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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

#3,492 of 17,834 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Clapham / Battersea 
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9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA, England
+44 20 7627 0632
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by unexpectedly and were pleased to find a table Friday evening. Most of the wines on the list were not available, so we chose one from the remaining shortlist - it was an OK choice, not really that great. The food was very good - arancini, bread, focaccia for starters, ravioli, sea bass for mains. Overall saved by... More 

Thank aberanda
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant and enjoy going back often. Took some friends there who had not been before and they loved it! Staff is super-fab!!! Thanks 😃😃

Thank Keith S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's two stand-out features of Metro restaurant in Clapham. The first is walking through the seemingly normal-sized restaurant only to find it opens out into a glorious back garden space, filled with stylish flowers, brickwork and pretty seating. It's a real oasis with few garden spaces that compare in terms of size and aesthetics. The second is the incredibly warm,... More 

Thank LinsayDuncan
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great dinner venue, especially in the summer when the garden is open. Beautifully tucked away close to Clapham Common tube, the garden is a pretty romantic little spot for a mid-week date. The food is good, and reasonably priced. My only small issue or gripe would be if you go on an evening when its the "dinner club". The menu... More 

Thank James M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my friend's birthday there last night. Beautiful setting and the waitress ella was very warm and welcoming in fact the entire staff were very helpful. I would Recommend you have the crab and avocado for starter, absolutely amazing and filling.

Thank Kerry H
Kippax, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely meal tonight, we didn't have starters, went straight for mains, one of the mains was slow coming out, the waiter was so apologetic and offered us a bottle of wine on the house, I had the rib-eye steak, it was one of the nicest I have tasted. Would definitely go back again.

Thank b8ste
Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I've now been twice to Metro after moving to the area and I love it! They did our work Christmas dinner and it was the perfect setting. The second time was my birthday after such a successful work do i wanted to host my birthday there. This went very smoothly and i was made to feel like a VIP by... More 

Thank Nathalie P
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to eat at this restaurant for a long time having been a Clapham local. We booked a table at 6pm on a Saturday night as a leaving celebration for a group of 8 friends. There were 5 options for the main course and somehow by this early in the evening they had run out of 2... More 

Thank flygirle84
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with friends at Metro Garden. Traditional turkey dinner was delicious! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Keith S
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My partner and I had an exceptional meal at the Metro restaurant this evening. The crab cakes, roast dinner, and dessert tart were all a must have! The restaurant itself opens out onto an expansive rear garden which creates an amazing atmosphere in the hustle and bustle of the common. The incredibly friendly owner mentioned they do a bean bag... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$47
International, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7627 0632
'One of Clapham's best kept secrets' as described by Charles Campion of the Evening Standard.Just outside the Clapham Common tube station, you could never guess how magical the gardens are beyond the red restaurant doors. Those in the know spend many balmy summer evenings under the twinkling lights or a warm winter by candlelight. As the sun sets over Clapham Common, Metro comes alive. Candles flicker through the restaurant, the original church pews start to fill up with guests. Oversize comfy sofas draw you in. It is a unique and almost magical surrounding to eat, drink and relax. The gardens have a rustic feel and are nestled in between the beautiful St Mary's church and the monastery, the amazing stained glass window creates a splendid back drop to start your evening or conversation. Come see for yourself why the Metro is considered one of Clapham's best kept secrets!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?