The Laughing Gravy

4.8
2380 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.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely staff, Sunday roast was fantastic, drinks were great. Definitely going there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic roasts. After all these years, still the best in London! A lively, cosy restaurant. Very busy (as you would expect) but good value and always a fun experience.

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Madge79
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little out of the way up Blackfriars Rd, unassuming frontage, inside contemporary and pleasant atmosphere. Food great, service excellent attentive without being hovering. Overall a great place to eat.

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GemmaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for amazing food and great service!

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GaryLarry
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Laughing Gravy (which I’ve only known as the name of a dog in a Laurel & Hardy movie!) is a true gem. Faultless service, inventive and delicious dishes in a relaxing environment. Never fails to impress me or my companions. A definite must visit - frequently!

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Libby
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & brilliant service. Never disappoints!

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GandTrs
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a long walk up from St George’s Circus to Holborn, Bank & back.

Looked for an independent place to eat & so pleased we found this.

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FoodieHughes
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

enjoyed lunch here on the weekend, nice bright dining room, good choice on the menu. For my starter I had a scotch egg (with scallops rather than ham) presentation was gorgeous and I loved this starter. Had market fish for main, portion was very large but enjoyed it nonetheless. didn't have dessert. The place was very quiet with only one other table which made it lovely and quiet but I did feel bad for the business! hoping that things pick back up soon. Enjoyed the Gavi and some coffee.

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vipMrsTlondon
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good - we are so lucky to have Laughing Gravy on our doorstep!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great dining area as always - great to see it still going strong after the lockdown

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foodlovingfred
Cornwall
54 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly good beef on a Sunday lunchtime, with efficient and charming service. would thoroughly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! delicious roast and excellent service!

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vipFoodies67
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great return visit to one of our favourite London restaurants for Sunday lunch. Always great food and great service.

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Mickey
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent meal served in a comfortable ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good, staffs are nice and friendly. Sunday roasts were tasty but beef was chewy. The lamb was nice and tender. The dish was big but the meat portion was too small few slices of beef and lamb. Love the doughnut and blueberry tart that we had for dessert

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JSssss
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I've had in London. Highly recommended for a nice quiet Sunday lunch.

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KieronS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very attentive Waiter and staff, pleasant and friendly.
Thank you.

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vipRobyn
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite Sunday roast in London, the food is always beautifully presented and staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend

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FRB1
London
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is superb, quality ingredients and wonderfully cooked. Service was friendly and attentive

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vipBigG
London
288 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a long time since I was here and it’s got even better. The food was excellent and the service timely and friendly.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a really nice lunch.
Really good food and staff.

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BobbyF
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason why we keep coming back to this place - it’s superb!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. I do think the menu need a little updating, probably do a special once a week? Just a thought. Can’t fault the food, just maybe I tried everything on it already! Friendly service, good banter :)

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waterloolocal
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - friendly, great food and wine. My favourite local restaurant.

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SazD
London
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious roast lunch at The Laughing Gravy - between us we had the chicken, lamb and beef and they were all excellent.
Thank you so much.

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vipPari
London
144 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem this place is. The place was busy without being noisy, service was top-noth and the food was creative and absolutely outstanding. Each course, from the scotch egg starter, fish mains banana delice dessert was so well executed. Definitely visiting again.

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SteveLiasis
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and drinks. Love it! Thank you

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karenD
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely meal again at the laughing gravy would recommend if anyone is in the area. Last night service was very slow but the meal very tasty. Be prepared to pay a bit more for it though!

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Danniellewith2ns
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This felt like a hidden gem. It was a perfect setting for any occasion. I felt I could have come with a friend for a classy evening and it worked perfectly as a date meal this time around. Lovely staff, delicious food and beautiful restaurant. The venison wellington was insanely good.

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TanyaS
London
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant experience from start to finish. We were offered the opportunity to eat either inside or outside. We were quickly provided with "old fashioned" paper menus when I was struggling with the APP (so if you prefer these do ask!). Service was impeccable and very patient with our slow decision making. The food was absolutely delicious. It was very quiet, perhaps owing to its location and it being a weekend. Definitely hope to return.

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service. Staff were friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Lovely atmosphere.

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Wise
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to The Gravy for the first time since October and all 4 of us (2 adults and 2 teens) loved it. Food beautifully presented and delicious, staff very friendly and very relaxed environment. Small independent restaurants like this really stand out to me these days as the kind of place that I want to visit and enjoy.

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Henry77
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We got to the Laughing Gravy late so, unfortunately, we’re fairly rushed. However, the croissant pudding was outstanding. Ticked every box for me!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, would recommend to anyone (especially the Wellington!)

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GoodFoodLover1234
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Starter was disappointing, main courses very good, and desert average.

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PennyN
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always, so nice to be back in restaurants again.

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Time2dine
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming little restaurant, nice atmosphere, food good presentation and delicious. The salted caramel sticky toffee desert was memorable topped with good service.

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vipMrsTlondon
London
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sunday roast south of the river! - and more besides. Delicious food served by friendly and attentive staff with good wines too. As for the gravy, well it's so tasty you should ask for a spoon to take up every last drop.

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Panda
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been for a few years but have always loved this place and it still does not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was nice🍽

FAQs

The Laughing Gravy is rated 4.8 stars by 2380 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 reservations at the moment.