Coin Laundry | Exmouth Market Restaurant
Corduroy was everywhere in the 70s.
But when it hit pillows, it really made headlines.
The cooking, not so much, and 70s cuisine has long been consigned to the rubbish bin of history. Well, no more. For restoring it to our dinner plates are 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 is no exception. 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.
For the weekend there’s a bottomless brunch with all the expected accruements and a welcome surprise in the drinks department with the option of endless Pamplemousses (their concoction of gin, grapefruit and elderflower).
Also on offer are daiquiris, margaritas, and porn stars, with a spread of craft beers and wine in addition. For your inner child there’s the Soda Stream, offering fresh limeade and pomegranate & lemon flavours.
With all that spirit and sentimentality, you’ll be crying out Pisco Inferno in no time.
NOTE: Coin Laundry is open Mon-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thurs-Fri-12pm-2am, Sat 10am-2am and Sun 10am-11pm.
Coin Laundry | 70 Exmouth Market, London EX1R 4QP
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