Treat yo’self at Damian Griffiths’ South Bank dessert precinct
Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to eat nothing but kale for lunch each day. Or maybe your New Year’s resolution is to sip on a banana, brown sugar and bacon ice-cream shake topped with whipped cream, candied bacon, crushed crisps and salted caramel drizzle. The choice is yours.
If your choice is the latter, then you might need to pay South Bank a little visit. Because there, dear shake searcher, you will find liquid gold. Gold Digger in fact – that is the name of this crazy shake, and yes it is a real thing – and you can find it at Mister Fitz’s Finest Ice Cream. The ice-creamery is the second of its kind (Little Street opened late last year), and part of the sweet-treat mecca that is Damian Griffiths’ new dessert precinct at South Bank. Taking up a wide corner on Grey Street, the mini precinct consists of three side-by-side kiosks – Doughnut Time, Mister Fitz’s and Chester Street. That’s right. Doughnuts. And ice-cream. And ice-cream sandwiches. And milkshakes. And cakes. All0fthesweets. The kiosks are traditional shop fronts designed for take-away, but if you can’t wait to devour your sugary goodness you can park your keister at one of the outdoor tables.
Doughnut Time offers its full product range, including the new 100% vegan Viva Las Vegan doughnut, launched this week. Mister Fitz’s is also scooping its full selection of ice-creams and ice-cream sandwiches, accompanied by some smooth RnB and hip-hop tunes. The ice-creamery is also whipping up signature shakes, all maintaining the classic hip-hop theme – Getting’ Jiggy Wit It has milk and cookies ice-cream, whipped cream, Hershey’s bar and Oreo cookie, California Love is a malted vanilla shake with whipped cream, unicorn crumbs (just go with it) and a cherry on top. Chester Street has a smaller range than its big Newstead sibling, which will change regularly. Expect to drool over the likes of mini Oreo and Kit Kat cheesecakes, M&M brownies, raspberries and cream cake, and white chocolate unicorn cream pie (again, just go with it).
We know we don’t have to tell you any more – after all, you voted Chester Street Bakery & Bar and Doughnut Time your top-two favourite places for dessert in our 2015 EAT/drink Awards. For opening hours and contact details, head to our Stumble Guide.
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