The Laughing Gravy

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2280 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 2280 People Are Saying
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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
12 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

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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
1 review
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!!

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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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OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipFrancoisD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipDan99
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was ok, they just need to have more lamb Avaliable

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Keoni
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely roast dinner, the lamb was wonderful. Desserts were a big disappointment and overpriced.

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VeronicaW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The staff were friendly the table was quiet and the meal was really nice x

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topdog
Kent
33 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little find in SE London. Excellent food and service

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Gingerbabs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gastro pub. Food was delicious & of a very high standard. Service was also excellent & friendly. I will be going back.

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JasonS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice area and spacious

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Paulv
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and cozy restaurant, great food, quiet enough to carry a conversation. Excellent staff. Highly recommended

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CurlyAdventurer
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant - amazing service, fabulous atmosphere and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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Meguro
Shropshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever, friendly attentive but unobtrusive service. Excellent food. This restaurant never disappoints. Thanks for another lovely evening.

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Shirley
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cosy setting and reasonably priced. Healthy options available too.

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The Laughing Gravy is rated 4.5 stars by 2280 OpenTable diners.

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