Oddono's

Price guide: Budget

14 Bute Street, London, SW7 3EX

Price guide: Budget

Oddono's South Kensington

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#89 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of Oddono's

I’d drop by here for gelato after a trip to the museums of South Kensington.

Lots of places claim to sell freshly made ice-cream but they actually use mass-manufactured mixes and churn them ‘freshly’. At this Italian gelato specialist, the gelati and sorbetti really are made from scratch from good raw ingredients.

Food and drink: 

I’d never have just one flavour - one of them would be chocolate though; high-quality Valrhona chocolate, the choice of many top chefs, is used here. The pistachio gelato, with pieces of bright green nut, is especially good, so too the hazelnut flavour. Italian gelato is lighter than American-style super-premium ice-cream but if you want something lighter still, there are sorbets such as coconut, mango and strawberry available, and dairy-free gelato made from soya milk.

Ambience: 

A simple gelateria with a few retro-chic stools where you can perch.

Service: 

Friendly enough.

Location: 

A small street of foodie businesses a few minutes from South Kensington tube.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay £2.50 per scoop – not cheap but not the most expensive in London either.

Other useful branches: 

Oddono’s has kiosks in Selfridges department store and shopping centre Whiteley’s of Bayswater – see website for details.

More information on Oddono's:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Ice-cream parlour, Takeaway
Food:
Ice cream
Address:
14 Bute Street, London, SW7 3EX
Telephone:
020 7052 0732
Website:
http://www.oddonos.com
Opening times:
Mon-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 11am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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