We’ve been inundated with restaurants & bars jumping on the Wimbledon 2017 Wagon so we thought we’d let you in on the action.
Here are some of our favourite places to watch the match, eat strawberries and cream and a whole lot more…
Andy Murray Curry at Tandoor Chop House
Winning first place for inventiveness, is Tandoor Chop House with their tenuously linked Andy Murray Curry. In celebration of tennis fever arriving in the capital, Tandoor Chop House has launched the ultimate Wimbledon dish. Yep, giving everyone a break from all the strawberries and cream, welcome… the Andy Murray Curry — a ghurka curry with Scottish beef short rib (an ode to the athlete!), tandoor paneer and sev, served on a fresh naan straight out of the tandoor oven.
Sound like your kind of serve? Quite frankly, any excuse for a curry from these guys.
The limited edition dish (£12) is available at lunch and dinner, through to Sunday 15th July.
Tom’s Kitchen Wimbledon Dessert
So if curries for mains then this beautiful tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen has to be for dessert. Available 3rd-16th July at Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf) it’s a delicious summery combination of strawberry panna cotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), and will look bloody brill on Instagram to boot.
One Aldwych Wimbledon Specials
Covent Garden’s One Aldwych are also getting into the Wimbledon spirit with two delicious desserts inspired by the time-honoured British tennis championships.
Three Michelin starred chef Eneko Atxa offers a playful take on the sport in his modern Basque restaurant Eneko at One Aldwych – 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 (£8).
Meanwhile, One Aldwych Executive Chef Dominic Teague honours the quintessential Wimbledon tradition of strawberries and cream with a refreshing – Wimbledon Strawberry Parfait – strawberry mousse on light sponge, marinated strawberries, micro mint, white chocolate ice cream, meringue and dried strawberry (£8).
The Pimm’s Wimbledon Bar’ on the Selfridges Roof Deck
Pimm’s will be hosting ‘The Pimm’s Wimbledon Bar’ on the terrace of Selfridges Roof Deck Restaurant and Bar, where tennis fans can watch live coverage of The Championships while enjoying a glass of the summertime drink. Against the backdrop of a beautiful London skyline, Pimm’s will be dressing in its best tennis whites to show live action on TV screens on the tennis-themed rooftop terrace throughout the Wimbledon Fortnight. For those who can’t make it to the Grounds, ‘The Pimm’s Wimbledon Bar’ will be the place to view all the action.
Free-flowing Pimms and Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at Conrad London St James
From 3rd to the 16th July, afternoon tea in the Conrad hotel in St James’, will be celebrating the tournament with a twist. This colourful afternoon tea includes a mini Pimms trifle, a lemon and basil delice and a strawberry and cream pearl – a mirror-glazed sphere of strawberries and cream on a crunchy nest of delicate pastry threads. Also available with free-flowing Pimms for those looking to celebrate!
Mac & Wild Murray Fan Zone
To celebrate Wimbledon, The Championships – London’s favourite Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, will be turning the outside bar terrace at Mac & Wild Devonshire Square into an Andy Murray Fan Zone taking city dwellers on a trip to Centre Court without having to step foot out of the Square Mile. The terrace will be dressed head to toe in Wimbledon attire (think grass courts, Murray masks and tennis balls galore) in support of their favourite Scottish hero, and Britain’s finest, Andy Murray.
Until the 15th July, Mac & Wild will be showing every major game from a 50inch TV located on the undercover outside terrace.
Mac & Wild will be serving up a dedicated Wimbledon Murray Menu featuring a variety of Wimbledon Serves including Jugs of Mac & Wild’s very own Highland Summer Cup (whisky pimms), Scottish Strawberries and Cream, Venison Scotch Eggs served on grass courts, and back by popular demand – the Murray Mound Burger.
And…the ACE the offering (!) – Mac & Wild will be offering 2-4-1 on glasses of prosecco and Brewgooder draught beer every day throughout Wimbledon. Cheers to that!
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Wimbledon Week! To celebrate Pop will be screening Wimbledon from 7th—16th July in The Greenhouse and Pop Box. Various dates and times. Free, just turn up. Whilst your there check out new street food traders 28 Well Hung who serve up 28 day dry aged beef, cooked to order on a volcano-coal grill. The beef is served in their handmade bread pockets or as a box meal with skin-on fries and seasonal leaves.
Canary Wharf Summer Screens with Greedy Goat ice cream
To celebrate the arrival of Wimbledon tennis on its Summer Screens, Canary Wharf has partnered with independent ice cream makers, Greedy Goat, to create a limited-edition range of on-point ‘ace’ cream flavours.
The four flavours are made from lactose-friendly, British goat’s milk and encapsulate everything about the quintessentially British event. Exclusively available at Canary Wharf, the range of ice cream will be served up at the Summer Screens Wimbledon event, launching 3rd July and running until 16th July 2017. The ‘ace’ cream flavours include:
Game, Set and Matcha
A typically British Earl Grey flavoured ice cream covered in Matcha sauce, garnished with mini edible rackets and tennis balls, served in a green sprinkled waffle cone.
A mint and caramel mix in honour of Britain’s #1 player, flecked with grass-green 100’s and 1000’s to represent the lush lawn of Centre Court.
The Champion’s Cup
A tangy pineapple and raspberry ice cream swirl, coated in a glistening edible gold shimmer and topped with real pineapple, just like the trophy itself.
Strawberries and Cream
Homage to a Wimbledon classic, a strawberry and cream whip topped with a swirl of Chantilly and a fresh British strawberry.
Screenings are free, ice cream prices start from £3.00
The Book Club, Queen of Hoxton and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
….will be serving up complimentary strawberries and cream for tennis fans during Wimbledon.
Any customers who purchase a jug of Pimms or ‘Just Deuce’ Wimbledon Cocktail while watching the games will be rewarded with a free serving of England’s finest summer fruit topped with lashings of cream. The three bars will be screening the tennis for the duration of the games from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July. Strawberries and cream will also be available to purchase in the venues.
Wimbledon Returns to The Forecourt of Bluebird
For the two-week championship, Bluebird will be serving up aces and cocktails in celebration of the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Guests can bask in the sunshine, sipping on the SW19, or take front seats with the Centre Court cocktail. As Federer and Murray strike poses on the Moët big screen, guests can dine alfresco in the courtyard with Bluebird’s special Wimbledon menu featuring Puglian burrata served with Datterini tomatoes; Aberdeen Angus beef with bone marrow bread crumbs and béarnaise sauce & Bluebird’s Eton Mess, made with English strawberries, raspberry coulis and whipped jersey cream. On selected dates guests can also indulge in a Wimbledon inspired afternoon tea. This year, nitrogen ice-cream specialists Four Winters have created a bespoke flavour just for Wimbledon. They’ve taken the classic flavour of strawberries and cream and given it a fun twist.
Big Screen On The Green Brings Centre Court to Fulham
Big Screen on the Green will serve up screenings of Wimbledon’s semi-finals and finals on super-sized LED screens. Guests will be able to enjoy summer sundowners created by several of the world’s top mixologists, a Pommery Champagne lounge, acoustic music and entertainment, world class food stalls with an elegant picnic area and a family fun zone as well as pop-up shopping experiences. Tickets start from £7.50
Hendrick’s Host Secret Gin Pop-Up at Hotel du Vin
Cucumbers at the ready, Hendrick’s Gin and Hotel du Vin have teamed up for a series of secret garden pop-ups throughout the summer. The next event takes place this Thursday and Friday (6th and 7th July) at Hotel du Vin Wimbledon. Simply sit back, sip a Hendricks & tonic and let Murray fever take hold.
Since early summer Hendrick’s have been encouraging gin enthusiasts to grow their own cucumbers using a secret ingredient – love. Whether that means reading them a bedtime story or singing them a soothing song.
In the quest to find the perfect G&T, Victorian scientists will continue their ‘experiments’ at the secret pop-ups. Visitors will be invited to join in the experiments and find out once and for all how easy it is to read a cucumber’s mind.
If that all sounds a bit cray, rest assured, there will also be plenty of Hedrick’s to indulge in. Available at Hotel du Vin for a short time only, the limited edition menu includes the classic Hendrick’s and Tonic, as well as the fruity Chelsea Rose served for four in a specially designed teapot.
The pop-ups are free and all cocktails are just £8.50, so we can’t imagine a better opportunity to test your cucumber compatibility. Or to simply enjoy one with a gin.
The Draft House
As Wimbledon fever takes hold in the capital, The Draft House has set up screens in some of its most popular sites – including Seething (EC3) and Westbridge (SW11) – providing tennis fans with the perfect spot to sit back and watch the drama unfold.
Both pubs will be showing matches on Monster screens right up until the men’s finals on the 16th July. So whether you were left empty handed after the public ballot or can’t face queueing for Henman Hill; you’ll find the perfect serve at Draft House.
Swap strawberries and cream for good old-fashioned pub grub – from a juicy Poke Burger, featuring a super-spicy patty and ‘integral’ onion rings, to the sharing platter of the tasty Big Hot Mess of Nachos and Whitney’s Bad Boy Jerk Salad – all washed down with a jug of pimms.