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Chin Chin Laboratorists

#80 of 18,305 Restaurants 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

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Worth travelling for!!

What can I say about chin chin apart from AMAZING seriously the best ice cream I have ever tasted. I had the vanilla with pastichio topping, the flavour was brilliant and even better is watching your order being made real alcamy. Make the trip and try it out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Adam T
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What can I say about chin chin apart from AMAZING seriously the best ice cream I have ever tasted. I had the vanilla with pastichio topping, the flavour was brilliant and even better is watching your order being made real alcamy. Make the trip and try it out.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went to this place over the weekend and I must say the service is great. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get into the shop because the queue was quite long. Prices are high at £3.95 per cup, and for a single flavour. The ice cream itself was very standard. I went for the Chocolate which wasn't sweet... More 

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Northampton
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We watched these guys on Food and Drink and as we were in Camden Town this weekend we popped in. I am so pleased we did. From the moment you open the door, the smell lets you know you are somewhere full of deliciousness, the atmosphere is great and staff very friendly, I chose white chocolate caramelised with a rose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What a delightful place: sensational ice cream, lovely people, funky vibe, science lab liquid nitrogen excitement (perfect for 10 and 12 year old boys). We will be back!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We had the warming chocolate brownie, with delicious vanilla ice cream topped with melted chocolate. Great cafe, lovely food, charming staff, thank you.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My lofty expectations of Chin Chin Labs have never been undone. Will nitrogen-frozen ice cream just be a gimmick? Will their ice cream actually taste like the unusual flavours they claim are involved? Will the price put you off? Happily, the answers are: no (absolutely not), yes (most definitely), and I very much doubt it. The use of liquid nitrogen... More 

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Newtownards
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Been here several times and cannot speak highly enough of both the ice cream and the guy that owns and runs it.Nowhere else comes close.Always worth a return visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a fantastic idea. The staff are great & I love that shop is open plan so that you can see your ice cream being made to order. The end result is an ice cream that tastes like no other. I would highly recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I decided to pop into this place mostly for the novelty factor. It was fun watching them make the ice cream with the liquid nitrogen in front of us, but I didn't expect the ice cream to be so good! It's the smoothest I've ever had and the flavours were unusual and tasty. Will definitely be back!

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Deal, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

As you walk up to Camden Lock Market it is clear that this is a trendy place - the average age of the crowds (who were out even on a cold Monday in December) was much younger than in many parts of the city. Art and design shops abound, along with eating places. Chin Chin Laboratorists is one among many,... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?