Wimbledon 2022 restaurants, bars and pubs: Best food and drink near the All England Lawn Tennis Club

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What a hit: The Ivy Cafe in Wimbledon
What a hit: The Ivy Cafe in Wimbledon

As the world’s greatest tennis players take to the grass at the Wimbledon championships, the eyes of the sporting universe are hawk-eyed onto SW19.

The big hitters may be largely slurping their energy gels and chomping on bananas, but we can confirm that Wimbledon is home to some considerably more enticing forms of nourishments for its visiting spectators.

From elegant sushi spots to Middle Eastern cafes, perfectly pleasant pubs to buzzy cocktail bars, these are the ace places to eat and drink near the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

You versus hunger? We've got this game, set and match.

Restaurants

Sticks'n'Sushi

This Copenhagen-hailing series of upmarket restaurants specialises in serving Japanese-style yakitori skewers of meat and fish (the sticks), as well as – you guessed it – sushi. Pick individual pieces of sticks and sushi for light bites, or go all out with a sharing platter for a proper refuelling.

58 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7PA, sticksnsushi.co.uk

The Ivy Cafe Wimbledon

An offshoot from The Ivy’s ever-spreading vines has bloomed in Wimbledon, serving up some of the restaurant’s classic fare in stylish settings. There’s a special menu on during the tournament, featuring cocktails such as Rafa’s Serve (Tanqueray 10 Gin, bergamot, liqueur, honey, lemon and The Ivy Champagne) and a Centre Court Melting Ball Dessert: a white chocolate shell with strawberries and shortbread.

75 High Street, SW19 5EQ, theivycafewimbledon.com

The Giggling Squid

Having built its brand of Thai tapas dining across the south of England over the last few years, The Giggling Squid made its first London home in Wimbledon. For those who like to try a little bit of everything without breaking the bank, pick from their astonishingly reasonable tapas sets for one, consisting of a Thai curry, two snacks and jasmine rice.

26 High Street, SW19 5BY, gigglingsquid.com

Maison St Cassien

What’s been the secret behind Andy Murray’s Wimbledon success over the years? If you ask the good people down at this independent cafe and restaurant, it’s their Lebanese chicken. Murray has been known to regularly head down to get his fix during the tournament, sometimes even getting it delivered on match days — and if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. Match-winning chicken aside, this place has been serving up Mediterranean and Lebanese food since 1998, and is an ever reliable choice from breakfast through to dinner.

71 High Street, SW19 5EE, maisonstcassien.co.uk

Orangery at Cannizaro House

Cannizaro House, a plush hotel set within a grand 19th century building, welcomes both guests and non-guests to its Orangery restaurant. With serene views looking out over the gardens, the focus here is on classic Italian food — short pizza and pasta menus are accompanied by the likes of risotto nero, Sicilian roast chicken, and aubergine and halloumi parmigiana bake. Early start? You can head there for breakfast too.

West Side Common, SW19 4UE, hotelduvin.com

Bars and Pubs

Dog & Fox

A pub that has stood in Wimbledon for decades, the Dog and Fox has recently come out the other side of a rather snazzy makeover. The Young's pub and hotel now boasts a glitzy sheen to its drinking quarters, with dining available, and a popular beer garden for basking in the British summertime.

24 High Street, SW19 5EA, dogandfoxwimbledon.co.uk

The Rose and Crown

Just a 10 minute walk from the courts, The Rose and Crown is not only a convenient post-match pitstop, but a pretty good one too. For this year’s championships, the venue will be serving Sipmsith gin from a marquee, pouring Pimm’s and pints, dishing up grub from Burger Shack and keeping the party going with live music.

55 High Street, SW19 5BA, roseandcrownwimbledon.co.uk

The Crooked Billet

If you’ve been inspired to get to grips with the grass but don’t feel quite like expending Grand Slam-level energy, then a recline on Wimbledon Common should do the trick.

You’ll find the Crooked Billet on the corner of the green spot, and with the tennis on the TV, it’s the perfect spot for checking the scores over a Pimm’s or a Strawberry Smash G&T, one of the exclusive Sipsmith cocktails being mixed up behind the bar to celebrate the Championships and their official gin sponsor for 2022.

Others include a Classic Sipsmith G&T, a Lemon Drizzle & Med G&T and a Zesty Orange Spritz.

14–15 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ, thecrookedbilletwimbledon.com

Hemingways

If you’re more into Pornstar Martinis than pints, head to Hemingways, an independent cocktail bar in Wimbledon ready and waiting for your post-match revelries. Cocktails are the order of the day here, with signature offerings including a summer fruit negroni and a Hemingway’s 75 ( that’s gin, lemon and champagne).

57 High Street, SW19 5EE, hemingwaysbar.co.uk

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