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Marine Ices

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Italian, Ice Cream
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61 Chalk Farm Road, London, London NW1 8AN, England
+44 20 7428 9990
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Reservations
Description: Enjoying a faithful following since 1947, Marine Ices serves delicious...
Enjoying a faithful following since 1947, Marine Ices serves delicious Italian ice cream.
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Takeaway ice cream

We just got ice cream to take away and they had so many different flavours! I had hazelnut and salted caramel and it was very delicious! It was quite busy there are loads of people going in while we ordered! Nice hidden gem for gelato! And reasonable priced too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Vikki M
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't be fooled. This is no longer a family-run parlour, having been taken over by the Ponti's chain (who many years ago destroyed a very good Italian ice cream parlour in Tottenham Court Road). We were there well before closing time, but made to feel very unwelcome, and only allowed to sit in the front with cold winds blasting in... More 

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Rob H, Manager at Marine Ices, responded to this review

Dear FunnyBikeRider I must correct you on one point. The parlour is not owned by, nor in any way is it linked to Pontis. For a brief time Pontis managed the old parlour as tenants of the previous owners. However, since it moved to the new site last August the parlour has been under the stewardship of the Myatt family... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I had an ice cream at Marine Ices yesterday. Was hot and sunny, and I didn't know what to chose but the very friendly staff made me try some to help me and I finally got the toffee crisp one. So creamy, so tasty!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had the ultimate ice cream test recently... 150 kids from school tucking in to lemon sorbet, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. The sorbet was definitely the winner in the taste test, just the right amount of zing.

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London
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited last week for the first time since they moved from their original location. Have to say, very disappointed! Staff were not very friendly, poor service and the ice cream didn't seem to taste the same. Also, prices are ridiculous! I have just returned from a trip from Santorini (which is one of the more expensive Greek Islands to visit)... More 

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London
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Having lived locally to Marine Ices since I was a child, I was delighted to be able to bring my own daughter here for a cheap and cheerful pasta and ice cream, in the past few years. The old premises, located at the very start of Haverstock Hill, adjoining Chalk farm Road, were basic, but the staff was always friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We just got ice cream to take away and they had so many different flavours! I had hazelnut and salted caramel and it was very delicious! It was quite busy there are loads of people going in while we ordered! Nice hidden gem for gelato! And reasonable priced too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Ain't wot they used to be. Came here as a teen and it as wonderful. At best its just really average now . Shame really average.

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Richmond, Surrey, UK
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having been to Marine Ices regularly as kids, we went back recently (20 years later!). It doesn't seem to have changed a bit, which means it's not the most salubrious of restaurants, but it was clean and tidy, and the staff were friendly. Food (standard Italian) was fantastic - simple pizzas, pasta, ice cream, cooked really nicely. Ice cream street... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The ice cream isn't bad for the UK. It isn't up to Italian standards (but where is?!) I was a bit disappointed by the service if I'm being honest. I had to ask three times for the staff to check whether there is egg in the ice cream flavors I had selected. Unfortunately their standard of English was worse than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

As per the title, says it all, go there, loads of flavours too many to list. Best ice cream in north london.

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Additional Information about Marine Ices

Address: 61 Chalk Farm Road, London, London NW1 8AN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7428 9990
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $29
Cuisine: Italian, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Chalk Farm Road, London, London NW1 8AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7428 9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Enjoying a faithful following since 1947, Marine Ices serves delicious Italian ice cream.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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