September is a funny month in London – there’s still plenty of lovely sunshine alongside a definite feeling of the nights drawing in. If this early autumn month has left you missing the long summer days, now’s the time to plan a treat or two. And eating out in one of Wimbledon Village’s gorgeous gastro pubs or chic modern restaurants could be just what you need. We’ve pulled together a selection of top Wimbledon eateries, spanning different cuisines and budgets – tuck in!

The White Onion

The White Onion
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Lovely light-filled neighbourhood restaurant, serving contemporary French cuisine in a chilled atmosphere. Head Chef Frédéric Duval has been with the White Onion since it opened in 2015 and prides himself on creating accessible menus from the best seasonal and local produce. Sample mains include West Country lamb Wellington or Ibérico pork tenderloin with piquillo pepper hummus, black garlic purée and Cognac sauce. Click here for more details.

 

 

The Ivy Cafe

The Ivy Cafe Wimbledon
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With its stunning floral portico and Art Deco interior, Wimbledon’s Ivy Café has become a popular addition to the iconic brand. The Ivy promises relaxed dining from an all-day menu which mixes café staples, such as salmon and smoked haddock fish cake or grilled chicken salad, with seasonal fare. There are breakfast and afternoon tea menus too, as well as plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Click here for more details.

 

 

San Lorenzo Wimbledon

San Lorenzo Wimbledon
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Simple yet chic, this old-school Italian on Wimbledon Hill Road is an authentic classic, whether you’re after a decent pizza or pasta, or a seasonal a la carte special – pan-roasted guinea fowl or linguine with scotch lobster, for example. There’s a pretty garden and its popular with the tennis crowd during Wimbledon fortnight. It was also winner of Time and Leisure magazine’s Food and Culture awards 2019, in the best family restaurant category. Click here for more details.

 

The Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid Wimbledon
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Lovely low-key Thai restaurant on the village’s high street. It’s part of a chain but retains an authentic floral interior and serves up classic Thai fare, tapas style. Don’t miss the delicious chicken satay skewers, soft pork dumplings or, of course, the salt and pepper squid. Click here for more details.

 

The Black Radish

Black Radish Wimbledon
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First there was the White Onion, now another monochrome vegetable is putting its stamp on the village. Under chef Toby Cartwright, the Black Radish serves original, carefully-executed dishes. Choice is slim but everything is cooked to perfection. Sample mains include pan fried fillet of cod with octopus and Nduja sausage or risotto of Tunworth cheese with scorched purple sprouting broccoli. Click here for more details.

 

The Fox and Grapes

Fox and Grapes
Photo – Fox and Grapes

 

Classic pub overlooking Wimbledon Common with a welcoming atmosphere and a gastro twist. Visit for authentic British food cooked brilliantly including salt marsh lamb rump or chargrilled black Angus bavette with truffle butter. A nice choice as autumn begins to draw in. Click here for more details.

 

Holy Smoke

Holy Smoke Wimbledon
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Venture to Leopold Road for this tiny charmer of a place with impeccable food and a cosy dining room feel. Sample mains include slow braised osso buco with saffron risotto and parmesan crisp or pan roasted fillet of sea bass with quinoa salad of aubergine and tomato. You do need to book ahead but check the website for current availability. Click here for more details.

 

Wimbledon Village’s reputation for fine dining is well-deserved, as its eclectic range of eateries keeps growing. If you’d like to find out more about buying or renting in this lovely area of London, please contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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