The Laughing Gravy

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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.

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IB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 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.

PD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful Sunday lunch very tasty with three choices of meat

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venison wellington, great starters and cocktails too - delightful

KD
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing starters, cocktails and venison Wellington. Will definitely go back.

FW
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, service is attentive and efficient but the staff are very serious

NP
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb meal. Even though the prices are a little high, the quality of the dishes and ingredients used is exceptional.

JI
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and excellent service. Will definitely go again.

RF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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

s
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 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 !

F
London
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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.

m
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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 March 1, 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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g
London
190 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 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.

JN
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. My wife and I really enjoyed it. Quite, cosy, friendly, and great food!

TM
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food, Hightower recommend!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant, friendly and helpful staff, great service, and the Sunday roast is a must have.

R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Starters, desserts and drinks were very good. Service was great. While the mains were nice, I think they're overpriced.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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

OT
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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!!!

KH
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Keep thinking about it days afterwards

AH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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!!

JH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of the road and an amazing place to stumble across. Food excellent

DS
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and very good food. Would recommend.

OT
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

FD
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

D
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was ok, they just need to have more lamb Avaliae

K
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

VW
Essex