Argan Restaurant

4.3
121 reviews
£25 and under
Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 121 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place... the food, the staff, the location... Thanks for a lovely evening.

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RachelF
Northampton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was nice but the service was a little slow and had to keep reasking for things.

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BeckyW
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quick service & good food, tables were a tiny bit close together but great overall!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Very slow service and waitors not attentive and nonchalant when asked to chase up the main course which took over 1.5 hours to come. I think the kitchen just could not cope with the volume and outdoor dining due to covid restrictions

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vipQbee
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was very slow as they had too many tables outside and too many Deliveroo riders collecting food. Main course was 75 mins post ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing but service was disappointing.

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AyeshaK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lots of fun- staff were really lovely and accommodating- very reasonably priced and overall would definitely go again!

JB
JamilaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. The food is very nice and the service is good. I will come back

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Foodie
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We felt the food was over priced (especially the taster meze) for the amount and quality we got. Calamari wasn’t fresh and we sent it back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Cold but nice and casual

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AmyS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great people, great food, could do with some more heaters but plenty of rugs. Lovely evening!

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KellyP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Argan offers a lot of outdoor seating, which is a huge benefit as we gradually move out of lockdown. I was on a table of 4 and the service was a little slow, but appreciate that they had a large volume of tables to cover. The food was decent, however we're fairly certain that one of our dishes didn't arrive and the waiter (who told us he usually worked behind the bar) couldn't really confirm or deny whether what was on the plate was enough for one person or two. Either way, we enjoyed our meal, but did then have to query about the bill - we had quite a few items added that we hadn't ordered. The staff were very helpful and apologised for this happening, which we really appreciated.

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kate
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions and friendly staff. Lovely cafe culture ambiance! Could use some outdoor heaters (I dined in early spring!) but otherwise a great place for a nice evening. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff

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PatriciaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really really beautiful fresh salads good wine list excellent value for money. I have eaten there many times always very enjoyable!

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Dineagain
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be sitting out in a nice pedestrianised area, a sun trap, having delicious mezze, amazingly non rushed and friendly service! Just perfect for our first meal out since the relaxation of lockdown! I’ll definitely be back, even though I don’t work or live in the area! Thanks!

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SCccc
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, food was fantastic and all the staff were super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A cold evening and a shame no additional outdoor heaters. However, food was very good and service outstanding. The staff were cheerful, friendly, and made the evening a thoroughly enjoyable first night out after lockdown

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AnnaD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really delicious food and great service, would definitely return!

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Welshboy100
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside due to covid. Food superb. We shared lots of small plates of food. I eat meat but plenty of Vege options too. Would recommend.

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Abcd
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, fantastic atmosphere and great service, great spot for our first night out of Lockdown! Thanks

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Adrienne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to Argan for several years now and it is always a very satisfying experience. Good food, nice selection of mezze, very pleasant ambiance, very responsive service and you don't feel hassled. We went on Monday 12 April to celebrate the first day of lockdown easing. We were seated outside but were given some blankets which was very much appreciated. We could see that everybody was very helpful in accommodating people without reservation. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, amazing and friendly staff

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ElenaP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food freshly made, it took some time but it was definitely worth it. Nice wine list. Informal service but very attentive. The place is little but feels authentic.
Will definitely go back again.

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Brixtonite
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brilliant friendly service by the waitress. Food was hearty and perfect for general dining.

LH
LucyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful fish tagine and friendly staff! Will definitely be back.

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Christina
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was great as street has lots of great ambience and food and service was excellent. Fantastic falafels!

MD
MDJ767
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Relaxed Date Night vibe with lots of tasty food options. Would definitely recommend 👍

JB
JamilaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was raining and we were seated outside because of Covid rules. But the food and the service were very good

PC
PatriciaC
London
2 reviews
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
37 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
11 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
6 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.

FAQs

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

Argan Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 121 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.