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Best Restaurants near Wimbledon: Take a Break from the Tennis



The eyes of the tennis world are firmly fixed on London during the summer with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, but there's more to the area than the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

From a Danish restaurant serving Japanese fusion food to a gastropub from a Michelin-starred chef to a lovely country house hotel restaurant, Wimbledon has a lot to offer.

Read our guide to the best Wimbledon restaurants to eat, drink and celebrate during the Wimbledon fortnight and beyond.

If you like gastropubs, then we have some good ones to pick from including The Fox and Grapes and The Fire Stables. French cuisine is well represented in Wimbledon - from the contemporary feel of The Lawn Bistro with its precise cooking to the relaxed feel of Aubaine Wimbledon and the casual brasserie style of Cote Brasserie.


If you prefer a gorgeous country house setting, then Cannizaro House is the one for you - a beautiful boutique hotel with a restaurant a short drive from Wimbledon Village. The stand-out restaurant for me, however, is Sticks 'n' Sushi, a cool fusion of Japanese and Danish in a village in London - visit for their range of sushi platters (and their Yakitori 'sticks') and some excellent cocktails.

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Bayley and Sage

Opened in 1997, this fantastic deli offers over 130 cheeses from the UK & Europe as well as fantastic artisan breads, organic meat from the Rhug Estate and fresh fish caught on day boats from Looe in Cornwall - a perfect place to collect your picnic for the park. Seasonal ingredients is key to the success of Bayley and Sage, where they make sure to stock the best of each season - asparagus and strawberries, both classic British ingredients, will feature heavily when in Season. The deli is open every day from 8am until 9pm, except for Christmas Day and Bank Holidays.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: This is an excellent deli to help create the perfect picnic.

Emyr's expert tip: Pick up the perfect ingredients for your picnic in the park.

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San Lorenzo Fuoriporta


San Lorenzo Fuoriporta is part of the much-celebrated chain of clasic Italian osterias. The Wimbledon branch is a neighbourhood fixture, where dishes are mainly of Tuscan influence, however the menu nods to other regions such as Veneto and Piedmont, reflecting Italy's diverse and fragmented history. The wimbledon branch of the London classic, Osteria San Lorenzo, opened in December 1969, and has been one of Wimbledon's most popular restaurants ever since. The menu features a number of pizzas alongside other classic Italian dishes and the menu is also available for take away. The set menu is good value at £22.50 for 3 courses.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Enjoy Tuscan specialities at this classic neighborhood Italian restaurant in Wimbledon.

Emyr's expert tip: Enjoy Tuscan specialities at this classic neighborhood restaurant/

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The Fox and Grapes


Claude Bosi from the Michelin-starred Hibiscus in Mayfair opened the Fox & Grapes gastropub in Wimbledon. The pub, which also has three bedrooms attached, is a collaboration with brother Cedric and a former sous-chef at Hibiscus. The Fox and Grapes has a great location near Wimbledon common and definitely feels more towards a restaurant than a pub. The menu features classic British dishes and the ingredients are sourced from the same producers and independent farmers favoured by Michelin-starred Hibiscus. The Fox and Grapes has a Bob Gourmand from the Michelin guide (meaning that it offers good food at good prices.)

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Visit for good Gastropub fare from an acclaimed Michelin starred chef.

Emyr's expert tip: Visit for good Gastropub fare from an acclaimed Michelin starred chef.

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Cote Brasserie


The Cote Brasserie Wimbledon is part of a chain of French brasserie-style restaurants, with an informal and friendly atmosphere. A modern interpretation of a Parisian bistro, the Cote Brasserie serves authentic brasserie dishes such as steak frites and moules marinieres, open all day from breakfast until late evening. The lunch and early evening menus (before 7pm) is exceptional value for money with 2 courses for £9.95 and 3 courses for £11.90. Dishes on the set menu include char grilled piquant chicken breast with harissa, cherry tomatoes and rocket; and salmon and smoked haddock fish cakes with baby spinach and a poached egg.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Enjoy the informal and friendly atmosphere at this French brasserie.

Emyr's expert tip: Enjoy the informal and friendly atmosphere at this French brasserie.

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Fire Stables


The Fire Stables is one of Wimbledon village's most stylish gastropubs, with food from head chef, Robert Arnott, who trained at the Savoy Hotel and later with Marco Pierre White. With its friendly service and great draft beers and wine list, The Fire Stable is perfect for casual dining during Wimbledon tennis fortnight. During the day, The Fire Stables is usually full with an older local crowd, but the in evenings the bar welcomes younger guests who visit to enjoy the cocktails and good wine list in addition to the good pub food, for which The Fire Stables in known.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Visit for the stylish decor and the friendly service at this casual pub.

Emyr's expert tip: Enjoy the large range of draft ales on tap.

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The Light House


The Light House has a friendly, neighbourhood feel with its modern European cuisine. The spacious restaurant has a modern look and they also have a lovely patio area to enjoy some drinks in the sun. The dining room is modern with light walls with interesting artworks and furniture. The Light House opened in 1999 and it has been a firm neighborhood favourite ever since. The restaurant offers good value for money for the quality of the food with an evening set menu of 3 courses for just over $30 - this is an excellent choice for the area during then tennis.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Make the most of the lovely food and patio area.

Emyr's expert tip: Get there early for a drink on the great patio area.

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Aubaine Wimbledon


Aubaine Restaurant Group offers a relaxed and sophisticated take on the all day dining experience, with a collection of restaurants situated across central London. Perfectly positioned in some of the most salubrious parts of town, Aubaine is a chic chain of restaurants that serve typically French cuisine. Combining the elegance of a Parisian salon and the relaxed atmosphere of a Provençal bistro, Aubaine Wimbledon is a popular choice amongst locals and the tennis crowd with its large, secluded terrace, perfect for outdoor dining in the summer. Visit for a more relaxed dinner or during the day for a coffee and some cake.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Visit Aubaine Wimbledon to enjoy French delicacies on the large secluded terrace.

Emyr's expert tip: Stake your claim on a coveted terrace seat.

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Cannizaro House Restaurant

Cannizaro House is a boutique country house hotel located just two minutes' drive from the All England Club. Start the day with Champagne and canapés on the terrace before enjoying a four course lunch in the restaurant. The Orangerie restaurant has a gorgeous setting in the conservatory with lovely views of the garden. Afternoon tea is a big attraction here as it's the perfect setting for it. Cannizaro House also offers some private dining rooms for a gathering of friends and family. It really is a lovely setting for a group lunch or dinner and feels a world away from the city.

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Sticks 'n' Sushi


Serving beautiful, high quality sushi and 'sticks' (yakitori cooked over the open coal grill), this Danish owned Japanese restaurant is designed with a Scandinavian flair. Now into its third Wimbledon year, it's a firm favourite with both the local Wimbledon residents. There is a huge selection of sushi, with very generous portions and all of a very high quality (particularly for the price) and beautifully presented in rows of vibrant colours. If unsure what to order the sharing platters make a great introduction to the menu or choose from the a la carte menu, accompanied with an unusual Japanese beer or cocktail.

Recommended for Restaurants near Wimbledon because: Sticks 'n' Sushi is a cool fusion of Danish and Japanese cuisines.

Emyr's expert tip: Order the sharing platter for an introduction to the restaurant and the cuisine.

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