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Wringer & Mangle

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Hackney
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Wringer & Mangle
Venue says Don't miss Dine and Drag every Friday. Drag show, two-course meal, one-hour bottomless bubbles, DJ and afterparty. No prepayment needed!

From Gerry Calabrese, the brains behind Hoxton Pony and Hoxton Gin, an innovative bar and restaurant in an old laundry building.

London is awash with washing-themed launches. Coin Laundry promises retro eats in Exmouth Market, Machine No 3 does cocktails in a former Hackney launderette, Chinese Laundry serves home-style Chinese in Islington. And now Wringer & Mangle presents all-day drinking and dining in London Fields’ The Laundry building. Did we miss the memo? Does London need to whiten up? Are we afflicted by a dearth of Daz, a paucity of Persil?

 The Wringer & Mangle’s Laundry building is best known for its role in east London’s clubbing scene, and fortunately the basement (just called Mangle) will still pack in the parties. But the upstairs bar and dancefloor has been spruced up to make a space for 250 covers (with a heated terrace, too).

 It’s possible the building has scrubbed up a little too well; white chalk paint, climbing vines and laundry-themed bits and bobs give Wringer & Mangle the look of a soulless, ‘shabby chic’ central London spot offering Bottomless Brunch. In fact, that’s one of the few things this venue doesn’t do: it serves lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday roast. All alongside a list of 30 collins-style cocktails: who knew the classic gin drink was so versatile?

 On further inspection, perhaps it’s not worth slicing and dicing in so many ways. The Quick Spin Collins tasted like just that, a lemony-fresh and unappealing mix of sherbet, elderflower and prosecco with gin. Much better was a Pistachio Collins: ginger, honey soda and lime, served long with a nutty green topping. All are priced at £10 a pop, a little dear for what was produced on our visit.

Behind the venture is Gerry Calabrese, owner of Hoxton Gin and once-zeitgeisty party spot Hoxton Pony. It can feel like Wringer & Mangle’s casting the net a bit wide, but it’s Calabrese’s most mature operation to date. And don’t fret. There’s still fun to be had among those collinses even if the menu needs some ironing out. 

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Wringer & Mangle says
Our bar is the perfect space to enjoy a chilled drink in the evening with friends, getting cosy with a bottle of wine on a date or celebrate all weekend long with DJ's playing from the early evening 'til late. We have, in our opinion, the best seasonal cocktails that East London has to offer. Try our unique Collins inspired menu, or indulge in any classic that tickles your taste buds.

We also offer hearty plates every day in the restaurant. Starting with fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced produce, our team of highly qualified chefs prepare the best of British food. At the weekend, we have a great roast menu. Alternatively, you can enjoy some delicious food and bubbles with East London's original bottomless brunch
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Venue name: Wringer & Mangle
Contact:
Address: The Laundry
13-18 Sidworth St
London
E8 3SD
Opening hours: Open Mon 11am-6pm; Tues-Thurs 11am-11.30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-12.30am, Sun 12pm-10pm
Transport: London Fields rail
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3.5 / 5

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Hi Joyce, thank you for your feedback. We are desperately sorry your experience at WM was not what it should have been. We pride ourselves on good service and a quality. The staff did try to rectify this with a 30% discount.


Please feel free to email clement@calabresehouse.com and we would love to invite you in again and I'm sure we will deliver the full WM experience.


All the best speak soon. @Joyce L 

tastemaker

Across the road from the infamous London Fields Brewery, Wringer & Mangle is a funky, warehouse-conversion style space for a drink or dinner. The space is expansive and the bar is sizeable to tend to the punters, without the extended waiting. We went there for a mate's 30th and I think I want to organise a party there just so I can go back.

tastemaker

Taking over the corner of Sidworth St in London Fields, this lofty warehouse has been beautifully decorated. Diners are greeted with a lusciously green entranceway and quirky Bo-Ho style furniture – a theme which carries throughout the restaurant to the bar and garden at the other end.

The place was fairly busy when we arrived but we were sat pretty quickly. Their main source of attraction on the weekend is their bottomless brunch, unsurprisingly, in which bottomless Cava can be bought for £15 with the purchase of any meal – wristbands are issued with your 2 hour time allocation so you won’t be able to sneak an extra 20 minutes…

The service wasn’t that great, unlike many brunch spots we had to ask for a refill on several occasions but the food that time arrived were delicious but portion size did not match expectations. I ordered the sweet potato hash with poached eggs and – for £9 – received a very small amount leaving me still incredibly hungry. My question about the possible add-on of toast was also met with bemused looks and a shrug of the shoulder. 

It’s a very cool, Instagramable venue but I need a little more sustenance for my boozy brunch. 

tastemaker

Bottomless Brunch for the win! Visited with group of friends for a celebratory brunch, and how can you complain at bottomless prosecco for £15?! The staff were attentive topping up the prosseco regularly, and absolutely fine with us taking our time and enjoying the day! Food was great, most of us opting for the steak and ordering the baked camembert to share for a starter (and no extra charge when asking for extra bread!). Will definitely be returning. 


Brilliant decor in a huge and unique space. I came here for Bottomless Brunch and had an absolute ball. Had bottomless prosecco and poached eggs with salmon and hollandaise which was the dream! I'm thinking about having a birthday here, it's a pretty cool place to get a big group in.

Tastemaker

Wringer and Mangle may be tucked away in the far reaches of London Fields (it doesn't actually take as long to get there as you may think) but it is definitely worth the visit. Less than a 5 minutes walk from London Fields station, W&M is a bar, restaurant and club all in one spot. They have a lovely outside area with huge sofas (perfect for reserving in the summer for birthdays), a casual inside area with bar, sofas and high stalls and then a beautiful, light, open restaurant area with plenty of foliage, knick knacks and character. The club is in the basement, hosting different themed nights each Friday & Saturday.

We had booked a table for cocktails and nibbles on a Tuesday night (no need to book) and were greeted by friendly staff who gave us the pick of seats and left us with the extensive cocktail menu and food menu. Unfortunately we were not offered tap water and although we needed 10 minutes to decide our cocktail (everything sounded amazing), I was sooo thirsty by the time they took our order. We opted for a few nibbles as we weren't too hungry and their mains, although delicious sounding, are quite pricey. The mains are approx £12-18 and include sirloin steak and slow cooked lamb. We ordered polenta chips and a baked camembert from their sides and starters. Both were brilliant quality and huge portions (they kindly added a few extra slices of toast). The cocktails were all good, served beautifully, with lots of different flavours/spirits to choose from. With 2 cocktails each we were absolutely stuffed and satiated and ended up only paying £18 each. A definite recommend.
tastemaker

Lots of pluses for this venue - decent cocktails, vibrantl atmosphere and yummy food. There is even a rather comfy outdoor 'lounge' for the smokers. I will continue to recommend this place as a handy pre-drinks location close to the station where you can reserve an area free of charge. However, as the night goes on the bar becomes unbearably busy and creates a bottle-neck in the middle of the space requiring an inelegant crab manoeuvre to leave. The leaky primitive toilets could also be addressed - 'industrial and gritty' decor is okay when it isn't the loos. In summary - a bit of attention to detail needed before it becomes worthy of the main event for a night out for me.

Tastemaker

We visited the upstairs restaurant for Sunday lunch - the space was great, well decorated with enough room for each table to breathe. Food was a little slow, and tasty enough but not mind-blowing. We caught the tail end of the bottomless brunch crowd, so the atmosphere was a little rowdy when we arrived. You could also feel strong bass through the floor - which the waitress told us was the club downstairs, still going from the night before. Overall we enjoyed our visit and I'd happily return. 


Terrible food. And expensive. The pork belly was an actual piece of fat. Catch of the day had no flavor.

Tastemaker

Not sure whether you want dinner or drinks, big night or small night, than it's worth trying Wringer & Mangle on the edge of London Fields for all your dining out needs. The relaxed inside outside dining space means you can pop in for a cocktail, order some small plates, or stay for dinner. Bear in mind the food and drinks are a bit pricey but if you're on a tight budget order a pint and the sausage roll. Then if you decide you are out out you can simply head downstairs to the Mangle part of the venue for clubbing till 3am. Wringer & Mangle is offering an alternate to the bar crawl but with so many great venues nearby this is no easy feat.


Wringer & Mangle was a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely go back. Although I had free drinks for me and my friends as part of a Facebook competition, the service was still excellent and staff were uber friendly. Not definitely the best place for cocktails as the rum, gin and vodka based cocktails we tried tasted pretty much all the same. The sausage rolls and the pea and mint soup were quite something, very tasty and made with very good quality ingredients.  The little terrace where we sat is cosy and perfect for a summer night with friends. The dining room and the bar inside were my taste: bright, spacious and with a laid-back and cool vibe. I can also see this space working quite well in the winter and for one of those lazy  and cold sundays when all you need is some good comfort food.


Been 3 times now and each time has great.  Good drinks and cocktails, beer served in chilled earthenware tankers.  Food has been each of the times that i've been there and the service is always pleasant and fast.

Tastemaker

Wringer and Mangle is a bit of a clichéd hipster hangout (laundry theme, edgy styling, too cool for school staff). However, I really enjoyed it. We went for a meal for a friend's birthday celebrations and it was a good destination place, with space for drinks, dinner and a club to boogie (we didn't actually go in the club). The food was pretty damn good, I had the monkfish, which was cooked to perfection. Service was spot on too. Some of these kinds of places are at risk of being pretentious, but we felt at home, the mellow atmosphere made us all let our hair down and have a great night.

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Thursday 3rd March, had dinner with my daughter and to be honest it was awful food, we returned the risotto that was made entirely with pearl barley that exploded in the mouth like popping candy and both fish dishes were equally as bad. One tasted off and the other sole was slapped on the plate with rocket.. not very appealing anyhow after much debate we paid - 30% still was too much and the non alcoholic drinks costing £5.00 each. The artwork was dreadful. Overall I will not be going there again or recommending anyone else to.