We've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.
At this time of the year, ice-cream pop-ups are ten a penny in London, but we have to say The House of Ice Cream that opens today in Farringdon has got our attention. The two week pop-up by Fuller's Kitchen, next to The Conductor pub, has been timed to launch ahead of National Ice-cream Day and will be serving up ice cream with a side of chips, chicken and hot sauce.
Choose from two mains - ice cream and fries or with fried chicken, desserts consist of
Super when the weather is scorching and even on the many, many days it's not - we pick out London's best ice-cream and gelato purveyors.
You've got to hand it those Italians - not only do they know how to make cracking gelato, but they're also a dab hand at planning the perfect opening for their latest shop in London.
With the coming days in London set to scorchio, the Florentine company will be throwing open the doors to their new ice-cream parlour on the Fulham Road. Even better, this new branch will have a lovely garden out the back. So alfresco meets gelato just as the British summer comes
As the weather takes a turn for the better again (looks out the window - not yet) this new mash-up at Selfridges may be just the thing. Popping up at the Snowflake gelato shop for a few weeks is a mash-up between Blondies Kitchen and Snowflake Gelato - an ice cream and cookie pop-up.
On offer is:
From today, London is getting a new cereal bar - but this is no Cereal Killer. This much more high-end approach is linking in with the launch of NYC's top fashion brand Kith, who have opened a store inside the Selfridges menswear department. And they've brought over the much-loved Kith Treats from New York too.
Kith Treats is all about cereal (the
Last year, their What-A-Melon Soft Serve practically broke Instagram, so the Dominique Ansel Bakery London are hoping for similar success with their 2019 flavour.
Launching on Friday the Rhubarb & Custard Soft Serve not only looks beautiful but sounds like it would taste pretty great too. It's a combo of rhubarb sorbet and custard soft serve in a hand-rolled ginger honey tuile waffle cone and topped with a crunchy rhubarb
We've long been fans of Ice Cream Union, from back in the days when they used to serve directly out of their warehouse in Spa Terminus, just around the corner from Maltby Street. But now the business has truly come of age, opening its first parlour in chichi Chelsea.
The attention to detail and sourcing is key - from the Original Beans Cru Virunga chocolate they put in their Stracciatella to the fresh Alfonso mangos in their Mango Sorbet.
It's a two for one at this new Hoxton restaurant where you can try the Filipino take on ceviche and a menu of artisan ice-creams served in young coconut shells.
Hello Kitty Fans - and we know there are a lot out there - should be up for this new appearance of her on the London food scene. There have been Hello Kitty pop-up cafés before - but this time behold the Hello Kitty Bubblewrap!
It's a collaboration with Bubblewrap Waffle in Chinatown and is a red velvet waffle base filled with rose and strawberry gelato and topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fresh
Yes we know the best of the Summer may well be behind us, but we're still up for as much ice cream as we can handle (i.e. a lot). And as such, we quite love the idea of the latest Ben and Jerry's creation - the Ice Ice Bagel. Yes indeed, that's a bagel ice-cream sandwich (made with Scotland's Bross Bagels).
There are two on offer - and they are:
This will be the second site for Mamasons, with the previous one opening in Kentish Town in 2017. If you’ve not been or are unfamiliar with the concept of Filipino “dirty" ice cream, it’s basically the nickname used to describe ice cream made in a steel drum with ice and salt in the hawker markets of Manila.
South London Willy Wonkas Bompas & Parr are at it again, this time with a seasonal ice-cream exhibition in King’s Cross that celebrates the dessert - with more than a few immersive installations.
SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream will be settling in for a summer residency at Gasholders London in King’s Cross. Inside, you’ll be able to marvel at all kinds of ice-cream ephemera as you
From more bleeding burgers to the return of Rita's, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
To us, very little says summer more than soft-serve ice cream (or just "soft ice cream" as we used to know it). So we're very much looking forward to the next pop-up from Blondies Kitchen, which takes their usual milk and cookies offering to the next level.
They'll be serving up the soft serve ice cream - made with Jersey milk and Guernsey cream - combined with a cookie topping (and their
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