Dirty Laundry has identified a niche in the local dining echelon, a fancy-but-not-too-fancy eatery that the surrounding corporate workers, and passerbyers alike can enjoy.
The modern yet relaxed interior makes this the perfect dining destination for both a relaxed dinner, or a business lunch to impress clients. The menu lends itself to both, progressing from small to large plates designed to share with the addition of nibbles and sides. Wash down some crispy chicken with a beverage off the extensive beer and wine list for the perfect after work experience. The interiors carry a high-end American eatery feel, with a large American flag hung on one side, and leather seats and wooden accents throughout.
In a move away from waterfront stereotypes, the menu is not heavily seafood focused, although still represented, with fresh tuna tostadas and fried popcorn prawn po’boy, to name a few. The menu includes classics such as Fish Tacos served with a humble yet flavoursome combination of lettuce, avocado, sour cream with a kick of chilli. We also share some unexpected but welcome surprises, such as juicy BBQ pork ribs, Peruvian chicken meatballs with mole amarillo and green sauce, and a superb sliced Wagyu skirt steak topped with smoked butter and beef sauce.
While Dirty Laundry is every inch a modern eatery, the menu offers exceptional food that isn’t pretentious or over complicated, and it is the addition Central Auckland has been waiting for.