During our holiday at the start of the month we were able to visit a lovely selection of ice cream havens. To set the scene slightly for this particular day we traveled from London down to Brighton for a visit to the Lanes where we found a Moomin shop which our boys were transfixed by (and the shop attached to the new library there is stunning too! Well worth a visit if you like quirky literary items). We will be visiting Brighton again as we saw lots of potential ice cream gold mines, probably off season and not before a national festival as we went the day before the pride festival so it was heaving, but it was such an incredible atmosphere we want to go back.
After this shopping (so much shopping!), a short drive along the coast was needed, windows fully down both to calm and cool us on what was a rather warm day. Having lived that way for part of my uni life I knew the roads well and we found ourselves in another one of the UK's best seaside towns, Worthing. It was at this point that we remembered our list and the hunt for the ice cream commenced with a small visit to the sea facing Ice Cream Parlour that is Macaris.
The parlour itself was nice to sit in and fairly accessible for our (massive) pushchair, and the staff were friendly. We decided to go for a hot fudge sundae, containing their award winning chocolate ice cream. When this arrived we were surprised to find No chocolate - after querying unfortunately they had run out of the chocolate ice cream meaning we were unable to sample it. However the sundae was good regardless. The hot fudge sauce was actually hot fudge sauce rather than chocolate fudge sauce which is usually the case and this impressed us immensely. The ice cream itself was smooth, creamy and all round a rather lovely delicacy. If we had been able to sample the chocolate we're pretty sure that the ice cream would have got top marks!
The price was reasonable and the range of ice creams is good. They also have a small selection of sorbets and ice cream suitable for diabetics as well as gluten free ice cream and cones.
Over all our ratings take into account the lack of our choice of ice cream and the lack of information provided - but we truly feel this was a oversight as the service provided apart from this was wonderful.
4 ice cream