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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

9 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 7AA, England (Clapham / Battersea )
+44 2076270632
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Price range: $24 - $47
Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, English, Eclectic, British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: '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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67% Recommend
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English first
southampton uk
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely excellent staff were very helpful, there was a large party of us and they looked after everyone, meal very good and well served.and well priced. Garden space at back really good and unusual for London. Would have no hesitiation in recommending this restaurant to anyone for a good relaxed meal.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Do not go to this place although the food may be nice and the decor ok only go here if you are happy to put money into a restaurant where the management and staff are clearly racist as well as homophobic Baring in mind it located in the heart of Clapham Common where is expected to see all races as... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very friendly restaurant! We had dinner for 2, with a range of food, chilli squid, fish of the day, pumpkin ravioli. All were really good flavours. Not too pricey, lovely garden with fairy lights. Quite romantic but also quite a few groups enjoying their evening as well.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Great, friendly staff who are lovely & attentive plus delicious food. Had the salt squid and ribeye- all of which was perfect and great value - love it here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had my 30th birthday party here this weekend with 50 of my closest friends and had the best time. The service was fantastic and the venue was truly amazing. I had friend who travelled from wales, south west england and dublin and all commented on how amazing the venue and people are. We had the best time and will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been here several and it is always good food. I came here with some fellow colleagues a couple of nights ago - the food was fantastic, as was the service and atmosphere. An absolute hidden gem in Clapham. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was the second year running that we spent my partners birthday at this lovely restaurant. The setting in the garden was perfect, the service was excellent, the staff were attentive and we didn' thave to wait for anything despite being a large party. We weren't rushed off our table, we were allowed to stay until the restaurant closed. The... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is somewhere we have meant to try for years, with it's promise of a secret garden - and that really was a surprise as it's so big! Not the prettiest outdoor space in daylight (when we were there) but I expect it looks good lit. We just had the same main each - nothing special but nice enough. Service... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have lived in Clapham for years and always meant to try this place - glad we did and we will be back. Looks ok from the outside but really opens up when you get inside, nice bar in the front and a beautiful garden and seating area out back, much bigger than I thought it would be and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Live this place. Super friendly staff, great garden and atmosphere, and the food is fantastic. Highly reccomended.

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