Enter Via Laundry

Our Story

Led by Chef Helly Raichura, Enter via Laundry started as a unique private culinary experience in Box Hill where guests embarked on their dining adventure through a laundry room. Hence the name. Now located in the heart of Carlton North, EVL offers a regional dining journey with two distinct dining rooms to choose from.

Swaying away from the stereotype of Indian cuisine, we focus on the diverse regions and sub-regions of the Indian subcontinent. At EVL, we blend native and indigenous Australian ingredients with ancient regional Indian cuisine to create a constantly evolving menu, offering an Indian dining experience like no other. 

We offer two dining options: a short menu, available on Wednesdays at 6pm and 8pm, and a long menu for enthusiasts, accessible from Thursdays to Saturdays at 7pm and 7:30 pm with reservations.

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Chef

Chef

Helly Raichura is a self-taught chef and the mind behind Enter via Laundry. After a decade of working as an HR professional and missing the rich flavours of India, Raichura decided to share her love for regional Indian cuisine from her own home kitchen. She gained recognition and an extended waitlist for her restaurant with her intricate ‘pasta, not pasta’ khandvi dish as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia in 2020. She has co-hosted India Unplated, a cooking series on the SBS Food Channel, alongside Adam D’Sylva. Raichura is not your average Indian chef; every plate she prepares will have you questioning and exploring the rich culture hidden in every region of the nation. Swaying away from the stereotypes of Indian cuisine, Raichura curates her menu through food visits to the diverse regions and sub-regions of India. 

Her menu aims to preserve and reinvent the rich culture, practice, and tradition of Indian cuisine in Australia.

Restaurant

Blue Room

Keeping the charm of our original supper club concept alive, the blue room is designed to create a communal atmosphere. Even with its individual setup, the blue room’s goal is to unite strangers over a shared table. Although the food is placed individually on each table, we encourage our guests to savour conversations along with our feast. The inviting ambiance of the Blue Room is sure to enhance your experience, making it a perfect place to connect, share, and enjoy the culinary journey together.

The Blue Room accommodates booking for groups of 1-10 guests

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Yellow Room

This quaint space, tucked away at the back of the establishment, has a conventional restaurant layout. With 4 separate tables propped in the corner, this room can accommodate 8 guests at a time. Deviating from our communal concept, the yellow room offers an intimate setting ideal for private dining. The cozy ambiance makes it perfect for celebrations or for those who wish to explore our cuisine in a more secluded and personal environment, indulging in the feast with a sense of exclusivity. 

The Yellow room accommodates booking for 1-8 guests.

Email us for more questions regarding the Dining Rooms.

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Bar

In April 2024, we transformed our previous dining space into a cozy and welcoming bar, where guests are welcomed without the need for reservations. Reflecting the variety of our dining options, our cocktail menu melds Australian ingredients with traditional Indian tastes, offering a nostalgic fusion experience. In addition to classic favorites, we feature cocktails inspired by the beverages of our childhood in India. These cocktails are crafted by Tom McHugh. Furthermore, the bar revisits our culinary history by offering seven distinct Indian snacks, providing guests with a sampling of everyday Indian food and drink culture. The Bar welcomes guests from Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 6pm.

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Current Menu - Kerala

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Current Menu - Kerala

Our current menu is inspired by Kerala, the land known for its spices, rich history, and exceptional flavors! To introduce you to lesser-known dishes, this new menu delves deep into Malabar cuisine, the traditional cuisine of Kerala, Syrian Christian influences on the region’s food, home cooked dishes, street foods, and new local favorites. Join us for a unique culinary journey through Kerala.

Menu

Reservations

Reservations are open for 3 months in advance. A deposit of $ 50 for 9 Course menu and $20 for 5 Course Menu is required for reservations. We encourage you to read the terms and conditions before making a reservation.

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