Lotus, London

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

17 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EP +44 20 7839 8797
  • Bar Cafe Ciao
    Bar Cafe Ciao
    by phastphreddy
  • After Eight and Lasagne
    After Eight and Lasagne
    by thathilla

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    Bar Ciao: Incredibly Sumptous Ice Cream Sundaes

    by thathilla Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Not only is Ciao's interior pleasantly lit and comfortable, with decent pop music playing in the background, the waitstaff is terrific. I've been there a handful of times now and am recognized by the same wonderful waitress I always get.

    They have over 20 flavors of gelato and ice cream, as well as the most scrumptious-looking menu. It features pages and pages of well-photographed ice cream creations, all of which come to your table looking exactly like they do in the menu. Even the loo is nice.

    Favorite Dish: (Italian named) chocolate cake with Stracciatella ice cream on the side - the perfect blend of warm and cold. You can order any of the flavors with any of the pastries.

    Lasagne - yes, it really does resemble (ice cream and berries) lasagne. If you're in the mood for something fruity but with a hefty amount of vanilla, this will do perfectly. I licked the plate.

    After Eight - mint ice cream, chocolate ice cream, syrups and chocolate shavings, complete with a mint wafer. Good to end on for that minty taste.

    Address: 33 Charing Cross Rd.

    Directions: in between Trafalgar and Leicester

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  • Bar Cafe Ciao: Gelato is Food Too

    by phastphreddy Written Jul 29, 2004

    Gelato designed to look like real food. This I can dig. Steak, ham & eggs, and all sorts of stuff made entirely out of gelato. It's fun just looking at the menu.

    Favorite Dish: I can enjoy myself with a cup of gelato and a chance to peruse the menu for a while. That's plenty of fun for me.

    Address: 17 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP

    Directions: Right off of Leicester Square

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