Where to eat during Wimbledon

Wimbledon screenings and Centre Court cocktails at Bluebird Café to strawberries & Cream beer for the Wimbledon fortnight at M, here is a roundup of some of the best restaurants to try during the famous tennis tournament...

Celebrate Wimbledon at Conrad London St James

From 2nd-8th July Conrad London St James will be serving a Wimbledon inspired cocktail in the Boar Bar. Top Spin is a fruity blend of vodka, peach, Pimm’s, lime, orange and ginger ale, the perfect refreshment to enjoy whilst watching the Championship on the bars screens.

Meanwhile in Emmeline’s Lounge, the five-star hotel’s traditional afternoon tea will include a special Wimbledon fancy in the shape of a tennis ball. This delicate treat has a sweet pastry case with a coconut filling, topped with a layer of mango gel, a Malibu and coconut mousse and finished with a white chocolate coating. It will be served alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, as well as freshly-baked cakes, pastries and scones, and an eclectic range of teas from Lalani & Co. The Wimbledon special will be available throughout the championships, priced at £35pp for the afternoon tea, or £42pp with a glass of Pimm’s.

Roux at Parliament Square serve up a Wimbledon inspired Strawberry Gariguette

Head chef of Roux at Parliament Square, Steve Groves, has added a glorious strawberry dessert to the menu just in time for Wimbledon 2018! The delicious sweet treat combines fresh English strawberries with a white chocolate delice, pistachio cake and vibrant green basil sorbet. The dessert is available as part of the regular a la carte as well as the seven-course tasting menu (from £59 per person).

The Drunken Oyster hosts live Wimbledon screenings

This year watch live screenings of the tennis at Jason Atherton’s stylish bar, The Drunken Oyster located above his New York-Italian restaurant, Hai Cenato in Victoria. Enjoy a selection of cocktails inspired by Italian classics including the ‘Amalfi 75’ featuring; Limoncello, Italicus bergamot liqueur, citrus topped up with prosecco. Make the most of the bar’s ‘Pizza Happy Hour’ offer available every day from 3-6pm which includes a Neapolitan-style sourdough Margherita plus any drink for just £9 –  the perfect way to ace this year’s Wimbledon. www.haicenato.co.uk

Wimbledon screenings and Centre Court cocktails at Bluebird Café

The celebrated Chelsea restaurant has spread its wings to the west and opened Bluebird Café at the Television Centre White City, one of London’s hottest new developments. The all year-round terrace is set to rival that of the King’s Road original, opening out onto a piazza overlooked by the Television Centre’s famous circular core – and more importantly, the TVC’s summer outdoor screen. The perfect spot to watch the Wimbledon action – all whilst enjoying Executive Chef Simon Gregory’s modern European menu. Bluebird Café has also partnered with Fever Tree for #BlossomCity18, featuring a floral swing and pastel deck chairs perfect for summer lounging (and watching the tennis). In honour of the tournament, strawberries and cream will be served alongside the Centre Court cocktail – a refreshing mix of Regal Rogue Lively White with Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water.


Bryn Williams at Somerset House

Celebrate Wimbledon this year with a delicious dessert and cocktail in honour of the typical strawberry flavours found at the annual sporting event. The strawberry-based dessert from Bryn Williams at Somerset House is typically seasonal and includes Poached strawberry, strawberry and raspberry meringue, toasted pistachio and strawberry sorbet. Guests can enjoy the dessert with a matching cocktail alongside; named In Bloom, the gin-based cocktail includes fresh strawberries as well as basil syrup, lemon juice, limoncello and strawberry liquor.


M Restaurants get match ready with Strawberries & Cream beer

The award winning M restaurant group will be serving a delicious strawberries & Cream beer for the Wimbledon fortnight. The beer is made by Beer Story Brewing Company, a Scottish brewery who produces a wide range of craft beers including more unusual flavours.

Fayre Share serve up classic strawberries and cream

Head on over to Victoria Park Village’s latest restaurant, Fayre Share during Wimbledon and enjoy a glass of prosecco and strawberries and cream for only £10! Relax on the terrace, soak up the sun and watch your favourite players on the flat screen TV. It’s the perfect spot to catch the action!

Sip on a Fred Perry at The Great Northern Hotel Bar

Celebrate the Wimbledon Championships with an aptly bright green cocktail at the Great Northern Bar. The gin-based delight is filled with refreshing flavours of lemon and apple, garnished with a basil leaf and strawberry to ensure it honours the coveted sporting event to the maximum. The cocktail is named in honour of Britain’s most celebrated tennis player, Fred Perry, and is priced at £9.

Bbar at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Enjoy a quintessentially British Royal Pimms topped up with champagne alongside delicious strawberries and cream at Bbar at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. The pairing is priced at £15.09, in honour of the year strawberries and cream first appeared in British culture, remaining a staple ever since. Bbar sits a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace in the heart of Victoria and has an outdoor terrace for the perfect al fresco setting to celebrate the Wimbledon Championships.

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