So I have a confession. For a few years now, I have been cheating on the pin-ups of all things ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s.
I know, I know, who could be so amazing that I deem them more important than the two men who have always been there to pick me up in times of trouble?
I’ll tell you who. George & D (D being the biggest mystery in Oxford history – who actually is the D?!) or G&Ds as you may know them.
Never heard of them? Let me take you on a trip to one of their three little cafes spread out around Oxford – be sure to pack your expandable trousers!
Now apart from incredible ice cream (obviously…), there’s something else which keeps me coming back to them. All three of the G&Ds have a particular laidback atmosphere which makes the experience a whole lot more enjoyable. You know how Central Perk was just so damn cool in Friends? It’s like that. But cooler (because of the ice cream – geddit?)
The staff are cool (ok I’ll stop now), hip and friendly, the menus are to die for and there is always an excited buzz of chatter coming from all corners of the building. Whether you’re there at lunchtime or 10pm, there are always groups and couples making their way through the variety of goods on offer. And that’s exactly what I was there for – to work my way through a whole host of what they had available.
Next up, we opted for waffles and vanilla ice cream (sauce and sprinkles optional). Whilst the vanilla ice cream was beautiful, I think I’d pass on the waffles next time as they were just a little too ‘gooey’ for my liking. That being said, we still made sure to finish it off and I think sauce and sprinkles would have worked wonders.
The ice cream menu does change regularly between the three shops, so head on over to their website to check which flavours are in which cafe should you have one in particular in mind. Open from 8am until midnight everyday, you should definitely be able to find the time to head on over there to test out their menu – you won’t regret it, I promise. Add to this the fact that all of the ice cream is made on the premises and do not contain any artificial flavours, preservatives or additives, and you’re on to a winner!
I’ll see you there!
This post was in conjunction with Goodman’s UK, who challenged me to review my favourite place in Oxford to be included in a guide on the city for them. This has not affected my overall review of G&Ds – as you can probably tell, I’m already addicted to the place!