Are you excited for Wimbledon? Whether you play or enjoy the sport as an avid spectator, you can indulge your love of the most celebrated tennis championship of the year - starting 2nd July and running until 15th July - at one of the themed pop-ups happening at some of London's best restaurants and hotspots. Read on for a selection of the most smashing food and drink events celebrating Wimbledon.
‘The Perfect Serve’ Afternoon Tea at The Arch London
The boutique Marylebone hotel is offering an exclusive Wimbledon Afternoon Tea, including Gingerbread tennis rackets; a Centre Court Almond financier cake; and an Orange and lemon tennis ball mousse. The tea is complete with warm baked scones and classical British sandwiches. Served in the Martini Library, the tea is priced at £29.95, or £39.95 with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve or a Pimm’s cocktail.
Eccleston Yards Wimbledon Pop-Up by Tart London
Eccleston Place, the first permanent venture by catering duo Tart London, will open for an exclusive Wimbledon pop-up in the newly developed Eccleston Yards, ahead of the official opening in late summer 2018. The pop-up will serve fresh Smoothies; seasonally topped Bruschetta and refreshing Gazpachos, as well as British favourite Strawberries and Cream. Rum Runner will be serving cocktails and Pimm’s from the iconic airstream truck. There will also be a big screen displaying the full schedule of Wimbledon matches alongside plenty of deck chairs. Open from noon until 9pm every day, 2 – 15 July.
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House
For a quintessentially British experience, Sopwell House in St Albans is serving up a Wimbledon Afternoon Tea to be enjoyed in the heart of the English countryside. An array of tennis-themed treats includes a Pimm’s and Cucumber Jelly; and a Fresh Strawberry Tart; served alongside freshly baked scones and mini sandwiches. Located 20 minutes from London Euston by train, Sopwell House’s afternoon tea is priced at £44.95.
Wine Pairing at Friarwood Wimbledon and Parsons Green
Friarwood stores in Wimbledon and Parsons Green will be offering a complimentary wine pairing service throughout the tennis tournament. Nip into either boutique’s fine wine stores and the experts will tailor the perfect bottle of wine to match your picnic – best enjoyed on Murray Mound.
Championship Fine Dining at The Petersham
The prestigious fine-dining establishment is serving a Wimbledon Afternoon Tea from 2 – 15 July, featuring innovative treats such as the Pimm’s Jelly and Cucumber Foam; and Mini Mango Tennis Ball Cheesecake. Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges has also designed a playful dessert for the à la carte menu - a refreshing Strawberry and Elderflower mousse encased in a hand-crafted crisp white chocolate tennis ball.