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A second Ruby Violet ice-cream parlour, in King’s Cross.
Ruby Violet is an ice-cream parlour for adults. There are no pastels or outlandish novelty flavours here. But there is wine by the glass, dim lighting and cosy spots to eat ice cream that’s simple, handmade with local ingredients and (sometimes) boozy.
All the best flavours were vanilla-with-a-swirl-of-something, though it wouldn’t be wrong to get a scoop of creamy, delicious vanilla on its own. Kentish Town honey and honeycomb was the clear winner. Legend has it that the swirls of sweet local honey and crunchy shards of honeycomb are so fresh in this flavour that the local bees come out to play while it’s churning. Raspberry ripple, with vanilla and a sweet swirl of fresh fruit, was also a delight, and felt like a lighter, less rich option. Salted caramel with almond brittle and apricot with sour cream were both lovely, but a little too sickly to finish, while tiramisu was nice but (be warned) tasted more like rum than coffee, chocolate or cream.
There are hard milkshakes, hot chocolates and dessert spirits available on the drinks menu. Two hot chocolates (one short and intense, the other long and frothy) were beautifully presented on a golden tray but sadly were otherwise unremarkable.
It’s quite romantic at this branch of Ruby Violet, so the perfect time to visit is late at night when you’re with someone and you’re not quite ready to go home. If you’re here during the day, though, with kids in tow, don’t panic: they’re more than welcome. Plus there’s a Ruby V ice-cream cart parked outside. So cute.
Midland Goods Shed
3 Wharf Rd
|Transport:||Tube: King's Cross|
|Price:||Ice cream and drinks for two: £25.|
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I just visited as a walk by. Ruby Violet is a hidden gem in the ever busy Kings Cross area with their unusual yet very tasty ice cream. They don't offer a vanilla flavour but rather their tasty alternative 'Maxi Moo Moo' which reminds me of a childhood treat, Mini Milks.
The member of staff, Layla, was very helpful in deciding what flavour to get suggesting their very floral 'Violet Choc Chip' and 'Blackcurrant sorbet'. Although both were nice I opted for the the alcoholic 'Raspberry, Rosewater and Prosecco' sorbet for a pound extra and their long and frothy hot chocolate. I sat inside, it was rather quiet so I had a beautifully lit seating area to myself, and waited for my hot chocolate and sorbet. The presentation was beautiful, the sorbet arriving in a glass bowl and the hot chocolate arriving in a gorgeous gold plated cup with the milk on the side. On first look the chocolate looked very intense and decadent so I cheekily dipped the shortbread biscuit provided into the drink and ate it. It was good, almost dessert-like but I prefer my hot chocolate milky which is why I thought it was genius to have the milk on the side so the customer can decide how intense they want it. I mixed the milk in and tried again, I must say it was the best hot chocolate I've had in a while, definitely worth the £3.50.
It's a shame this parlour is so hidden from public eye as I might have stumbled across this sooner! I will be returning to try one of their cocktails and baked alaskas, and will definitely be bringing along some company.
My favourite ice cream shop in London! Beats everywhere else for me! You won’t find these flavours anywhere else! Xx
Amazing, cosy ice cream parlour in the heat of Kings Cross. Amazing flavours range from Violet choc chip, malted milk, salted caramel ice cream with almond nut brittle to vegan sorbets, chocolate, elderflower and prosecco and blood orange! Definitely worth a visit if you're in London.
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