream made with steamed hot chocolate, with vanilla, gingerbread and cinnamon syrups, whipped cream, marshmallows and gingerbread pieces, and the Five Spiced Delight which is a five-spice cordial infused with vanilla, cinnamon, gingerbread, cloves and cardamom.

I went for the Gingerbread Dream and was NOT disappointed. It tasted as it sounds – flavourful, luxurious, velvety, soft, chocolate-y, and all round divine.

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It was perfect for a cold afternoon where I needed some edible TLC.

The lunch I had to go with my chocolatey scrumptiousness was just as lovely, after I struggled so much to choose what to actually have because the menu is so extensive.

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In the end I went for a tuna tartare to start, and my friend beef tartare, and then for mains we both chose the miso glazed black cod which comes with sticky Jasmine rice and pak choi.

The tuna came with little crackers and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was filled with flavour, fresh and not too filling before the main event.

The miso black cod was soft, moist, and melt-in-the-mouth, and I’ll definitely be craving it again for a while. It went perfectly with the pak choi and jasmine rice, and I was able to dip those into the marinade too.

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As nice as my two savoury courses were, the highlight of the day was definitely dessert. My friend and I both got a crème brulee EACH, and demolished one EACH.

You won’t understand until you try it, honestly, but WOW.

That crème brulee was hands down the best I’ve had and you can quote me on it.

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It was creamy, soft, topped with crunch, and actually not too sickly.

It’s safe to say we ROLLED out of the restaurant, but it’s hard to resist when you’re surrounded by such good food in such a gorgeous three-dining area setting.

I’ll be back as soon as I can!