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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7998 1707
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Ranked #133 of 17,147 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $2 - $49
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Description: 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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89% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Best and prettiest salad we had on our trip- a bit of a walk from the tube but near a bus stop. Good place to go before seeing a play by the globe theatre although you still need to take a short bus ride to get to your play.

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Harkujärve, Harjumaa, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Helpful and caring staff, excellent food - tasty and good quality ( i had lamb). It was a bit difficult to find, no big signs and I had some issues with WIFI (bad weather was blaimed:-)

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I had an early dinner and happily spent hours sitting and eating the most delicious and beautifully presented food with wonderful choices music from another era in the background. The waiters were attentive and friendly. I will be returning again and again, guaranteed! Great for any occasion as going there IS an occasion!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

What a gem the Laughing Gravy restaurant turned out to be! Brilliant welcome followed by superb service while managing to sustain a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent range of dishes on the menu that didn't disappoint when they arrived on the table. Food is delightful in presentation and more importantly flavour. A popular venue that creates a great atmosphere without impeding service... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Top notch British food. The beetroot starter was a revelation (seriously!). The salted caramel pudding is as fab as other reviewers have said. We enjoyed venison, plaice and beef. Really nice staff. Chilled atmosphere. Gets busy but when we were there everything was under control. Good to find an alternative to the very good Baltic nearby in this rather unexciting... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Food is really something and memorable... Ambience is great. Staff are efficient but for the scale of the service charge could be just a little warmer / engaging... No matter though it was a good surprise and I would recommend it fully!

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Laughing Gravy is such a great little gem just two blocks from the Southwark tube station. We are from Los Angeles and would love to have this restaurant in our neighborhood. If you are in London, be sure to give this place a try. It's definitely a winner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I cannot praise this place enough, the food is amazing! The staff are lovely, very helpful and chatty, if you want some advice. The menu is totally mouth-watering, I was nearly spoilt for choice and as a vegetarian that doesn't happen very often. All the meals looked great though and everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed it. Just a shame... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant itself is somewhat enigmatic. It's a sort of cross between a gourmet venue, a trendy local cafe and an art bar, without really committing to any of them. So the wine list quickly becomes stratospheric, the menu dishes are very...adventurous ("Venison fillet and wild mushroom Wellington with tender stem broccoli and horseradish, white truffle celeriac puree and scattered... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very good Sunday roast served politely and in pleasant surroundings. Decent value as well considering location which is minutes walk from Southwark tube station and just a little further from Waterloo. Would definitely consider a return for dinner.

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