From new-fangled flavours courtesy of Poco Gelato at London Cheesemongers on Pavilion Road, to a classic tarte tatin at Colbert, here are the best places to eat ice cream in the neighbourhood.
WHERE: Foodmarket, at Harvey Nichols 5th Floor
THE ORDER: Remeo Gelato
BEST FLAVOUR: Pistachio Siciliano
WHY YOU NEED IT: Remeo Gelato uses the finest variety of Sicilian pistachios to create an intense, natural, full-of-fragrance flavour. By carefully blending the nuts with high-quality fresh milk from the North of Italy, they deliver a rich and indulgent treat with a creamy texture and delicate perfume. It’s lighter than ice cream and it’s the first artisan gelato sold in jars, entirely produced in Italy. 100% natural and gluten free.
ADDRESS: Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
PRICE: £2.95 for 100ml or £7.50 for 500ml
WHERE: Bluebird Chelsea
THE ORDER: SaltED Caramel Profiteroles, Pistachio Ice Cream
WHY YOU NEED IT: An indulgent take on classic profiteroles, the combination of salted caramel with the nutty pistachio ice-cream is a match made in heaven.
ADDRESS: 350 King’s Road, London, W3 5UU
THE ORDER: Tarte Tatin
WHY YOU NEED IT: Ice cream and a hot tarte tatin – the perfect combination for London’s changeable summer weather. Just want the ice cream? Colbert also serves irresistible coupes filled with flavours of your choice.
ADDRESS: 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX
WHERE: Chinoiserie at Jumeirah Carlton Tower
THE ORDER: Ice cream and sugar-free ice cream
BEST FLAVOURS: Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate
WHY YOU NEED IT: For those looking for a sugar hit, you can opt for the full works with berry, toffee or chocolate sauce. If you’re after a healthier option, all of the flavours are available sugar-free. What’s more, from 3pm-6pm daily, you can enjoy your ice cream accompanied by live music from the hotel’s resident harpist.
ADDRESS: Jumeirah Carlton Tower, 1 Cadogan Place, London, SW1X 9PY
WHERE: London Cheesemongers
THE ORDER: Deliciously creamy gelato by Poco Gelato
BEST FLAVOURS: You’ve got to try Cereal Milk and Lavender
WHY YOU NEED IT: Poco Gelato makes small batch free range Guernsey milk ice cream and sorbet from scratch with local, seasonal produce.
ADDRESS: 251 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0B
PRICE: From £2.50 for 125ml