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 commendably 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:|
49-50 Camden Lock Place
|Opening hours:||Open noon-7pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
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Discovered it by accident an been many times back since. First - greta customer service, helpful and professional staff. If you don't know which taste to choose you can trust them 100% to recommend a right one for you.
it can look a bit pricy, but quality of the ice cream is totally worth it.
Having lived in London for a while now and loving gelatto, it's suprising that it took me so long to get myself to Chin Chin Labs. But boy oh boy am I glad that I finally did.
Yesterday I headed to Camden Market thinking of sinking my teeth into a cronut (which I did) but as I mentioned my plan to some friends, it quickly evolved from a one-woman trip for self-indulgence to a group expedition in search for the wonderful, wonderful concoctions from Chin Chin Labs. This was thanks to a friend who vists that place so regularly that he may have to pitch a tent next to it soon.
I was intrigued by the Burnt Butter Caramel flavour and could barely contain my excitment as it was prepared. My eyes darted around the shop and tried to take it all in (those nitrogen tanks are pretty cool and the packaged, ice-cream complimentary goodies are sooooo tempting). My friends picked other flavours such as cofee and cake and mango. I sampled (and loved them all).
My favourite was probably the Mango - that fluffly gooey marhsmellow under the icecream is bliss.
So, pencil in some gym time for afterwards and get yourself to Camden and Chin Chin Labs - you'll thank me for it
Chin chin labs is undeniably one of the coolest places in Camden, sorry for the lousy pun, but there really is no other way of describing it. When you first walk inside you feel as though you have stepped into the laboratory of a mad scientist, which in a way – you have. http://www.lesgreedycochons.co.uk/2012/05/review-chin-chin-labs/
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!
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.
Best ice cream I have ever bloody tasted! Not to mention a fascinating experience. Would definitely recommend checking this out.
Ice cream was delicious and a very good explication of the process was given! Would definitely recommend it...