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Across the UK, restaurants are reviving a patisserie icon: the choux bun

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Price: £13
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Sète, Margate

Sète, named after the French coastal town, offers a choux bun dessert that perfectly encompasses the restaurant’s concept of marrying French culinary influences with high-quality Kent produce. A buoyant bun is crammed full of sunshine yellow custard and cubes of glazed rhubarb.

Price: £8
Website: setemargate.com

Donia, Soho

Donia, which pays homage to Filipino cooking with hints of European techniques and influences, has a solid dollop of lilac-hued ube cream wedged within a crunchy and crackled choux pastry shell. Also oozing from this delicately tropical choux tower are ube praliné and coconut chantilly. Many Londoners will recognise the not-so-subtle nod to Mamasons, the dessert parlour who painted the town purple with its famed ube ice cream sandwiches.

Price: £12
Website: doniarestaurant.com

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Kudu Grill

Kudu Grill, Peckham

The South African culinary influences behind local favourite Kudu Grill continue on in their dessert menu. Inside their golden brown globe of choux is a filling based on Melktert (South African milk tart). The bun sits on a cushion of jasmine ice cream and is topped with small discs of candied kumquat for a colourful and citrusy pop.

Price: £10
Website: kuducollective.com

Climat, Parsonage

Along with impressive views of Manchester’s skyline, wine-led rooftop restaurant Climat currently offers a craquelin choux bun spilling with candy-pink rhubarb ice cream, cooked rhubarb, and custard for its personalised riff on the classic pudding combo. Tiramisu fans – look out to see if the ‘tiramichoux’ makes a comeback.

Price: £9
Website: restaurantclimat.co.uk

Eleanore, Leith Walk

Choux bun desserts are a regular feature at Eleanore, an intimate spot presenting elevated yet playful set menus. One such variety is their ‘tiramichoux’, a choux bun cementing together chocolate and almond sponge, coffee parfait, mascarpone mousse and chocolate caramel sauce. Other choux-sions include Mont Blanc and blackberry and black sesame.


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