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. Read More


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.

Venue Details & Map

Mama Lan

18 Granville Arcade
Public transport:
Brixton, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5
Based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Mama Lan

4 out of 5 24 April 2016
by Ela T.

They do some things really well and just need a bit more rounding out to become five stars.

Came here on weds night and it was packed notwithstanding that the night was cold and there were only 2-3 tables inside and the other 6 tables were outside in the cold.

As mentioned previously the waitresses were overworked with only 2 to serve the entire restaurant and we felt neglected and even...Read More

4 out of 5 29 March 2016
by Alex S.

Pretty good for sure.

Right in the middle of Brixton Village, with giant doors that are impossible to miss once you're in the market, it's done some decent dumplings.

They're in no rush here and even to get a seat, you sometimes have to awkwardly flag someone down. But once you do, there's a nice menu of dumplings and noodle dishes, both which are made fresh and tasty. It's reasonably...Read More

4 out of 5 11 March 2016
by Bethany W.

After a busy afternoon food was most definitely needed and having seen someone eating dumplings here earlier, I jumped at the chance to give it a try!

It's a really cute little piece with seating outside and in. I'd say there's only enough seating for around 20 people max but if you can grab a table it's definitely worth it.

I opted for the chicken noodle salad and we shared the beef and...Read More

4 out of 5 5 February 2016
by Lisa C.

I've been to Brixton Village on several occasions, and have long been dying to try the local legend, Mama Lan. It appears to even have expanded to Clapham, Dalston, and Stratford! There are usually long queues to get one of their few coveted tables, but on a Tuesday evening, we arrived just a little before 7 PM and the whole market was oddly empty so we were seated right away. The menu is...Read More

3 out of 5 6 January 2016
by Daniel F.

Was passing by in the Brixton area, so a little visit to one of the many places to eat. Actually wanted to go to Nanban for ramen as it was cold out but it was closed that day.

Fancied something short and sweet so popped into Mama Lan. Ordered some Pork and Chinese leaf dumpling and some spicy crispy chicken wings doing the trick. the crispy wing were oood but I felt it was missing some...Read More

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