Polka Gelato @ Warren Street

Tapped & Packed(昨日のブログ参照)でランチの後は、辺りをぶらぶら。Warren Street(ウォーレン・ストリート)とFitzroy Street(フィッツロイ・ストリート)の角に、「Polka Gelato(ポルカ・ジェラート)」を見つけた。ロゴは名前の通り、3つの「Polka(=ポルカドット:水玉)」のデザイン。店内は、白黒を基調に、コンクリートの壁、丸くて黒いソファ、そして座り心地の悪そうなプラスチックのスツール(参考サイト)と、アイスクリーム・ショップと言うよりバーみたい。ショーケースの中は、16種類の自家製ジェラートやソルベが並ぶ。値段はワッフルコーン、カップとも小£2.95(2スクープ)、中£3.70(3スクープ)、大£4.5(4スクープ)。テークアウトは2種£10〜。値段はイタリアの倍はする。

取りあえず試食をと、小カップでココナッツ&洋梨を注文。洋梨は少し甘過ぎ、ココナッツはココナッツファインが入っておらず、ちょっと残念。味はご近所のSardo Cucinaの方が上だな。もうすぐ、アイスクリームだけじゃなく、ドイツ風ホットドッグもお目見えするらしい。でも本場イタリアではあり得ないアイスクリームとホットドッグの組み合わせって、お腹痛くなりそう。。。

After having lunch at Tapped & Packed (see yesterday’s blog), we found Polka Gelato at the corner of Warren Street and Fitzroy Street, while strolling around the area. As the name suggests, its logo has three ‘polka’ dots. The black & white color scheme of the exterior and interia, furnished with black round couch and uncomfortable-looking white plastic stools (reference site) together with gray concrete walls, makes Polka Gelato look more like a bar than ice cream shop. There are 16 kinds of good-looking artisan gelati and sorbet in a showcase, and it cost £2.95 for small waffle cone or cup (2 scoops), £3.70 for medium (3 scoops), and £4.50 for large (4 scoops) . Almost double of Italian prices. Take away price starts at £10 (2 scoops) 〜.

We tried a small cup with coconut & pear, but the tastes were a bit disappointing. Coconut didn’t have any bits of coconuts and untraditional taste of pear was bland and a bit sugary. I have to say that we prefer a gelato at Sardo Cucina nearby.  Its a shame because the place is so nice! They are going to have German style hot dog soon as well as ice creams, but the combination sounds a bit strange and would never happen in Italy…

One response to “Polka Gelato @ Warren Street

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