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“Excellent Surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant
154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
020 7998 1707
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Ranked #181 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $49
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Enjoyed a really superb meal here on a recent trip to London. Food was beautifully cooked, service excellent and although a quiet location had a real buzzy feel within and obviously popular. Fab desserts! Can also have a sharing platter with a drink/cocktail which is a good option if limited time! Will definitely be going again on our next trip.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We've been to the Laughing Gravy several times, usually when visiting the Old Vic or the National theatre as it's close. We have never been disappointed. Some times we have split the meal, having the dessert after the show. The food is always excellent and the service is very fast and friendly - the staff clearly like working here. My wife loves the cocktails. Today we had the sunday roast beef was superb.
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  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Yum Brills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stopped off for two fab desserts and cocktails. The best desserts in london! Love it. Bit pricey to be a weekly visit but a fab choice for a treat. Roasts Are also highly recommended! Worth the schelp if you dont live locally....

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great menu choice with excellent vegetarian options as well. Place had a great buzz - not the place to go for a quiet romantic dinner; but really suited us

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“Okay roast, Excellent dessert and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I have been here once for the A la carte menu and on an Sunday for the roast. I would definately go back for the A la carte and dessert but won't for the roast. I found the roast just a bit boring, the potatoes weren't as crispy as I hoped they would be, the turnips were really skinny and weren''t cooked well, a few small carrots and white turnip and spinach, it didn't seem plentiful and was quite hungry afterwards, the gravy tasted quite strange...That said the desset was the real stealer, I had the Salted fudge cameral, perfectly presented and delectable, ask for ice-cream on the side adds an extra touch!

The service was excellent, very assertive, efficient and kind.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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