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Mama Lan Clapham Common

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8 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, England
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Delicious food that is fresh and very quickly prepared! Great place before heading to the Clapham Picturehouse. I have recommended it to several people and I am definitely going back. My and my friend were there just before 7 and it was quiet and sweet but even when more people came it was still nice and everyone was so friendly.... More 

Thank Malina A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Mama Lan opened in Brixton Market a few years ago and became soon very popular for the freshly made dumplings. It has now turned into a chain. However unlike other restaurants (eg Honest Burgers and Franco Manca which also started in Brixton Market and then turned into impersonal chains) , Mama Lan has not lost its original character. The food... More 

Thank Alessandro R
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to the Brixton branch and thought I would try the Clapham branch. Mam Lan was really busy which is always a good sign. On this occasion, I ordered takeaway. I ordered one each of the dumplings which were a good size and tasty. I also ordered the spicy chicken wings, which were disappointing because they were so dry.... More 

Thank kayyau
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Eaten here several times! Had quick lunch, started with special duck dumplings and good simple wonton soup! Simple, clean, cheap and attentive staff. All in £17

Thank Sandy M
Aussie in London
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This tiny place is a sister restaurant to the original in Brixton Village, and it's just as good. Equally tiny menu has delicious offerings - 4 kinds of dumpling, lots of soups and noodles, some sides and deserts, nice cocktails, wine, beer. Best of all though, the meat used is all free range, and the produce all fresh from Brixton... More 

Thank Hera_9
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Mama Lan has been a great addition to the eating spots in Clapham. Small, informal but consistently excellent, fresh cooked food from a small menu. Delightful staff and fun music add to the enjoyment. We have developed an addiction to the vegetable balls!

Thank luncher2016
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's small and you cannot book so be prepared to wait a bit before being seated, but it's worth it! The meat comes from nearby family butchers Moen & Sons and the vegs are from Brixton Market. The menu is small but perfectly formed: dumplings, buns and great noodle soups. I loved the spicy fried tofu and mushroom noodles soup,... More 

Thank VdM117
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

we love this place, it's so tiny you almost don't notice it - the food is great, especially the dumplings and buns and the service is friendly. We once came and sat by the window and watched the world go by on a rainy saturday a couple of years ago and come back once or twice a month

Thank Federic012345
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We tried Mama Lan as I had read a couple of reviews and it did not disappoint. You cannot book and it is very much first come first served so if there are no tables I would hang around and wait as they don't put your name on a list! Service is quick though which means there is never long... More 

Thank alicemiller2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The business was a small, intimate area with a nice layout. The food had both vegan and meat options which have a variety of choices. I'm vegetarian so I had the tofu, noodle soup and vegetable dumplings while my partner had a fried chicken bun and the beef noodle soup. The food looked fresh, clean and authentic. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Pavement, London SW4 0HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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