Match point: Where to eat and drink during Wimbledon

Words by
Olivia Gavoyannis

6th July 2018

Serving everything from tennis-ball bombes to themed cocktails, these restaurants and bars have stepped up their game for the final week of Wimbledon

The Ivy Café, Wimbledon

The Wimbledon branch of The Ivy is celebrating the tournament’s return to the neighbourhood with a delightful selection of drinks. The limited edition Champagne Strawberries and Cream will feature a blend of strawberries, fruits, vanilla and Champagne, and those looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic treat can sample the soda version. The café have even created a special dessert to mark the event – a Centre Court Melting Bombe, served alongside fresh strawberries and shortbread.

Lanes of London, Park Lane

World-class restaurant Lanes of London scores top points for their innovative range of Wimbledon-themed desserts. Try The Turf – a white-chocolate ‘tennis ball’ topped with pistachio and basil, or the Strawberries and Champagne cream trifle with champagne jelly and strawberries. The restaurant is also offering a themed afternoon tea – complete with a glass of Pimms.

The Hari Hotel, Belgravia

Come rain or shine, The Hari Hotel offers one of the most luxurious Wimbledon screening experiences. The hotel has partnered with Moët & Chandon to create a Wimbledon-style lounge, where you can keep score of the tennis while wining and dining from an exclusive menu. Choose from either a pitcher of Pimms or a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut, accompanied by either Eton Mess, scones with jam or strawberries and cream.

One Aldwych, Covent Garden

If you’re looking for a luxurious way to celebrate Wimbledon, three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa has created a range of playful desserts for his modern Basque restaurant Eneko at One Aldwych. The standout is the the Wimbledon Glory – a cream mousse tennis ball with Szechaun-infused fresh strawberry compote centre, butter crumble base with mint and honey cress and a chocolate and meringue tennis racket.

Galvin at The Athenaeum, Mayfair

Wimbledon is a quintessentially British event, so what better way to celebrate than with a tennis-inspired afternoon tea? The five-star Athenaeum Hotel and Residences’s menu includes a Wimbledon Tube Station carrot cake, a tennis ball salted caramel tart, and a passion fruit meringue Victoria sponge with white chocolate. And for an extra £10 per person you can sip on bottomless frizzante  – definitely something to celebrate.