Possibly the best gelato I've ever had. There, I said it. I had the dark chocolate sorbet and mint on a cone. Absolute perfection together. The cone itself tasted homemade and very fresh- not the boxed variety that I'm used to eating at other gelato places. My brother got the coffee flavor and holy cow, best coffe ice cream/ gelato I've ever had. A bit bitter and just a hint of sweetness made it truly taste like coffee flavored gelato, and not sugary milky cream with a splash of coffee.
I really liked that out of all of the flavors we had, none of them were too sweet. Instead of making up for lack of taste with loads of sugar, it seemed like the main star was the flavors. Def give it a try.
Let's get down to business, shall we? Time Out voted this little place the best ice cream in London but what do they know about anything? I'm sure you'd much rather know what a well qualified, highly trained, internet nobody like myself has to say.
I come to Soho a lot, don't ask me why, perhaps it's because I'm always in the Curzon or because being Chinese, I can't stay away from Chinatown. For whatever reason, I always find that I'm in the area and I always find that I'm thinking about ice cream. So you see why I might be a seasoned Scoop-scoffer.
When I first came here I was a n00b and had no idea what I was doing. I ordered a scoop of coconut and was immediately sent into a dairy and sugar induced coma from which I have yet to fully recover. This first visit I wasn't brave enough to order the cioccolato extra fondente but on every visit since that first one, and I promise there have been many, I have made sure to order one scoop of CEF and one of coconut. They complement each other SO well that I have never considered ordering anything else. In fact I've walked out without buying a thing twice when they had no CEF in that day.
For those who might be lactose challenged, the CEF is a sorbet so don't be afraid to try it and there will always be at least one other sorbet in the store if you feel like being double indulgent.
Don't ask me about the cakes, waffles and crepes though. Ice cream is where it's at. If you're dining in the area, maybe think about skipping dessert and just grabbing one on the go from here, they're open until 10pm on most days.
Oh, dear. So many flavours! MUST-TRY-ALL!
Don't mind my excessive sugar rush, I just really love Scoop. The ice cream is amazing and I can't remember a time when I just went in and said "give me to scoops of this one". Oh no, I'd rather stand there, not knowing what to get, making the staff curious what was going on in my head. I give them that, they are patient.
If you're in for a treat, you surely won't be disappointed by this one.
Ice cream is really good and freshly made. The cioccolato extra dark sorbet is one of the best dark chocolates I' ve had so far. However, service is slow and if there are more than 4 people ahead of you you might have to wait for more than 15 mins to order.
Churros are tasty, and the sorbet is even better. Super creamy (yet vegan), and a big list of flavours to choose from. My favourites are melon and lemon. Desperate to try the peach and pear.
I love this place!
Looking for that sugar fix? Maybe something cool to ward off the heat of the British summer? Well Scoop has got you sorted!
It's a small shop with just a few seats, but really gelato is meant to be eaten on the go so its really not much of a problem. Gelupo is close by, but I think Scoop does better sweet creamy gelato whereas Gelupo excels in the fruit sorbets.
There are about 20-30 flavours and the order process is fairly simple. £3.50 for two scoops, £4 for three, and £4.50 for four. You can opt for a cone or a cup, but if you want the cool waffle cone covered in chocolate and coconut you need to stump for for the 4 scoops as well. Not a huge problem and the price scheme makes it almost a crime not to go for the max although 4 scoops will challenge the best of eaters.
I tried a dark chocolate and a chocolate and hazelnut (let's just call it nutella) flavour. Both were excellent and I easily demolished the two scoops.
Overall, definitely worth a stop if you are in the area!
Fantastico! The gelato was creamy and incredibly flavorful. I had the biscotto and coconut combination - what a great combo. After we finished, my wife said she could have had 3 cups of this. That would have been the large cone :)
If you want an excellent gelato, you really need to eat here.
4.5 stars in my opinion. I really wish we had half stars.
A few of us felt like something cold and sweet after a hot Korean BBQ, and we ended up coming here. I saw it walking through Soho and was curious, so everyone decided to give it a whirl.
So it's Gelato. And really good Gelato. They also have a huge selection of baked good and pre-made Gelato-sicles. It's a cute little shop too.
Odd little place - totally deserted (pun intended) when we went on a Wednesday morning for a coffee. Amazing looking ice cream, but NO BLOODY SKIMMED MILK! Not even semi. :-( I immediately mark places down for only having full-fat milk, it's not like I am looking for unsweetened virgin almond soya milk that has been blessed by monks. Most people drink semi-skimmed, why can't places even cater for that? It's like they have a brand image and no amount of customer needs can change that.
Sorry, got carried away on a rant there... the cookie we shared was bigger than my head and very sweet, but jolly nice. Would have been better with coffee made with skimmed milk though...
Dammit, why?? Why must there be good gelato everywhere I go? This is the reason I'm working so hard at the gym these days because I can't refuse gelato.
IT. IS. SO. GOOD.
Especially with 2 scoops. On a freshly made waffle. Ooooohhhhh. I'm never getting fit at this point.
They are not rated as the best Ice Cream in London for nothing! Even the Ice Cream cones is a masterpiece.
Also try the Tiramisu. Absolutely fantastic! Perfect portion and packaged in such a way that it is easy to eat on the go (which counts for a lot in my book).
Scoop has reliably good gelato. I paired pineapple and hazelnut (I now the word in Italian for hazelnut, which seemed to impress the server. I am strongly committed to learning food words in foreign languages) which as a combination makes no sense but they were both delicious and i have NO REGRETS. Mango sample was also good. Overall though, I think Gelupo is still the winner in this part of town.
Purely in the name of Yelp research, I did a trawl of the heart of Soho, finding ways to cool down on the very hot Sunday we just had.
The Scoop parent shop has been drawing many fans to Covent Garden for its delicious gelatos for many years. This new branch has just opened in Soho.
The shop is located just off the busiest part of Brewer Street, which is why it may have been a little quieter than neaby Gelupo and Snog. The internal layout of the shop is sensible with lots of space for customers to see what flavours are available.
I enjoyed a lovely combination of dark chocolate and raspberry - the 'small' cone size was more than sufficient with the staff piling on an Everest sized mountain of gelato.
For their generosity with portion size and the fact that it's the cheapest ice cream/froyo option in this area (£2.80 for small cone with choice of 2 flavours), I think Scoop wins my little cold treats contest in this area.
Back in my home country, we call this orange-fleshed fruit cantaloupe. Don't try asking for it by that name here - it's melon you're after.
The smallest cup at Scoop was more than I wanted nor needed and though I chose melon and fior di latte, it was my friend's lemon that really stood out to me. I will be back for more of that lovely limone.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how utterly gorgeous the giant orbs of gelato are; get here early to see them before they're decimated by the sweet-seeking masses.
We came here after dinner at "So" japanese restaurant around the corner on Warwick. This gelateria is on a relatively quieter part of Brewer street, so it draws less of a crowd.
The moment you enter, your saliva glands start kicking into action. The gelato is beautiful laid out, and almost look like meringues on display.
What I liked about this place was that they had quite a few dairy free options (for my wife, who's vegan). The "scooper" was very generous, and let her taste all the non dairy options, such as Sake, Plum Wine and the oh so delicious Chocolate sorbet. However, if you are vegan, I do recommend you get your icecream from Wholefoods next door... the chocolate ice cream is absolutely the best ever (vegan or non vegan).
I order the 2.80 small cup, which allows you to choose 2 flavours; mine were Black Sesame and Pistachio. Both were delicious, however, I wish that my Black Sesame had had more flavour. The pistachio was excellent.
Plus point: my wife got a free small portion of the plum wine sorbet to take with her... at no extra charge :)
Definitely a place I'll come back to. Great service, decent gelato, not too much of a queue, cool flavours, and vegan friendly.
I'm a massive Gelato fan, and I was pretty disappointed when, having spent a few months in London, I hadn't located a spot that really satisfied my gelato cravings. It seemed as though everywhere I went simply had some soft ice cream and advertised it as gelato (there's a difference!)
That was up until I found Scoop.
First off, Scoop's atmosphere is absolutely brilliant. The decour is classy and makes for a great place to actually sit down and have a conversation with some friends. Additionally, the service is prompt and friendly, a rarity in tourist-infested SoHo.
Secondly, the prices are absolutely fantastic. London, and especially SoHo, is expensive, but I shocked to find that my 3.5 quid landed me two massive scoops of gelato!
In terms of the actual product, Scoop's gelato is excellent. While it's still just a tad bit off from what you'll find in Italy (the only reason I didn't give it five stars), the selection is fantastic and the unique flavor combinations are excellent.
Regardless of where you are in London, Scoop is an absolute must-see for desert.
This place is as good as it gets. We had a huge, and late lunch, so instead of dinner we opted for a sweet treat.
Once inside I gravitated straight to the waffles. My decision was easy. Classic Madagascar vanilla gelato on top of a warm waffle with a slight dusting of cocoa. My wife had a waffle with chocolate gelato. Both were delicious. Madagascar vanilla is pure bliss. The dusting of cocoa was unnecessary for me as the vanilla was what I was after. The waffle was just ok. Even with gelato on top it was a bit harder than I prefer. I like my waffles crisp outside but softer inside. This waffle was hard, not crunchy. Just plain hard.
Overall the gelato was so delicious that it offset the waffle and made it a delicious treat.
'Gelato' appears to be the new big food trend in London at the moment, and, during a recent visit here, I was awestruck by just how many of these places appear to be popping up. However, being a simple Northern girl, I wasn't entirely sure which one of them deserved my hard earned pennies. Then, a friend was kind enough to take me to 'Scoop' - and after one bite of their delectable delicacies, I felt as though I'd died and gone to heaven on a cloud of tasty frozen goodness.
Walking into Scoop, I felt like a kid in a candy shop. The counter displays rows upon rows of brightly coloured frozen delights, all whipped up and looking like the world's tastiest rainbow. If you'd like to try before you buy, the friendly lady behind the counter will be more than happy to hand you a small taste of each different flavor, so you can get a taste before you dive into the main event.
Because, good lord, these ice creams are an orgasmic experience. After one bite of my tub of caramel, biscotti and chocolate-hazelnut, I practically had an out of body experience. My friend's Dark Chocolate Sorbet looked as black as night and tasted rich and decadent - so much more than a simple concoction of chocolate and frozen water.
At £3.50 for three scoops, this is one of the cheapest means conceivable of getting your rocks off. Don't be put off by the calorie charts behind the counter either. Indeed, just forget about the diet altogether, and dive into a pot of fats and sugars which is so good, the UN should hand it out to warring nations to promote world peace.
If they ever decide to open a branch in Liverpool, I shall probably bankrupt myself trying each flavour, and have to be forklifted out of my house, but by GOD, I will be very very happy indeed. Londoners, give thanks that you have such a wonderful outlet on your doorstep and - if you've not been yet - GO.
As far as I know Scoop is the more trendy ice-cream parlor in London since "The Icecreamist at Selfriges", but this time the ice-cream are cheap and amazing. The unmeasurable amount of awesomenimity that produce eat one of the ice-cream on a sunny day is from another world, but If you go in summer you'll have to queue for a long time.
Why everyone goes to Scoop? Because they are very good making ice cream. Curiously is really difficult to find a really good ice cream in London (is extrange because London is HUGE).
Is there no other ice cream parlors where ice cream are as good as this? No, not there. At least not so good ... Ok, i'm lying there is one more: Scoop from Covent Garden.
One of the best creations of Scoop is the extra-dark chocolate Fondente. What is a chocolate ice cream ... without milk but incredibly tasty, but if you order that be careful: it melts very quickly.
The best ice cream in London.
Amazing ice cream, my whole family loves it, the kids especially. They keep asking me to bring them here for more and even though I want to say no I am the one that wants to come here the most.
Really nice gelato. They have a very wide selection of flavours and toppings. Portions are a bit tiny for the price you pay, but otherwise the atmosphere is really good and the staff are all friendly.
Great gelato. The place is always full because people know how good it is. Definitely recommend trying the coconut and melon flavours.
My niece's favourite place in the world. Every time we visit this place we make sure we order the Gelato Cakes absolutely mind blowing, you should try it as well and believe me when I say you won't regret it.
Gelato is the best we've had so far in this area. Fresh, tasty and not too sweet. The crepes are great. Good portions. Very friendly staff.
Scoop is a lovely way to cool down on a warm day or evening. Nothing special, but great quality and quick!
I loved the ice creams. The quality as well as the quantity both were good. Will recommend this parlor to everyone.
All the flavours are awesome!!
Nice selection of gelato. The real deal.
I know it's an ice cream parlour, and my friends enjoyed their generous and well flavoured ice creams - but the nutella banana crepe I ordered tasted as if it has descended from heaven. I will not be walking past this place if it's open.
I'll eat a traffic cone if you can find a better ice cream in London. Not too expensive either. Perfect.
I don't know if my expectations were higher for some reason on that day but I was not satisfied with my waffle... The ice cream was very nice but the waffle was average quality, definitely pre-cooked and then warmed up. In my opinion if all you do is serve ice cream with either waffle or crepe then you should be very good at it. I would have waited 10 more minutes for my waffle to be freshly cooked.
Amazing little find in Soho. Superb luxury gelato served in giant size (and I'm talking the small is giant)! Don't miss.
Very nice taste, a little bit expensive
The best ice cream I've tasted in London. The prices are very reasonable and the range of flavours is excellent (a good range of sorbets also, including a non-dairy dark chocolate which was fantastic).
As an ice-cream connoisseur i must say that scoops has got the UK market on lock!
Ice creamlike you've never seen!
AND Illy coffee.
Best ice cream ever! Delicious & amazing!
Very nice ice cream! liitle expensive
Amazing thought I was in Italy with such a choice of flavours.
One of my favorite ice cream parlors! There's lot of flavors to choose from. All my favorites. But when I'm indecisive, I spin the wheel!
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