Light on the Common

4.2
602 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.
What 602 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BTLB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cafe for good food as reasonable prices.

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Chang
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience, well spaced out and helpful staff. Food were great especially deserts. Will definitely revisit

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vipAlexandraB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Only thing was that it was a bit cold and the heaters were quite ineffective. Will absolutely be returning because of how amazing the food and service was. Thank you!

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Joanna
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food especially the starter and attentive service.

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vipqueenie
London
110 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went there to meet a friend at 6pm and it was freezing. The heater was at the top of the wall - useless - and what was very upsetting when we had nearly finished they brought out patio heater. Why could they not have producer this at the beginning of the evening. The whole evening was ruined because we were soooooo cold.

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Don1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it was great to be back again.

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vipElla
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent tasting, great quality food. The waitress wasn't massively attentive but that's not always an issue.

Great value

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vipSebWillems
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple but great food

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good for a light bite

JW
JohnW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always friendly. As our visit was the evening before Tier 3 restrictions some of the items on the menu weren't available as supplies were being run down but that was totally understandable.

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GraceR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible ambience, messy, poor service, expensive

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Adam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burgers - smashed avocado addition is a must - And good local beer :)

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KandJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried to get a last meal out before latest shutdown - fairly quiet night, but we were well looked after, and the idea of a choice of really tasty salad with the main course selection suited us all well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look forward to going back after lockdown

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AprilB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great experience, covid restrictions followed and amazing food!

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foodie
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food - everything was great. The staff were lovely too.

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vipsophie123
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and brilliant value for money when it is freshly sourced. Very safe and sanitised.

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SarahS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Good atmosphere and menu. Food was very salty though.

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Jenny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average food. We were in the conservatory and it as cold as the front door was left open (apparently due to Covid).
Service was slow and inattentive.

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vip2911
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Lovely food but very very noisy as no soft furnishings to absorb it.

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Tangelino
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was very attentive. Food was lovely. Thank you.

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vippk32
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff are very friendly & the service was great. Food was served in good time and the burgers were excellent.

CG
CharlieG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening in a quiet corner of the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food delicious.

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Landy
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food, an excellent table in the window with views of the Sunday market, very good service, a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

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FionaP
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Love this restaurant and normally have nothing but praise for it. But unfortunately the service was really slow for my lunchtime visit. There seemed to be plenty of staff and the restaurant didn't seem overly busy but it felt they just kept forgetting about us! Food was excellent and great value. Will still continue to go there since normally everything is fantastic.

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pleasant place in a good location.
The food was good and the portion size well judged.
I fall to understand why we use it so seldom.

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SD123
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service. Staff rushed off their feet and not Covid compliant.

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AnthonyM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for 21:00 dinner on a Saturday. Enjoyed the food immensely and service was efficient and good.

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ChristopherW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Pretty poor. The service was mediocre and the food was very (below) average. I has the rare breed burger, which was over cooked and dry. I would have expected better from a place like this in Wimbledon Village. It felt like it's amateur outfit and not very professional. Its a shame as the location is good.

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StephM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Although the food was excellent the service here was so terrible that it ruined the entire experience. We were sat toward the back of the room and waited 40 minutes before managing to flag down a staff member to get us some menus. Utterly terrible.

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AntheaV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the back and it was lovely and quiet. The service and food were, as always, excellent.

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Steven57london
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Too much ginger in fresh juices. Full English ok. Pity they ran out of filter coffee so we had tea which wasn’t great.

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RoseanneR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet and pleasant experience, great food, prompt service, appropriately distanced tables - too many flies but it was a hot day and the doors were open!

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Anouska
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, big over priced for the little portions but what you expect for the area. Note to the very lovely staff, remember to bring cutlery before the food arrives!

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PavlosT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place (especially if you choose to seat at the back), quick and friendly service. Menu could offer a couple more options, but food was quite tasty

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MinaM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A good experience but in the current situation staff had no mask and gloves

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fatgirlslim
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed that there was no fish on the menu on Tuesday.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for dinner with few friends. We spent a very nice evening and the staff are so friendly. We will be back soon

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Felix
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The fish and salads were especially good.

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Light on the Common is rated 4.2 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.