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
18 Granville ArcadeLondonSW9 8PR
- Public transport:
- Brixton, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Mama Lan
Great dumplings! Much better than anything you can get in Chinatown (I'm looking at you Jen's Dumplings).
My pork dumplings were perfectly crispy on the ends and juicy on the inside. It's a bit of a trek to Brixton and the wait for my dumplings was a bit long considering they weren't busy, but both are worth it. more
We didn't even get a chance to order anything. The waiter was super rude for absolute no reason. The menu is as tiny as the place. Terrible experience. more
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... more
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... more
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... more