East London is curiously bereft of good ice cream parlours, but this branch of the chain is handily located for the passing trade going into Old Spitalfields Market.
A takeaway counter sells a dozen or so ices, from £1.85 a scoop – including ‘banana blue’ which tastes of frozen banana, but has lurid food colouring staining it bubblegum blue. Other flavours include Irish cream and double chocolate – and, typically, around another dozen choices.
If you’re eating out, the gelateria counter faces a large square with wooden bench seating and a sail-like sun canopy. There are also milkshakes and sundaes on offer.
The original Gelateria Valerie near Sloane Square has an even more extensive selection of ices, freshly made every day.