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Last night I enjoyed my first ever cheese fondue at SwissÃ´tel The Howard’s Swiss chalet. The chalet offers all the fun of the aprÃ¨s-ski without a gnarly snowboarder in sight!
We enjoyed a carbolicious meal of bread, melted cheese, cold cuts of meat, salad and a delicious apple strudel. The fondue was made with three different cheeses and a generous amount of white wine and kirsch, which gave it a lovely boozy taste.
The cute wooden chalet is filled with authentic Swiss touches – from the antler lampshade to the roaring fire. (Actually it’s not a real fire, or real antlers, but they still look good!) Even the music is Swiss.
I’d highly recommend a trip to SwissÃ´tel‘s chalet – all that dipping and swirling the bread in the gooey cheese definitely makes it more fun than your average restaurant meal and being in the chalet made me feel like I was on holiday.
And if your tummy’s too full of cheese to stagger home, book a room with a river view – the panoramic view across London is stunning and includes the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. It’s no wonder they’ve based their afternoon tea on London landmarks!
The Swiss chalet is open every Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-10pm until 30 April 2010. £23 per person, minimum two people.