Place

Gelupo

By Maeve
Where?
7 Archer Street, W1D 7AU
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When?
11am-11pm (until 1am Thurs-Sat)
How much?
Cups £2-6, cones £3-6

This snazzy and rather stylish little enterprise is cut from the same cloth as exquisite Italian restaurant Bocca Di Lupo over the road. There’s an excellent coffee bar serving your everyday espresso and macchiato, alongside some lush speciality numbers such as the truly nutty affogato alla nocciola; at the back you’ll find a well-stocked and top quality deli. However, the main draw is the wide selection of gelato, tangy sorbet and mouthwatering granita. I demolished a fair-sized £4.50 portion of blackcurrant sorbet, with both hazelnut and pistacchio ice cream – the culinary equivalent of a saucy, soapy bath with Cleopatra. Though a huge fan of traditional Italian flavours, their slightly more creative take on the theme will – in this world of uncertainties – certainly have me right back here ready to launch into the sour cherry granita, if nothing else. Another W1 winner. / Eamon Downes