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Light on the Common

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48 High Street | Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5AX, England (Formerly Light Cafe)
+44 20 8946 3031
09:00 - 15:30
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Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very friendly restaurant and we were greeted enthusiastically by a charming waitress. The menu was explained whilst we waited for the third member of our party. The staff left us to chat over the menu and seemed quite relaxed to leave us until we were ready to order. The rib-eye steaks we all ordered were cooked perfectly... More 

Thank Lindsay H
London, England
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Light on the Common is between the High Street and the early part of Wimbledon Common. There is seating inside and out and it does everything from teas and coffees through to lovely meals. The burger is wonderful. But you can just pop in fro a cuppa in the morning!

Thank TravellingTinker
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast was lovely, the staff were friendly and welcoming! I would recommend the harissa haloumi breakfast.

Thank Daniel H
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for brunch on a Saturday- it was pretty busy and so service was a bit slow and staff not as attentive as they could be. However the English breakfast was good and reasonable value. A nice place to stop for breakfast in Wimbledon village.

Thank Cdog125
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my friend for a coffee and cake last week at Light on the Common. She is elderly and unsteady on her feet. She needed to used the ladies afterwards and so asked the way. She had to make her way down very steep stairs. And the waiter told us that the lights had gone out so my poor... More 

Thank 6annie72
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Okay something very strange was going on when we went as they probably dropped and smashed 10 plates and glasses and dropped allot of cutlery. Even though of that it was lovely and I will always keep going back. My favourite was the duck hmmmmm, I want to go even whilst writing this. Lovely place lovely staff lovely food.hmmmmm. Will... More 

Thank nazt666
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went for afternoon tea around 15:30 on Sunday. Plenty of place there, although it did appear that they were closing @ 17:00. There was also a table for a children's party which, when filled up, made us leave. However, scones are lovely and the tea plentiful and, not expensive in any way (around £10 for two large scones with butter... More 

Thank Asher R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I are here after trying to book to eat out in Wimbledon far too late in the day. So a warning, Saturday night in Wimbledon is always booked up well in advance! We found that the Light on The common had a table. The staff were polite and friendly. The food was pleasant and enjoyable,nothing amazing, but... More 

Thank Sarah D
Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Called in on the off chance after a recommendation from an estate agent !for a breakfast,seated just by the fire on a very cold morning a lovely feature.Quick service by friendly staff,a delicious full English breakfast enjoyed,lovely fresh produce and very well cooked, perfect eggs,we loved it............

1 Thank Duncan C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance for this restaurant, for 6 people for a birthday. On arrival the maitre d' tried to seat us at a table for 4, and added two additional seats. I requested more space, and we were told that "everyone else is fine with this much space". I asked if we could have an additional table added to... More 

2 Thank humpyhemp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street | Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5AX, England (Formerly Light Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8946 3031
Light on the Common re-opened in February 2014 after undergoing a refurbishment. The restaurant is now warmer and cosier with a more intimate feel. The restaurant is committed and proud to use only the best and freshest seasonal ingredients in our ever evolving menus. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and look forward to seeing you soon

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