Argan Restaurant

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Lebanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romance
Moments from Clapham High Street, Argan’s Moroccan-Lebanese cuisine is central, our aim to be local restaurant with international flavours. The restaurant brings the subtle flavours of Morocco and Lebanon to southwest London’s diners. The food and drinks, the service and the restaurant’s atmosphere are all intended to evoke pictures of sultry nights in Moroccan bazaars and Lebanese shisha bars on Clapham’s Venn Street. Diners are invited to join the team to sample the flavours from this unique culinary destination. Diners at Clapham’s Argan are offered a menu which covers all the classics of Moroccan and Lebanese cooking. There are mezze platters to share and traditional tagines, as well as dishes which lead with ingredients like couscous and chick-peas. Naturally, there are also charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables dishes too – the aim is to offer flavours from the regions for every kind of diner. London’s Clapham has long played host to a number of great restaurants and Argan aim
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n
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food, service was a little slow. We waited quite a long time between courses but the main courses were delicious. Nice atmosphere too.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was an okay experience- nothing special tbh and the service was fairly slow. The waiters were sort of friendly but didn’t make a huge effort. The food was nice - tasty but not the best presentation. The ambiance was average- we wouldn’t go back in a hurry put it that way.

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H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good potion size.. good price. Nice place to eat in clapham.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good atmosphere and excellent food

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BT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all, our server was great and fun to interact with. She was great at making suggestions and was very attentive throughout the meal. We all had different dishes and each one was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend the mixed grill. Good Moroccan wine and beer as well. This is a gem tucked away - enjoy!

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of meze, served in lovely surroundings.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and price. Would recommend you give it a go.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food fantastic ambiance. Would go again if in Clapham.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went on valentines night. Told we had to eat from set menu and then watched other people order off the main menu. We are both vegetarians and what we got for the price was awful. A veg stew for 25 per head!! Service was poor, staff unattentative even though not busy.

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Z
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Affordable and good food! Great for date nights before the cinema if you don't want to spend too much. Lots of vegan options

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y
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sadly I didn’t think the food was very good. Not sure I can recommend because of this. Just suspicious that it wasn’t that fresh....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from Italy came over and I wanted something different for them. As usual the food was excellent offering a variety of choices as one of us was vegan. The attentive service was just the icing on the cake. Definitely recommend to anyone

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Waiter service not great, far from friendly, overpriced Prosecco and limited dessert choices. Did not feel welcome.

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SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Great for pre or post cinema

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PE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was our first time at this restaurant. We booked due to the convenience of its location - being across the road from the clapham picture house. The staff were friendly and it was busy (Friday evening). Food was acceptable and reasonably priced. Service was mediocre (first course was not cleared away from our table at all during the course of our time there). My daughter's main course was served up cold when it should have been hot (Vegetarian moussaka) and had to be sent back. It was a col, rainy evening and the front door in close proximity to us kept being opened (one woman was on her mobile for about 5 minutes half in and half out of the restaurant whilst making a call!) Overall a very indifferent experience. I will not return.

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HP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great service and all at a good price too. Certainly would recommend - enough variety to suit everyone’s tastebuds too!

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CW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tasty, easy, fun place to eat before catching a movie at the Picturehouse opposite.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good although some things could be improved. They were out of some crucial dishes (Aka baba Ghanoush etc) which you expect to be able to have at Middle Eastern restaurant

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good but quite slow service and a little bit overpriced. I have had foods here before I feel they changed recipe or something? The foods are not I remembered.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When I arrived at the restaurant, they didn't have the table available that I had booked.
They didn't really give me any reason why they didn't have a table for me apart from people where still eating. I thought the point of booking was so that they can manage times of tables.
They told me after 10mins that it would be a 30min wait. Which at that point, we left.. so I can't tell you how the food was....

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Booked on line waiter didn’t seem to know anything about it. But still got table. He seemed quit miserable took a long time in coming to us with menus. Another waiter came on duty and was the compleat opposite. I would still give it another visit enjoyed the food.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, authentic, not fussy, tasty, just the right quantities. Quick service, attentive staff. Very much enjoyed my visit.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Argan many times.
The service is always friendly, efficient and personal.
The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great.
Will definitely come back and recommend.

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TR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to Argan on several occasions, but the service was particularly slow this time.
The lamb tagine was slightly disappointing as well,, not having enough sauce and being a little dry. We asked for extra sauce halfway through our meal, which we didn't get!

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good value for food & drink, interesting menu. Service a little slow.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, tasty food. Moroccan wine lovely. Tagine well flavoured. Good spot for post cinema.

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GO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been here once before and the service and food was great. However the second time around on a Friday evening, the restaurant was very busy and although we had booked, the staff were overwhelmed. We didn’t receive the hot mezze as a starter and having already requested that it be taken off the bill, they left it and we had to ask again when checking the bill. Food is actually good though and it’s a shame that we felt not looked after properly this time around.

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D
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All good really. We booked on a Friday & the place was packed. There was a retirement party going on as well so there was a fairly enthusiastic atmosphere. Staff really approachable and helpful. Decent menu and the food was in the main very tasty, nicely prepared and well presented. Despite the restaurant being full, food delivery was still speedy enough without being rushed. Chuck in some inexpensive yet decent wine and the whole thing puts a smile on your face. That it came out at an agreeable price was a bonus. Nothing not to like here. Tuck in.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place it is a fantastic evening out and lovely food with great atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great location and staff were friendly but quite slow bringing our drinks over. White wine wasn’t very cold either.

Falafel was very dry but apart from that food was okay but nothing special.

Altogether was a bit disappointed.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food is very nice! Staff is not very attentive and we were put on a side of the restaurant without any other guest. After asking three times, we could move to a busier part of the restaurant

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time here celebrating my birthday - and very accommodating when a couple of extra friends turned up to be added to the table!

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a cozy atmosphere complemented by great service.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tasty food and not too busy for midweek. Portion sizes and quality and variety good, service a little slow but we were talking a lot and can understand letting us be. Would recommend and return

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Argan. The food is delicious, staff attentive and friendly, nice atmosphere and good selection of Lebanese wines.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

it was a decent experince, but the waiters could have been more attentive, you get left for long periods without been waited on.

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NB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like Lebanese cuisine and the meal met our expectations. The mixed grill was excellent as was my wife's meat dish. We appreciate the fact that sugar is not added to meat dishes in most Middle Eastern cuisine.

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O
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome, delicious fresh food, moderately priced, decent sauvignon blanc. All four of us loved it!

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HW
London
99 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First trip to Argan and the meze was delicious. Lots of variety and choice, mains less successful but good service and a fun evening with great atmosphere.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff, great tasting food and good location, tucked away from Clapham High Street. We were made to feel welcome and will return...

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