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154 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8EN LONDON
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About Us

The Laughing Gravy, located near Waterloo and Southwark tubes as well as the vibrant Southbank and Borough districts of London, is one of London’s best kept secrets.

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.

In the Beginning

The Laughing Gravy was brought back to life by owner Jon Wise in 2010 when he saw his favourite local restaurant falling into disrepair. Quitting his job as a national newspaper journalist and with over 10 years experience in the hospitality trade, Jon brought his passion and enthusiasm for good food and friendly, genuine service to restaurant. He teamed up with classically trained head chef Michael Facey to create The Laughing Gravy as we know it today.

Our Head Chef

Our head chef Michael Facey has over 20 years experience and is an expert in modern British inspired cuisine Having worked alongside top chefs such as John Torode, Gary Hollihead and Mark Hix, Michael has honed his skills and takes pride in creating dishes based around seasonal produce so we can serve the freshest food possible. He has worked hard to source the best suppliers and support local businesses – some of our herbs and veg are picked straight from the community garden just next door. We are very pleased to have Michael on board as part of our team. He brings with him a wealth of experience from restaurants including Scotts, Chinawhites and leading north London gastro-pub and celeb haunt The Pineapple.

Private Hire

Are you looking for a private dinner? A tasting menu prepared by our head chef especially for you and your friends? Or a drinks and canapé reception? The Laughing Gravy is available for private hire (excluding Friday and Saturday evenings). For more details email