A tiny Chinese restauant in the main hub of Clapham near to the Undergeround station, Mama Lan began life as a supper club and now offering fresh Beijing street food, handmade dumplings and noodles every night of the week. Cash only and no reservations.
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8 The PavementClaphamLondonSW4 0HY
My girlfriend pointed out this place for dinner and to meet up with her sister for a catch up.
I didn't really do much investigation to be honest, rather trusting what my girlfriend said and read.
The place itself is quite small and cosy and the options for drink and food really are limited. Based on that ideas a bit apprehensive as to what to expect and what the food would be like. But...more
This was 4 stars as of 2 weeks ago... but went again yesterday, and the portions of the noodles have shrunk by like 20-30% for the same price!more
I first tried Mama Lan on Brixton Market and couldn't forget about it. I had to go again. I love their noodle soup with lots of fresh and delicious veggies. The algae salad is a nice accompaniment.
The restaurant is quite small but you usually get a table easily. The interior is simple and casual - just right!more
If you're looking for a Chinatown-esque vast array of nondescript pan-Asian dim sum, or Szechuan spiceness, or "real" Vietnamese ( clue - go to a Vietnamese restaurant) food, you're definitively in the wrong place. Mama Lan's is explicitly northern Chinese, Beijing style food - from the wheaty noodles in the noodle soups to the gyoza-like nature of many of the dumplings.
This bijou Clapham...more
I love independent restaurants. I love hole in the wall restaurants. I love mom & pop places. Mama Lan ticked all the aforementioned boxes and I therefore planned to eat at this little place serving Beijing street food as soon as I saw it
Jules H joined me for dinner here over the weekend.Although there's no booking at the small restaurant, the turnover of tables is swift and we shared a...more