One of those places is Gelupo. Seemingly straight out of a 1950's Italian rivera resort with its pastel blue and white striped colour scheme despite it's unassuming location on one of Soho's quieter side streets, it serves the best gelato around. Here it isn't about your classic and let's be honest rather dull flavours. No, here you get challenging flavour combinations like honey, coffee and ricotta or the rather amazing salted caramel as well as properly made and often under appreciated sorbets. The gelato here is the real deal and puts what we consider standard ice cream to shame in terms of texture and flavour. Their range on offer might be on the smaller side but everything here is made from top ingredients and using traditional techniques that give it that certain stretch when eating and show off the skill that goes into making good and authentic gelato.On this occasion I sampled an Italian classic, the affogato, conveniently combining my love for anything coffee with gelato , hot Italian espresso poured over your scoop of choice ( I had salted caramel which worked a treat), creating a rich and indulgent caffeine kick that is the perfect end to a meal.
Gelupo completely transports you to a more summery climate and with its bright and cheerful interior lets you sit down and enjoy a bit of dolce vita even though we are still someway off reaching the British summer and is definitely worth taking a little walk for after your main course.
Affogato with salted caramel gelato in the front and pistachio in the back