Mama Lan


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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Mama Lan

8 The Pavement
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Mama Lan

3.0 out of 5 7 November 2015
by Boon K.

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

4.0 out of 5 11 August 2015
by Louisa K.

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

4.0 out of 5 2 January 2014
by Simon W.

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

1.0 out of 5 2 September 2013
by Nathan L.

Oh dear. The food here wasn't to my tastes at all! I ordered a chicken noodle dish. The sauce was so thick and oily I had to leave most of it. I also ate some dumplings from my friend, and I found them equally unpalatable. I love Vietnamese food, (Cay Tre in Soho is fab, or even Pho) but this was horrible. I'll remember that awful sauce for the rest of my life.more

3.0 out of 5 2 July 2013
by Yee Gan O.

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

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