In perfect timing for a hot London summer, and ahead of National Ice Cream Month in July, Great Northern Hotel, the King’s Cross luxury boutique hotel, is delighted to announce a playful new addition to its delicious room service offering: a delectable ice cream menu to be enjoyed at any hour of the day or night. Great Northern Hotel have created this naughty but nice service in collaboration with local King’s Cross ice cream wizards, Ruby Violet.
Three tempting flavours will be available at Great Northern Hotel to order in-room by guests whenever their hearts desire:
Salted caramel & almond nut brittle – a delectable combination of salted caramel ice cream with a salted caramel swirl rippled through during the churning process. French Fleur de Sel and Californian almonds make a delicious crunchy brittle complementing the smooth texture of the ice cream (pictured).
Violet chocolate chip – Reminiscent of the childhood flavour of Palma violets, perfectly combined with moreish chocolate chips, this is a truly intense ice cream.
Elderflower & Prosecco sorbet – A clean, refreshing sorbet made from elderflower cordial from the Vale of Belvoir. For every small batch they make, Ruby Violet pop open a bottle of prosecco to add some fizz to this unique summertime treat.
“Ice Cream Room Service” will be available to all guests of Great Northern Hotel, 24 hours a day, throughout the summer from now until September 2018. In addition, every guest floor of the hotel has a beautifully equipped Pantry from which guests can help themselves to home-based cakes, tea and Nespresso coffee, other sweet treats, and books, newspapers and magazines all on a complimentary basis.
Ruby Violet creates small batch, handmade ice creams, sorbets and frozen delights. Inspired by founder Julie’s grandmother, Ruby Violet blossomed from a lifelong love of the delectable and the unusual. Ruby Violet have created hundreds of flavours, from traditional classics to unusual delicacies, but whatever the flavour, they always use only organic milk and the most simple or unusual fresh ingredients.
Great Northern Hotel is located in the heart of King’s Cross St Pancras, an area that has undergone a remarkable renaissance in recent years. Close to King’s Cross station and just 25 metres from the Eurostar terminus at St Pancras International, the hotel is a carefully crafted celebration of original Italianate Victorian architecture with a hint of modernity and sense of timeless elegance. Befitting the hotel’s rich architectural heritage, the guest bedrooms are beautifully designed to exude elegance and grace. Free from unnecessary clutter, the rooms are expertly proportioned, with lofty high ceilings and an abundance of natural light from large “six-over-six” sash windows. The hotel is also home to one of London’s finest destination restaurants, Plum + Spilt Milk. Celebrating high quality, seasonal produce through its modern British dishes, the restaurant has won several coveted international awards. On the ground floor sits GNH Bar, one of the most glamorous bars in London, with a stunning interior.
A proud partner of local businesses and brands moving to the King’s Cross area, Great Northern Hotel is proud to be working with Ruby Violet to offer guests yet another sweet reason to stay.