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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see a small, independent continuing to thrive and offering an original and authentic level of service and fabulous food. Wonderful Sunday lunch - wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Thank Ex-Manc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a little gem! We found this cosy, relaxed restaurant after walking out of the one we were originally booked in at and what a find it was. The Laughing Gravy has a warm, cosy ambience, amazing food and fabulous service! The only downside was,...More

Thank Dobbin2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before and had a really good time but things have changed and the food was disappointing, not completely awful, just odd tasting and not enjoyable. The service and administration was a bit chaotic too. Pity, it used to be...More

Thank PMJ461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed Saturday lunch following visit to the IWM and TA really delivered this time. This is a complete gem of a restaurant with great cocktails, food, staff and ambience. The fish cake is amazing (better than Rick Stein lunch the previous day), and the pecan...More

Thank follyfootfarm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Named after a Laurel and Hardy dog, this restaurant does not disappoint. I ordered the Venison Wellington with broccoli, potato black truffle mousseline, toasted almonds. The food was well prepared with a good taste. The ambiance of the restaurant was very good. The service was...More

Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laughing Gravy is a classic case of a hidden London gem - you would not expect such a wonderful restaurant in this area. I have been before but went again recently with family and friends as part of a larger table. The atmosphere is...More

Thank ljgreen2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely restaurant. The reviews that are already on here are absolutely true and I was not in anyway disappointed. The food was excellent, well presented and tasted delicious and the service was polite, timely and understated in order to not disturb. I will...More

Thank Matt O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my wife for surprise meal and was amazed by this great place. From arriving and sitting at the bar to the wonderful food. The bar man was great and produced awesome cocktails. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Food was stunning and delicious,...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We booked a table for my husbands birthday and we weren't disappointed! The setting is stylish, the staff are friendly and the menu is varied. I couldn't choose! delish! If you like cocktails, definitely visit! I would 100% recommend! The food is reasonable priced, especially...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I should have posted a review ages ago, sorry but I've been unable until now, I wanted to say thank you, for a brilliant night, 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. We went New Years Eve for the start of our family's celebration and we could not have had...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: +44 20 7998 1707
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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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