Mama Lan


Ning Ma continues to make dumplings and noodles just as her grandparents did in Beijing in this small restaurant in the buzzing Brixton Village.

The menu is simple and tasty, with steamed dumplings coming with various fillings and big bowls of noodle soup topped with beef or tofu.

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Venue Details & Map

Mama Lan

18 Granville Arcade
Public transport:
Brixton, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Mama Lan

5.0 out of 5 15 June 2015
by Ryan G.

Excellent service, really good dumplings. These guys are making a killing here. £5 for 5 dumplings and £2 for Tsingtao pijo.

Thanks Mama Lan! We loved it!more

5.0 out of 5 14 May 2015
by Jasmin B.

Stopped here recently for a quick lunch. The ribbon tofu salad was a gorgeous blend of balanced Thai flavours. Whilst dumplings were good. Everything is very fairly priced. Service was fast and friendly.more

4.0 out of 5 5 April 2015
by Ada C.

Great cold noodles. It's the best thing they do. The veg option comes with strands of dried bean curd which goes really well with the noodles and spicy sauce.

The dumplings get three stars. They are tasty but I have definitely had better elsewhere.more

4.0 out of 5 3 November 2013
by Boon K.

Not just great dumplings, but great beef noodle soup as well!

This place is always full on the weekends - but with quick turnarounds, you'll get a table quickly. Tables are only 2-4 though, so large parties might find it tricky.

Service isn't a strong point with overstretched 1-2 waitresses, but you don't come here for the service, but for the excellent dumplings. There are three types on...more

5.0 out of 5 10 December 2012
by Linzi M.

Pretty much the number one reason to go to Brixton.

Cram yourself in a tiny table and order the dumplings. Don't bother doing anything stupid like sharing, get your own. GET TWO ORDERS. If I had my time at Mama Lan again I would just keep ordering plate after plate. They are that good.

And she's adorable too. That women knows how to crack out a plate of dumplings, I tell ya.

The only...more

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