Gelupo – Soho

This ice cream cafe is just off Shaftesbury Avenue, close to Piccadilly Circus. Its location in Soho is perfect for an after dinner treat, however we always struggle to go after eating out as we usually feel too full to enjoy the ice cream.

After intending to visit the gelateria for months, we finally decided to go for a treat after a theatre show. The cafe is open late until 11 pm, other than Fridays and Saturdays when it’s open until midnight. There is also plenty of spaces if you want to sit and enjoy your ice cream.

The cafe was set up by the duo behind the Italian restaurant Bocca di Lupo, Victor Hugo and Jacob Kenedy. Bocca di Lupo is located just opposite the gelateria.

They have some amazing flavours on the menu so don’t be afraid to ask for a taster before you make your choice – the staff is very helpful.

After sampling some of the more unique flavours such as ricotta and fig, I settled on my go to choice – pistachio – and also tried the Bacio (chocolate and hazelnut).  The pistachio flavor did not disappoint, the real taste of the nut coming through rather than tasting of an artificial flavour, but it didn’t stand out as majorly different to other pistachio ice creams I’ve tried. The chocolate flavour was creamy and nutty without being overpoweringly sweet – tasting of a liquid form ferrero rocher.

My husband ordered the tiramisu and the Eton Mess (which was also amazing!).

The menu has a gelato and sorbet selection and their offerings often change to include new and unique flavours, but they always have a few classics too in case you’re not feeling too adventurous. I will definitely be returning, curious to see what will be on offer next time.

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