Oddono's

Address: 14 Bute Street, London, SW7 3EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7052 0732

- Budget

3.5

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.

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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

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