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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 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and good service. Who knew that such a thing as Duck Liver Doughnuts existed or that they would be so yummy. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Thatch T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Michael Caine once said that, for a restaurant to succeed, they need to 'Get the bread and the coffee just right as they are the first and last things the diner tastes'. Well he obviously hasn't munched here as he'd have simply said 'Skip the...More

2  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the normal tourist routes but only 15 min walk from Blackfriars across the bridge. Can probably drop-in for lunch but advise booking in the evening. Food and service both good. Would highly recommend the smoked fish starter which was a great mix of...More

Thank GlasgowTonto
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had to be in this area for Father's Day (not by choice) looking for a lunch venue, we stumbled upon this gem - not much from the outside but inside was a find! Air conditioned just perfectly, tables well spaced, everything pleasing to the...More

Thank Hedy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Darling cute bistro in the South Bank Lambeth district near Waterloo Station. Safe neighborhood- we walked from Waterloo. This restaurant was certainly appropriate for our teenaged daughter who enjoys nice food. Not sure about small children on this one. Very pretty outside area by the...More

Thank NCDeVries
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. This is a hidden gem. Fantastic food. Lovely staff. Worth a visit. The restaurant is small but spacious and tables are not too close together. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Thank AnnieSE14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited one Sunday for my partner's birthday. The restaurant is off the beaten track but a short walk from The Tate Modern and the Southbank (if you know where you're going!) nearest tube Southwark but walking distance from Waterloo. With the name 'The Laughing...More

Thank HolidayLula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am incredibly lucky (and smug!) to be able to call the Laughing Gravy my local. The food never fails to delight and having brought a number of friends here over the past year it is now a firm favourite among our group, particularly for...More

2  Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little pub/restaurant walking distance from Southwark or Waterloo station and very close to the Southbank. The food is amazing as most people have commented and there's a really good menu to select from. Starters, mains and deserts are all very good....More

Thank TLBK
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Are the portions of the main dishes big? In pictures they look quite small... (Don't mean to be greedy, I just don't want to walk out hungry!) Thank you
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
Is this a romantic restaurant? I am looking to book somewhere for my girlfriends birthday...
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.
Do you offer any Vegan dishes?
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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