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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

#108 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
+44 20 7998 1707
11:00 - 16:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really disappointed to be told we couldn't fit one more person onto the end of our table despite the fact the place had at least 4 empty tables near us! I would have totally accepted this if it were full or if there simply was no room in the restaurant for staff to get past but there was plenty of... More 

1 Thank RustySkyz77
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a place where adults get grown up food and kids are thankfully unseen and unheard. The food and wine are gray , the service is fine- its expensive but better value than the Borough market clip joints. We love it and so long as it's kid free, we'll use it as a hid- free posh noshery!

Thank Henry T
London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice little restaurant in a curious location - half way down Blackfriars Road, somewhere you don't expect to find fine dining. I only had time for one course - the cod, but it was great. Perhaps slightly unfair to suggest the prices are a little heavy for Southwark.... Service great, plenty of other interesting plates.

1 Thank DBUK2012
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to the Laughing Gravy for dinner before but decided to visit for a Sunday roast and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early for our table and although our table was ready, we opted to have a few cocktails in the bar first. The Ginger Tom and Cucumber Gimlet were incredible. We shared a starter, which... More 

2 Thank KandB04
Suffolk, UK
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96 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would highly recommend this restaurant - the food, the presentation and the atmosphere were all superb.

1 Thank Frosty2
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the food, the staff, the ambiance and the drinks list at this beautiful restaurant. An all round special experience whether it be a romantic evening, or night out with a group. It just won the Time Out award for the area too - I can see why and can't wait to go again!

Thank Claire401
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an outstanding restaurant. In the heart of SE1 lies one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Friendly and well-informed staff that hold an abundance of knowledge of the menu and wines. The food is well thought out but not fussy and ALWAYS delicious, leaving you comfortingly full.

Thank Benn D
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been a few times to The Laughing Gravy, with each visit giving me another reason to go back. The dynamic menu always keeps me interested as they change and adapt what they serve. The food itself is always of a very high quality without being pretentious. The serving sizes don't leave you wanting more, but also don't overwhelm you.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a return visit for us as the food is really good - however on this occasion we were so disappointed by the appalling customer service that we will never return. The staff in the restaurant obviously do not understand good customer service and they are completely unhelpful. There was only one member of staff that had personality and... More 

2 Thank Dannymanc
LaughingGravyLondon, Owner at Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dannymac, I am very sorry that you felt this way about my restaurant and you felt unhappy with your experience, especially as you have enjoyed it so much previously. We always welcome feedback, both good and bad, as that is how we learn and grow as a restaurant and make sure we are all doing our jobs properly and always... More 

London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great atmosphere with outstanding roast lamb. Salted caramel is delicious. Not cheap but still felt like good value .

Thank Rich2809

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 49
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7998 1707
Tucked away between offices and shops on Blackfriars Road, The Laughing Gravy restaurant is one of the capital���s best kept secrets. Laid back and informal, The Laughing Gravy offers a comfortable setting and friendly, efficient service ��� a must in the demanding local market. So settle in and prepare to enjoy the very best seasonal, fresh food featuring some of Britain���s best known and well loved specialties. Head chef Michael Facey, is known for his dedication to great ingredients and has worked alongside chefs such as John Torode and Mark Hix. Facey has carefully sourced the finest produce from the highest quality suppliers for The Laughing Gravy menu, even taking herbs and vegetables straight from the next door community garden.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?