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Light on the Common, London,
Light on the Common, London,
Light on the Common, London,
Light on the Common, London,
Light on the Common, London,

Light on the Common

4.1
4.1
604 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
If you’re passionate about the simple pleasure of good food Wimbledon’s, Light on the Common is likely to be making its way on to your favourites list pretty soon. Opened in 2010, Light on the Common quickly earned a reputation as a local foodie hub, the sort of place you won’t be ashamed to eat breakfast at and then pop back later for supper, the sort of place where you’ll spend leisurely Sundays over brunch and the papers, and the sort of place that you’ll keep coming back to year after year. A cosmopolitan hive of laid back activity, Light on the Common could be in any European city – Paris, Berlin, Madrid – such is its chic exposed brick and dove grey panelled interior with daily specials written in neatly casual hand on blackboards, oversized mirrors and contemporary monochrome photographic prints propped against walls. The family friendly venue provides something for everybody from full English breakfasts to full a la carte bistro dinners.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 08:30–12:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 8946 3031
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 604 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseQuiet

604 Reviews
  1. KimJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service. Looking forward to returning.

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  2. RobertaP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We visited on a Sunday morning, after reading good reviews of their brunch service. The place was busy, noisy, children screaming and crying. Maybe we ought to have expected that. Uncomfortably warm, heating was full blast on a mild day, food very average and smallish portions. Better suited to families I guess than grops of friends wanting a catch up, not a relaxing nor pleasant 40 minutes. . We ate as quickly as we could and left.

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  3. KPHDines

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    All a bit average. Service was particularly slow. Had to give up waiting for more drinks or dessert. Assume that this is because its about to close for refurbishment. Look forward to Light on the Common betting back to better standards afterwards.

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  4. KirstynR

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ran out of jam by 11am on A Saturday. Front of house staff rude

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  5. ChristineT

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the food was delicious and the service friendly and efficient. One of my favourite restaurants in Wimbledon Village

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  6. JMHenleys

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and efficient service but limited brunch/breakfast menu. Would recommend though

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  7. HeaL

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere.

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  8. ErnieM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed all aspects of the meal. The restaurant was relatively quite but sit a good atmosphere

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  9. BFsteak

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok, but there was plenty on the menu, that was not on the menu. The service was pleasant, but really fast, as in too fast. I was charged for 2 bottle of wine instead of one. The people running front of house were doing their best. maybe short staffed after covid.

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  10. ThomasH

    West Sussex

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very Slow Service with inexperienced Staff & it was also Understaffed. Also it was to busy with NO COVID MITIGATION MEASURES. No Staff with Face-masks

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  11. lastminuteplanner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely cafe with delicious, fresh food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great good and service. Sadly we were the only table so it was very quiet but that was probably due to the current covid concerns. On my previous visits it’s had a great atmosphere

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  13. DANN

    London

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always reliable and last week proved no exception. Quiet - for understandable reasons - but low number of diners did not detract from the high quality. Venison pie a surprise and a delight.

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  14. AnnaS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I visited with a friend for lunch, to be fair it was busy but the service was very poor and only received when requested, consequently there was no time for pudding or coffee. Food was good and cooked very nicely though so I would return.

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  15. Bibi

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered two haloumi salads, one order of French fries and a sandwich

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  16. Sam81

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not not as good as normal but won’t stop me coming back as I’ve had some lovely meals here. Pork belly was dry and the fish and chips was a little anaemic looking, with over cooked fries. Shame and neither of us finished our mains. Also, we were a little ignored after our mains and our plates were with us for some time before we had to get someone’s attention for the bill. After settling up, we were then asked if we wanted dessert.

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  17. KatT

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always. Such a lovely relaxed place to meet a friend for lunch. It’s just so easy. I do love coming here - a real favourite

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  18. DebbieG

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, very airy and light inside. The service was very good. Good portions of food. The tiramisu dessert was very salty (the chocolate sauce on it), which unfortunately ruined it. The rest of my meal was delicious and my friend’s salmon with halloumi side salad amazing!

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  19. MikeL

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location for brunch, really buzzy, good food and very friendly service

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  20. Luisa

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious - we both ate from the grill - and very good value

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  21. Pete

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful local bistro next to Wimbledon Common. Variety of food including grilled steak and burgers as well as vegetarian Thai curry and fish. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant and today’s experience was as always great. Service was discreet and efficient, the Thai Green curry was very tasty and more importantly even though busy no pressure to move on which I find rare these days.

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  23. Justdissapointed

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good. No service. Dirty restaurant and toilets

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  24. RichardS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant but mains portions rather small these days.

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  25. Tintin

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely small local friendly restaurant with friendly staff, a nice selection of dishes and reasonable price. We ate there with friends on a Tuesday night and would definitely eat there again. Thanks.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Space was very dirty, floor, tables, toilet even worse. Food was not good. Hambúrguer was burned, I ordered medium rare and it came well done, French fries were cold. My husbands soup was very salted and all in all experience was not good.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff and service was spot on. Attentive and accurate. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Wine was reasonably priced. Ambience was informal and relaxed but felt more like a daytime cafe rather than resturant, but that detracted little.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service

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  29. Mark

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening, definitely worth returning.

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  30. StripeyWoof

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for an early evening drink in the sunshine

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  31. WendyZ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A delightful evening. Pity the sea bass had run out by 8 p,m, on a Friday night.

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  32. grandgourmet

    London

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the salmon with butter sauce and new potatoes which was delicious. Will definitely book again.

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  33. SJay

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place to enjoy a light dinner with friends. Perfect location just off Wimbledon Common with a good selection of delicious dishes to suit all tastes & needs.

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  34. DeborahK

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place and great food.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always the food was absolutely delicious!

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  36. PeterM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and so enjoyable on the quiet pavement on a balmy evening

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  37. Peach

    London

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for brunch which was tasty

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  38. Clive

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a lovely meal on Tuesday evening - delicious pork chop with accompaniments and tasty chicken followed by wonderful fruity apple crumble and ice cream! V friendly service as always !

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  39. BTLB

    London

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely cafe for good food as reasonable prices.

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  40. Chang

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience, well spaced out and helpful staff. Food were great especially deserts. Will definitely revisit

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Light on the Common is rated 4.1 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Light on the Common

48 High Street, London, SW19 5AX

Additional information

  • Area
    Wimbledon
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 08:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 08:30–12:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
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