Hello again! I thought I’d start this post grovelling about how inconsistent I’ve been on here posting over the last few weeks, July and August have proven very busy, so apologies and I’m back, I promise. Juggling life is hard sometimes, right? I’ll master this whole adulting thing one day.
Amongst my busy schedule, I managed to squeeze in a date day with the other half in Newcastle a few weeks ago. I needed to get a new pair of running trainers, which are amazing by the way and the best idea I’ve ever had. I’m running WAY better and faster now, thank you StartFitness! Anyhow, we finished our shopping and then went for lunch at The Laundrette.
I was kindly invited to The Laundrette to try their legendary homemade pizzas! I’d never actually been to The Laundrette before this visit but I’ve heard rave things about the place since it’s kinda’ a ‘toon’ hotspot. I was really looking forward to my visit.
It’s a fairly new addition to Newcastle’s food and nightlife scene opening its doors on Westage Road, last October. The Laundrettes history began in Chorlton before opening in Manchester city centre, and now it’s arrived in the North East.
We visited around 2 pm on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn’t too busy but had a great atmosphere. It was full of hen’s and ladies who lunch as they do offer a great brunch! The Laundrette summed up in three words is trendy, sexy and glamorous. My kinda’ place! First impressions of the surroundings were great, an Instagram heaven for a blogger to be quite honest. We were welcomed in by the bright and friendly staff and then shown to our very own booth.
On the tables were food and drink menus. Obviously, we went straight for the cocktail menu as prior to our arrival we’d done a little research on Instagram and some of the cocktails we’d seen looked fantastic. We went for the ‘Laundrette With Love’ (£8.50) which is a mixture of Gin, Rose Vodka, apricot and rhubarb bitters topped with pink fizz and the ‘Mixed Berry Gin Mojito’ (£8.50).
We then had a browse through the menu which has a real broad selection of dishes to suit everyone, even my picky eater boyfriend! We were feeling peckish so we ordered starters as well as mains. I went for the Hummus, Pesto and Flatbread (£4.50) and Jorden went for the BBQ Baby Back Ribs (£7.00).
They arrived in good time after we’d had a few sips of our cocktails. The hummus was so fresh, I could tell instantly it was homemade! The flatbread was cooked properly and the hint of pesto really complimented all of the flavours mixed together. I thoroughly enjoyed! The BBQ Back Ribs were so succulent and juicy, the BBQ marinade was a prominent taste throughout the actual meat, not just the skin!
Feeling impressed with our starter, we couldn’t wait for our mains. I went for the Goat’s Cheese, Roasted Bell Pepper, Caramelised Red Onion Jam, Rocket and Pesto (£10.00) and Jorden went for the Caprese; Buffalo Mozzarella, Beef Tomatoes, Pesto and Basil (£8.00).
Again, the dishes arrived at a good time meaning we weren’t too full from our starters. The pizzas were amazing, wonderful, fantastic. The only words that could strongly describe how good they were! Mine was beautiful, the goat’s cheese melted with the caramelised onion jam was absolutely divine! I ate every single last bit of it, even the dough was something special. Jorden’s pizza was equally as tasty, my mouth is literally watering thinking about it. Both pizzas were of a good size, more than enough I thought.
After shovelling the food down our necks we were stuffed! We really loved our date at The Laundrette and will definitely be back. The food is spectacular, the staff are lovely and the atmosphere is great. My only hang up is the fact that I thought the starters were a little overpriced, but I can’t complain about the quality as it was second to none. I can’t wait to try their brunch menu!