The Laughing Gravy is an award winning, independently owned restaurant in Southwark in the heart of SE1, close to the Southbank, Tate Modern and Old and Young Vic theatres.
The owner, Jon wise, turned his back on a career as a showbiz journalist to pursue his dream of opening his own venue.
The menu is modern British and head chef Michael Facey was trained under the likes of Mark Hix and John Torode.
The dishes range from succulent rare breed burgers to wild mushroom and salted deer stuffed venison fillet wellington served with tenderstem broccoli, horseradish and white truffle celeriac puree and toasted almonds.
WHAT WE ATE
For Starters we went for the infamous Smoked scallop and West Country crayfish Scotch egg.
This was so delicious and could see why it is their signature dish.
We also had the Duck terrine in cider jelly with duck liver pate doughnuts and rhubarb piccalilli.
This was beautiful.
For Mains we obviously had to go for the Venison Wellington!!! I think the picture says it all!
We also opted for the Roasted Seabass with purple majestic and artichoke croquette, lemon jus.
This was so delicate and had so much flavour.
WHAT WE DRANK
We did a wine pairing menu which the waitress picked out for us. Highly recommend doing it!
This is definitely a hidden gem worth checking out! So close to The City as well! The place was heaving and it was a Tuesday which says a lot! There were lots of corporates which was also a good sign. Spread the word!