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Chinese Laundry the Restaurant, Islington

A little while back, I went to review a little restaurant in Islington called Chinese Laundry on behalf of Condé Nast Traveler China. I’d heard of it long before I was asked to do the review. The creatively authentic dishes and the unique quirkiness of the place attracted much attention from social medias soon after it opened its door last October.

I wore the shirt that spoke my mind.

// Wildfox Oversized Sweatshirt from Coggles.com //
// Sunglasses from Wildfox on Coggles.com //
// Grey Coat (similar) from Topshop //
// Jeans (similar) from Topshop //
// Navy Boots (similar) from Topshop //


The interior resembled the 80’s ordinary family settings in China. The owners are two girls who studied in London as fashion students. They went back to China after studying and worked in the fashion industry for a few years. But missing London as much as they did, they came back last year and started the restaurant Chinese Laundry.

The menu is a selection of the girls’ favourite dishes, with twists and ideas borrowed from British/western cuisine. I wanted to order simply everything from the brunch menu.

Egg and bacon omelette.

Pork dumplings omelette.

Shrimp cake benedict.

Pork belly bun.

Full English only that nothing was English. It was rather a little sharing platter of typical Chinese drinking snacks. It’d be the ideal companion for a few cocktails or Baijiu(Chinese liqueur).

I don’t know about dinner, but the brunch menu features a great portion at a reasonable price. Foods are tasty, and different than the usual Chinese you can have anywhere else. The dumpling omelette was one of my favourite. 

A long walk was much in need after the fulfilling brunch at Chinese Laundry. Islington is a beautiful neighbourhood to walk around in, with a lot of thriving new boutiques and eateries along the streets. Have fun:)

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