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Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar

#3,403 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Clapham / Battersea 
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9 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 7AA, England
+44 20 7627 0632
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Kippax, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a lovely meal tonight, we didn't have starters, went straight for mains, one of the mains was slow coming out, the waiter was so apologetic and offered us a bottle of wine on the house, I had the rib-eye steak, it was one of the nicest I have tasted. Would definitely go back again.

Thank b8ste
Matlock, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've now been twice to Metro after moving to the area and I love it! They did our work Christmas dinner and it was the perfect setting. The second time was my birthday after such a successful work do i wanted to host my birthday there. This went very smoothly and i was made to feel like a VIP by... More 

Thank Nathalie P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I had been wanting to eat at this restaurant for a long time having been a Clapham local. We booked a table at 6pm on a Saturday night as a leaving celebration for a group of 8 friends. There were 5 options for the main course and somehow by this early in the evening they had run out of 2... More 

Thank flygirle84
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with friends at Metro Garden. Traditional turkey dinner was delicious! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Keith S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My partner and I had an exceptional meal at the Metro restaurant this evening. The crab cakes, roast dinner, and dessert tart were all a must have! The restaurant itself opens out onto an expansive rear garden which creates an amazing atmosphere in the hustle and bustle of the common. The incredibly friendly owner mentioned they do a bean bag... More 

Thank Will T
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our meal was disappointing, the meat was tough to chew. Could not eat the beef at all. It was a real shame.

Thank Antonyrabin
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I arranged to have my husbands 40th bday party at The Metro Garden Bar as it held fond memories for us. We hired the marquee area for the night and it was perfect. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and lots of people commented on how lovely the venue was.. thanks to all Metro for a... More 

1 Thank CLK1977a
Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

1 Thank Nigel J
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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!!!

1 Thank S B
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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!!

1 Thank Cori J

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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
US$24 - US$47
International, European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7627 0632
'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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?