When visiting Bristol this summer, you’re sure to be a stone’s throw away from a classic whippy or frozen yoghurt.

Here are some of Bristol’s best treats for a warm day...



If you’re looking for authentic Italian gelato then a visit to Swoon, the gelato bar perched at the bottom of Park Street, is an absolute must.

Churning fresh gelato daily, with flavours such as strawberry lemonade, dairy-free mango and amarena cherry cheesecake (keep an eye to their Twitter feed for the latest vote on which flavour to do next), Swoon has become a favourite in the Bristol foodie scene, with hungry customers queuing along the street on hotter days.

Choose from a tub or cone, wander over to College Green and enjoy!

Source: Swoon

Oliver’s Ice Cream at Cargo 2 

Down at  Cargo 2 in Wapping Wharf you’ll find Oliver’s Ice Cream parlour, a small but sweet hideout selling artisan ice cream with exciting flavours.

Using locally sourced natural ingredients, you can choose from a variety of flavours such as Thatcher’s Gold cider, Marzipan or Italian custard, all served in tubs or cones half-filled with chocolate. 

Served in impressive portions and reasonably priced, Oliver’s is becoming a must for sunny days in Bristol’s harbour.

Source: Wapping Wharf

Woky Ko 

Woky Ko is a small local chain of casual Asian diners, with the two restaurants in Wapping Wharf both serving dessert as well as bao and noodle dishes.

Woky Ko Cargo does soft serve, while nearby in Cargo 2, Woky Ko Rooftop does a range of mouth-watering ice cream bao, a great alternative dessert which will leave anyone wanting more!

Source: Woky Ko


Choose from a variety of ice cream flavours, with the option to pile your scoops on cones, warm waffles or into milkshakes. Vegan and gluten free options are also available.


Ever wanted to blend your favourite cocktail with ice cream or sorbet? The genius team at Brozen have done just that! Will you go for a frozen Margarita, Pimms, Pina Colada or one of their sweeter ice cream concoctions?


Located in the East Bristol suburb of Brislington, Tarr's is a local family-run institution, which has been selling ice cream for over 100 years. Choose from over 17 flavours in tubs, cones, lollies and even cakes.

Vee Double Moo 

Vee Double Moo are here to bring award-winning, soft serve ice cream to the sweet-toothed masses.

Usually parked on College Green, Vee Double Moo serve delicious scoops straight from a vintage VW camper van. Try their vanilla swirl, paired beautifully with an elderberry ripple scoop and topped with mixed berries.

Source: Vee Double Moo

Looking for other ways to keep cool? Take a look at our Top Al Fresco Spots in the city, or if you've got a sweet tooth, make sure you read our guide to Bristol's Most Sumptuous Cakes.



Authentic artisan gelato bar with a dash of Italian swagger and style.

St Nicholas Market
St Nicks Market Corn St

Established in 1743 St Nicholas Market is the oldest and best loved market in Bristol, famous for some of the best food in the city.

Woky Ko: CARGO
Credit Paolo Ferla

Woky Ko's original award winning Asian restaurant at Wapping Wharf. Woky Ko: CARGO serves Asian street food for lunch & dinner (plus takeaway) featuring Bao, Xiao sharing plates, noodle and rice dishes.