Wimbledon Restaurants: The Local’s Guide
SW19 may be overwhelmingly associated with strawberries and cream, but there is far more adventurous foodie fare waiting to be discovered in our guide to restaurants in Wimbledon.
imbledon truly has something for everyone – from fine dining options to independent restaurants, family brunches to hearty pub grub. Our local writers have checked out some of the best Wimbledon restaurants in this ultimate round-up.
So get booking, get your glad-rags on and get eating at one of our picks of the best local eateries – whatever tickles your fancy.
The Alexandra Pub
Putting on a spread of typical British pub fare, the Alex in Wimbledon is your go-to option for decent grub. Go for a homely pie and gravy or a hearty roast to complete your weekend. Aside from British pub food, the menu showcases fresh and seasonal ingredients cooked by talented resident chefs. During the summer months, the bar celebrates all things sport in the home of tennis, with indoor bookings now available for the long anticipated Wimbledon and Olympics. Take to the roof for a visit to the loft bar where an artful patio makes for a cosy spot to enjoy the summer sunshine, or snuggle under in winter with powerful heaters.
A much-loved local and independent French restaurant in the heart of Wimbledon Village, the White Onion brings a taste of the Continent to the Wimbledon restaurant scene with its delicious fare. Ingredients are locally sourced and are immaculately presented for the ultimate French fine dining experience. In the summer months, light pours in through the large glass windows that look out onto the charming village streets. During the colder months, the French bistro welcomes diners with its hearty French dishes and cosy atmosphere.
The Giggling Squid
This cosy Thai restaurant brings vibrant and colourful plates packed with zingy Thai flavours to the heart of Wimbledon Village. Visitors to the Giggling Squid can enjoy classic Thai dishes in a small plate tapas style or go for generous sharing platters. Main menu options include authentic stir-fries accented with the traditional hint of lemongrass, coconut milk, and warm ginger. The interior of this Wimbledon restaurant adds to the customer experience, with a colour scheme complemented by a pretty floral display.
A stylish dinner option, Wimbledon Village restaurant Black Radish brings together a taste of France with a modern twist. The menu is small and minimalistic like the intimate venue, but certainly packs a punch with adventurous and exotic flavours. Foodies can take delight in the exceptional tasting menu, or opt for a hearty Sunday outing with their new menu. Menus are based on the best seasonal produce available at the market and are cooked simply but with devotion and care, bringing a modern, contemporary option to the Wimbledon restaurant scene.
Just a stone’s throw from Wimbledon station, Roxie’s speciality is South African cuisine – a truly meaty affair. This Wimbledon restaurant is well located at the bottom of Wimbledon Hill and surrounded by bustling pubs. Carnivores can pick from an array of butcher’s cuts and rest assured that Roxie works with family-run suppliers to source only the best steaks. There is also the option to double up and go for the butcher’s feast. Featuring flat iron, hanger, and picanha, all this comes with fries and beef dipping jus. Wash down with a glass of that perfect steak accompaniment, Malbec wine.
Another contender for top of the Thai in Wimbledon is the oh so sleek Patara. The fine dining Wimbledon restaurant serves up an array of authentic Thai dishes in a stylish setting. The interior marries clean lines with wooden furnishings which adheres to the minimalist style mirrored in the menu. Top of the dishes on offer include the wild ginger beef. This involves a beef fillet stir-fried with fresh chilli, lemongrass, kaffir lime and green peppercorn, served alongside tender stem broccoli. There is also a great selection of vegetarian dishes.
Known as one of London’s most stylish restaurant brands, The Ivy has been frequented by the city’s well-heeled residents since the turn of the 20th century. In recent years, the restaurant has branched out to the capital’s leafy suburbs. The Wimbledon Village Ivy brasserie is well located on the high street, appealing to both residents and visitors from further afield. Service is famously impeccable and the interior boasts a chic Art Deco-esque look. The menu offers a wide selection of cuisine from the Continent and beyond including the absolute classic steak frites with a succulent, grass-fed, prime centre cut, plus they offer private dining upstairs.
Japanese dining meets slick Scandinavian chic at Sticks’n’Sushi, a cosmopolitan restaurant in the heart of SW19. The stylish interior is ultra-modern with Japanese art and glass walls. It offers a fun, vibey night out with great music or cool lunches. The sushi itself is freshly crafted, offering a range of exciting Sushi menu options.
Megan’s in the Village
Spilling out onto Wimbledon Village high street, Megan’s is lit with hanging tasselled lamps, flowers creeping up the walls and an indoor tree canopy that lends the feeling of being in an al fresco European square. The menu is a real celebration of European and Middle Eastern cuisine, whilst also offering some lovely cafe options from coffees to cakes if you feel peckish after a walk on the common. Pop in for a midday brunch bowl or dine on colourful mezze plates in the evening, and feel free to bring your pooch along too.
This independent Italian restaurant in the heart of Wimbledon Village is an elegant, light place perfect for fine Italian dining. Nestle yourself in a creamy booth for relaxed private eating and take in the airy interiors lit by a large skylight. The menu is a celebration of Italian food, from bowls of handmade fresh pasta, to thin crust pizza, and delicious meat and seafood dishes. These are wonderful washed down with one of their wines, which include a selection of organic Italian whites and reds.
There are a host of great Wimbledon restaurants to explore. Our editorial team of writers regularly review Wimbledon restaurants in our monthly Wimbledon magazine. If you have a suggestion for our team please email them. See our contact page