Coin Laundry is the Seventies-themed restaurant that has taken over the corner spot at the end of Exmouth Market where the cavernous two-floor Cottons Rhum Shack once lived. Upon arrival, we were delighted to be greeted by pin ball machines, board games and deliciously retro bar snacks.

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The Verdict

We love a themed bar and restaurant, so we were excited to be invited to try 70’s inspired restaurant Coin Laundry’s new snacks and cocktail menu. The menu at Coin Laundry is fantastic. The chef’s are clearly dedicated to creating innovative retro dishes which are both delicious and authentic.

Spread over two floors, the design of Coin Laundry’s interior has revealed and restored some of the original pub features including beautiful decorative internal and exterior tiling. Wooden floors, comfy couches and simple homely designs are combined with playful touches such as kitsch tableware and a vintage 80s pinball machine to finish the look.

We started the evening by ordering a 70’s Porn Star and a Grape Rickey. Both were beautifully fruity and fresh.For the food, we ordered a selection of bar snacks to complement our drinks, deciding on the Spag bol croquettes, Mini chicken kievs, (Not) Spam fritters and Onion bhaji served with mint sauce. We were particularly impressed with the chicken kievs and the ham fritters. The chicken kiev’s came served with a branded chewing gum which was a nice touch and the spam fritters was served with a creamy pea puree.

Throughout the evening, we sipped on a selection of cocktails such as The Flipper, Pisco Inferno, Tequila sunrise and their Coin Laundry Americano. All perfectly balanced and very moreish.

We had a fantastic evening at Coin Laundry and it’s certainly a welcome addition to the burgeoning, creative Clerkenwell area. Coin Laundry is a laid back, cool and fun space for any occasion from morning until late night. Thank you Kaprano’s for inviting us along and a huge well done to all of the staff who made our night so enjoyable.

70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QP | Mon – Wed 10:00 – 11:00 | Thurs – Sat 10:00 – 2:00

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