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4.8 /6 Excellent 60 Reviews

Metro Garden

Clapham Spanish £££ +100
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About Metro Garden

This is a place we’d spend more time at, if only we’d make it to Clapham more often: Metro Garden Restaurant provides eclectic dining with an quintessential alfresco experience, beautiful venue and a wonderful shabby chic that’ll draw you in in virtually no time. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the great menu, Metro Garden serving up a diverse range of modern European fare with bold Asian flavours. Homemade pizza breads, bar snacks and affordable supper club options are available at Metro Garden Clapham.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Metro Garden, 9 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AA London

Further Information

Luxurious and elegant dining in Clapham: Metro Garden show off some amazing skills when it comes to providing you with that exclusive dining experience right at Clapham Commons. The restaurant offers a farrago of culinary choices and has been dubbed ‘one of Clapham’s best-kept secrets.’ No doubt, it’s the great al fresco dining overlooking Clapham Commons. Or the beautiful surroundings, good food, great service? We cannot really pinpoint it, however we’re sure that you’ll be equally impressed with what Metro Garden have to offer.

What about these eclectic dishes? The Metro Garden menu includes pecan and cashew crusted duck breast on creamed mash with kumquat jus or parmesan gnocchi with walnut pesto and fresh rocket. Homemade desserts include banoffee pie, white chocolate baked cheesecake and cinnamon pear and stem ginger pudding. And as the sun sets over the common, Metro comes alive. Candles flickering throughout the entire restaurant, their original church pews start to fill up with guests. The oversize comfy sofas draw you in. Metro's shabby chic interior makes you feel immediately at home. The gardens really are the jewels in the Metro crown.

CHEF'S CHOICE

60 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 60 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 08:54

Love the courtyard garden. Roast was definitely "The Best in Clapham". The Host and staff very all really fun and friendly. Will be going back for sure!

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 09:09

Wonderful meal at Metro Garden, beautiful rustic setting with lovely fairy lights which made the atmosphere just perfect. The food was excellent too. We were a small hen party and quite loud but the staff left us to it topping up the prosecco when required...hopefully the others diners weren't too disturbed by us! I'd recommend this restaurant especially in the warmer weather to enjoy the garden at the back.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 09:07

Amazing food, love the new menu1 The service was amazing as always and the drinks were relish, was recommended a great red wine! Atmosphere and surroundings were gorgeous, we were in the tented area which was warm and pretty.

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 20:20

A cosy but stylish restaurant with a tasty food menu, staff are very welcoming and professional, looking forward to coming back again at some point soon

1 review so far 6
18.08.2015 09:47

Important things first the food was divine, the service was friendly and helpful, they were happy to accommodate me being gluten free and the wine was really lovely. The setting was the reason we chose this particular restaurant, it has a beautiful garden area, unfortunately it bucketed it down that day so when we arrived we had been moved to an indoor marquee area, still garden-esk and very pretty and daintily set out with bricked walls and twinkling fairy lights. But to be honest the indoor was also very chic and quaint so I wouldn't have minded being sat in there either! But for when the weather is nice the "secret" garden looks cute and spacious! One tiny tiny word of warning, not that it bothered me but might bother others, they offer bread when you sit down but it isn't free it's a £1. All in all a truly lovely evening and I would happily return!

1 review so far 5
16.06.2017 10:31

The food and ambience are fantastic. Great eclectic but not over the top decor. Unfortunately, we were downwind of smokers and had to move inside from the beautiful secluded feeling garden, but even in the extended part it feels like you are in a covered outdoor space. The wine list and menu are simple but fantastic in value and taste! Can't fault the service which is friendly and unobtrusive. All in all, a new place that we can't believe we haven't come across and will definitely visit again. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 4
02.09.2015 08:29

I took my boyfriend for dinner last Friday evening and we had a great time! The food was average (main course lamb had a really sweet crumb - a little too much maple) and they had run out of a couple of wines which was a shame, but overall we were well looked after and once a few more tables arrived the atmosphere was nice too! I would recommend checking in advance if the garden has a private booking as we had hoped for pre dinner drinks out there but it was not available. Also, don't get there before 8pm on a Friday night as it will be empty!

3 reviews so far 6
30.08.2016 19:44

Had a lovely dinner with a friend under the sunset in the secret garden of Clapham. I love the charm and setting so please never make it modern as this makes it a perfect setting for dinner with a friend or celebrating a special occasion. Food lovely, service very attentive and th house wine is very good. Until next time, I plan my escape to the Secret garden with friends.

3 reviews so far 5
18.09.2015 01:15

Metro is a long-standing favourite and a safe bet for a lovely atmosphere, terrific service with a smile and great quality food. they are also very flexible and accommodating where 'tweaks' are requested due to food intolerances. No exception tonight, although I did report back that my fillet of sea bass was a little on the meagre side I comparison to their usual quality. Otherwise, all good in the Metro hood.....

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 19:50

Un moment magique dans ce petit restaurant de Londres. Ambiance tamisée et musique qui s'y accorde, plats délicieux. Idéal pour un diner en amoureux ! Au prochain voyage à Londres, il est évident qu'on y retournera. En espérant que le temps nous permettra de voir le petit jardin.. L'accueil est parfait, merci à eux pour ce beau moment.

1 review so far 5
09.02.2016 09:00

Restaurant is really cute and perfect for a quite dinner. Food is lovely, but if you are vegan I would recommend to get in touch with restaurant directly and do not rely on booking special requests as we came the waiter had no idea that one of us were vegan, therefore the chef did mix the food and it was a good experience.

3 reviews so far 5
02.05.2015 11:21

Overall had a lovely night catching up with a girlfriend. Staff very friendly and accommodating - making us cosmopolitan cocktails which weren't on the menu. Food was fantastic and the atmosphere. Could improve on service as we had to ask for the menus etc,,, not sure if they cover specific tables as we had 3 different people serve us.....Will return again for sure...Marian

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2015 01:07

Food was superb, and staff are great - good for a chat. Very relaxed and fun feeling to the place. Has a great low-key vibe to it. House wine is yum too. Nicely decorated and not pretentious at all. Need more places like this in Clapham! Will definitely go here again.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2016 08:51

The Sunday roasts were excellent, veggies cooked to perfection, meat very tender and my husband's beef was as pink as he likes it. The freshly cooked chocolate brownie pudding with vanilla ice-cream was divine. Highly professional and friendly staff who made is feel very welcome and relaxed.

3 reviews so far 5
15.07.2016 10:39

The good was great and the atmosphere good. The garden gives a very romantic feeling. All the waiters are very friendly. I would recommand Metro Garden

1 review so far 5
08.06.2017 10:34

Beautiful food (although portion sizes seemed to vary between customers!) and lovely, friendly service. Excellent wine list. I'd recommend Metro Garden to anyone and everyone.

1 review so far 6
22.07.2015 09:26

We had excellent service and wonderful food. The staff are easy going but professional and attentive. The food was delivered promptly, and was very tasty. The Garden is just lovely on a summer's evening. Highly recommended for a "date night".

2 reviews so far 6
02.03.2016 12:07

Amazing restaurant. I've been going there for about 16 years and never fails to amaze. Great food, great service as always and I love that they keep their fairy lights all year round. Love it!

1 review so far 5
22.08.2015 08:42

The garden is so beautiful and calming. My partner and I split four starters and were very satisfied. The tuna and the duck egg bruschetta were very tasty but scallops and ginger pig meatloaf were our favorites. Will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 08:04

Such a lovely relaxed vibe in the garden with tasty food too! Service was with a smile - informal and very chatty! Great place for a girly catch up or date night x

1 review so far 6
25.08.2016 09:01

as always a wonderful experience, amazing ambience, delicious food and service that is second to none! Metro delivers time after time and the garden in the sunshine is an oasis of calm!

1 review so far 4
18.03.2016 08:55

If you want a quiet and relaxing time, book your table at the back in the garden room. We made the mistake of eating in the wine bar, which although lovely, became very noisy and the music was turned up much too loud. The food was good though.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2014 08:59

Lovely ambience, very friendly & efficient staff, good menu choices-including a Christmas menu option also (2 things not available on the a la carte menu) and fairly priced......have eaten there before and definitely will do again-highly recommend it!

1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 10:36

Great food, we had a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and it was very good however, the service a bit slow and it was difficult to get waiters attention in the garden where we were sitting

4 reviews so far 5
01.08.2015 07:47

The food was excellent and the wine was also very good and quite reasonably priced. Only criticism might be the shabby state of the conservatory area we sat in, which has definitely seen better days.

1 review so far 3
26.06.2016 11:39

The rough appearance of the place wasn't what a pair of old folks expected because it didn't reflect the photos in the website; so rather disappointing on first entry and sit down and didn't develop a lively atmosphere this Tuesday evening. However our younger guests observed that it was 'cool'. Staff were nice. Food good and well presented.

2 reviews so far 4
08.03.2016 09:47

Really nice restaurant, great atmosphere, staff very friendly and pleasant. Only one slight issue, ordered the baked camembert cheese to be told they didn't have which would have been nice to be told upfront. Otherwise a good evening and will definitely go back!

1 review so far 4
30.03.2017 09:26

Ultimately the restaurants marquee and huge garden made the experience what is was. The menu was very limited for a Mother's Day booking and I would have booked elsewhere if I had known for a more exiting menu. Staff were very friendly

2 reviews so far 5
08.02.2016 16:34

Great food and a really nice atmosphere, attentive staff and great wine choice. Portions are quite generous, not the biggest fun of the set menu but that a la carte menu is great.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2016 10:49

Awesome. Thanks - staff were excellent. Food was fabulous and the ambience with the garden was utterly stunning. A great night all round and some free bubbles

1 review so far 6
05.05.2015 18:42

As always fantastic, Andy is the best host. Never fails for food, atmosphere or wine. I never write reviews but felt I should for these guys.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:45

Huge portion size. Service was excellent. Very romantic. Great value for money. I would highly reccomrnd this to anyone looking for a romantic affordable Sunday roast.

1 review so far 4
30.08.2015 08:39

Pleasant. With 5 mains available, choice was small if one particularly wanted a specific main. One steak, duck, fish, vegetarian and the other one. All looked to be cooked well so that is a benefit and makes financial sense.

1 review so far 5
07.06.2017 10:02

My boyfriend and I had a lovely meal at Metro last night. The supper deal is well worth it. Great food and ambiance. We look forward to heading back soon.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 12:01

Lovely restaurant with a cosy atmosphere and tasty food. It was a good choice for a Valentine's diner with my partner. I definitely recommend it.

2 reviews so far 5
13.02.2016 21:24

A good cosy environment to have a meal. The food was wonderful, just some meals were selected for certain days and also the unlimited fresh bread was not offered.

1 review so far 4
16.09.2015 08:52

The staff were very helpful and fun but service from the kitchen very slow. For my taste the food was too salty but I do still like the venue. Usually the standards are higher

1 review so far 5
02.06.2015 10:36

Good food, great value, friendly staff. Located right next to Clapham Common tube station so it's an easy venue to get to. Have since been back again.

1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 23:08

The restaurant was easy to find,the staf was Nice but the food was a little bit expensive. What a pity that we had to pay for the bread (not mentionned by the waiter).

1 review so far 5
10.05.2016 07:22

Romantic, tasty and a bit different. The outdoor setting is great for the summer. We were tucked away in the conservatory and it felt very private.

4 reviews so far 5
22.05.2017 08:42

Good location, frienly staff, good food, service a little slow at times, and good value for money. Would definetely recommend and will go again soon.

1 review so far 5
23.06.2017 11:00

First visit based on a recommendation from a work colleague. Beautiful surroundings with fairy lights and very comfortable seating , lovely food a delightful evening.

1 review so far 5
19.07.2017 06:54

I love this place ! It's so relaxing and the food is sooooo good 😊 I had a very nice time. Will definitely go again!

3 reviews so far 5
21.02.2017 09:42

Went for diner on a Friday evening and the restaurant was very busy. Good atmosphere, great food with tasty ingredients. I will definitely go back!

1 review so far 5
27.02.2016 02:04

I really liked, was the first time but i will be back, the lamb was so tender and the desserts just amazing. Totally recommended. Thanks.

1 review so far 5
11.03.2015 08:56

great food, great atmosphere. good staff. felt like we were out of London. Would definitely go back and so convenient as right by the tube

1 review so far 2
07.09.2016 07:49

We were very disappointed as the meal was below average. The steak was plonked on top of oven chips and hadn't even been rested so all the chips soggy. There were paper table cloths. The music was terrible too.The main disappointment was we went here years ago and it was wonderful. Must be a change of management which is a real shame.

1 review so far 4
07.06.2015 19:34

Lovely restaurant but I preferred it when the garden was more open. Good food but menu a bit limited on a Sunday. Good friendly service. Probably my favourite Clapham restaurant

1 review so far 2
10.07.2015 10:26

My steak was overcooked so hand to send it back. The staff didn't seem too impressed with me asking them to send it back. Afterwards the service was really slow and we eventually had to go up to the bar to pay our bill as the staff took so long sorting the bill.

9 reviews so far 5
19.03.2015 07:22

Great restaurant, friendly service and yummy food. Good value overall. Could do with a freshening up in the bar area.