After reading a recent glowing review, I suggested to my g/f's that we head to Laundry for lunch on one of the days we were down in Busso for our girls escape. Don't be deceived by the frontage, it quite belies what you find on entering. Really well set out and quirky, the original laundromat theme was in abundance and the huge mural on the end wall gave the wonderful illusion that you were, indeed able to go a throw a wash on while you ate. Wait staff were pleasant, un-intrusive but very efficient. We chose a table near the pass and it was a pleasure to see the Chef at work (and also to be able to shout our compliments!)
The lunch menu comprises of small share plates. Dinner time offers more substantial options but we were very happy with the selection on the menu. The drinks menu cutely comes on two laminated pages held together with a wooden peg. Names of dishes and cocktails carried a "laundry" theme which was very clever.
We decided on 4 share plates between the three of us. We tossed with the idea of adding a plate of chips (laundry chips with aioli and laundry powder) but decided against it thinking that we could always add on later if necessary....this proved absolutely not required.
It was a bit of decision as to what to choose but in the end, we opted for the caprese salad, the panko crumbed whiting, falafel and masterstock pork hock.
Drinks were an ssb, a red and bubbles, all local from their not insubstantial drinks menu.
The falafel appeared first; 5 portions of deliciousness served with pieces of eggplant and a beautiful dressing which was cumin based. Next out, the whiting which was 3 pieces perfectly cooked, draped in ribbons of cucumber; accompanying was a citrus miso (not normally a miso fan, I was converted by this) and a dollop of aioli. Third to appear was the perfection that was the pork hock, sticky and melt in your mouth tender, this came with an asian style salad comprising been shoots, mint, coriander, green papaya and pineapple. Last out was the caprese salad which had ripe roma tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, avocado, leafage and some thin crispy rounds of crouton all dressed in a lemon oil.
Every dish was finished, every morsel drooled over and eaten slowly so as to preserve the pleasure that bit longer. We all had differing ideas of the order of our favourites; for me the standouts were the pork, closely followed by the falafel but the other two dishes were also superb.
One of the ladies decided to order dessert. There are two choices on the menu, each choice giving you two different items. The bitter dark chocolate tart was served warm and was extremely rich and the honey macadamia pannecotta, served on sweet crumbs, was creamy, sweet and delicious. The pairing contrast worked fantastically together.
Do yourselves a big favour when in the beautiful town of Busselton and visit Laundry for a magnificent dining experience. It takes a lot to impress me these days; Laundry is impressive and I will definitely return to try further dishes.
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