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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
+44 20 7998 1707
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I went as a guest for lunch tomorrow. Now my host is a regular so I expect he is especially well looked after but I have to tell you that the entire experience was quite splendid. From the pre-lunch cocktails to the main dishes and...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful food and beautifully presented and good service. My husband said his Venison Wellington was the most tender venison he had ever eaten. The restaurant was not noisy and we appreciated being able to carry out a conversation with our friends without having to shout....More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed yesterday

small and cozy, quirky but not jam jar silly. lovely food and great, attentive service. acoustics could do with adjustment, quite hard to chat...

Thank sueround3
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose The Laughing Gravy based on its previous reviews, and if anything it outlived our expectations. We visited on a Tuesday night and it was around two-thirds full. We were served very quickly and the staff were all friendly from the start. We skipped...More

Thank tkeharris
Reviewed 4 days ago

All 5 of us really enjoyed all/each of 3 courses so heading for 5 star, but for:- 1. London prices! (not their fault but it comes hard to someone used to prices 'out in the sticks'! 2. Bare boards and bare furnishings leads to an...More

Thank rennatian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, this sounded like our kind of place, and we were not disappointed. The scotch egg was delivered as expected. The ribeye was cooked to perfection, but the magical moment was the added flavors from the 4-5 types of wild...More

Thank john g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, varied menu, friendly service, and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend the scotch egg and the venison Wellington. Good selection of cocktails, as well as the usual wine, beer, soft drink selection.

Thank Jayne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sometimes visit the Laughing Gravy for business lunches with guests and I thought I should write a review to say how much I enjoy the food there. It is of a very high standard throughout. My particular favourite is the cauliflower macaroni cheese -...More

Thank mariax_gr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another excellent meal here with friends one evening last week. I love everything about this place and always worry that previous high standards won't be repeated on my next visit but The Laughing Gravy always delivers. Great pre dinner cocktails in the bar, the...More

1  Thank supboyo74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good, but we weren't able to enjoy it because we were rushed through our first two courses (the main arrived the minute we finished our starter) and then when it was apparent there was no one to take our table for...More

Thank John M
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Rich2809 | Reviewed this property |
They were big. Just hold your phone closer to your face! Honestly we were filled up
12 September 2016|
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Response from Chubbychubs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the lateness of this response, only just seen it. This place is without doubt a romantic restaurant. The staff is fairly unobtrusive and you can disappear into your own bubble very easily.
3 November 2015|
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Response from Pollytaurus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are 2 dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 49
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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