We had booked the Laughing Gravy for the first time as the threatened tube strike dictated that we dine with our friends near to Waterloo Station. It's around 3 mins by taxi or 15 - 20 mins walk from there. We weren't disappointed. The front of house and waiting staff were very friendly, efficient and courteous. The tables have plenty of room and there is a good, bustley atmosphere.
Two of us ordered the asparagus with truffle, one beetroot and one scotch egg. They were all excellent... and too good to share! I had the asparagus: large, succulent and with just the right hint of truffle. Divine. Two burgers and two venison for main courses. The Aberdeen Angus burgers were medium/rare cooked - perfect and very tasty. The chips were the only let down. Not cooked enough and therefore a bit pale and limp. The venison fillet and mushroom Wellington was outstanding. Beautifully cooked.The accompanying truffle celeriac puree was also very nice indeed. I only let my wife have one forkful!
Yes... we had puds too. One Milk Jam ice cream (divine according to one friend); one salted caramel fudge - disappeared quickly without a trace and with a big smile; one chocolate brownie trifle, which I tried and the Sauternes jelly was a revelation; and I had the Blueberry Cheesecake with doughnuts. This was also very good but there was rather a lot going on on the plate. All very tasty, but three different dishes. The wines are well priced (as was the food) and the Argentinian Argento Malbec was rich, smooth and full flavoured.
I've been a bit mean giving them a 'very good' score.... as, in truth, it was really, really good; but with a bit of tidying up they could be one of the best restaurants in town.
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