Restaurant in Exmouth Market
Coin Laundry is a cool, relaxed restaurant in Exmouth market. With its high ceilings and open plan, it has an empty warehouse feel, almost like it’s been moved from the heart of Shoreditch or Hackney. It’s light and bright and the interior is filled with blues, greens and woods. The flowers on the tables give off a spring/summer season vibe, as though they’re bringing a bit of the outside in. There is also a basement area which opens into the evening until 1am Thursday to Saturday. The service was friendly and accommodating from the off and it didn’t take us long to get our Sunday roast orders in.
The drinks menu features a handful of cocktails, draught, canned and bottled beer with plenty of wine and spirit options too. With it a little warm out, we tried to continue the late summer/early autumn vibes (helped by the interior) with a pint of Mortimer’s Orchard Cider (£5), which was delicious. We also tried the Stiggins’ Daiquiri (£9), a mix of pineapple rum, lime and cardamom. It was strong and a little tart, but went down very well.
The Sunday menu runs from 11am through to 9pm. There are a number of snacks, sharers and small plates for if you are just popping in for a light lunch or nibbles over a catch-up. There are a few regular mains too (including a beef burger and cauliflower and okra curry), but on a Sunday, there’s just one thing for it…a roast. The roast menu features four options, three meat and one veggie, all served with roasties, seasonal veg, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
We’ve heard our fair share of moaning about vegetarian options when it comes to roasts. However, the Beetroot and woodland mushroom Wellington with porcini gravy (£13.50) was actually pretty good! No soggy bottoms here – the wellington was delicious. Whilst we would have preferred whole/larger pieces of mushroom, it still had a great flavour, accompanied with the mushroom gravy.
The Slow roast lamb leg with mint sauce (£16.50) stole the show. The lamb was tender, with a fantastic flavour, and there was plenty of bold mint sauce to accompany the dish too.The roasties were fluffy inside and nice and crisp outside, and the selection of seasonal veg was great too. We loved the mix of greens and pearl onions which is being served right now! As for the Yorkshire puddings, well they were massive.
There are three desserts if you have space, including a dark chocolate fondant, panna cotta and cheesecake.
Coin laundry restaurant in Exmouth Market is a bright and contemporary, yet cosy, spot for Sunday lunch. The roasts were both generous portions, and super tasty – even the vegetarian option went down a treat. They have some great beers and ciders to accompany them (whether you’re going meat or veggie), and the service is friendly. Definitely one to consider for Sunday lunch this week!
East London Girl: Coin Laundry
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