Coin Laundry Comes To Clerkenwell

Launching later this month is Coin Laundry – a new bar and restaurant which will sit on the corner of Clerkenwell’s hip Exmouth market and provide Londoners with a home-from-home, complete with comforting food, good music and a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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.

Chicken Kiev
Chicken Kiev


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.

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Coin Laundry opens at 70 Exmouth Market, EX1R 4QP. Follow them on Twitter @coinlaundryem