Gelateria 3bis

Restaurants, Italian South Bank
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Gelateria 3bis
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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.
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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I visited 3bis yesterday with some friends, the pricing someone else is saying here is actually wrong, you get 2 flavours for £3.50. They way it works is like in Italy (I'm Italian), you don't pay per scoop, the minimum are two flavours and they are not completely rounded like you normally expect. That's how gelato in Italy is. 

Apart from pricing, the gelato is delicious, one of my favourite in London so far. They don't have as many flavours as amorino but you get all the classics plus some special ones like Mascarpone and Figs and Peanut butter, they also put you some Nutella inside the cone, at no extra cost. 

Highly recommended! 


Good gelato in London is really not that easy to find! Being an avid lover of Pistachio and Chocolate gelato I always find it hard to try out other flavours. However, their Mascarpone and fig flavour took me by surprise! This time around I tried Stracciatella, it was not bad as well. Perfect treat on a hot day (or even if it's not!). 

Regarding the best gelato in London though, ever since I've had La Gelatiera's (Covent Garden), I've been completely converted. Their pistachio is just THE BEST you can ever find in London. 3Bis' is slightly lacking in terms of flavour and richness, but nonetheless a very good one.


Simply the best gelato in London, with deep, rich flavours and the extra bonus of chocolate in the bottom of the cone. The staff are always enthusiastic and really seem to want customers to enjoy their gelato, cakes and drinks. There is also a steady stream of staff from neighbouring restaurants who come in for the coffee, so Viva L'Italia!

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Amazing gelato and just around the corner, what else can a person ask for. Particularly after a long day at work it's the perfect treat. The only less good thing about it it's that it has 2 pubs right in front and after five you have all the half drunk people in the middle of the street when you're trying to enjoy some quiet and peaceful gelato time. That bit of gianduia with the ice cream is delicious yum yum :) 

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

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Ach! I was so disappointed with this place. £4.50 for 2 small scoops of ice cream in a cone is just bloody ridiculous. I've been to a few recently in Soho that are similar in price but they are GENEROUS and really you end up with half a tub of ice cream! + the ice cream wasn't alllll that.

There are about 10 different flavours - standard fruits, chocolate, caramel etc. My bf got a scoop of peanut butter and a scoop of chocolate; peanut butter was a bit bland but the chocolate was pretty good.

Service was slow and rude. 

The only reason they didn't get 2* was because they have liquid chocolate on tap which they pop in the bottom of your cone - cute!