The signature dish at Coin Laundry will be the humble 1970s favourite – the Chicken Kiev – made modern with hand foraged wild garlic and a secret bread-crumb blend. A ‘Kiev counter’ will count down the number of breaded cutlets left in the kitchen and snacks will include homemade crisps served with little parcels of a choice of seasoning to add. Following suit, the cocktail list features retro classics such as the Grasshopper and the Snowball. Elsewhere a soda-stream will create a selection of bubbly cocktails and fizzy soft drinks.
Spread over two floors, the design of Coin Laundry takes inspiration from British home decor trends of the 70s, without being a themed venue. Wooden floors and tiling, comfortable couches and simple homely designs are combined with playful touches such as kitsch tableware and a vintage 80s pinball machine to finish the look.
Open all day, Coin Laundry looks set to be a local hangout for the area, catering for everything from coffee meetings, to informal lunches, after-work cocktails and lively dinners with friends. The basement space will emulate the feel of a common room, offering a selection of board games to while away the hours, and hosting a regular programme of events from book clubs to club nights and pop-up shops.