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Chin Chin Laboratories

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop££££
Primrose Hill, London
  • Raquel d.
    "Would never guess nitrogen ice cream could be so good."(5 Tips)
    "... flavours - the heather honeycomb topping is lovely."(2 Tips)
    Deema A.
    "The sticky toffee pudding is delicious 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼"(2 Tips)
    "Looks like a mad scientists lab."(2 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • lively
  • gelato
  • authentic
  • casual
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Drew S.
    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
  • Mark N.
    Mark NicholsonMay 9, 2011
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Franky Jr B.
    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
  • Fakhra A.
    Fakhra AL1 week ago
    If your around camden you have to try it out, they always have a new flavor every two weeks.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Ish M.
    Ish MahdiMarch 3
    Sticky toffee, once cream deliciousness! Their creations are amazing!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Liam
    LiamAugust 2, 2015
    Delicious ice cream with great toppings. The chocolate sauce was my favourite.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Dragos M.
    Dragos MargoiJanuary 10
    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
  • Michael H.
    Michael HallettJuly 20, 2013
    Nice icecream, quirky process. At the end of the day though, it's still just icecream.
  • Onur C.
    Onur CanlitepeAugust 29, 2011
    This week's special is caramelised apple cider. ice cream was ultra smooth, go for it!
  • Neringa D.
    Neringa DaAugust 16, 2014
    Their ice cream is a true masterpiece. An absolute must-visit place when in Camden Town.
  • Leonie G.
    Leonie GregoriansAugust 1, 2010
    check their twitter ( for the daily flavour & special secrets like phrases to get extra toppings!
  • 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 ;-)
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DennisSeptember 18, 2013
    Amazing ice-cream. Cherry with brandy with a side of chocolate sauce. Naughty!
  • David S.
    David StringerDecember 10, 2011
    Not just great ice cream (and theatre), but the best coffee in Camden market
  • Portland
    PortlandFebruary 1, 2012
    Complete retail theater, made to order nitrogen ice cream with lab coats, limited edition flavours and test tubes of toppings.
  • Raquel d.
    Brilliant. Would never guess nitrogen ice cream could be so good. Smooth, creamy, delicious.
  • Fionners G.
    Fionners GAugust 18, 2010
    Incredibly tasty ice-cream, made with liquid nitrogen. Great fun, don't miss!
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyAugust 15, 2013
    Such an amazing gem. Smooth fresh ice cream made before your eyes!!
  • Önder B.
    Önder BingölAugust 16, 2014
    A unique ice cream experience but not unique ice cream itself.
  • Lewis T.
    Lewis TNovember 30, 2015
    Go for the hot chocolate with all the toppings. Shame it's so small!
  • 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!
  • D N.
    D NikNovember 29, 2014
    Silky smooth ice cream, funky flavors, cool staff. Love it!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HemesAugust 12, 2014
    Made to order ice cream with liquid nitrogen! Brownie sandwich is to die for!
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine ReynoldsAugust 17, 2014
    Idea is cool. Ice cream not really worth the price or queuing up in my opinion.
  • Lebinh N.
    Lebinh NgoMay 23, 2013
    Delicious nitro ice cream! Flavours changes all the time!
  • Londonist
    LondonistOctober 16, 2011
    They may not be real scientists. Super stylish ice-cream, though.
  • Franceska V.
    Franceska VenzonJuly 15, 2014
    Excellent customer service, nice place and the ice cream is really delicious!
  • Fiona A.
    Fiona AnSeptember 13, 2015
    The icecream is better than the cookies
  • Monika
    MonikaMarch 9
    Liquid nitrogen ice cream! Looks like a mad scientists lab. Also serves gorgeous chocolate milk.
  • Gerald G.
    Gerald GoldsteinMay 30, 2011
    Very impressive to see how they are doing icecream using liquid nitrogen! Read more
  • Deema A.
    The sticky toffee pudding is delicious 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • 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
  • Sergio E.
    Sergio EstevesJuly 20, 2015
    Os sorvetes são feitos na hora com nitrogênio. São deliciosos!
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