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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This food was absolutely amazing. The starter was very good on flavour and had a very naice presentation the maincourse was outstanding (burger) and the dessert was fabulous. Definitely a come back

Thank stormwischhoff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow the food here is amazing. Also I would highly recommend their cocktail "waterloo sunset" - scrummy and presented perfectly. On top of that the staff were lovely too. Can't wait to go again!

Thank Josie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad overall dining experience, but we were let down by slightly poor service - particularly relative to the price. Group of five. On ordering, we were informed that starters wouldn't be with us for 25-30 minutes due to 'the kitchen being small'. 25...More

Thank Luke R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place for lunch, dinner or just a groovy cocktail! Food is wonderful and not too expensive. Solid wine list and the cocktails are fun and delicious. Try the Cherry Bourbon Sour! Friendly service too. Can't miss on this one. Cheers.

Thank pennyclark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here purely because it was quite local to our hotel & the reviews were stellar. We were not disappointed! The service was low key but friendly & very unobtrusive. The decor is gastro-pub-ish but comfortable & smart but there are not that many...More

Thank only-the-big-seats
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here on spec without having previously researched and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant itself is attractive, light and airy - you don't feel squashed in, and the place has a nice feel. Staff were friendly and helpful, and service was efficient without being...More

Thank CWW190763
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks for taking such good care of us, we were a big family party and were slow. The service couldn't have been more patient and very unobtrusive. Fantastic food we all had three courses and all were delighted with their choices. Can't wait to...More

Thank Meguro212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Saturday evening for dinner, usually do not go out of the very centre of London to try new places (I've a very small comfort zone!). Before writing this thought long and hard about any faults I could mention to balance out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the laughing gravy is truly special. Interesting takes on traditional dishes expertly cocked. I had the Scallop and Crayfish Scotch Egg and the Steamed Sole with Crab and Squid Dumplings. Both featured expertly balanced flavours and Sole was the thickest fillet of...More

Thank Chris_DJ_Bear_Acton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for an 18th and a 21st birthday, arrived early but were able to be seated & the service was faultless. The meals themselves were delicious with beautiful presentation & good sized portions- the venison wellington was to die for! Cocktails were also well...More

Thank hannah_j098
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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 |
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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