Chin Chin Laboratorists

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Chin Chin
Camden

Now a fixture of Camden Market, the innovative Chin Chin Labs – where ice-cream is frozen to order amid billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen-generated steam – may not seem as wacky as it once did, but there are always new tourists to surprise, and plenty of regulars happy to queue for the fabulous ice-cream. The menu is commandingly short: chocolate, vanilla and two specials – one ice-cream, one dairy-free sorbet.

The latter always astounds with its fat-free creaminess and cool flavours, such as griddled peach, watermelon and dill, or beetroot choc chip. Haute cuisine references are frequent in flavours such as coffee and tobacco, or Guinness caramel with smoked salt. Experimental, yes, but the results are reliably superb. Pimp your tub with a veritable chemistry set of sprinkles and sauces (we liked the white chocolate-coated potato chips with our summery strawberry and hay ice-cream) – you too can be a molecular gastronomist.

 

Venue name: Chin Chin Laboratorists
Contact:
Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Place
London
NW1 8AF
Opening hours: Open noon-7pm daily
Transport: Tube: Camden Town

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Raoul Duke

This is the most fantastic ice-cream I have ever tasted - definitely not a gimmick at all. I cannot understand those who say the ice-cream lacks flavour - they obviously didn't try the mango and ginger sorbet, which was the most delicious and refreshing thing I have ever tasted. Even their vanilla is divine!

Tanya

Best ice-cream in London. Not only for the experience, but the top-notch customer service, the creativity of their flavours and above all the great quality ingredients. Cannot recommend enough. They deserve every success.

Dave

Best ice cream I have ever bloody tasted! Not to mention a fascinating experience. Would definitely recommend checking this out.

Diana Rodriguez

Ice cream was delicious and a very good explication of the process was given! Would definitely recommend it...