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Chin Chin Laboratories

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop££££
Primrose Hill, London
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  • Samia S.
    "sandwich of cookie biscuit with nitrogen ice cream"(6 Tips)
    Monika
    "Looks like a mad scientists lab."(3 Tips)
    J D.
    "Killer Combo: Pondicherry Vanilla Pod + Honeycomb Crumble."(2 Tips)
    Londonist
    "... flavours - the heather honeycomb topping is lovely."(2 Tips)
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  • Samia S.
    Samia ShabbirFebruary 27
    Hot chocolate with torched marshmallow. Absolutely yum.. also tried brown wich which is sandwich of cookie biscuit with nitrogen ice cream was awesome.. cookie was crunchy and soft from inside😋👌
  • Londonist
    LondonistJuly 17, 2013
    Ice cream made with liquid nitrogen! Vanilla and Valrhona chocolate always available plus two imaginative changing flavours - the heather honeycomb topping is lovely.
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoAugust 4, 2015
    The faster you freeze the ice-cream the creamier it becomes. On that basis Chin Chin provides the most delicious product with spectacular taste by instantly freezing it with liquid nitrogen! Cash only
  • Sophie L.
    Sophie LFebruary 22
    The mango sorbet is great but the candy floss is amazingThe ice cream with chocolate sauce is good tooIf you have a sweet tooth you must try this place
  • Sophie L.
    Sophie LFebruary 22
    The mango sorbet is great but the candy floss is amazingThe ice cream with chocolate sauce is good tooIf you have a sweet tooth you must try this place
  • Alexis Y.
    Alexis YipJanuary 8, 2014
    Absolutely everything they make here will cause an explosion of your taste buds. Owners are wonderful people who's always changing up their flavors with things you would never even dream of using!
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliJanuary 8
    It's a fun experience, knowing that they are making it in front of you with liquid nitrogen. Taste wise I'd prefer a proper gelato though, especially for the high price (4,40£ +)
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WilsonJune 22, 2014
    London oozes culinary creativity and it isn’t restricted to formal dining tables. Down a cobblestoned street in Camden, you’ll find Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream bar, Chin Chin Labs. Read more
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimOctober 7, 2014
    This place is AMAZING! The flavors constantly change so if you're lucky, get the purple basil choco-chip with truffle chocolate crumble. Then order a second. Repeat.
  • Amanda
    AmandaJuly 13, 2013
    Pineapple choc-chip flavor is delish. Can't mix flavors and price for this includes one topping OR one sauce. Additional sauces or toppings cost extra. Cash only.
  • Franky Jr B.
    Franky Jr BlondeelFebruary 8, 2016
    Great ice cream, made with big tanks of liquid nitrogen. Dunno how big of an effect it has on the taste, but it was good. Had a classic chocolate one
  • Mark N.
    Mark NicholsonMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Superb ice-cream, beautiful flavour and incredibly smooth texture. The whole theatre of making it with liquid nitrogen made it a special visit. I'll be going back for sure.
  • Liam
    LiamAugust 2, 2015
    Delicious ice cream with great toppings. The chocolate sauce was my favourite.
  • Fakhra A.
    Fakhra ALAugust 16, 2016
    If your around camden you have to try it out, they always have a new flavor every two weeks.
  • Salwa A.
    Salwa AlNuaimAugust 21, 2016
    The brownies cookie icecream sandwich is extremely good😍👍🏻
  • Ish M.
    Ish MahdiMarch 3, 2016
    Sticky toffee, once cream deliciousness! Their creations are amazing!
  • Diego C.
    Diego ConcaJuly 11, 2015
    Awesome ice cream, worth the cue but a little bit overpriced for a small portion. Pineapple one is amazing!
  • Burns C.
    Burns CrazysoftFebruary 22, 2014
    Literally the best tasting ice cream ever. Wow. It looks amazing as a store and tastes out of this world.
  • Dragos M.
    Dragos MargoiJanuary 10, 2016
    Another way of making ice-cream, fresh, amazing, a must.
  • Odo
    OdoJuly 22, 2012
    Just brilliant, the ice cream is smooth and creamy, great texture, and the process is quite exciting... Full Review... Read more
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DennisSeptember 18, 2013
    Amazing ice-cream. Cherry with brandy with a side of chocolate sauce. Naughty!
  • Adam Q.
    Adam QAugust 3, 2011
    Best ice-cream I have ever had! So creamy and delicious - if you in Camden do not miss out on this place!
  • Chanda G.
    Chanda GohraniSeptember 30, 2012
    Oh yes, this ice cream shop looks like a laboratory and the servers like scientists. And they make amazing Monmouth coffee.
  • J R.
    J ROctober 12, 2015
    A bit pricey but one of the most smoothest ice cream ever. Made with liquid nitrogen it's quite a treat.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmSeptember 16, 2016
    Deliciously smooth ice cream, homemade toppings are great too
  • Neringa D.
    Neringa DaAugust 16, 2014
    Their ice cream is a true masterpiece. An absolute must-visit place when in Camden Town.
  • Raquel d.
    Raquel de MenesesApril 1, 2016
    Brilliant. Would never guess nitrogen ice cream could be so good. Smooth, creamy, delicious.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HallettJuly 20, 2013
    Nice icecream, quirky process. At the end of the day though, it's still just icecream.
  • MnarG
    MnarGNovember 1, 2016
    Chocolate, salted caramel ❤️😱 don't forget to try their new hot coco
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieSeptember 10, 2016
    Amazing icecream but you can't really see them making it which is the best bit for me.
  • Ahmed B.
    Ahmed BakrDecember 12, 2015
    The way the do the ice cream is really creative, and it taste absolutely marvelous.
  • Cynthia v.
    Cynthia vander HaveJuly 31, 2015
    Only 4 words: BEST ICE CREAM EVER! Drop by when at Camden Market. Or even when not ;-)
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyAugust 15, 2013
    Such an amazing gem. Smooth fresh ice cream made before your eyes!!
  • J D.
    J DruniOctober 22, 2016
    Killer Combo: Pondicherry Vanilla Pod + Honeycomb Crumble.
  • Onur C.
    Onur CanlitepeAugust 29, 2011
    This week's special is caramelised apple cider. ice cream was ultra smooth, go for it!
  • David S.
    David StringerDecember 10, 2011
    Not just great ice cream (and theatre), but the best coffee in Camden market
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HemesAugust 12, 2014
    Made to order ice cream with liquid nitrogen! Brownie sandwich is to die for!
  • Leonie G.
    Leonie GregoriansAugust 1, 2010
    check their twitter (http://twitter.com/chinchinlabs) for the daily flavour & special secrets like phrases to get extra toppings!
  • Lebinh N.
    Lebinh NgoMay 23, 2013
    Delicious nitro ice cream! Flavours changes all the time!
  • Lewis T.
    Lewis TNovember 30, 2015
    Go for the hot chocolate with all the toppings. Shame it's so small!
  • Leonie G.
    Leonie GregoriansJuly 16, 2010
    fantastic ice cream place, crazy flavours like basil, frozen in front of you using liquid nitrogen instead of preservatives!
  • Florian I.
    Florian IsachsenFebruary 24, 2015
    No matter what weather it is: EAT - THIS - ICECREAM!!!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkApril 16
    It's a mad scientists dessert lab and everything is worth eating, try the hot chocolate
  • Dr. Sultan
    Dr. SultanDecember 23, 2016
    Try their molten marshmallow hot chocolate and chocolate cookies sandwich.
  • Josie C.
    Josie CJuly 15, 2015
    Liquid N2 ice cream: gimmicky but worth it!
  • Önder B.
    Önder BingölAugust 16, 2014
    A unique ice cream experience but not unique ice cream itself.
  • Nikos M.
    Nikos MenegakisAugust 29, 2016
    One cannot get a better ice cream in London. £4.5 for a scoop though
  • Metro.co.uk
    Metro.co.ukSeptember 10, 2010
    This isn't just gelato, this is science, in a shop tricked out to look like the best mad scientist's laboratory. Metro gave it 4 out of 5 Stars. Read more
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    Most ice cream is made slowly, in a freezer. Not here. The laboratorists freeze ice cream to order using liquid nitrogen. Read more
  • Fiona A.
    Fiona AnSeptember 13, 2015
    The icecream is better than the cookies
  • Monika
    MonikaMarch 9, 2016
    Liquid nitrogen ice cream! Looks like a mad scientists lab. Also serves gorgeous chocolate milk.
  • Franceska V.
    Franceska VenzonJuly 15, 2014
    Excellent customer service, nice place and the ice cream is really delicious!
  • D N.
    D NikNovember 29, 2014
    Silky smooth ice cream, funky flavors, cool staff. Love it!
  • Sherene T.
    Sherene TanJune 13, 2015
    Pondicherry vanilla with heather honeycomb topping!
  • Milena G.
    Milena GodlewskaOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely atmosphere, great service and the BEST ice cream I've ever had!
  • Drew S.
    Drew StraussJuly 23, 2016
    Pretty good ice cream, but definitely not worth waiting in line for. The nitrogen is just a gimmick/novelty, it really doesn't make it taste or feel much different that regular ice cream
  • Stavroula K.
    Stavroula KonidariOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Tobacco baked pears with Fleur de Sel sauce.
  • Amal A.
    Amal AlqatariFebruary 20
    New experience of hot chocolate concept!
  • Fionners G.
    Fionners GAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredibly tasty ice-cream, made with liquid nitrogen. Great fun, don't miss!
  • Faisal A.
    Brunt caramel ice cream 👌🏽, in camden watch your wallet !!
  • Andrea V.
    Andrea VarotsisDecember 16, 2015
    Every Christmas, they do Christmas Tree flavoured ice-cream. It's wonderful.
  • Deema A.
    Deema Al-SalmanMay 17, 2016
    The sticky toffee pudding is delicious 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Gerald G.
    Gerald GoldsteinMay 30, 2011
    Very impressive to see how they are doing icecream using liquid nitrogen! Read more
  • Chris P.
    Chris PearsonMay 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DimSeptember 28, 2013
    Perhaps, the best ice-cream ever!
  • Leena A.
    Leena AlNowaiserSeptember 3, 2016
    Salted caramel with honey crumble toppings😋👍🏽❤️
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisOctober 16, 2015
    Best ice cream in london and maybe the universe
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GJuly 16, 2013
    With a new flavours every week I'll definitely be coming back
  • Londonist
    LondonistOctober 16, 2011
    They may not be real scientists. Super stylish ice-cream, though.
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine ReynoldsAugust 17, 2014
    Idea is cool. Ice cream not really worth the price or queuing up in my opinion.
  • Ahmad A.
    Very nice hot choco 😭💙
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Can M.
    Can MOctober 28, 2016
    The ice cream is nice but I would've loved to see the nitrogen in action...
  • Serkan Y.
    Serkan Yukselir3 weeks ago
    Ice creams yummy 😋
  • G P.
    G PJuly 5, 2015
    Strawberry and hay icecream is delicious!
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MirandaAugust 17, 2011
    The best ice-cream ever! Chocolate is amazing!
  • Leonie G.
    Leonie GregoriansAugust 1, 2010
    Ahrash Akbari-Kalhur and wife Nyisha Weber own the place - "chin chin" means "cheers", it's not Nyisha's name as is commonly thought!
  • Matteo B.
    Matteo BortolottiJanuary 14, 2015
    Their nitrogen made ice cream rocks ;)
  • Tanushri G.
    Tanushri GukhoolJuly 21, 2014
    Try green grass...much nicer than it sounds!
  • Norah
    NorahJune 5, 2015
    The idea of netro frozen ice cream is unique and nice to experience however the taste is not special at all below average
  • Dana A.
    Dana AlkMarch 14
    I won't give enough from this ice cream 😋
  • Tanh Tanh
    Tanh TanhSeptember 19, 2014
    Chocolate wt honeydew
  • Peter W.
    Peter WhiteAugust 2, 2011
    Get the chocolate sauce - absolutely fantastic.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GSeptember 26, 2011
    Ice cream and fun. What more is there to life?
  • Heba A.
    Heba AlmashehariDecember 27, 2016
    Unbelievably yummy
  • Evelyn C.
    Evelyn CiMarch 13
    Don't miss it 😌
  • Andre H.
    Andre HarryAugust 7, 2011
    Chocolate Flavour + Hazelnut Crunch + Chocolate Sauce = Yum!
  • S.
    S.March 29, 2016
    the brown-wich!😍
  • Sam L.
    Sam LaneJune 10, 2012
    Kids love the popping candy as the topping!
  • Yeliz A.
    Yeliz AticiApril 14, 2015
    vanilla was really good
  • Maryam S.
    Maryam SAugust 16, 2015
    Brownie ice cream sandwich
  • Ziqi L.
    Ziqi LiuAugust 18, 2015
    that machine looks amazing, haha
  • Sara
    SaraApril 12, 2015
    Fresh icecream 💙
  • Shrooqtii
    ShrooqtiiJanuary 21, 2016
    ooooh i love it
  • Charlie
    CharlieMarch 30, 2012
    White chocolate Easter eggs Sorbet :P
  • Nino K.
    Nino KukhalashviliApril 3, 2016
    Amazing ice-cream
  • Chris K.
    Chris KacherSeptember 10, 2011
    66% valrhona chocolate nitrogen ice cream :-)
  • Portland
    PortlandFebruary 1, 2012
    Complete retail theater, made to order nitrogen ice cream with lab coats, limited edition flavours and test tubes of toppings.
  • Diane
    DianeSeptember 15, 2012
    Cash only place
  • Christiaan H.
    Christiaan HendriksenAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the week's special.
  • mark
    markSeptember 30, 2015
    Brownwich is soooo good
  • Sergio E.
    Sergio EstevesJuly 20, 2015
    Os sorvetes são feitos na hora com nitrogênio. São deliciosos!
  • Mariana
    MarianaDecember 12, 2016
    Это прелесть, оригинальность, свежесть, прекрасный необычный вкус и большие порции!)
  • Serkan K.
    Serkan KoyukanDecember 30, 2015
    Yediğimiz dondurma olmamalı zira dondurma dediğin biraz tatlı olur, çikolatalı dondurma fazla bitter ancak cookieler gerçekten başarılı anca 5,5£ fazla pahalı
  • Aisha A.
    Aisha AlhazeemApril 2, 2015
    Amaaaazing ice cream and coffee! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • 7161440
    7161440October 6, 2014
    Симпатичное заведение с вкусным мороженным.
  • Yousef L.
    Yousef LootahJanuary 21
    كل شي يسوونه بالنيتروجين 😍👌🏼
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