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Chin Chin Laboratorists

#3 of 274 Dessert in London
#180 of 19,601 Places to Eat in London
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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
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  • 4
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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
This place is awesome!

I love how they make the ice-creams - it looks a little like a lab experiment. The cookie ice-cream sandwich is a must-try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Iqista L
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how they make the ice-creams - it looks a little like a lab experiment. The cookie ice-cream sandwich is a must-try!

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Thank Iqista L
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're around Camden Market, swing through Chin Chin and get the hot chocolate (better yet, convince someone to get some ice cream so you can try both. I wish I had thought of that). If you like very sweet treats (or really bomb instagram food shots) get the marshmallow topping (I found it a bit too sweet and wished... More 

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Thank Khamachek
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the most interesting and unique ice cream flavours I've ever tasted! I believe it was peach sorbet with blue cheese and biscuit crumble, and it was one of their specials back in May/June 2015. It was delicious! I loved the idea of having a fruit sorbet combined with the savoury touch of blue cheese and the added... More 

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Thank LeeLee S
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ice cream is amazing and the menu changes weekly. The staff in there are great and very friendly as well. The topping are great as well especially the salted caramel sauce and grilled white chocolate. Great place to take kids as they can see the ice cream being made but check before hand the flavours as theres not huge... More 

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Thank cuddlepingu
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want the best, most exquisite and unusual flavoured ice cream this place in Camden is an absolute must! The valrhona chocolate is to die for and all these incredible smooth flavours are the result of liquid nitrogen doing what it does best. New sensations every week along with the favourite classics...enjoy!

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Thank Raine1810
gizzie121
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Words cannot express how good the sticky toffee warmie is. I embarrassed myself with mmmmmms and closed eyes. I will be back! My partner had a hot chocolate and she said its one of the best in London.

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Thank gizzie121
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My boyfriend discovered the place year ago and we kept thinking about visiting again, so I could try the "nitrogen ice cream". Both types - salted caramel and cherry/juniper - were delicious! You pay more than for an ordinary ice cream - around £4.5 per scoop - but it is well worth to try!

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Thank Monika M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I only have one word to sum this up - delicious!!! If you need to have ice cream in London, this is the place to go and the staff are so friendly

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Thank yd20152015
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Breaking Bad of the ICE cream world! In the corners of Camden food market, this gem of an ice cream place is definitely worth a visit for solely to see the quirky imagination that goes into the final product. I am a lover of desserts but ice cream has never really appealed to me as a stand alone 'snack/dessert' so... More 

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Thank Abdurrahman M
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were invited to choose an ice-cream from a menu which was explained to us, then asked to stand where we could watch our ice-cream being made. I chose the Xmas Special which was described as "it tastes like the smell of a Christmas tree". It was, indeed, made before our eyes with liquid nitrogen, and served with a topping.... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?