THE LAUNDRETTE, NEWCASTLE

Cocktails and carbs combine at The Laundrette. A place to eat your dough, slurp spaghetti and enjoy a slice of fun...

Hang out

The Laundrette has been unbuckling belts in Manchester since 2013 and now it’s here to treat the people of the North East to two of the best things in life – carbs and cocktails. Eating is treating here, so it’s important that every ounce of fun is injected into the experience as soon as you walk through the door, to ordering cocktails at the bar and cosying up in a booth to indulge in a carby feast. 

Decked out

Smart and swish – really modern. Think black leather booths, industrial bar with neon signage, funky printed floors and cool artwork on the walls. Young and hip!

Sip

Who doesn’t love a bit of a carb-overload every now and then? Even better when it all goes down well with a creative cocktail packed full of punchy flavours and innovative ideas. It was the Mango and Rosemary Cooler for us – a punchy concoction packed with fresh mango, coconut apple and rosemary for a bit of a kick (£5). Our lunch date opted for something sweeter – the Fizz Wizz Shake. Basically a naughty-but-nice milkshake filled with fresh strawberries, milk, vanilla and popping candy for special effect (£5). Eyeing up the long, luxurious cocktail list, we can’t wait to return to make our way through the ‘Pimpin’ Hot Choc-tails’ for the colder months. All come served with cream, toasted marshmallows and Oreo biscuit. 

Food matters

With a menu that aims to “leaves you feeling 100% satisfied and shamefully full”, it’s the perfect spot for a tasty treat or a bit of good-for-the-soul grub. Diners can expect a selection of small load starters, sharing platters, ‘pre-wash’ picky bits, pizzas, easy-care salad options for those wanting lighter bites, hefty burgers and hearty meals such as lasagne, lamb stew and seriously good steaks. There’s also mac ‘n’ cheese on offer, mixed salad, garlic mushrooms, courgettes, roasted beetroot and fries of all flavours for an extra spin.

We ate

Our
 pizza pal went for the ground beef pizza with mozzarella, jalapeño, green bell peppers and fried onion on a gluten free base (£10). A flavoursome feast on a crisp base – with a friendly spicy kick.Our eyes darted to the burger bar section of the menu, opting for the chicken burger – polenta fried chicken breast, guacamole, chipotle aioli, mozzarella and rocket (£12.50). Fresh and packed with feel-good flavour and the side of truffle and parmesan fries had us feeling fabulous. Cheat day heaven, if you ask us. 


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