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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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“scotch egg” (83 reviews)
“truffle chips” (23 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154-156 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8EN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place. Really high quality food. Not cheap from what I remember but really good flavours. Good atmosphere with friendly staff

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staying nearby and selected due to great reviews. So glad we did. Service excellent. Food impeccable. We had 3 courses, started with a taste sensation version of a scotch egg. Scotch egg sounds odd for a restaurant of this quality. Looked like a traditional scotch...More

Thank Dave588
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an invite to a business lunch here and its a hidden gem. The staff where attentive and well informed on the menu. The food was very good I have to say my whole experience was really good. Well done to the management. I'll certainly...More

Thank chrizz66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my visit, I'd heard about this place sometime ago and had been waiting for the chance to go. I wasn't dispappointed, well worth going out of your way to get here. Beautifully presented tasty mains and lovely puds, served with style. The priority...More

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went early on a Saturday pre theatre at the Old Vic. Sat at a nice big table for cocktails first. Good range of drinks. Had an excellent whiskey sour. Atmosphere is like an refined pub: simple, tasteful and relaxed and not at all posey...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended here a few weeks back with two friends for a roast after being recommended to the venue.... and we were not disappointed .. really glad we went the roast was great .... could have done with some more veg but we know for next...More

Thank DJC80x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away, a short walk from the Old Vic, or Southwark tube. We were quickly made to feel comfortable and welcome, and we enjoyed the fairly simple but very adequate menu. My daughter is coeliac and so strictly gluten free, and they...More

Thank PatP121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place prior to a corporate training . The food was by continental standards not extraordinary but it was tasty enough . We had as a starter some veggies and fruit pieces on a plate with nuts. Main course was a stew...More

Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just a short walk over the Blackfriars bridge and you will come across this hidden gem we came here for Sunday lunch and what a treat it was we ordered the roast beef which was cooked to perfection and the yorkies were as big as...More

Thank JimmyDisco54
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I recently had an evening meal here to celebrate my birthday. The meals were elegant but still portioned well and filling, the staff were kind and attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. Would definitely go back

Thank Sarah T
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4 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.
2 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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