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Best Wimbledon Restaurants: The Local’s Guide

Get a feel for what Wimbledon’s best restaurants have to offer in terms of atmosphere and ambience with this handy guide below…

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ur local editors and sources have pulled together this ultimate guide of 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.

Best for… Date nights

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Sticks’n’Sushi

If you’re looking for something a bit sexy, with low lighting and a background buzz, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is a good bet. For a more casual first date meet-up grab a seat at the bar – perfect for people watching and for watching the bartenders in action. The menu conveniently displays pictures of all the foods, making it easier for the sushi novices.

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Roxie

It’s easy to walk straight past this unassuming restaurant, but Roxie is a favourite among locals. The inside stretches quite far back and is much bigger than you’d think, while the exposed brick walls and low lighting help to create a snug and cosy atmosphere. Food-wise, Roxie prides itself on its meat offering. Think indulgent bbq ribs, as well as spicy Asian salad with perfectly tender strips of beef on top. We recommend a seat at the bar where you can watch the bartender at work, enjoy some espresso martinis – and that spicy Asian beef salad really is top notch.

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The Ivy

For something colourful and sophisticated, The Ivy in Wimbledon Village is a vibrant and beautifully designed restaurant, full of art and colour. It has an upmarket feel, with crisp white table linen, sparkling glassware and walls adorned with artworks. There’s also a little courtyard garden bit – perfect for those balmy summer evenings. The menu offers a range of dishes, from cosy shepherd’s pie to classic steak frites and some fun flavour combos like the crispy duck and watermelon salad. We recommend ordering the duck liver parfait – it humorously comes disguised as an orange.

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Cent Anni

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.

Best for… Anniversaries and special occasions

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Patara

Another favourite among locals is the oh so sleek Patara. The fine dining Wimbledon restaurant serves up an array of authentic Thai dishes in a super swanky setting. It also has a stylish al fresco garden (complete with canopies, heater lamps and blankets of course) – make sure to book an outdoor table on warmer evenings. 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.

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The Orangery at Cannizaro House

Huge windows let the light flood into this cool, airy restaurant, and bring you closer to the beauty of Cannizaro Park. The Orangery is across the green from the rest of Wimbledon Village, its secluded setting making it feel a little more intimate and special. During the day it has an informal, bistro type atmosphere, but when candlelit in the evening we think it makes rather a nice setting for something more romantic. We love the floor to ceiling views of the park, and being able to watch the chefs at work in the sunken kitchen.

Best for… Sunday lunch

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The Fox & Grapes

For the perfect Sunday lunch, work up an appetite exploring the nearby Wimbledon common woods (and grab a tea to go from The Windmill cafe), then treat yourselves to a proper pub lunch at the dog-friendly Fox & Grapes. The cosy pub is always heaving with walkers, dogs and families with young children, and we recommend calling ahead.

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Fire Stables

Set on a very pretty street exiting Wimbledon Village, dog-friendly Fire Stables is a great option for a cosy pub lunch or informal dinner. Think woody interiors, pub grub, and floor to ceiling doors that blur the line between inside and out. The main menu comprises of traditional meals like lamb chop and beer-battered cod, but Sunday is when Fire Stables is in its element, offering a range of roasts from Dorset roast lamb, to Wicks Manor pork Belly with Sirloin beef also on the menu with a tasty side of Yorkshire pudding, goose fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine gravy.

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The Alexandra Pub

The Alex in Wimbledon is another go-to for a traditional pub feel. Go for a homely pie and gravy or a hearty roast to complete your weekend. 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.

Best for… Lunch with the girls

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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.

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The Dog & Fox

With a prime location in the centre of Wimbledon Village, the Dog & Fox is a great spot for long lunches. Book a table on the terrace, soak up some sunshine and enjoy people-watching. The menu has all your obvious choices as well as small plates, sharing platters and satisfying salads.

Best for… Foodies

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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.

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The Light House

A short stroll from Wimbledon Village on The Ridgway sits the acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant The Light House. Popular with locals, the modern international menu changes daily. Sumptuous seasonal choices such as seared scallops, roast guinea fowl or harissa marinated lamb rump are complemented with a carefully curated wine list. With attentive service, The Light House offers first rate dining in a modern setting and is a firm favourite on our list of Wimbledon restaurants.

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Black Radish

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.

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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