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Chin Chin Laboratorists

#196 of 18,020 Places to Eat in London
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Ice Cream
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49-50 Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF, England
07885 604 284
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent ice cream

Even with a small selection of flavours, this is my favourite ice cream in london. The two standard flavours are superb (vanilla and deep dark chocolate!) their other ones are more adventurous. The texture is the best, courtesy of being made right in front your eyes with liquid nitrogen. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
paulapaulita
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Even with a small selection of flavours, this is my favourite ice cream in london. The two standard flavours are superb (vanilla and deep dark chocolate!) their other ones are more adventurous. The texture is the best, courtesy of being made right in front your eyes with liquid nitrogen. The experience is brilliant!

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Heard about this place through a friend and dragged my owners half way across London to visit. I was a bit disappointed by he choice of flavours there was only about 5 and a couple of them I just didn't think went together eg grape with peanut butter mousse ( peanut butter ice cream would have been amazing but not... More 

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is just amazing ice cream. The smoothest and most flavoursome vanilla I think I've ever had - and the toppings (I had grilled white chocolate) are different but not,pretentious. We did have a short wait as each order is made freshly, and you can watch yours being made - and interesting process, and straight out on Willy Wonka's chocolate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Heard about chin chin labs through word of mouth and was glad I did. As the ice cream is frozen on the spot you do have to queue but we were having a leisurely day out so we didn't mind at all. Also it means the ice cream is really fresh and free of ice crystals so it's lovely and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Absolutely brilliant! The staff were super friendly and welcoming. And the ice cream was delicious! Plus, it was the coolest process watching them hand-make your ice cream with liquid nitrogen. It is creative and silly, and definitely worth visit for an afternoon treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Well now, as different goes the Chin Chin Labs have it all. They are an approachable unassuming bunch who are incredibly friendly. They've been running for 5 years and clearly love what they do. I read a review of Chin Chin Labs and wanted to see it for myself, and what a treat to behold. There is nothing poncy or... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We came across this place at the end of the Sunday market. Wish we tried the ice cream but I opted for a hot chocolate with marshmallows. The chocolate is Valrhona which is just about as good as you can get. Put it this way, I have had a hot drink which costs three times as much at the Lindt... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

OH is an ice cream fiend and after seeing this place on Tom Kerridges' show a few weeks ago - we had to go and sample. We went on Easter Sunday and the market was super busy. We queued for about 20 minutes and it wasn't hard to choose - only a few choices. We went with a chocolate and... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I have never been a huge fan of ice cream. We'd been walking through Camden all day and wanted a cup of tea. We popped in the first place we came across which happened to be this place. My niece ordered a passionfruit meringue nest ice cream, my daughter a hot chocolate and myself and sister a cuppa each. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amusingly lovely restaurant, the food was just unbelievably good, i think these is one of the best meals we ever had!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 07885 604 284

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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