The Laughing Gravy

4.7
2382 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2382 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really accommodating when we changed fro 6 to 9 . Delicious food and fabulous service - thank you!

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FRB1
London
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Always great service and the food is superb

FD
vipFrancoisD
London
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our 5 stars restaurant in the area but it lost one for us. Service was great but food was not as it use to be. Also because the menu haven’t really change for the last 3 years. This can be good as you can get the same you liked but not if you want to go more often. Don’t get me wrong, still a very nice place, but just not as we found it few firsts times.

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KatT
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was fantastic and the food was amazing! We usually come here for our anniversary and we are always treated amazing by the staff - two glasses of prosecco on the house was so lovely of them and we are very grateful. 100/10!

(Do bring back that rum and raisin old fashioned though, yum)

JC
JoanneC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a comfy homely feel, and the food was lovely. The restaurant is a little way out of the main hub, but worth the wander down Blackfriars Rd to find it.

SR
vipSimonR
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite taking the booking and confirming it they weren't open not sure whether the issue is them or OpenTable but pretty frustrating

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Flagstoner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and interesting food

MH
vipMarkieH
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely space & atmosphere for Sunday lunch. Food was very good aside from the roast potatoes, which were a bit hard and not at all crispy. Hopefully it was just an off day. Yorkshires were great and meat was very well cooked.

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Nikki
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely roasts, good service! Sat in the bar area and it was just as good in there. Ambience was good, it was very busy and buzzing yet relaxed. Staff were attentive. Great, thank you!

SW
vipSW4Lon
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great roast Sunday lunch with wonderful cocktails and wines. Lovely service, too.

JB
JackB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant. Excellent cocktails and delicious food. Will be back again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner went here for lunch for the first time and the food was amazing. Bursting with flavour and worth every. I had the crayfish and scallop scotch egg as a starter followed with the seabass for a main. My partner had 3 course and is still talking about the hamburger with truffle chips the next day.
We will be returning in the evening to have the venison beef wellington and their cocktail menu. But hopefully when we get the taxi home this time I won’t fall into a food coma from stuffing myself so much.

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Susan
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, good service and atmosphere. Will be returning although price makes it more of a special occasion choice than a regular dinner out

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Perfect venue to catch up with friends in a relaxed environment. Cocktail selection and wine list is also superb

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vipMuncher
London
104 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, nice atmosphere, and friendly service. Choice of starters was limited for us, both starters nicely presented if not fully to our taste. Venison Wellington was excellent and of the highest quality. The venison was cooked to perfection and melted on the mouth - a tad more sauce and potato would have been good for us but that is because we really liked them. It was a filling portion. The market fish dish was also excellent. We didn’t take a dessert. Good wine choices and excellent mock tail. We’d recommend eating here. Great location for pre-Old/Young Vic visits.

AB
AndyB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, attentive but not overpowering.
The food was amazing, we had the burger and pan fried sea bream with white chocolate& patron liqueur.
The Pint of Stout was delicious as well
Thank you

J
vipJjjjj
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast and service

JD
JoeD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Sunday roast was nice. I prefer medium cooked meat, how

AS
AlexSE1
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service (friendly and efficient), good wine list and desserts but starters and mains were disappointing. They were beautifully presented but the crayfish scotch egg, lamb, beef and veg on the side were all rather bland, which was a shame as we’ve been here 4 times before and the food has always been fantastic.

J
Josephfallon
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a Sunday roast. The Yorkshires and gravy were some of the best I've ever had.

Portion size was perfect, not too much or too little.

Chocolate croissant cake desert was sweet, but was kept under control by portion size.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing resturant great staff very helpful and welcoming

CH
vipChristopherH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the quaintest restaurants in London with fabulous food and terrific service. I always plan my visits so that I can enjoy the Sunday roast. My favorite restaurant in London.

MG
MicG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very high standard of food, each dish coming with a thoughtful balance and awareness of texture. Probably the best food I've had outside of a Michelin star restaurant. In addition, a very strong selection of gluten free options for those in need of this. Outside space was dog-friendly - which is extremely appreciated given the large dog population in the surrounding area - but would benefit from some love to better screen some of the tables from the elements/road. However, inside was extremely atmospheric and welcoming. Overall, very glad to have found this nearby and will certainly be back.

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vipAlexey
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the outside it looks like a gastropub, but in fact it's a proper restaurant, serving what I would call contemporary British cuisine.
Tried the Scotch egg, venison wellington and the cheesecake, and all were very interesting interpretations of the classics. Looking forward to visit for Sunday roast, I've heard it's fabulous.

SD
SarahD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Venison wellington was outstanding as was fish of the day but more limited choices for gluten free diners with no gluten-free bread. Service was excellent throughout

MT
MichaelT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An easy five minute walk from Waterloo station to this excellent restaurant; Michelin quality food in a relaxed environment. Staff friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

BG
vipBigG
London
293 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second post-lockdown visit and just as good as the first. An original menu well cooked and presented. Excellent service.

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was lovely, wine excellent and the service efficient and pleasant. However we were a foursome, average age 75, one of us deaf and the other's hearing becoming weak, consequently the ambient noise, although happy and boisterous, hindered our conversation. An acoustic engineer would suggest some soft furnishing and heavy drapes, my humble opinion.
David Lewis.

DH
DavidH
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great little restaurant with delicious creative food.

AC
vipAlexC
London
63 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hidden gem in Southwark. Great menu and food is excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well presented food,friendly services

RH
RobertH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is open an airy, we were meet at the door by a young lady and genuinely made to fell welcome! all the staff that served us where great.
(The food) a lamb roast dinner was tasty and more then enough to fill us up!
We had been looking forward to this meal for a few days and it did not disappoint .
We had a cocktail given free of charge a promotion they had AND it was our wedding anniversary they then gave us a glass of Prosecco !
We would highly recommend the Laughing gravy !!!!!!!

SS
SuzyS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food combinations a little odd & too many tastes or textures in many of the dishes

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and staff was outstanding!!!

VA
VickyA
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find away from the main tourist area but worth walking to for wonderful food and service.

AU
AliceU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had Sunday lunch, which was very tasty and good size portions but overpriced with very little change from £20 for each main course. One of the puddings was overcooked and not good at all, the other far too sweet for our taste. Free cocktail on arrival which was a nice touch but there isn’t really a ‘cheap and cheerful’ wine choice, certainly not in a carafe. The staff were great.

JL
JoelL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast lamb was beautiful. Super-friendly staff, greeted us with a fresh cocktail. A lovely way to spend a Sunday.

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Lovely lighting and excellent all over. A little pricey but a complimentary cocktail was well received.

RP
RosemaryP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, romantic, fine dining, quality products

AG
AndrewG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly service, great food and a free cocktail! Outstanding will go again

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The Laughing Gravy is rated 4.7 stars by 2382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.