Gelateria 3bis

© Anne Faber

One of our favourite gelaterias has two branches: the first in Rimini; the second, thankfully, right next to Borough Market. Behind a green frontage, its bright, spacious dining room has full-length windows opening on to the pavement in summer. The menu encompasses frozen yoghurt, ice-cream cakes, brioches and crêpes – the speciality coffees are also worth a mention (the Salcedo was a perfect espresso with liquid chocolate and skimmed milk) – but the real star is the gelato. It’s made on the premises; you can watch the two ice-cream machines, Italian imports, performing at the end of the shop.

Cups and cones come in three sizes starting at £3.20, which is big enough to try at least two flavours. The repertoire includes Italian classics as well as creative English innovations (eton mess, anyone?). Creamy flavours, for example chocolate chip (a classic vanilla cream-based gelato with chunks of dark chocolate), make a perfect pairing with fruity sorbets, such as the refreshing mixed berry sorbet. Ask for a drop of melted gianduja chocolate at the bottom of your cup or cone. It adds a whole new dimension to what might already be London’s best ice-cream.


Venue name: Gelateria 3bis
Address: 4 Park Street
Opening hours: Open 8am-10pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: Ice cream for two: around £10.

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Their gelato and crepes were delicious. Staff were friendly if a little disorganised which didn't matter to us because it was near empty at that time of day. Confused as to why they don't bring food and drink to you considering it wouldn't take that much effort on their part. They lose a star because the (very expensive) milkshake was poor. Mainly made of milk, thin as anything and tasteless. As a person who is a milkshake connoisseur that is a heinous crime. Would mark it down further but gelato really is that scrummy. (Try the Nocciola)


The best icecream I ever had. Tried few flavours, crepes and also cakes. All delicious. K