The Laughing Gravy

4.7
2336 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.
What 2336 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Noname
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous Sunday Roast - better than my Mum's so it must be the best

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at The Laughing Gravy. The food was delicious and just the right side of being pretentious. Highly recommend the venison wellington! The service is slick and unobtrusive. The waitress was a delight and recommended we go back and try the Sunday roast. We’ll be back don’t worry! Thank you for a lovely evening

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JenniferC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal, lovely service and an all round excellent celebration. This restaurant always delivers!

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vipMartynH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere - a great local restaurant - the venison Wellington is just delicious!

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Coco
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was superb, cocktails delicious. The service was very good.

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday roast at the laughing gravy. The food and cocktails were delicious, the staff were very attentive and there was a good ambience in the beautiful space. Thoroughly recommend and we’ll be back!

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GillS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Laughing Gravy for another excellent evening out. It was so nice to be able to eat out again even with Tier 2 restrictions.

The food was so good and the Rum and Raisin Old Fashions were delicious.

We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future.

JF
JonathanF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Roast Beef and very attentive service. It felt like having your family roast but with cooking that was hundreds of times better.

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b1gapple
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable, Bijou restaurant with friendly staff, lovely menu and delicious cocktails!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The venison Wellington is particularly tasty. Lovely cozy atmosphere. Super friendly staff. Gorgeous cocktails.

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SuzetteP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a brilliant find! We were at Tate modern and wanted to avoid the touristy spots. The Laughing Gravy is a 10 minute walk (or thereabouts) from the Tate, and it is definitely worth the walk. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the pesto Mac and Cheese is a must for any vegetarian in the family. Opt for the sea bass if you would like to try the fish option. Portions are generous - remember to save room for their delicious desserts.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best places to eat in Southwark - the experience from the front door and onwards through all the great food and drink is just really excellent.

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vipFrancesca
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was fabulous and felt very safe with the covid-19 procedures they had in place.
I’ll definitely be going back.

Thank you Laughing Gravy!

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NM1991
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Enjoyable evening, great ambience and indoor decor.

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HannahR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in lovely surroundings. Especially enjoyed the starters and cocktails!

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Martin
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal For One: If you want an delicious Sunday roast with that touch of class this is the place. The beef was absolutely beautiful, Tasty and fantastic quality. Portion size was spot on. I highly recommend a side order of truffle chips, Thanks for a beautiful Sunday lunch.

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foodlover14
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Usually I give 5 out of 5 as we have eaten here many times. This time however I had a very over-cooked ribeye. They were very apologetic and replaced it with a delicious one. I do not think they should have even used the first one as it was only about 5mm thick and not what I would expect from a steak in a good restaurant. With it being so thin cooking it medium rare is tricky also. The other issue was the bread rolls which were heated up (which I would expect, I don't expect them to be baked fresh as that would be impractical) but the were not completely heated through and were compact, cold and a bit dry in the middle almost as if they had been frozen then heated up but not properly, or were too old and inadequately heated up, I'm not sure which. Really surprised at that. Everything else was great including wonderful service.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Laughing Gravy is a regular for special occasion and always have a great experience. The service is really good with friendly staff. Can’t say enough about how good the food is, the Venison Wellington was excellent and all the deserts are fantastic. Highly recommend for either a special occasion or a relaxing dinner with friends.

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BillyH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast! Thanks you for a great meal and atmosphere

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Fallguy
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly this is one of the best Sunday roasts I’ve had in london.

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Drinkandeat
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find! Looking at the menu my eyes draw my attention to the gin cocktail and dessert menu - my kind of drink and desserts options. The roast beef was good but could of done with a bit more rest as it was a little chewy, the gravy and vegetables very tasty indeed. Will be back to have the roast chicken.

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JessicaR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Enjoyed the steak, cooked beautifully and outstanding unusual Florentine desert. Fab fresh cocktails too. I love my deserts and so often a disappointment so was nice to be surprised. Felt very safe in COVID times. Great to be able To support a London gastro that is in heart of Blackfriars and lost a lot of customers as a result. Thank you

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lovefood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great modern British menu. Cocktails are a must try - i'd recommend the G & Tea.
Food was beautifully presented, totally delicious and we left full up.

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ShirleyM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second visit here and it doesn’t disappoint! Great Covid measures in place and the food is divine and good value..just sad to see it not very busy knowing the usual local neighborhood vibe it normally exudes but still a fabulous afternoon spent with two ild chums over great wine and food!

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Miles
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Laughing Gravy is a charming, cosy venue with understated yet delicious food and warm, friendly service. I had been told by a friend that this was a “hidden gem” and having now visited myself, would echo this opinion here. Do give it a try if you’re in the part of London!

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DeeJay
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever , Laughing Gravy was exceptional. I had the scallop & crayfish scotch egg to start - superb, then the venison wellington - one of my favourite all time dishes , and for dessert, I had the new Florentine topped chocolate & hazelnut croissant, which looked and tasted wonderful.

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Chey1
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. A picture on a plate paired with amazing flavours.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, as always!!

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DavinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favourite, service level is unwavering and food as delicious no matter how many times I return 😋.

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EmilyBird
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast in London FACT! Best beef and roast potatoes, best bloody mary and the staff and service are fantastic

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PhilipB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch and excellent service. The main could have been slightly warmer but outstanding scotch egg starter.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, it was my boyfriends birthday and they gave him a birthday plate at the end of the meal which was such a nice touch. Food and service was faultless would recommend to anyone. Thank you

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wildke
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning little find, food was faultless as was the service. Looking forward to going back for a Roast!

JB
JanaB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve been looking forward to eating at The Laughing Gravy for a while but sadly our experience wasn’t great. The place is nice and the service was attentive but the food incredibly disappointing. I don’t think we’ll be heading there again.

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KThom
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Laughing Gravy is amazing, the staff are wonderful! If you eat meat the steak is definitely something to get. They also gave us a cheeky freebie as it was an anniversary dinner!

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vipIrishStew
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic good and excellent service. Have been 4-5 times over the years and it’s never let me down. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

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Tanya
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my best friend for Sunday roast and it was amazing! We had the beef and lamb - can’t fault it :)

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vipRCavi
London
71 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lovely staff. Tasty food. Solid formula

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ChristianB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as per usual with excellent, friendly service. Definitely a place to revisit again and again when in town on business or pleasure

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AnnetteS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly lived up to the reviews , I will return .

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The Laughing Gravy is rated 4.7 stars by 2336 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.