Review: The Coin Laundry

Coin Laundry is located at the very beginning of Exmouth Market; the perfect welcome to this relaxed and popular street in East London. Inside, its low lighting, mahogany wooden bar and red-tinged furniture and pinball machines very much recall a seventies dive bar (complemented by the food and drink on offer). There is a relaxed approach to the place, the bar staff and waiters very friendly and with a sense of fun.


For the food and drink there is a real focus on seasonal, British ingredients. Their bar snacks include old-school classics like Chicken Kiev’s and Chips and Curry Sauce as well more unusual offerings like their Bacon-flavoured Popcorn (very moreish). Meals include Rabbit Balti Pie and Coriander Sauce as well as the more traditional Ham, Egg and Chips. They also do breakfast.


They have a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails as well as sodastreams (very popular on the night I attended). I tried the Coin Laundry Americano, which contained Vermouth and Campari Soda 8. It was strong and very good.


For more information about Coin Laundry, including seeing their full menus, directions and for how to book click here.

Written by Gareth Brown

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