The area around Bermondsey street is littered with some exceptional restaurants. From the famous Jose, Pizarro and Zucca to the lesser known but equally good 40 Maltby St, Magdalen and Elliot’s. For those looking to enjoy a gastropub experience, most would think The Garrisson in the obvious choice. However, the Leather Exchange is around the corner and offer some proper gastropub grub as well and is certainly worth a try.
We live around the area and have been to the Leather Exchange several times. The other day,while strolling past, I read on the sign outside that they had a pulled pork burger on the menu. Given that I’m having some serious burger cravings of late and have had good experiences at the the Leather Exchange before, it was an easy decision….we had to visit soon
When we visited the Leather Exchange we tried the following dishes:
- Sprouting broccoli and egg (6.5/10)
- Crispy sweetbreads (7/10)
- Chicken liver parfait (7.5/10)
- Venison Wellington (8/10)
- Messy Pork Burger (7/10)
- Pannacotta (7/10)
- Treacle tart (7.5/10)
The total bill at the Leather Exchange came to £77 (incl. service charge, 2 mocktails and 1 glass of wine).
Overall rating for the Leather Exchange: 7/10
(Overall rating is based on taste, ambiance and price)