The Laughing Gravy

4.5
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2295 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
The Laughing Gravy is one of London's best kept secrets located near to Waterloo and Southwark tubes as well as the vibrant Southbank and Borough district of London.

Relaxed and inviting, we offer an incredible menu of fresh, seasonal dishes with a well-chosen wine list that reflects our attention to detail.

Occupying the ground floor of an original foundry building, the restaurant, which is in walking distance from both the Old and Young Vic, seats up to 50 diners and has a buzzy bar.
What 2295 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lkkk9072
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, nice service. I booked after seeing good reviews and those reviews were spot on! The scallop scotch egg is great and the roast! Would definitely come again, this is very nice and refined British food!

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vipFoodies67
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to return to The laughing gravy. As always a lovely Sunday lunch with great service. Highly recommended.

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karenD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Not the biggest menu but beautifully presented and tasted fantastic! Service just right and made to feel very comfortable

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Tugbydog
Kent
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely meal nice staff would recommend

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SJGr
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever. We need to support restaurants such as Laughing Gravy, as they may no longer be there if we ever get back to normal. Thanks for a delicious lunch.

DA
DAVIDL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit for a Sunday lunch and never disappoints. We will return on our next visit to London.

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MaurizioG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good experience, great food and good wine, very caring service.
Maybe the roast beef I orded was a bit too done but I am not very experienced with english Sunday's roasts and maybe it was supposed to be this way, still the meat tasted very nice and felt very soft when eaten.


5 stars well deserved.

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JH03
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drink is excellent. Service can be very poor

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PaulF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, friendly staff , great food, what more could you ask for.

DJ
DeeJay
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased that Laughing Gravy has reopened. The food was excellent as ever and the service is top class from friendly staff

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LisaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted that the Laughing Gravy was open again. The food and service were impeccable as always. We enjoy every visit!

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vipW1Foodie
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On only their second evening since reopening after lockdown the Laughing Gravy team we’re back to their best. Great food, superb wine and charming service were all there in abundance and it was wonderful to see how nothing had been forgotten since they’d been away.

With a few tables taken out, and the dining room slightly reconfigured for Covid safety purposes, the atmosphere was buzzy without feeling scary. A great evening and brilliant to see the LG back at its best!

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Martinigirl
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local restaurant, friendly staff, great food and excellent value

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vipFrancoisD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. I have been there few times and that tell a lot about the I enjoy this restaurant.

The only comment I will tell due to Covid situation I found some server not careful and they were seating with customers (one in particular). Even if they know them, this is really not good for the other customers they are in contact with.

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IsabelB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my boyfriends birthday. We both had the roast beef which was absolutely delicious. Service was really good and we will definitely be back.

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PDev
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful Sunday lunch very tasty with three choices of meat

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vipLondoner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venison wellington, great starters and cocktails too - delightful

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KarimD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing starters, cocktails and venison Wellington. Will definitely go back.

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FoodWineLove
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, service is attentive and efficient but the staff are very serious

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NeilP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb meal. Even though the prices are a little high, the quality of the dishes and ingredients used is exceptional.

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JackI
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service. Will definitely go again.

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RogerF
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the Team at the Laughing Gravy produced great food with some unusual options on the menu which differentiate it from other restaurants - at reasonable prices and in a great atmosphere. Service was excellent as always - see you again very soon

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sthill
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a Monday lunchtime, so to find three other tables occupied must be a good sign. The staff give an air of quiet competence, and the food is as before very well done- a burger may not be the supreme test of a kitchen, but they do it well here-and it comes rosy pink in the middle, which is how I like it!
so no fuss, no bother and straightforward good cooking- perfect !

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Foodfan
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really lovely staff great place to go for Sunday lunch. The bloody Mary’s are very spicy so if you dont like rocket fuel ask for a milder one.

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martint
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was ok the service was excellent so we left a £10 tip on the table for our servers but upon paying the bill I happened to notice a £14 service charge had been added plus a £1 donation to some charity the restaurant was supporting. I wasn’t told about either charge in advance so I objected and removed the £1 donation and picked tge £10 tip up off the table and left feeling ripped off.

The Laughing Gravy
Responded on 1 March 2020

Hi, We are really sorry to hear you felt unhappy with the charity donation and the service charge. Both are 100% optional and it's never a problem to remove them. We are currently trying to raise money for homeless charity Shelter by adding £1 to a table's bill. We do make sure to state on all our menus that we add the discretionary service to bills, and it is marked as a separate line on all bills.

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vipgourmette
London
190 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sunday lunch roasts were a little disappointing - food was lukewarm, vegetables were too ‘al dente’ and lacking flavour, and potatoes were scarce. Sweets were complicated and expensive. Coffee was strong and bitter.

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LizM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thought that the service was especially friendly and we had a wonderful memorable meal. We could have done without the bland popmusic in the background. Jazz would suit the ambiance more. All round,a great evening.

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JamesN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Quite, cosy, friendly, and great food!

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vipTerryM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food, Hightower recommend!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant, friendly and helpful staff, great service, and the Sunday roast is a must have.

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Rowan
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Starters, desserts and drinks were very good. Service was great. While the mains were nice, I think they're overpriced.

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JaneC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The waiting staff were very nice and the service was good, but the food was really mediocre and for that, ridiculously over-priced.

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Nige
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just average. Kitchen trying to hard. Menu does not read well and is overpriced. The room itself is just a room with no real warmth, it's just a space to eat. Not sure why other reviews are so glowing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited the Laughing Gravy for Valentines Day for 18 years now and would highly recommend the restaurant

Great ambience , excellent service and delicious food

Booked for next year already

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!!!
The food, atmosphere and service were spot on. Can not fault it!
If we are ever back in London we will be back!!!

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KerryH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Keep thinking about it days afterwards

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AbigailH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super menu with some great seasonal choices, great wine list too and not too pricey. A perfect place to eat near Waterloo / South Bank, but definitely book!!

JH
JohnH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of the road and an amazing place to stumble across. Food excellent

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DanS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and very good food. Would recommend.

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