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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 #159 of 17,314 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $49
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Laughing Gravy is one of those gems. A small pub-style restaurant located just a stone’s throw away from Southwark tube station offers a really delicious British food for affordable prices. Beetroot cooked in three different ways was a pleasant refreshing starter. Followed by an absolutely divine Sunday roast: tender meat marinated in Kernel Porter beer served with a lovely... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A truly memorable meal. The starters were tasty but quite tiny. The highlight was the venison wellington, which all of us chose, and enjoyed. The food was well presented, unusual and thoroughly enjoyed. The service was attentive, friendly and helpful - Frankie was a really great waitress. Only minor gripes: table water was £3.50 per bottle, whereas a jug of... More

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

Thank you for the feedback and the lovely review. Just to say, we do always offer bottled or iced tap water to tables and have jugs of tap water on hand for anyone who wants. More

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the wife for for her birthday, food was amazing starter in particular recommend the scotch egg and sausage roll.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband found this restaurant on tripadvisor as we were staying near Westminster for my birthday. It is not is a really busy area although not far from the Old Vic theatre. You would walk past and not even notice it. They food was amazing and the atmosphere was buzzing. I started with a cocktail and then wine with dinner.... More

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Preston
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17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Stayed in Southwark on a weekend in London and this restaurant was a true find. Great atmosphere, excellent service and the best food. The seafood scotch egg and sea bass was to die for. My wife also raved about the beetroot starter and macaroni cheese. We shared the delicious salted fudge for dessert. Definitely worth a vist. My only gripe... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I were visiting from Montreal. Great find near the Old Vic, Tate Modern and The South Bank. We loved the ambiance. The owner and staff were warm and friendly and made us feel really welcome. We had a drink in the attractive bar area first on comfy chairs and then went into the cozy restaurant behind it.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place has a very unimpressive location. The interior is very warm and cozy. The burger was good, and it is nice to be served still water from a pitcher instead of being charged for something that should be free. The service was amazing, the young servers were friendly yet unobtrusive, quick, overall lovely and approachable. Note to management: it... More

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

Hi, Thank you for taking time to review the restaurant. Great to hear you enjoyed the food and the service so much. We are really proud to be taking part in Action Against Hunger's Love Food Give Food campaign that runs for just September and October each year. Hundreds of restaurants around the capital get involved and we are so... More

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited for lunch with my mum. The atmosphere was v pleasant and staff very friendly. Burger was a little rare in the middle for mum's liking. Salad was excellent as was the macaroni cheese. Pleasant and good value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Came here on a Saturday lunchtime for a birthday lunch. Was welcomed by friendly staff and sat at a lovely table. Amazing food - a great find.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did not have a reservation but the wait staff was able to accomodate us. It was our last night in London and we wanted a simple, relaxed meal. Our server was very friendly, food and drinks were served efficiently. Wouod visit again!

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