My last weekly meet-up with the girls included a long awaited trip to one of Soho’s latest openings, Pizza Pilgrims. Excellent reviews meant expectations were high, plus the fact that the restaurant belongs to one of London’s most popular, long-established street food traders. Pizza Pilgrims certainly didn’t disappoint with the girls agreeing this was in fact the best pizza in London, even topping the likes of Franco Manco and Pizza East. Feeling pretty full, we decided to take a walk through Soho in the search of something sweet. We made our way to Gelupo, a small gelati parlour hidden down one of Soho’s many back-streets. Upon reflection we could have just stayed at Pizza Pilgrims as they serve Gelupo ice cream as part of their dessert menu but it was nice to walk off all that dough and purchasing a scoop to take away meant we saved a few pennies towards our upcoming trip to Rio.
This was my second visit to Gelupo which is possibly the most popular gelati parlour among London foodies, especially those I follow on Twitter. I have to admit, at first I didn’t see what the fuss was about as although flavoursome, I much preferred the creamier style served at La Gelatiera or Oddonos. Gelupo serve a good range of unusual flavours such as Ricotta, Chocolate & Black Pepper and a large selection of fruit sorbets. Their ice cream is smooth and thick and I have yet to come across any chunky bits.
On this occasion I decided to have a small £3 tub with which I could choose two flavours, something not usually offered in other places when ordering a small tub, which I thought was excellent as this allowed me to try an additional flavour. I went for Hazelnut – a safe bet – and Bonet, which is one of Gelupo’s signature flavours consisting of Chocolate, Espresso, Rum, Caramel, Vanilla, Egg Yolks & Amaretti Biscuits – WOW! Both choices were incredible and I could really taste every single flavour. The consistency was dense which meant that a small tub was quite enough if visiting after a meal but I could easily eat a large tub without feeling sick.
Gelupo also sell a number of Italian deli products such as panettone and also iced desserts and frozen cakes which I must try one day! There’s the option to sit at a number of stools but it is always so busy (a good sign!) I’ve never been lucky enough to sit in. The girls also loved Gelupo and we will certainly be visiting again soon. It just goes to show how opinions can change after a second visit and that first impressions of a menu doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to the quality of food. Now it’s time to decide where to head on our next catch-up…..
Living life, loving cake,