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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

#121 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
+44 20 7998 1707
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked The Laughing Gravy as I was looking to entertain clients and needed to be close to Waterloo. We had an early evening booking so we have space, time to relax and settle down into the evening. The staff were courteous and very nice. The food was simply delicious. I eat fish - (no meat), but I was spoilt for... More 

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Thank HendrixHen
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked this place for meeting friends and having a drink. I am local so it is close. I went there for a meal with my partner who had a steak. It was the most awful, stringy, fatty, chewy, bottom of the barrel offering ever. You would not even give it to your dog. The staff were very inattentive and... More 

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

Hi, I am really sorry that your boyfriend did not enjoy his steak with us and I wanted you to be assured that we are looking in to our steaks now to check for any problems. We only use high quality Lincolnshire aged rib-eye steaks and will speak to our butcher about this straight away. My head chef is also... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous setting, great service and brilliantly executed dishes. The roasted artichoke starter was cooked to perfection, the cauliflower mac and cheese was finger lickingly tangy and lush, and the pan crusted cod with crab bisque was an outright winner! Dessert was ok - too sweet for me. Planning a second visit soon!

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Thank worldanoasis
Stamford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the "gravy" for the first time last night, very impressed by the venue, service and menu. Atmosphere was lovely, varied choice of dishes, good presentation, lovely flavour and reasonable value. We will be back.

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Thank Wothorpe
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent 18 months walking past the unassuming Laughing Gravy and commenting with friends how we "really must go there", we finally booked in for a long lunch and it did not disappoint! The food in this restaurant is outstanding, every morsel on our beautifully presented dishes was delicious. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank pd16280
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing hidden gem of a restaurant. The food was superb and tbe service was equally as good. The smiles and attitude of all the staff was a pleasure to see. We will make this one of our "go to" restaurants when we return to London

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have returned to the Laughing Gravy with various combinations of friends at at least half a dozen times since I first reviewed the restaurant in September 2013, indeed we chose it for our 40th wedding anniversary celebration in 2014, and we travel all the way from Düsseldorf. Nick M. (below) supposes that all the good reviews... More 

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Thank MichaelCoffey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure what the guy below is talking about - pretty sure he was in a different restaurant! Had a lovely NYE meal here which was a set menu. Every dish me and my boyfriend were blown away by, from the mini pre starter to the incredible dessert. It was all beautifully presented and tasted phenomenal. All members of... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is the people who are writing good reviews must be friends of the owner or need to get out more - The service in this place is really bad - We came for dinner last week hoping for a festive treat - The reviews said how amazing food and service was but what we got was... More 

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5 Thank Nick M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a few times now and reviewed it once before but I just wanted to say that when we went this time I had the starter of beetroot and goats cheese salad - and it was wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Two kinds of beetroot, a golden one and a more standard looking purple one but both seemed to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$49
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7998 1707
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?