Equi's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant

Equi's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant
9–11 Burnbank Road, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 9AA
  • Telephone 01698 282494
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–10.30pm; Sat/Sun
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.equisicecream.com
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Equi's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant

Photo: Stephen Robinson

An enticing presence in Hamilton since 1922, Equi's restaurant and parlour does pizza, pasta and fish and chips as well as lots of their award-winning ice-cream to eat in or take away.

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An ice-cream parlour, takeaway and restaurant, Equi's is now in its fourth generation of family management. Pietro Equi started the first cafe at Peacock's Cross in Hamilton in 1922, and the business is now run by David Equi. The takeaway side sells fish and chips and ice-cream, the restaurant does pizza and pasta, and you can also buy tubs of their award-winning ice-cream to take home.

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Equi is a name that is hard to avoid in Lanarkshire – about as hard as it is to refrain from popping in to one of their three parlours in the region to sample the multi award-winning ice-cream, which has been made by the family for four generations. Pietro Equi started the first café at Peacock's Cross in Hamilton in 1922, and the business is now run by David Equi, who oversaw the takeover of rival Nardini's of Largs a few years ago. The Hamilton parlour and diner deals in those Scots-Italian favourites of fish & chips followed by ice-cream, which the front takeaway sells to go – with locals queuing into the street on even the dreichiest day, grabbing favourites such as Sophie's Crunch, Tabletissimo and Raisins to be Cheerful. The restaurant, compact with appealing old-school booths, does pizza and pasta as well as the chippie dishes, though most visitors will be saving room for a treat from their impressive sundae menu. Tubs of their award-winning ice-cream can also be bought to take home. There is no sit down food available at the Motherwell branch.

  • Open since: 1922

Reviews & features

Lanarkshire's lipsmacking ice-cream selection

25 Sep 2018

Discover the ice-cream producers of North and South Lanarkshire

Despite it rarely being warm enough to really constitute 'ice-cream weather' in Scotland, we're incredibly passionate about an icy sweet treat, and Lanarkshire abounds with well-known ice-cream businesses. One of the region's stalwarts is Equi's…