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The Covent Garden Cool Down

The Covent Garden Cool Down

The Covent Garden Cool Down

The Covent Garden Cool Down returns from Thursday 27th until Monday 31st August!

Covent Garden will be celebrating the last summer bank holiday once again with a five day ice cream festival but this year we are including all things frozen. From sorbet to frosé, iced tea to mochi balls and so much more Covent Garden will be the only place to soak up the last of the summer sun in our open air Piazza.

Discover pop ups on the East Piazza, al fresco terraces and exclusive offers all around the neighbourhood as we celebrate the 2020 Covent Garden Cool Down.

 

Covent Garden


 

Buns & Buns

Buns & Buns

Location: East Piazza

Miami favourite Buns & Buns may be known for putting breads and buns back at the centre of the table, but over the August bank holiday weekend will be serving up an amazing selection of frose, frozen pina colada, cocktails, fruit salad cups and the super refreshing frozen water melon spritz.


 

Mariage Freres

Location: King Street                  

Introducing Melting Frost from Mariage Freres, a three tea-infused range of sorbets and ice creams. Choose from flavours like Majestic Lime & Ginger ® blue tea, Black Orchid® black tea and Lan Na Thai® green tea.

Did you know that any Mariage Freres tea can be served as Iced Tea? Their French Summer Tea collection is the perfect refreshing menu for the long weekend. Some of the menu highlights are Havana, Pink Cactus, Opera Blue, Thé des Voyageurs and our favourite Tokyo Mojito.

Mariage Freres

 

The Gentlemen Baristas

Location: James Street              

Get ready to indulge! The Gentlemen Baristas pop up in Covent Garden is delivering the Cool Down goods for the long weekend.

You have an incredible choice of soft serve ice cream which you can add a homemade waffle pieces, chopped hazelnuts, coconut flakes or all of it!

The choice doesn’t stop there, on the Cool Down menu is also The Estate Dairy Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream which can be served with Pump Street Chocolate Ganache, Affogato style, Cream Mocha and many more ways.

To drink The Gentlemen Baristas coffee range comes iced, with the choice of adding a scoop of soft serve to make it a float.

The Gentlemen Baristas

 

Ladurée

Ladurée

Location: On the East Piazza 

The chicest patisserie in Paris first shot to fame thanks to its delectable, dainty and utterly irresistible ‘macarons’ - pretty baked shells filled with a creamy ganache in a rainbow of colours and flavours.

To celebrate the Covent Garden Cool Down, Ladurée will be offering signature ice creams, sorbets and delicious Iced Macarons (ice cream sandwiched between a giant macaron!)


 

Avobar

Location: Henrietta Street

For avocado fans, Avobar, London’s first all-avo casual dining concept, will be offering their signature Avo Soft Serve throughout the weekend.

Avobar

 

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

Location: King Street

Petersham Nurseries will be taking part in the Covent Garden Summer Cool Down, serving homemade gelato, sorbet and spritz to go from their pop up gelato cart on King Street, a stone's throw away their newly re-opened deli. Taking cues from the bustling piazzas of Florence and Rome, guests can take a choice of one, two or three scoops of gelato or sorbet: there’s both Stracciatella and salted caramel gelato and black currant sorbet.

In line with the Petersham Nurseries philosophy, there will also be a flower stall where guests will also be able to buy homegrown wild, seasonal flowers from Haye Farm. To tie in with the Cool Down, the deli will be re-opening on the 27th August and for the first time ever, will have outdoor seating on King Street. The menu will be available as normal across the bank holiday weekend, to eat in or takeaway, with seasonal quiches and freshly baked pastries.


 

Morelli's Gelato

Location: The Market Building 

Morelli's Gelato, the much-loved ice cream parlour, serves iconic Sundaes in custom-made Murano glassware and delicious gelato in Covent Garden's historic Market Building.

The product range varies from the finest freshly churned gelato (made on site every morning with meticulously sourced ingredients), spectacular retro sundaes, signature award winning Kilimanjaro coffee, Italian hot chocolate, freshly baked croissants, waffles and crepes, hand crafted ice cream cakes, extra thick milkshakes, and more! 

Morelli's Gelato

 

Dirty Martini

Location: East Piazza

Renowned for a bespoke range of Martinis and extensive selection of cocktails, Dirty Martini will joining the festivities with a selection of blended Ice-Tail cocktails. From Frosés to Passionfruit Daiquiris, Dirty Martini will be keeping you cool over the bank holiday weekend.

Dirty Martini

 

Venchi

Venchi

Location: The Market Building 

Venchi, the legendary ‘chocogelateria’ from Turin, brings authentic Italian ice-cream (gelato) and all manner of chocolate-flavoured delights to Covent Garden's Market Building.

OFFER

During the Covent Garden Cool Down, Venchi has a very special offer just for you. From 27th until 31st August, visit Venchi in the Market Building between 12pm and 2pm say the magic word ‘Venchi Vegan Icedream’ to enjoy a buy one get one free on their incredible Vegan Gelato and Sorbet, choose between flavours such as Strawberry, Mango and Chocolate. 


 

Amorino

Location: Garrick Street

From the very moments it first opened in 2013, Amorino Covent Garden has served every customer the highest quality gelato using the most natural and organic ingredients.

What's more, vegan customers can also enjoy a wide range of delicious and refreshing sorbetto, with the newest addition of the all-time favourite Marwardi Pistachio Sorbet.

Amorino

 

LITTLE MOONS

Little Moons mochi are bite sized balls of creamy artisan gelato ice cream wrapped in a layer of soft and delightfully delicate mochi dough which gives them a distinctive and delicious soft and chewy texture.

If you’ve never had Little Moons mochi, then the Covent Garden Cool Down is the perfect time to try our wonderfully unique bite sized treats. They will be offering a range of flavours including Alphonso Mango, Yuzu Lemon and Honey Roasted Pistachio.
 

LITTLE MOONS

 

Bubblewrap

BUBBLEWRAP 

New to the neighbourhood, Bubblewrap is opening the weekend of the Covent Garden Cool Down with an incredible offer.

OFFER

From Friday 28th August 2020 get 50% off their favourite combo menu until Monday 31st August.

To celebrate their new location they have created a special Bubblewrap Combo which pays homage to Covent Garden. The special is Rose and Strawberry Blossom, a mix of Rose infused Bubblewrap waffle, alphonso mango sorbet, strawberry with dried rose petal.


 

Crusting Pipe

The Crusting Pipe

Location: East Piazza

There is a flavour for everyone at the Crusting Pipe's Cool Down stand, expect Black Coconut , Blood Orange Sorbet , Cherry Clotted Cream, Flat White Coffee, Gin & Tonic , Gooey Chocolate Brownie, Sticky Toffee , Vegan Vanilla , Vegan Strawberry  and Vegan Salted Caramel. Fancy something extra special? Then opt for vanilla ice cream covered in luscious Pedro Ximenez Sherry.


 

The Frog

The Frog

Location: Southampton Street  

Introducing Toad on the Road, the new outdoor concept from Adam Handling’s The Frog in Covent Garden. For the weekend of the Cool Down the team will be serving up frozen espresso martinis, frozen elderflower daiquiri, and frozen negroni cocktails. It wouldn’t be Adam Handling without the perfect food accompaniment so indulge in the limited edition ice cream sandwich, made with meadowsweet parfait.


 

Godiva

Location: The Market Building

OFFER

For the Covent Garden Cool Down, Godiva is offering their delicious soft serve dark chocolate cone for £1.99 with any purchase made (normally 4.50). Visit over the weekend of the Cool Down to take full advantage of this limited edition offer.

Godiva

 

Henrietta

Henrietta

Location: Henrietta Street        

Your favourite cocktail spot on Henrietta Street has created the ultimate summer sips with thanks to their St Germain outdoor terrace which will be serving up frozen cocktails all weekend long. Our favourite on the menu? The Blue Lagoon.


 

Hotel Chocolat

Location: The Market Building

Discover Hotel Chocolat’s Ice Cream of the Gods (jersey cream infused with pure roasted cocoa) range during the Cool Down with cones and tubes starting from £3.25 (complimentary chocolate shard, raspberry, salted caramel or hazelnut sauces) and Billionaire’s Sundae for £4.95.

Hotel Chocolat

 

SUSHISAMBA

SUSHISAMBA

Location: The Market Building

Sit back and relax on the SUSHISAMBA terrace sipping their boozy Caipirinha Samba Pops. Order a side of tempura prawns and green beans whilst you’re there!

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