The Laughing Gravy

4.5
2071 reviews
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British
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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.
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3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Entspanntes Ambiente in einem gemütlichen Restaurant. Super Essen von hohem Standard in angenehmer Atmosphäre mit aufmerksamen Service. Wärmstens zu empfehlen!

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FH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Laughing Gravy. The food was delicious and the setting was nice - it felt local and intimate. The service was great too. Would definitely recommend for a bit of a treat in Southwark.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and a nice venue with a great atmosphere.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the environment was lovely

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant strikes a perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism. The ambience is informal, the food delicious and well presented, and the cocktails particularly good. I strongly recommend the Sloe Gin Fizz.

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DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice experience before a play at the Old Vic. We had a nice memory from a first dinner at the laughing gravy a long time ago and weren’t disappointed.

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GT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little expensive but the food was excellent!! We enjoyed the restaurant an would return.

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DM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food, pleasant staff, they even remembered it was my birthday and gave me a free pudding on a plate with Happy Birthday written on it.

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JA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Walked past this place loads but glad I finally gave it a try. Quite eclectic menu food beautifully cooked and the white chocolate ice cream with Patron XO liqueur is particularly recommended. Service attentive but unobtrusive. Alround great dinner.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food smelt amazing and I wasn't disappointed when mine arrived. Would go back.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Delicious main. My desert still had plastic wrapping stuck to it, a bit off putting.

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h
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful lunch here. Great place for a business lunch or leisure lunch! Food is really good and the service flawless. Thanks

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N
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a real find-excellent food and very comfortable surroundings. would definitely return

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d
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and bold flavours. Would visit again. Tables well spaced so you don't feel crowded.

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CW
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner for 5, menu was interesting and very tasty and good wines. The service was friendly and attentive and my colleagues all loved it. We will be back.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent roast

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Sunday roasts in London. Highly recommend

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Laughing Gravy, we had the Sunday Roast, food was excellent and plentiful, service was prompt, staff friendly and efficient, definitely want to return to try more from the menu.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is really good. Nicely laid out plates. They charge a very high Tip (optional) £30 on a table of 4 persons.

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WF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great venue with superb food and wine, and very pleasant service. A little surprisingly, the menu rarely changes and the prices are becoming a little steep for the location. Nevertheless, still a firm favourite.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great wine list, and interesting menu, but food wasn't as good as I'd remembered from previous visits, and service was a little hit and miss.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit - and we will come back again :) Lovely food, good selection of wine and great service !

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service.
Been before
Would go again

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GD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Never disappoints. The menu continues to be innovative and delicious and the macaroni cheese is to die for. The service it a delight.

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy environment, good service and quality cocktails . Food a tad experimental so can be a little bit hit and miss in terms of how well it works, but is always cooked well and nicely presented.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we had a relaxing walk over from watching the London Marathon, found the restaurant and had a ball!...A Scotsman (me) an Australian and an Irishman...there’s a joke in there! Easy craic, relaxed chat. (2 hosts - “waiters” is a disservice)...the meal was superb!...Scotch Egg - WoW! Can’t recommend highly enough! Great Welcome. Ambience and a bit of a golden nugget!

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E
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food
Service is great and always friendly
Will be back for sure

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food!

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. One of the pest starters I have ever had

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JM
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, both meals and deserts. Service was good, the only thing was that we had to wait a while to order our meals and get the check. Otherwise it was a wonderful experience and I recommend that you go try it.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully relaxed, yet professional service from a charming team

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food excellent service beautiful cocktails would definitely go back

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food ambiance service 3rd visit and will be back as often as possible

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time, and we’ll certainly be back. A most enjoyable evening, good service and lovely food.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Again, a most memorable evening with outstanding food, drinks and service.
Highly recommended

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced - what was essentially a big bowl of macaroni cheese was £15 with no sides. Steak was £26 with no sides. A bowl of watery greens was £6. Should have been mentioned at time of ordering that the sides were additional. Macaroni cheese was nice but too much of it; ordered it with bacon but this didn’t come; mentioned it and then a bowl of bacon arrived which wasn’t really the point. Would have preferred to just take it off the bill. The food was good quality but doesn’t merit these prices. The blackberry, lime and ginger ale mocktail was great.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

has to be one of, if not the best Sunday roasts in London. Staff are so friendly and the food is delicious. I would recommend The Laughing Gray.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for lunch before walking over to the Imperial War Museum. The food was very good, my son particularly liked the macaroni and cheese. You can tell the chef definitely takes pride in the quality of the food preparation.

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K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is nice however were a bit disappointing especially the heritage carrots which were seemingly almost uncooked a bit dante for our liking. The pork pie meat was well seasoned but the pastry a bit Ginsberg ie not crisp but more moist

The burgers were very good and nicely cooked the venison wellington excellent.

House wines was also very good at £24 a bottle

Overall good but let down by the starters

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WF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a delight to dine at the Laughing Gravy. Great food and wines and always a great night out,

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