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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

#187 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#199 of 18,244 Places to Eat in London
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
020 7998 1707
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tucked away between offices and shops on Blackfriars Road, The Laughing...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Congratulations after Engagement

What a delightful find to spend our engagement evening. The venison and cocktails were incredible and everything we ate was delicious. The restaurant was also so kind to give us celebratory sparkling wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

What a delightful find to spend our engagement evening. The venison and cocktails were incredible and everything we ate was delicious. The restaurant was also so kind to give us celebratory sparkling wine.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great food. Sadly the restaurant was very quiet so not much atmosphere. Good service from Dan. The burger was moist and well seasoned. Only complaint is about the truffle chips, just overkill of truffle and far too strong a flavour which overpowered everything else. Overall a good meal and we would go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Only a short walk from Southwark, Waterloo or Lon Bridge this restaurant is worth tracking down. It's not flashy and doesn't take your breath away upon arrival but the food is top class. There were four of us for a business lunch and every course was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and generous in size. The selection of wine and other... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I am rating this 4/5 because the food tasted quite good, but overall I was pretty disappointed on more than one level, especially in light of the rave reviews. This was the first restaurant I went to in London (not counting fast food), with a friend from a conference we were attending. The first thing was a shock that they... More 

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

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to review my restaurant. I wanted to reply personally to some of the issues you raised to hopefully clarify them. We are open every day for lunch and dinner (except Sunday's when we are just open for lunch until 4.30pm serving our a la carte menu as well as traditional roasts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had a lovely evening Friday night with friends. Service & food was great. Would recommend to visitors & locals alike.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had seen the good reviews on Tripadvisor and my daughter booked for 3 of us for Fathers Day. We arrived a little late but it had a nice ambience, relaxed with very nice food. The starters were fairly inventive and the Sunday lunch was no ordinary roast. It was presented well and tasted delicious. My only criticism is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We are lucky to live round the corner from this fab little find, make sure you go and try the Sunday roast at least once in your life with some truffle chips. Tbh try everything and anything there it will not disappoint- in particular the sea bass, and the caramel/choc cylinder dessert. Not cheap but well worth every penny!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The best kept secret in London. Recommend this establishment as a dining place for everyone. It is a must try. You will return!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love this place - I love the atmosphere, the laid back charm, the attentive service and the food was pretty damn good too. We went for an anniversary meal, and the lovely man who booked us in not only welcomed me by name but also got us a pudding with a candle on the house. My crayfish starter was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Boy was this one unexpected - met up with friends after a decade so expected to have a good night. However, the food was sublime. Makes me proud to be a modern Britain as the food was the best of this nation of ours. From menu description; presentation to putting it in your mouth it was a pure pleasure. Fresh... More 

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Additional Information about Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

Address: 154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
Phone Number: 020 7998 1707
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 49
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7998 1707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 49
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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