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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 #105 of 16,479 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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273 reviews 273 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was extremely fortunate to be taken here as a birthday treat by my sister. She was really nervous about taking me out to dinner as I’m extremely fussy and love food! She booked this as a surprise. The restaurant itself is not too far from Southwark tube station. As this area is not that busy it appears people only... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I'd been meaning to visit The Laughing Gravy for months since it having been recommended by several friends - some of which are often hard to please! From the moment we walked in we were not disappointed. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and were happy to help guide us through the delicious choice of wine and cocktails. As we were... More

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went here while on our honeymoon in London. The atmosphere was cool, but definitely not a totally "central" location. The service was good, but lacked personality, it was clear they were doing us a favor. The best part of the meal was the freshly baked bread! It was wonderful! The cocktails were very good and they had a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely decor, really pretty lighting. Enough noise to give it an atmosphere. Superb service, couldn't fault it. Food was nice but we weren't bowled over by it. Still hungry after two courses which is unusual for us but on the plus side it meant we got the cheese and biscuits. Not sure they should be the highlight of a meal... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

good food and friendly, but service a little slow and pricey for the ambiance and location. gastropub is the right label, but not a patch on Hope and Anchor nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Booked this on recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. Lovely atmosphere, good service, great food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I don't normally leave negative reviews but The Laughing Gravy did not live up to the previous reviews that I've read about. My partner and I arrived 15 minutes before our table booking and we're told that our table was just getting cleared for us. This was fine so we sat at the bar with drinks. We were still sitting... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us your feedback. I am very sorry your experience was not up to our usual standard and that you did not enjoy your evening as much as you should have done. I will be speaking with the kitchen to find out exactly what happened as this is not... More

Hong Kong
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It came to the last night of our trip in London. So I checked Tripadvisor for somewhere that can leave us a good memory and "The Laughing Gravy" pops-up. I really love this restaurant. Good atmosphere, great food (super delicious dessert!), friendly and attentive staff, reasonable price. My husband even made the comment that this was the best steak he... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went for a friend's birthday. Every bit of food we ate was fantastic. I had the super food salad for a main and it was fresh, filling and delicious. The desserts were incredible, I could have easily ordered any of them they all sounded so good. Service was attentive but not too much and the ambience and surroundings lovely too.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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178 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I took my colleagues for a work dinner here after checking TripAdvisor and the bet paid off, even though I made them walk quite a bit to get to the restaurant. The service was super – both professional and a good laugh, and I'm pretty sure we had an extra bottle of wine and a couple of whiskeys thanks to... More

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