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Oddono’s has received plenty of critical plaudits since it opened, & regular queues are testament to its success with Joe Public, too. The huge display cabinet in the sunny yellow parlour has
housed more than 130 icy confections since owner Christian Oddono launched the place in 2004: zany flavours such as Pimm’s sorbet, banoffee or smoked salmon have had their moment, though more
traditional Madagascan vanilla or chocolate & hazelnut are the real crowd-pleasers. Friendly staff also serve up steaming coffees, creamy hot chocolates, waffles & ice-cream cakes.
Customers can perch on brightly coloured stools & eat at the counter or wander the streets of South Kensington, cone in hand. Other Oddono’s outlets can be found in Selfridges & Whiteleys.
With the likes of Ben’s Cookies, Paul, Gail’s Bakery and Hummingbird Bakery situated nearby, South Kensington is one of my favourite places to go in search of food.Tucked away down a side street, you would never have known Oddono’s existed. The parlour looks nothing special from the outside and I decided I was too full for gelato. Then I spotted the queue, always a good sign, and then the spatulas. When traveling around Italy last year, I learned is that if gelato is served using a scoop as opposed to a spatula, then it’s not real gelato. Everyone knows how I can never say no to good gelato so I quickly joined...
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