‘A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl’ – Yotam Ottolenghi
When it comes to places to eat in Newcastle it’s easy to get bogged down with all the choice and wind up down at Unos on the Quayside because it’s been there since time began and you know what you’re going to get. The problem with that is of course you miss out on all the great places that popping up all over the city.
Since The Laundrette opened opposite Central Station last October it’s gone from strength to strength being ideally located in the heart of the city and underneath the brand new Vita student accommodation building. With their ethos being ‘Cocktails and Carbs’ it’s amazing I’d never visited before so when I was invited to sample their brand new summer menu, my chunky thighs and moderately pickled liver couldn’t get there fast enough.
To wash it all down we got to sample some of the cocktails from the menu, which included the Plantation Punch (comes served with a side of cinnamon ice cream – whaaat?) and a Blueberry Gin Mojito, both of which were lovely although as I often find with mojitos, there was a bit too much ice and not enough drink for my liking. We also tried some Pride inspired drinks; The Pride Pornstar (topped with pineapple foam) and a Pride Bellini – blooming lush they were!
So if you’re looking for somewhere over this long hot summer we seem to be being treated to this year then definitely think about paying the Laundrette a visit. Apparently their development staff are told to ‘make the food instagrammable’ and it is definitely that. Good thing is is all tastes pretty good too. Win win!