Eating Out; Westerns Laundry, Highbury

Westerns Laundry, Highbury

Walking into Western Laundry reminded me of some of the restaurants in Sydney. Gorgeous windows, long table set up and chalk board back drop creates a very stylish and cosy restaurant. We were sat at the bar which overlooks the kitchen, as you well know, I love to watch the kitchen action.

The owner Jeremy greeted us on arrival with a glass of Champagne which was the perfect welcome, the fact that he was there leading the team and enjoying the busy service I felt was special. As companies grow I find it rare that the owners are actually on site. Jeremy’s passion was clear, he was excited about the daily menu and our experience which was a touch.

The restaurant has a well-stocked wine cellar, of low intervention wines, which you are encouraged to venture into to choose your wine. At the back sits a cool private dining room, which, of course, I already want to book! Bring on my birthday dinner.

Eating out to me provides endless inspiration, I love seeing what trends are landing and getting fun ideas to take away and, after last night I am excited to get back in the kitchen. I definitely want to try the pigs head croquettes as a canapé and the combination of mint and the stracciatella is a dish I am definitely going to develop onto our menus.

The menu was exciting, choosing between the hake with monks beard and the fideo pasta was a tough choice. Our great waitress Holly was informative and able to help us decide on what would go best with our other dishes and chosen wine.

Waking up this morning, I cannot wait to go back. These boys are cool, they are great cooks and their passion is clear to see from the food.  Definitely check it out, make a booking as you’ll be hard pushed to get a table without.

What we ate:

Parma Ieberica

Salted Sardines

Pigs Head Croquettes

Stracciatella, Raw Artichoke & Mint

Gnudi, Chard, Olives and Parmesan

Braised Salt Cod & Mussel Fideo Pasta



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