Corduroy was everywhere in the 70s.
But when it hit pillows, it really made headlines.
The cooking… not so much. 70s cuisine has (generally correctly) long been consigned to the compost bin of history. Well, no more; for restoring it to our dinner plates is Exmouth Market‘s Coin Laundry.
The inside is, unsurprisingly, 70s kitsch, but with a modern make-over. Less lava lamps and velvet sofas, more exposed brickwork and formica table tops. It all makes for an upbeat and cheerful vibe, perfect for a thick slice of nostalgia.
No self-respecting retro diner would be complete without that perennial festive favourite, the prawn cocktail, and Coin Laundry duly complies. It’s here as a starter, accompanied by that other staple of the seventies, the chicken kiev. Available in miniature form, or as a main, there’s enough garlic in it to kill a vampire (or at least a lifeless date) and it’ll have you swimming in a sea of memories in no time.
As you work your way up to the mains, comfort cooking lines your path. There’s glazed ham with egg and chips; goats cheese, mushroom and potato skin risotto; and of course, chips with gravy on the side. If you’ve still got room for dessert there’s bread and butter pudding, cranberry and apple crumble, and black forest trifle.
Then, there’s the drinks, which include Bloody Maries, Negronis and Banana Spritzes, with a spread of craft beers and wine in addition.
You’ll be crying out Pisco Inferno in no time.
NOTE: Coin Laundry is open daily – you can reserve a table right HERE.
Coin Laundry | 70 Exmouth Market, London, EX1R 4QP
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