|9 Clapham Common Southside
|020 7627 0632|
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Metro Garden Restaurant’s beautiful garden is the big draw card at this quirky south London venue. Set just opposite Clapham Common, the bar and its comfy couches boast a view across the park, while out the back there’s a marquee and fully al fresco seating allowing diners to make the most of long summer evenings amongst the potted geraniums and fairy lights. In colder weather, heaters are provided, though there’s also a cosy indoor dining area with church pews and a spacious conservatory to choose from. Modern European cuisine is peppered with more international influences so that duck breast on mash is spiced up with a pecan and cashew crust and kumquat jus and haddock comes with roast sweet potato, green beans and lime crème fraiche. A lot of thought has gone into the extensive wine list. There are also a number of special menus available – weekend brunch, Sunday roast and the ‘Supper Club’ prix fixe menus available Monday to Thursday evenings.