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8 Of The Best Ice-Cream Parlours

8 of the best ice-cream parlours in the UK

No need to listen out for the ice-cream van. We'll deliver gelato and ice-cold milkshakes from some of the UK's best dessert joints straight to your door. Here are eight of our favourite places for a scoop of the cold stuff.

1. Snowflake Gelato, London


What's the scoop? Snowflake's handmade gelato has won multiple awards – and it's easy to see why. On its own or dolloped onto one of their delicious crepes, cakes, or waffles, it tastes simply divine.

What's the flavour? Our fave is Strawberry Sorbet, given a coveted three stars at the 2015 Great Taste Awards.

Where is it? Snowflake Gelato Bayswater, Soho, South Kensington, Edgware Road

2. Gelateria 3Bis, London


What's the scoop? A TimeOut favourite, 3Bis uses a traditional 1950s ice-cream machine to make creamy gelato. With fun flavours like Eton Mess, or more sophisticated scoops like mascarpone and fig, it's a must-try.

What's the flavour? Panna Cotta gelato

Where is it? Gelateria 3Bis, Borough Market

3. Pan-n-Ice, Bristol


What's the scoop? The latest craze: a creamy vanilla base smashed up with fruit, biscuits or chocolate. Made on a frozen plate, it's spread thin and scraped into tasty ice-cream rolls!

What's the flavour? 'Mess That Was Eton!' – a vanilla base with British strawberries, raspberries and meringue.

Where is it? Pan 'n' Ice, Bristol

4. Amorino, London


What's the scoop? Be the envy of all Instagrammers with Amorino's gelato macarons. They just look too good to eat. Almost.

What's the flavour? Their signature speculoos. Ice-cream that tastes like cinnamon biscuits? Cookie dough, eat your heart out.

Where is it? Amorino Chelsea, Soho, Covent Garden, Islington, Stratford, Fulham, Camden

5. Creams, Nationwide


What's the scoop? This US-style parlour covers the full dessert spectrum: fresh, hot waffles and crepes, stacked-up sundaes, and frothy milkshakes.

What's the flavour? The Ferrero Rocher Sundae

Where is it? Creams Brighton, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Worcester, Watford

6. Marine Ices, London


What's the scoop? For classic Italian ice-cream, this Camden joint is your go-to. Build your own milkshake with a choice of 30 flavours, or go for one of their epic sundaes. Massive plus – you'll avoid the guaranteed summer queues by ordering through Deliveroo!  

What's the flavour? Tiramisu milkshake

Where is it? Marine Ices, Camden

7. S. Luca of Musselburgh, Edinburgh


What's the scoop? S. Luca has been crafting luxury gelato for over a century, using a grandfather's original recipe that mixes Scottish and Italian traditions.

What's the flavour? Irn Bru sorbet!

Where is it? S. Luca, Edinburgh

8. Scoop, London


What's the scoop? Grab a spoon and get stuck in to Scoop's delicious tubs of classically Italian gelato, whenever your ice-cream craving kicks in.

What's the flavour? The cheesecake gelato

Where is it? Scoop Covent Garden, Soho, South Kensington, Brixton

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