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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a magical venue! Thanks for hosting our UK wedding reception in such style: in London's glorious secret garden. The hospitality, service, and atmosphere were amazing; the canapés and burgers, delicious. Fantastic value, and a most memorable experience. Thanks Fran, Jake, Andy and the team who didn't bat an eye to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that our little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Metro is a one of the hidden gems of London, what starts as an unassuming entrance opens to a literal secret garden which is just as amazing in summer as it is in winter. The staff are friendly and completely welcoming, the owner, Fran (a Clapham personality) is friendly and attentive nothing is too much trouble for her or her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would like to say how wonderful my overall experience was at Metro in clapham. I went on a Sunday and it was quite full, but I was welcomed with a lovely smile By very welcoming staff. The food was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this restaurant. The owner came over and is very friendly I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came across this restaurant and bar by Clapham Common by pure chance after work and have been coming back ever since. Real log fires and intimate in the winter and pure Ibiza heaven in the gardens in the summer. The Metro fits the bill for any mood. Laying back on day beds on a summers evening, eating fabulous locally... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been a customer at Metro for three years now, and still thoroughly enjoy eating and drinking there. The setting is completely magical, so if you can, make sure you get a table in the beautiful gardens (a hidden Clapham gem!) or marquee. Even in Winter, the marquee is heated and is delightfully cosy! The flowers, plants, umbrellas, fairy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As a frequent user of Metro - regularly over the last year I can truly say the atmosphere and venue is stunning, the food is delicious and the staff are welcoming! Would definitely recommend you try it out! you won't be disappointed!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There's something quite special about Metro. It could be the decor. It could be the wonderfully welcoming and attentive staff, or perhaps the hidden gem of a garden. Whichever it is, you can't help but be wooed by the place. The food is always great with an ambience to match. A fantastic place for a date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have visited and used this restaurant over the past fifteen years and am openly gay and my partner is black. The owner and staff are exceptional. Friends held gay weddings there as well as engagement parties. I gather that the writer of the piece was black and sadly their race card fell foul as staff could not seat them... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went there with colleagues for drinks and dinner and ordered platters. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful. We sat in the garden where there is plenty of space for large groups.

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southampton uk
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8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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