Our Parlours

Come and join us at one of our beautiful North London ice-cream parlours - we're in Tufnell Park and Kings Cross!

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 2019

TUFNELL PARK

24th of December - 10am-2pm

25th of December - CLOSED

26th of December - CLOSED

27th of December - CLOSED

28th of December - 12pm-7pm

29th of December - 12pm-7pm

30th of December - 12pm-5pm

31st of December - 10am-2pm

WE ARE CLOSED IN JANUARY AT TUFNELL PARK

Kings Cross

24th of December - CLOSED

25th of December - CLOSED

26th of December - CLOSED

27th of December - CLOSED

28th of December - 12pm-7pm

29th of December 12pm-7pm

30th of December - 12pm-5pm

31st of December - CLOSED

WE ARE CLOSED FROM THE 1ST OF JANUARY - 18th


TUFNELL PARK

118 Fortess Road, NW5 2HL, London
Nearest tube: Tufnell Park (2 minutes walk). Bus: 134/390/4. Parking available on Fortess Road.

Tel: 020 7609 0444, Email: theengineroom@rubyviolet.co.uk

Opening Hours:


Mon: 1pm to 7pm

Tues: 11.30am to 7pm

Wed to Thur: 11.30am to 10pm

Fri: 11am to 10pm

Sat to Sun: 10am to 10pm


In July 2012 we opened our original parlour on a rather bleak Fortess Road and how it has changed over the years, we are now surrounded by other local small businesses.

We have a small seating area in the parlour and it is possible to sit outside preferably on a sunny day. The vintage 1920’s tiles on the floor came from a town house in Belgium via France. The cupboards are made up from pew ends and our huge clock came from a factory in Ravenglass in Cumbria. The plank table and children’s area are from wood Julie kept for 30 years knowing it would come in useful one day.


KING'S CROSS

Midland Goods Shed, 3 Wharf Road, N1C 4BZ, London
Nearest tube: King's Cross St Pancras (5 minutes walk). Bus: 390/10/17/59/91/259. Parking available nearby. 

Tel: 0203 668 7737, Email: theengineroom@rubyviolet.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Mon to Tues: 11.30am to 7pm
Wed to Fri: 11.30am to 10pm
Sat to Sun: 11am to 10pm


Our Kings Cross branch opened at the end of May 2016 in the Canal Quarter of the new development, situated in the Midland Goods shed next to Waitrose wine bar.

Our Panama table with its curvy profile came from the bottom of the Panama canal, we subsequently redesigned the seating area to accommodate this rather spontaneous purchase.

The flavours board was created with a nod to the old station arrivals boards and turned into reality by Esme, who was early on an extremely accomplished Ruby Violet scooper. One of the walls was created out of strips of mixed wood then adorned with lettering by Chrissie, who has helped out in roles too numerous to mention. The lights all came from India and were aged on a swing overlooking Juhu beach. Max carefully painted the tin wall and Kiran successfully learnt how to age mirrors.

We have an outside area framed with planters and Barbara the tricycle (unless she’s roaming Granary Square and the environs) with Frank the trolley usually somewhere close by. There are grassy hillocks suitable for lounging with a cone or two.

New at King's Cross - Student Happy Hour

Running every Tuesday from 2pm until close, students can get a free scoop of ice-cream or sorbet with every alcoholic drink purchased. Cheers!