Gelateria Danieli

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Gelateria Danieli
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Gelateria Danieli

In a lane that’s close to Richmond Green, Gelateria Danieli is a tiny shop with a thriving takeaway business. In warm weather, you can head off with a mouth-watering scoop of the flavour of the day and bask in the sun on the grass nearby.

Apart from regular flavours such as milk chocolate, pistachio or tiramisu, there are seasonal ones: on our visit, a mango gelato. This had a fresh, intense taste; we were surprised to find staff were using the kesar (‘saffron’) variety of mango, a popular variety in Gujarat – sweeter than the more usual alphonso. A take on that British classic, the bakewell tart, had a pleasantly jammy tang. More refreshing was crema siciliana, a rich ice-cream with candy-like crystallised orange and orange syrup.

Gelateria Danieli also offers several sorbets, and cone options such as gluten-free rice cones. Service was attentive and friendly, with the staff happy to let you try flavours and help you make your choice. A small branch also opened in the West End in 2012.


Venue name: Gelateria Danieli
Address: 16 Brewers Lane
Opening hours: Open Summer 10am-10pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun. Winter 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun. Times may vary, phone to check
Transport: Tube: Richmond tube/rail
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Love this place, queues out the door on a nice day means I'm not the only one! A very Richmond thing, a local gelataria, but great nonetheless. Staff are very nice and helpful too!


Tucked away just off the green in Richmond. It's a bit pricey, the staff was not the friendliest, and the lines are long. Sounds like I'm complaint?! No, it is simply one of the best around. Nothing tops off a warm day in Richmond like a scoop from here, eating it on the green.


Luxury ice cream right next to the green- what more could you want in Richmond on a hot summers day?

The ice-cream selection is mouth-watering and luckily you can have a free taster to help you decide. Ideally you'd choose 3 and go for a scoop of each, but at a minimum £2.50 a pop it's not cheap. There's also a selection of cones, including gluten free and wafer covered in chocolate and nuts.

All the ice-cream is made on-site and contains less fat than most other gelato- although you'd never taste the difference.

The place is tiny and the last time I popped in to get 4 coffees to enjoy with friends in the sun on the green, I spent so long waiting for them- close to 10 minutes- that by the time I came out it was over-cast.

Some of the clientele can be so incredibly fussy and scrutinise every ingredient, I wonder why they bother going in there in the first place. They just cause a massive queue- which I suppose isn't the worst thing if you're a business, but for a customer waiting to order, or one that has ordered and just wants the server to get on with it, it's a pain.

Next time I'll skip the coffee.

But you just can't slate the ice-cream, it's divine and quick to serve, so join the queue.

The best ice cream shop ever - peanut butter and chocolate ice cream perfection

Friendly, welcoming and bursting with delicious, health-aware treats. Carlo and Bridget run Danieli's with the love and passion for which they're renowned, GD keeps suprising and delighting it's loyal customers with mesmerising new flavours regularly created from Bridget's own kitchen.

The best ice cream and chocolate in London! Fact! Absolutely delicious and the friendliest staff ever! Highly recommended. And enjoy enjoy enjoy! You won't be sorry! X

Best ice-cream I have ever tasted and the flavours tantalize the taste buds, it is made on the premises so if your favourite flavour runs out you don't have to wait ages to have some again.