In among the clutch of Chinese, fried chicken, halal kebab shops, grill and spice joints and tandoori palaces on the block of Old Kent Road between Tesco Southwark and the Eurotraveller Hotel-Premier stands an antidote to all that savoury goodness. At GB Ice Cream Parlour you can get ice cream galore, but there’s more than meets the eye on offer at this Bermondsey dessert restaurant – it’s not just an ice cream parlour! This is the hot spot in southeast London for (hot) jacket potatoes, sandwiches, lasagne and a whole lot more!
We’ll get to dessert in time – be patient and eat your greens. Or at least your jacket with special mixes (under a fiver this). We love a good London cafe and restaurant that knows how to run the numbers on a big classic British breakfast, from the simplest cheese on toast right up to a lavish plate of egg, bacon, sausage, chips and baked beans. Another luxury item at the Old Kent Road breakfast joint is the Spanish omelette. Bermondsey’s fortunate to have affordable Italian in the form of GB Ice Cream Parlour’s lasagne, available in meat or vegetable, and the jacket potatoes are superb: plain, tuna mayo, chilli con carne – all are served with a salad.
At GB Ice Cream Parlour you can get sandwiches that are cold, or hot. Of the cold sandwiches we like the coronation chicken. If you’re looking for a hot sandwich in Bermondsey, GB Ice Cream Parlour – despite the name suggesting it trades exclusively in subzero commodities – can whip you up an egg, bacon, sausage, egg and bacon, egg and sausage, or egg and bacon and sausage sandwich on either a roll, in a sandwich, on a bap, or in a ciabatta. That’s an edible performance matrix we can get down with. Finally, time for the sweets. GB Ice Cream Parlour, being one of the most sought after ice cream parlours in southeast London, doesn’t have a menu for its ice cream! GB likes to keep it secret in case someone steals their ideas – you’ll just have to come in yourself and see what available. But it does have many awesome pastries.