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Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant

#115 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
+44 20 7998 1707
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

London is full of hyped-up restaurants which regularly over-promise and under-deliver, leaving a sour taste in the mouth long after the meal has been digested. The Laughing Gravy, on the other hand, is the polar opposite, and everything I'd want from a dining experience. The restaurant had been recommended to me by many friends and, having read a number of... More 

Thank Vivian F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had my first experience of the Laughing Gravy last night after it had been recommended to me by a friend who has never been known to give a bad restaurant tip. Yet again, she was proven right. What a brilliant experience from start to finish. The artichoke dumplings recommended to me by our super-friendly and helpful waiter were to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in the SE1 for about a year and stumbled across 'The Gravy' as it's now affectionately known in our circle a few months ago. Last night was our fifth visit and this place never fails to impress. Very relaxed atmosphere, great attentive but relaxed service. amazing cocktails from a very extensive menu (one too many at times!)... More 

1 Thank supboyo74
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really disappointed to be told we couldn't fit one more person onto the end of our table despite the fact the place had at least 4 empty tables near us! I would have totally accepted this if it were full or if there simply was no room in the restaurant for staff to get past but there was plenty of... More 

1 Thank RustySkyz77
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place where adults get grown up food and kids are thankfully unseen and unheard. The food and wine are gray , the service is fine- its expensive but better value than the Borough market clip joints. We love it and so long as it's kid free, we'll use it as a hid- free posh noshery!

Thank Henry T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very nice little restaurant in a curious location - half way down Blackfriars Road, somewhere you don't expect to find fine dining. I only had time for one course - the cod, but it was great. Perhaps slightly unfair to suggest the prices are a little heavy for Southwark.... Service great, plenty of other interesting plates.

1 Thank DBUK2012
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Laughing Gravy for dinner before but decided to visit for a Sunday roast and we were not disappointed. We arrived a little early for our table and although our table was ready, we opted to have a few cocktails in the bar first. The Ginger Tom and Cucumber Gimlet were incredible. We shared a starter, which... More 

2 Thank KandB04
Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend this restaurant - the food, the presentation and the atmosphere were all superb.

1 Thank Frosty2
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the food, the staff, the ambiance and the drinks list at this beautiful restaurant. An all round special experience whether it be a romantic evening, or night out with a group. It just won the Time Out award for the area too - I can see why and can't wait to go again!

Thank Claire401
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an outstanding restaurant. In the heart of SE1 lies one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Friendly and well-informed staff that hold an abundance of knowledge of the menu and wines. The food is well thought out but not fussy and ALWAYS delicious, leaving you comfortingly full.

Thank Benn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$49
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?