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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
+44 20 7998 1707
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited the laughing gravy three times now and every time I have ordered the beef roast dinner. Meat is cooked to perfection and the gravy is delicious. The potatoes could be better however all other sides taste beautiful. Goes really well with the...More

Thank Jess C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant today...food was great and the service really good. We had the scallop and crayfish scotch egg and the sea sea trout and mackerel for starters...both excellent. For mains we had the veal chop and the sea bass...again both of superb quality...More

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu doesn't change often but the food is good and a bit different. The wines are reasonably priced - don't expect a lengthy list but what you get here is always good

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a little lost while walking to the place from Old Vic but it is only just 5 minutes away if you cut across Webber Street (thanks to our server who gave us that tip after the meal). So it turned out to be...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start...well, the food is wonderful. I'd read the reviews and went in with fairly high hopes, but they managed to deliver. The scallop and crayfish Scotch egg is the best Scotch egg I've ever had, and one of the best starters in London....More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with a group of 6. We had reservations but it seemed like they really didn't have room for us at first. We eventually got our table. Service was a bit uneven, flowing between very attentive and being forgotten. The food was a...More

Thank GeneDoc57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Laughing Gravy around 20:50 on Saturday for desserts - restaurant closes at 22:30. We're received by bartender and advised that we wouldn't be able to have dinner. Informed him this was no problem, and we were only interested in dessert. He told us...More

Thank ATLmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a pre-theatre meal - welcome very pleasant and my cocktail very tasty sadly my rabbit ragout with pappardelle was cold and very slimy and had no flavour at all. I am assuming that in the afternoons they only have commis chefs in the...More

Thank fionad48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laughing Gravy is one of those gorgeous gastro pubs with a great cocktail mixologist you sometimes stumble across once in your lifetime if you're really lucky. A stones throw from Waterloo & Southwark tube stations, its a real treat with beautiful dishes, small or large...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place by chance, wasn't far from our hotel . My wife and I both had three courses which were all outstanding. Scotch egg, venison Wellington, lemon sole, milk jam ice cream highly recommend. Great selection of cocktails and wine. Will definitely return when...More

1  Thank Kes1812
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Rich2809 | Reviewed this property |
They were big. Just hold your phone closer to your face! Honestly we were filled up
13 September 2016|
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Response from Chubbychubs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the lateness of this response, only just seen it. This place is without doubt a romantic restaurant. The staff is fairly unobtrusive and you can disappear into your own bubble very easily.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Pollytaurus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are 2 dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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