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...  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More

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,...  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More


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