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#32 of 504 Dessert in London#1,251 of 20,814 Places to Eat in London
€€ - €€€Italian
| Covent Garden - Unit 18 Market Building, London WC2E 8RD, England
+44 20 3632 1668
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“gelato” (55 reviews)
“ice cream” (67 reviews)
“cremino” (2 reviews)
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| Covent Garden - Unit 18 Market Building, London WC2E 8RD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

By far the top ice cream globally. The original gelato from Italy. With perfect texture and flavor. Hazelnut is by far my favorite.

Thank jennypapadimitriou
Reviewed 6 days ago

the store is very small. the que is too much. there is a long waiting time to grab one icecream. but the icecream is ok.

Thank hanzade t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Venchi is know for its chocolate - so each time I go, I get the chocolate with coco nibs and then one or two other flavours. So far I have tried the caramel, raspberry and fig with marscapone. They all were excellent with the chocolate....More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chocolate ice cream it was fabulous and I really enjoyed it while watching the opera singer in Covent Garden. I would really recommend you try for yourself.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The 10 minute line was a huge giveaway when waking up to Venchi, and I must say, it was well worth it!!!

Thank TazGill
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the store in Covent garden today as we have been several times to the Chocolatier in Italy on many occasions. However we were extremely disappointed. We chose a selection of chocolates from the counter and ate later in the day after dinner. My choices...More

Thank kmoore61
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

They offer wide variety of chocolates and chocolate flavored ice cream. The prices are good and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Suhaib R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We took our 3 year old to have an ice cream. Had the "mini" cones. Yes mini, smaller than small. Still £3.60 each so very expensive. the vanilla and fig was frankly tasteless. The strawberry was OK but nothing special. Frankly overpriced for regular ice...More

Thank Grandad_Sticky
Reviewed 8 August 2018

At summer time you might find a line of people eager to try the ice cream despite the steep price (about CD10 for a small double scoop). The flavours, however, are amazing, from caramelized figs to tiramisu and pistachio. It is creamy and rich. The...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 8 August 2018

So worth the wait! I had the Ecuador and Straciatella flavors. The Ecuador was like Nutella in gelato form. Absolutely amazing.

Thank Michelle J
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Covent Garden - Unit 18 Market Building, London WC2E 8RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3632 1668
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A chocolate and artisan gelato haven that celebrates the Italian tradition, Made In Italy and the use of all natural quality ingredients. A chocolate boutique with Cafeteria and a warm and relaxed atmosphere right in the middle of Covent Garden. You will be welcomed by knowledgeable staff ready to help and tailor a 360° tasting experience that will tickle your tasted buds, whether you are a regular, a tourist or family with children looking for a quick snack or a break at any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, afternoon.
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