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“heavenly icecream”
Review of Spurreli

Spurreli
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Amble
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$7
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Spurreli opened within The Old Chandlery in August 2010, next to the boatyard and in between the harbour and town-square. As well as Spurreli icecream, our Baristas will serve freshly ground Illy coffee, Ruby Rose patisserie, speciality teas, chilled soft drinks and winter soup
edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
“heavenly icecream”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Love this place. Wonderful ice cream for kids and adults alike. illy coffee is great too. I understand that it wants to keep itself true to its roots of being an ice cream parlour so isn't getting into doing lunches and a wider menu.

However, I was delighted to note last week that you can get this fab icecream in other places. We went to Dandelion Cafe in Alnmouth and noted that they now sell Spurreli icecream. it is not the full range but we tried the madagascan vanilla and the amazing sicilian pistachio. So if you are looking for a lunch menu but also need to satisfy your need for a spurreli - you can do both there.

During the summer months we have regularly stopped off at Spurreli at the end of a long dog walk and sat outside with our dog having an icecream. It is a shame that dogs aren't allowed inside the cafe as the winter months may curtail our desire to sit outside - but I'm sure we will work something out.

this really is a wonderful addition to Amble. It is probably the best ice-cream I have ever tasted (and I have tasted a lot!)

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank dee090
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Spurreli, Public Relations Manager at Spurreli, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Hi Dee,

Thanks for your lovely review, so glad you like the icecream. Glad that people are beggining to enjoy Spurreli icecream @ Dandelion.

We love dogs, they often like our Vanilla icecream and there's always a fresh water bowl. However with such a food based environment and many small children in a full room that's got a high footfall, having dogs inside isn't always practical. Plus we have had occasions where dogs haven't been watched properly, and reaped a little bit of havoc.

We are in the middle of looking/costing outdoor heaters and covers for the front of the property which hopefully will be the answer to the solution.

Hope to see you all really soon, I'm sure there will be an icecream with your dogs name on it next time.
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Leeds, W.Yorks
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“Great ice cream, but limited menu for lunch.”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Yes, this place is as good as all the previous reviews have stated so if you like ice cream you are in for a treat. One pointer, not a criticism of their food or service; it would be so much better if they did sandwiches as well. My wife and I found this place for lunch and while she was more than happy to just eat ice cream, I would have preferred a toastie or similar for starters? Just a thought...

  • Visited July 2011
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Spurreli, Owner at Spurreli, responded to this review, 23 August 2011
Hi Eddie1776,

Thanks for your constructive review and glad you liked our icecream just like everybody else, however we would like to respond to your comments. We appreciate your suggestion of adopting a lunch menu, however we are, and will always remain an artisan icecream lounge. We pride our selves on making national award winning icecream, sticking strongly to what makes us unique, and don't feel we need to have a lunch/savoury offering.

As always if customers ask for a lunch venue we always recommend some of the fantastic places Amble has to offer, whether its fish and chips, Italian, pub grub or cafe. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Kind Regards

The Spurreli team
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NorthEastEngland
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“Delicious ice cream from Spurreli”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

An excellent boutique ice cream parlour visited many times. Great place for all the family, worth going a few miles extra for on holidays in the area or just a general indulgence. Sunshine helps but in less favourable weather there is a well appointed friendly cafe with gorgeous coffees on the go too. I will be returning for many more years to come.
Also run a nearby B&B and recommend Spurreli to all our guests

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank rob1881
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Amble
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“worth a visit every day!!!”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

I am lucky enough to live in Amble, and have to say when I saw Spurrelis' had opened i wondered how successful and ice cream shop in Amble would be especially during the winter months! Well let me say this is not just an ice cream shop! Spurrelis is a Boutique ice cream parlour with many fabulous flavours of ice cream and sorbets, all handmade on the premises by Nick, Katie and Hannah. The coffee is excellent and the service is of the highest quality! Everyone that works there are friendly and polite and will make your visit special, wether it is your first visit or you visit most days (like myself and my Grandaughter!!) Well done to Katy and Nick for making Spurrelis the success that it is and for making us want to revisit regularly!!

  • Visited July 2011
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Berkshire
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“Absolutely wonderful.”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

We discovered Spurellis ice cream whilst cycling Druridge to Alnmouth. It was so good we stopped for coffee and cake on the way back. A wonderful place with lovely friendly staff and regulars. The produce is really top notch.

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Thank TheMargos
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