Earlier this summer, I walked around London to see the BFG Sculpture Trail (covered here). At King's Cross, I discovered a little ice cream parlour called "Ruby Violet", and I decided that an ice cream was in order as the day was fairly humid. I'd only just begun a long day of walking, so I decided to have a refreshing sorbet. In the end, I had a scoop of lemon (you cannot beat a classic) and a scoop of melon/canteloupe.
The ice creams and sorbets are a little on the costly side, but they are good. I received a cup with a wafer and sat near the canal to eat it.
Each day, the parlour has new flavours. They are made in small batches using organic products. Ice cream can also be purchased from a tub here to take away. The company's products are made in Tuffnell Park, where they have another shop. They also have a book and classes and can create products for special occassions, and these are not limited to ice cream.
I enjoyed my refreshing sorbet so much that I recommended to friends that we pay a visit on our way to solve the next ClueQuest puzzle! I had sorbet again; this time, I opted for lemon and watermelon and mint (which they did not have last time). I was also told by my friends that had purchase ice cream instead that the ice cream was also delicious.
Ruby Violet will definately continue to be an ice cream and sorbet stop each time I am in the King's Cross area. Ruby Violet is located near the Waitrose and the univeristy illustration building (near Granary Square) at King's Cross. The address is Midland Goods Shed, 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ. For more information, visit http://www.rubyviolet.co.uk