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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 #141 of 17,204 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We came here with friends during a weekend in London and found through the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We had a great night - what a brilliant place. The Laughing Gravy is a small independent restaurant within walking distance from Southwark tube station. There is a small bar and seating area adjacent to the entrance. Design is smart/casual/trendy chic -... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After discovering Laughing Gravy this summer (via TripAdvisor), I've been three times for Sunday lunch... and each time has been fantastic! The restaurant itself is small and welcoming, with quirky and eclectic decor. By day it's bright and airy, and I imagine at night it has a lovely atmosphere as well. A mixed crowd of patrons creates a lovely vibe.... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant got so much right, charming staff, the food promised much and a relaxed atmosphere, but........they got one thing wrong and totally failed to respond. A burger ordered well done, was served virtually red, it was charged for and the restaurant has totally ignored the subsequent opportunity to put this right despite my attempts to communicate with them. Failure... More

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

Hi, Thank you for your feedback on my restaurant. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed so much about The Laughing Gravy. I am very concerned and confused about your remarks regarding your burger and the way this was dealt with by staff and subsequently. We always work our hardest to ensure diners are happy with their food by talking... More

London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A small restaurant which serves excellent food and boasts a friendly and comfortable atmosphere on top is a rare beast in South London, if not London as a whole. The compact and inventive menu offers something for everyone and every single dish we ordered during our two visits within six weeks (three times for my wife!) was delicious. Service is... More

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Bickley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

from service, to food, always is top top drawer. Lovely ambience great staff and super fresh ingredients. My guest had Rabbit and said it was wonderful, I had a burger (what else!) and again was out of this world thanks again

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A great experience. Both the food and service were excellent. The menu is creative and the quality of food is second to none. The Laughing Gravy attracts a diverse crowd and offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere. A genuinely enjoyable evening out and I look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Whilst visiting London for a training course I decided to try something a little different after searching on trip advisor. This restaurant will not let you down. The food was fantastic, especially the horseradish celeriac puree that came with the venison wellington. The staff were also extremely friendly and talkative and served up the food in a timely fashion. This... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Small restaurant near southwark tube station. I was early for my reservation and had a beer in the small but quaint reception area. Bar tender was friendly and asked if he should add beer to dinner tab, which was nice. I had scallop appetizer and burger portobello mushrooms and fried onions. Food was excellent and service was prompt and friendly.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The two of us had 3 course evening meals here in July and September. We thoroughly recommend everything about it -very good and imaginative food in a lively setting and excellent service from all the staff. All the courses on both occasions were great, but if asked to single out the highlights, it would have to be the desserts, which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Found this restaurant by walking past one day and immediately made a booking to go for dinner a few days later. It looks really inviting and I really liked the decor and the menu. It didn't disappoint! Considering we went midweek and quite late in the evening the place was still full. Really good atmosphere - buzzy enough, but still... More

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