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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

#2,628 of 17,240 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Clapham / Battersea 
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9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA, England
+44 2076270632
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good afternoon at this Bar for a private party in their secluded garden, lovely atmosphere with marquee in the garden a lovely oasis, menus looked very enticing, decor good nd reasonably priced

Thank Nigel J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner clearly puts her heart and soul into this establishment - the secret gardens are brilliant. Lots of great events going on and Sunday lunch is devine - lOVE IT!!!

Thank S B
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the warm welcome and twinkling garden lights to the delicious meal, our evening was a total delight! Metro is buzzing with atmosphere and very comfy. It's the jewel of Clapham common. I'm almost loathe to tell anyone in case it gets too famous!!

Thank Cori J
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I truly adore this place and cannot recommend highly enough! The secret garden is amazing. Cool, cute and cosy with cushioned sofas for you to chill on, whilst eating fantastic food with good portions.(A great place to take the boyfriend who likes good portion sizes!) Its so dreamy on a warm summers evening, drinking lovely Wine but is still fab... More 

Thank victorialindfield
Chester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but we had lamb which strangely came with cold rice and accompaniements. Desserts were tasty. Service was a bit slow and we were repeatedly asked if we wanted more bread- which was actually a bit irritating. Nice surroundings but not extra-special.

Thank Andrea B
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a fantastic evening at metro, and could see that they put a great deal of work into the day. Service and food was really good, and the garden and court yard were looking beautiful. Guests had a fantastic time, and would defiantly recommend to anyone. Brilliant value, excellent wedding venue in London, thanks metro.

Thank Joe R
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is a absolute gem, the most incredible garden to eat al fresco on a sunny day and inside is just as wonderful, quirky decor and very romantic early evening with twinkly lights and candles. We had the Sunday roast and seriously it was one of the best we've had, great choice of food also on the rest of... More 

Thank Lisa S
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Organised our son's birthday party recently at Metro and could not have been better. Despite changing the number of guests, menu etc... Fran the owner was incredibly patient and met all our requests and organised absolutely everything from food, wine, music to smaller touches like candles and decorations. Chose the venue mainly because of the location next to Clapham Common... More 

Thank Francexyz
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place is literally a stones throw from Clapham Common Tube . Returned here after 9 years and its even better than I remember it . The garden is just lovely , lots of flowers , well spaced out tables , comfy cushions for lounging on . They told me they have films on an outside screen on Sunday night... More 

Thank SwedeRJ
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant once before with my friend who lives locally a few years ago. I remembered the nice food we had and suggested to my friends that we meet up and go again. I travelled from East London to this restaurant. Friendly staff and good food. Kim

Thank Kim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $47
European, British, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 2076270632
'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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?