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Chin Chin Laboratorists

49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, England
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Ranked #97 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

When I saw the website I thought this place must be pure gimmick but, being a sucker for gimmicks, I was straight down there. Outside was a long queue and I usually won't queue for food as queuing for food is something I associate with school dinners/the former Soviet Union. The weird thing is that this time an inner voice... More

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lincolnshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Came across this ice cream parlour ( more laboratory ) by accident. Saw how many people were waiting outside so decided to give it a try. If you have never had Nitro Ice Cream try it. The flavours are different to the norm and you get to see it made in front of your eyes in about 10 seconds. The... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Chin Chin labs shop is really quirky and fun to visit. The equipment is interesting to watch and the staff are friendly and pretty much performance actors who add an element of theatre to the ordering process. Unfortunately my icrecream was absolutely foul. I ordered one of the specials - purple basil. It mainly tasted of salt, seemed to... More

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Florence, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We read other TA comments, but we weren't convinced . It was such a good surprise, even for Italian foodies as we are.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Or rather, no ice crystals in this as the liquid nitrogen freezes the base mixture so quickly that crystals don't develop. This give a very smooth, intense ice cream - lovely. Interesting flavours, great staff explaining the process and a big hit with adults and teenagers alike. Thanks!

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having discovered this fantastic place over 3 years ago I can't believe it's taken me this long to review it. An absolute gem not only for the fantastic ice cream itself, but the wonderful staff, the drama and the whole set up! We take every single one of our friends there when they come to visit us in London. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this amazing ice cream parlour. Excellent customer service, the guys really knew their stuff and we're extremely friendly and welcoming without bring pushy. It was fascinating watching the ice cream being made and being told about the process was great. But by far the best part was the actual ice cream, the flavours were amazing. Amongst the best... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Was very good raising the humble ice cream to a new level. Friendly welcome, told us what was going on as they made our ice cream with the nitrogen, great theatre of it too. Has the Brownie biscuit sandwich awesome. Biscuit had crunchy outside gooey middle and with super ice cream too. Will be going back again next time for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous ice-cream and great, in a geeky way, to see clouds of nitrogen gas spilling out all over the place. There are some delicious and unusual flavours, some with a twist on standard flavours. Lots of toppings to choose from. I went for raspberry sauce- made from real raspberries! Soooo tasty! It's not cheap and portions aren't that big but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Simple review. Best ice cream ever! Loved it. So good and so much flavour. Inventive ideas, flavours and lovely staff. Can't recommend enough.

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