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Argan Restaurant

4.2
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92 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 92 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food, excellent value. COVID compliant will definitely go again!

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Mlryar
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere - it was busy but still at least a metre from the nearest next table. And ample walkway space. The staff were lovely but service was a bit slow as I think they were overwhelmed for how many customers there were. Three of them serving two sides of the restaurant wasn’t enough but they were very friendly and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

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vipBB33
London
35 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff. Really tasty food. Generous portions. Great value for money. Would go back again.

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vipRose2Bush
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and service. Attentive without being intrusive. Also very accomodating to our requests and requirements. Will definitely be going back again soon with friends.

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Liza
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with great options. Friendly staff and lovely venue. Highly recommended

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok, bread and dips really good!

We had a vegetarian sharing platter that was 16.95 each - not worth the money. Small portions and not great flavour.

Unfortunately, there was a child screaming throughout (literally constant with the family doing nothing to help) whilst this isn’t really the restaurants fault, it would be better to perhaps seat diners strategically when it isn’t busy as there are two rooms to this restaurant.

Another thing I noticed was that the tables were not even one metre apart - which not only meant it felt like I was having dinner with complete strangers, but also against COVID-19 guidelines (also no hand sanitizer and sticky dirty menus)- in stark contrast to Honest Burger and other establishments next door.

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Kaisasi
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place and service, delicious falafels!

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nizzard
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great attentive service, tasty food. Tables outside are great if the weathers on your side. Deserves to be busier!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal and cocktails

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Astor
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mixed feelings. The outside space is great as it's away from traffic. The waiters were friendly, but the waitress came across like having an attitude. We ordered a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, but it came and was a bit on the warm side. I asked for an ice bucket and got a wine cooler - not sure how the bottle was going to get colder by sitting in a metal tube that had room temp in the first place... Also not sure the wine actually was Sauvignon Blanc as the label said "Blanc". The set veg main course was bland. The meze starters were nice (Specially the falafel and the cheese pockets) , but were served without bread. Would I go again? Probably, to check if this time was a glitch.

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Gills
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with a baba ganoush which was as it should be deliciously smoky and served with warm flat bread. The mains were huge probably should have shared one and then they made some nice martinis that we had with some baklava. Staff were promt and friendly. The ambience and bathrooms were great.

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Istu
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cold mezze was lovely. The sharing hot mezze platter was a bit small in portions but the potatoes were really good. The meat was delicious. All in all would recommend. And great service.

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DanapakiamV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed eating there. This time during the coronavirus, I felt that the strict measures of preventing the transmission of the virus were not upheld. Cutlery and glasses were left on the table. I wasn’t sure if they had all been sanitised.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at! Calamari, sambousek lamb, and pastilla chicken was outstanding!

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MichaelL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices - one of the few left on the high street that do not overcharge!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and the staff was super friendly

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nikni
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We booked very last minute but the food was amazing. Had to wait a little be be served when we first sat down, so we looked for the waiter ourselves. And they ran out of seafood starters, the main was so huge and delicious starters were not needed anyway. Would definitely go back.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went late afternoon for hot mezze and a mixed grill with may partner for his birthday. The food was fairly priced, came out hot, and was flavoured beautifully. As with all Lebanese, you should allow some time for service as they don't tend to do things as hastily as your average restaurant. Bit weird that the bill wasn't left with us to look at, it was brought over with the card machine and we paid on the spot. Had to do our own maths to figure out whether we'd paid service or not (we had, and if wed had cash on us we likely would have accidentally ended up tipping twice which I hope isn't a move as malicious as it might seem) - that was the only real fault.

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CraigG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic food and delivered with great service. Went when it was quiet so it was fab.

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Vinha
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was really good, however my food (chicken tagine) was insipid. Maybe a bad day at the kitchen.

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louisar
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

lovely restaurant, went on a quiet night but had excellent service and the food was great - will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Execellent food and great value for money. Will definitely be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely middle eastern restaurant steps away from Clapham Common. Friendly staff and great food.

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Gaby
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Having been before and had a very good experience we were looking forward to going for lunch. Unfortunately the choice we made was not good and I complained explaining why. It was changed without question thankfully

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DoreeN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was well cooked, excellent and generous sized portions. We especially liked the shwarma, potato and pastry dishes. Everything came out hot and very prompt. Service was very friendly, the gentleman couldn't do enough for us. I definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to going there again.

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KhaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice place with good food. We enjoyed the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my mum here before the cinema. I was going to book another restaurant which turned out to be close on Mondays. So glad it was! Food here was delicious and the staff are really nice and attentive. We’re definitely eating here for our next cinema visit.

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SimonT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Lovely surroundings and nice authentic atmosphere. The food was fabulous and very good value for a London restaurant. My only negative was that we waited about 25 mins before anyone came to take a drink order, but other than that, we will definitely be going back.

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KateO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Subtle spicing. Tasty veggie options and tender, good quality meat. Generous portions. Nice welcome at the door. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. The older waiter was a little severe but otherwise did a good job. We were a group of five friends and we all said we would happily go again.

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BethanW
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great location with outside seating so could enjoy the nice weather. Was made to feel welcome and the staff were really friendly. Food was amazing and shared a lot of there starters with friends and had plenty of food at such a good price.

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SP20
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Generally - Food was of good quality and of a taste we would expect. The only issue was the Halloumi in Pitta. We questions the 'cheese ' as it looked more like Cheddar then Halloumi. The waiter wasn't too confident in his response and neither did he ask his colleagues to reconfirm. As far the group of us were concerned - it was yellow cheese and not halloumi that was served.

Also, were given the bill within few minutes of table being cleared. No one asked whether we wanted a desert or not. So, rather presumptuous and also, when booked - it wasn't a stated turnaround time either. So not really happy with this being asked to leave in an indirect manner. We were no more noisy then tables around us.

Only ONE toilet - with a blocked hand basin. Which leads us to belive that they loos don't get cleaned that often. In fact there was no publically viewable cleaning rosta for the loo.

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vipCadeT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. The restaurant was busy as always, but they work hard to provide good service. Makes for a fun atmosphere.

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PurpleHolly18
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

There is was nothing wrong with the food, the starter portion was just too much & I couldn’t enjoy the main but it tasted better the next day! Trying to catch someone’s else was hard & not knowing who was staff or customers was hard. Not keen on the toilets but that’s not such big issue.

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nizzard
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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Cats
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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Hazza
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and excellent food

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BobT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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ClareM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great selection of meze, served in lovely surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Argan Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7498 3622.

Argan Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 92 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.