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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

#122 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
020 7998 1707
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shared three appetizers and all had great presentation and very tasty. Two of us offered salad main course - we should have shared because proportions huge. Friend had fish for second time and ate every bite. Shared crumble for dessert - very fresh.

Thank K53Moriarty
London, United Kingdom
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this place with a couple of friends and if I'm honest, it's more a romantic place than somewhere you'd want to visit with friends, not that it's no good for that. The food is absolutely sensational and the venue is gorgeous. Oh and a good wine list too. If I had to criticise, my only issue was that... More 

Thank Chubbychubs
Cobham, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a great evening at the laughing gravy with husband, son and daughter in law to be. Food was lovely - quirky place with lots of atmosphere - a bit pricey though. Service good -

Thank jackiehw
Claygate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have mixed feelings, we booked on line only 15 minutes before arrival so we're not unhappy or surprised that our table was not ready. However we were then kept waiting a long time while other walk in groups were seated and an obvious table of two that was perfect for us was left empty. After prompting we were immediately... More 

Thank ClaygateFan
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for pre-theatre dinner. Atmosphere is nice and modern. I had veal chops and a side salad which together came out to 28£ - it was well presented and tasty but it was really small so I remained hungry :( - glass of red wine was 8£. my friends fish cake was 12£ + fruit juice of 3.5£ - he... More 

Thank Tom H
Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place! Nicely presented inside and out. Table prebooked and we were seated on time. Pre dinner cocktails were spot on. Decent choice of mains, all served in a good time and were all well presented and hot. Desserts are fab. White choc ice cream with a small jug of black coffee and brandy! What a taste! I... More 

Thank Neil S
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first went to Laughing Gravy about 14 or so years ago as I worked nearby... They have brightened up the decor and made the menu inventive, beautifully presented with amazing tastes and flavours. It is still in an anonymous part of South London, but only 5 minutes from Southwark tube and close to the Tate Modern, the Old Vic... More 

Thank deehell
Uk - Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely lunch. The pub we had intended to go to was shut for a refurb so a quick look at Trip sent us here. It was a real treat. An interesting menu and beautifully cooked food. A good wine list and very efficient and friendly service. Well worth a visit

Thank JemimaW
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43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 minute walk from Waterloo, menu a bit limited and expensive. £9 for a dessert. Macaroni cheese would have been great but lots of onion not mentioned on menu, salad was very nice but needed a bit more goats cheese. Didn't splash out on dessert. Lamb was £22 and a small portion so not good value.

Thank hooleyholmezonhols
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here on a Friday night. Although busy, we asked for and got a corner table. Food was simply amazing, and really beautifully presented. Seemed expensive until the amount of work and processes involved is taken into consideration. Really couldn't fault a single element of the evening. Will definitely return next time we're staying nearby.

Thank Simon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $49
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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
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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