The Laughing Gravy
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.
tempura baby corn, confit sweet potato, creamed polenta stuffed hispi leaf, blistered kernels
Roast Heritage Vegetables
root vegetable dumplings, red pepper ketchup
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.
Beautiful Sunday lunch very tasty with three choices of meat
Amazing venison wellington, great starters and cocktails too - delightful
Amazing starters, cocktails and venison Wellington. Will definitely go back.
Great food, great wine, service is attentive and efficient but the staff are very serious
Absolutely superb meal. Even though the prices are a little high, the quality of the dishes and ingredients used is exceptional.
Beautiful food and excellent service. Will definitely go again.
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
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely restaurant. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Quite, cosy, friendly, and great food!
Amazing service and excellent food, Hightower recommend!
Lovely little restaurant, friendly and helpful staff, great service, and the Sunday roast is a must have.
Starters, desserts and drinks were very good. Service was great. While the mains were nice, I think they're overpriced.
The waiting staff were very nice and the service was good, but the food was really mediocre and for that, ridiculously over-priced.
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.
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
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!!!
Food was amazing! Keep thinking about it days afterwards
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!!
Out of the road and an amazing place to stumble across. Food excellent
Friendly staff and very good food. Would recommend.
The food was exceptional, every dish exceeded our expectations. However there were a few errors with our order in regards to asking for bread and not receiving it. Dessert had came out incorrectly but that may have been a miscommunication, though this was corrected quickly. Definitely recommended.
Laughing Gravy is one of the best quality/price value in London. Been there few time and I’m never disappointed. Strongly recommend. This restaurant in Southwark offer great food, great wine at a more than a fair price.
Excellent food and atmosphere. I truly enjoy coming to London and experience the reinvented English style gastro pub. You don’t have to settle to fish and chips anymore. Very well prepared meals. I only gave a four star for service. It started perfectly fine but deteriorated as the evening progressed. It was obvious they understaffed the team and there were not enough waiters to provide a service to the level of their food.
Was ok, they just need to have more lamb Avaliable
We had a lovely roast dinner, the lamb was wonderful. Desserts were a big disappointment and overpriced.
The staff were friendly the table was quiet and the meal was really nice x
Great little find in SE London. Excellent food and service
Great gastro pub. Food was delicious & of a very high standard. Service was also excellent & friendly. I will be going back.
Very tasty food with good portions. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed as it took us a bit of time to get the check, but overall would definitely go back.
Nice area and spacious
Nice and cozy restaurant, great food, quiet enough to carry a conversation. Excellent staff. Highly recommended
Such a lovely restaurant - amazing service, fabulous atmosphere and wonderful food.
Birthday treat for my man. (We had been to Electronic Theatre nearby - check it out for an fun experience.)
Short walk from Blackfriars or Southwark stations.
We had a 5pm reservation which gave us a quiet opportunity for cocktails and a good chat with Rory the barman who even created an absinthe one especially. (The place started filling up soon after.)
The waitresses were lovely and the food was yum yum yum. The portions were decent sizes too.
I'll have earned some credit card reward points on our just under £200 bill. I don't have a problem with that and a big chunk of it was cocktail related which I'm more than happy with. We don't have well paid fancy jobs but we don't have kids either and you can't take it with you so money well spent!
Wonderful as ever, friendly attentive but unobtrusive service. Excellent food. This restaurant never disappoints. Thanks for another lovely evening.
Lovely cosy setting and reasonably priced. Healthy options available too.
The Laughing Gravy is rated 4.5 stars by 2280 OpenTable diners.
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