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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

#2,482 of 17,750 Restaurants in London
#2,662 of 18,675 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Clapham / Battersea 
International, European, British
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9 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 7AA, England
+44 2076270632
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations
Description: 'One of Clapham's best kept secrets' as described by Charles Campion of...
'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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    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Quiet Location in Clapham

Very nice location with lots of outside garden style space in the back, food OK and a bit overpriced but you pay for the atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Tobias M
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Bonn, Germany
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I will be totally upfront about this review (and will update it once I get a chance to visit again). I booked this restaurant with lunch with my family and whilst on the face of it, it was a nice place, we didn't actually stay for a meal for the following reasons: 1. When we arrived we were told that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been here a few times. The place is nice they have made it look cozy and the staff are Friendly. It's a good place for location and it's open late I do feel it's lacking something it's like it's too busy and not enough staff but they are still helpful Overall s good night not the cheapest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The staff were charmingly friendly and helpful, the food very good. It feels like a family run place (though isn't), with a warm atmosphere and electric furniture and decor. Interesting menu, which was very good value considering the location and quality of food and service. Really nice garden, in the June evening sun I felt I could have been in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very nice location with lots of outside garden style space in the back, food OK and a bit overpriced but you pay for the atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this hidden gem en-route to a wedding party. The waiters and chef were ever so accommodating and friendly. Provided help to my friend who was on crutches and needed help up the stairs. The chef came out to see how we wanted our food cooked and again to see if it met our approval. We were treated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is very cute, perfect for a date. Lamb cutlets were excellent, and the brownie was sublime! Will be back soon for their film nights

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

As always with metro, we received service with a smile. Great fillet steak, if slightly more well done than requested. And sadly the beans never arrived (or made it onto the bill)! But, as always, great food, great service, and we will be returning again soon. :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

having been a regular, we were expecting our usual great food + service combo. A special treat for a friend who has had bad times. We went on Friday 15th May. We sat down at 8.45, and waited ages to order. clearly busy, which is good, but already had raised our eyebrows at what was going on around us... ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Welcomed from the start by the fantastic staff. The roast beef was superb. Would recommend metro to all my friends and can see this becoming my new Sunday local.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the third time I've eaten there and it'll definitely be the last. They have a very nice outside space, yet nothing special. I'd recommend if you go there please make sure they don't give a table in the dirty conservatory, the ceiling is disgusting. I've had okayish food there before, but my experience wasn't good at this time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 2076270632

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 47
  • Cuisine: International, European, British

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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