SquareMeal Review of
Light on the Common
An appealing all-day café/restaurant from the team behind the nearby Light House, this new kid fits the Wimbledon Village niche market perfectly. The functional white decor is nothing to write home
about, but it serves as a comfortable backdrop for some rather ambitious & suitably fashionable food – start with, say, smoked rare tuna, shaved fennel, orange & rocket, ahead of a
top-notch burger, coq au vin or a clever salad combo such as salt cod & chorizo pulled together with piquillo peppers, tomatoes & potatoes. The food is matched by a well-chosen, inexpensive
wine list with a plentiful selection by the glass. In the afternoon, the dining room broadens its appeal by morphing into a teashop with an array of homemade cakes & brownies – irresistible to
little fingers & parents alike.