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Chin Chin Laboratories

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop££££
Primrose Hill, London
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  • The ice cream at Chin Chin Laboratories is a can't miss
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  • Samia S.
    "sandwich of cookie biscuit with nitrogen ice cream"(6 Tips)
    "Looks like a mad scientists lab."(3 Tips)
    J D.
    "Killer Combo: Pondicherry Vanilla Pod + Honeycomb Crumble."(2 Tips)
    "... flavours - the heather honeycomb topping is lovely."(2 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • lively
  • gelato
  • authentic
  • casual
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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.
  • 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.
  • Liam
    LiamAugust 2, 2015
    Delicious ice cream with great toppings. The chocolate sauce was my favourite.
  • Salwa A.
    Salwa AlNuaimAugust 21, 2016
    The brownies cookie icecream sandwich is extremely good😍👍🏻
    Upvoted Feb 17
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DennisSeptember 18, 2013
    Amazing ice-cream. Cherry with brandy with a side of chocolate sauce. Naughty!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • MnarAliG
    MnarAliGNovember 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 ;-)
  • J D.
    J DruniOctober 22, 2016
    Killer Combo: Pondicherry Vanilla Pod + Honeycomb Crumble.
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyAugust 15, 2013
    Such an amazing gem. Smooth fresh ice cream made before your eyes!!
  • 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 ( 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!
  • 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!
  • Lewis T.
    Lewis TNovember 30, 2015
    Go for the hot chocolate with all the toppings. Shame it's so small!
  • Florian I.
    Florian IsachsenFebruary 24, 2015
    No matter what weather it is: EAT - THIS - ICECREAM!!!
  • JP P.
    JP Park2 weeks ago
    It's a mad scientists dessert lab and everything is worth eating, try the hot chocolate
  • Josie C.
    Josie CJuly 15, 2015
    Liquid N2 ice cream: gimmicky but worth it!
  • Dr. Sultan
    Dr. SultanDecember 23, 2016
    Try their molten marshmallow hot chocolate and chocolate cookies sandwich.
  • 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
  • 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.
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