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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

#2,935 of 17,112 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Based on the reviews we had high hopes for this place but sadly it did not deliver. The food was unimaginative, poorly presented and just plain dull and in general the place was tired and run down. If you want nothing special with basic home cooking then this is the place for you, but if you want good modern inspired... More 

Thank Jo W
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We got a great table reserved in garden it very comfy bench seats. 3 of us had the deal of two courses and wine as I remember was 16.95 so pretty good value. Loved the generosity of juicy chicken in the ceasar salad. Everyone really enjoyed the evening. Service was charming and attentive. Hope to go back again soon!

Thank emgj1984
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a local for me, and is my absolute favourite place to go. Whether it's for a couple of drinks at their front bar, or in their beautiful garden, or for a romantic meal for two and a bottle of wine (or three), Metro has it all! Great, friendly service that makes you want to come back for more,... More 

Thank Kane T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

I just wanted to give some feedback on my experience at MetroClapham!! I was apart of a party of 7 and there was a very slight issue with the booking, so we had to wait a few minutes before our table was ready. In my eyes, we were early, our table was booked for 2pm and then we were seated... More 

Thank natg1984

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $47
European, International, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?