Best Wimbledon Restaurants: The Local’s Guide
Take a look at what Wimbledon has to offer, from fine dining to family-friendly…
ur local experts have pulled together this ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Wimbledon. Whether you’re looking for a romantic table for two, somewhere buzzing to meet up with friends, or something sophisticated for a special occasion, you’ll find it all in our list of best Wimbledon restaurants below.
Main image: The Orangery, Hotel du Vin at Cannizaro House
Light House Restaurant, Wimbledon Village
With a an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, Light House Restaurant offers an international menu with some clever twists in an elegant interior. (Pictured below).
This delicious East Asian restaurant offers up tasty Asian treats, from steamy bowls to sharing platters. Highlights of the small plates menu include the Szechuan crispy squid and the roasted corn fritters with sweet and sour glaze, peanuts, pineapple and cucumber. The large plates menu offers up a selection of yummy, warming meals, including a vibrant Thai red curry steak, stir fries straight from the wok, and their famous nasi goreng royale. This can all be enjoyed with a range of sweetly enticing cocktails.
Orangery Restaurant, Wimbledon Common
Overlooking the magnificent grounds of Cannizaro House, the Orangery Restaurant is a top place to escape to when you want to immerse yourself in nature and leave busy London behind. The glass box design makes it the ultimate spot to admire the gardens and watch the sunset. The menu is modern European with a predominantly Italian influence.
Cent Anni, Wimbledon Village
In the heart of Wimbledon Village, Cent Anni 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.
Bombay Delight, Wimbledon Broadway
A modern twist on classic Indian dishes is served at Bombay Delight with creativity and great dedication to high quality ingredients. The hospitality here is incredible and customers are made to feel very welcome. The weekend brunch menu (11am-4pm) is a combination of breakfast classics such as eggs benedict, dosas and Bombay street food.
The Black Lamb, Wimbledon Village
The Gladwin Brothers are known for their local sourcing so expect British produce and English wines with a menu of wild, foraged, and locally grown, including sustainable livestock from the Gladwin’s family farm in West Sussex. Menu highlights at The Black Lamb include Portland crab and Dorset lamb.
The Fox & Grapes, Wimbledon Common
This gorgeous gastropub makes the perfect pitstop after walks on the common but book in advance – it’s more than just locals who make a beeline. The food quality is high, service is friendly and given its scenic location, The Fox & Grapes is a top spot for a special occasion meal.
iDimSum, Wimbledon town centre
For Chinese food that is a cut above, head to iDimSum. Beautifully presented and imaginative dim sum are the star of the show with delicious seafood selections, fusion combinations as well as a range of crispy fried options. Mains include gorgeous Cantonese-style roast duck and deep-fried sea bass.
Thai Tho, Wimbledon Village
Family-friendly Thai Tho is a great place for all the favourites, from satay and Thai salads to red and Massaman curries. There is a vegan menu, too. It’s become a top location to spot tennis stars, with past visitors including the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.
Aya, South Wimbledon
Aya is a long standing (since 1994) family run Lebanese restaurant that has many fans. Its enduring appeal is that it serves honest and traditional Lebanese food at reasonable prices, and a BYOB policy. Even though there is an extensive grilled meat menu, vegetarians will be equally happy here due to the varied choices.
Casa Argentina, Wimbledon Park (Pictured above)
Only 22 covers and tables of 2-4 at this cosy deli/ restaurant. But here that means that the food is prepared with care and respect for the high quality ingredients. Families with small children are made to feel welcome; kids eat free. Later diners might be attracted by other offers such as BYOB Tuesdays. If you enjoy your empanadas and steaks, you can also buy some to take home – the local South American community head straight to the back of the restaurant to pick up their provisions. A real gem, Casa Argentina is the place to sample Argentinian hospitality.
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