15 of the best restaurants in Wimbledon

For a fortnight of the summer every year, the eyes of the world turn to this south London suburb for the most famous tennis tournament on the planet. But there's more to Wimbledon than two weeks of tennis, despite what some people might think. Our view is that this leafy district's dining scene is worth a trip in itself, and this curated line-up of some of the best restaurants in Wimbledon is here to prove that point. From reliable chains to omakase sushi, Wimbledon's dining scene is actually impeccably well-stocked. Allow us to elaborate...

Updated on 05 June 2023

The best places to eat in Wimbledon can be found in a handful of distinct areas: the majority are located in Wimbledon Village, although don’t be shy to journey over to South Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park for a few of the town’s top dining spots. True, the area around the main station might look like any other town centre in London, but head up the hill to this picturesque part and you'll find an olde worlde high street where anything that isn't a chic boutique is likely to be a chic restaurant. When it comes to the ultimate places to eat in Wimbledon, you really do need to make the journey up to the Village. 

This list of Wimbledon’s very best restaurants isn't necessarily lengthy, but you can trust that every single one promises great food and top class ambience. Not to mention the variety! Discover everything from posh gastropubs and fine dining restaurants to cuisines spanning Thai to Argentinian and Italian. You'll even find a contemporary omakase restaurant serving a curated selection of sushi and sake. If you're looking to book somewhere for dinner in Wimbledon, there really is an option to suit everyone.

But this list is by no means an exhaustive depiction of Wimbledon’s dining scene. In fact, there are plenty more restaurants in Wimbledon that are worth a glance if you’re in the area, so make sure to check out our full area guide if you can't find anything here you like.

Still, we think we’ve proven our point. These winning spots are truly a force to be reckoned with – game, set and match! 

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon

West Side Common, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4UE

This high-end hotel group has a special occasion feel without any pomp, where perfectly-turned out, professional staff deliver plates of French-leaning comfort food. Don't miss the alfresco terrace which offers stunning views over Cannizaro Park.

£30 - £49
French
Sticks

Sticks 'n' Sushi Wimbledon

58 Wimbledon Hill Road, London , London, SW19 7PA

One of the few decent places to eat near Wimbledon tube rather than up the hill in the Village, this branch of the cool Copenhagen-based Japanese chain is completely approachable, if not entirely authentic.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
Sushi
Japanese
Maison St Cassien

Maison St Cassien

71 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5EE

Located slap bang in the centre of Wimbledon Village, this French cafe and restaurant is reliably rammed with locals at weekends and has been known for serving a celebrity or two in its time. 

£30 - £49
French
Côte Wimbledon

Côte Wimbledon

8 High Street, London, SW19 5DX

This Wimbledon branch from the popular French brasserie group offers a please-all menu of contemporary French classics, from confit duck to steaks and burgers. It also does a great-value set menu for lunch and dinner.

Under £30
French
Chango Wimbledon

Chango Wimbledon

12 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5DX

Empanadas, tapas and wine is what this welcoming spot in Wimbledon Village does best. It's impossible not to be tempted by its signature filled turnovers in the shop window as you walk past. We recommend succumbing to temptation and going inside.

£30 - £49
Argentinian
Cent Anni

Cent Anni

33 High Street, London, SW19 5BY

This neighbourhood restaurant in Wimbledon Village offers contemporary Italian dishes in a sleek setting, from perfectly-executed starters to thin-crust pizzas, freshly made pasta and classic mains along the lines of beef short ribs with creamy mash.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Fox & Grapes

The Fox & Grapes

9 Camp Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4UN

Located on the edge of Wimbledon Common, this classy gastropub serves a crowd-pleasing menu of British pub classics with a modern spin. It's often heaving with locals enjoying a drink out the front on a hot summer's day. 

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Light House

Light House

75-77 Ridgway, London, SW19 4ST

Boasting one of our coveted silver awards, Light House has all the clout of a top London restaurant without any of the pomp. When dining here, you'll be rewarded with a buzzy atmosphere, attentive staff and a strong modern European menu. 

£30 - £49
Modern European
£30 - £49
Takahashi

Takahashi

228 Merton Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1EQ

This Japanese restaurant in South Wimbledon is headed up by an ex-Nobu alumnus and his wife, where it serves a la carte and omakase menus featuring premium ingredients. The sushi and sashimi dishes are very good.

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Dalchini

Dalchini

147 Arthur Road, Wimbledonn, London, SW19 8AB

Gently spiced Hakka cuisine (Chinese food as eaten in India) is the stock-in-trade of this bright, spick and span little restaurant opposite Wimbledon Park tube - and there’s no faulting the value for money.

Under £30
Chinese
Megan

Megan's on the Hill

41-43 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9EY

We know it's a chain and you can find one in pretty much every corner of London these days, but there's a reason for that. Megan's is the reliable all-day restaurant we all need in our lives - and its happy hour ain't bad either. 

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

67 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EE

The sixth opening from the Gladwin brothers (Richard and Oliver), The Black Sheep is a bistro-style restaurant serving hyper seasonal British food and English wines from the pair's own Sussex vineyard.

£50 - £79
British
The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village

The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village

75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EQ

Looking for somewhere special for dinner? Modern brasserie classics are served amongst glamorous, art deco interiors at this always-a-hit restaurant from The Ivy collection. You can't go wrong. 

£30 - £49
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Giggling Squid Wimbledon Village

Giggling Squid Wimbledon Village

26 High Street, London, SW19 5BY

Work your way through pork dumplings, hot-and-sour salads, curries, stir-fries and noodles at this upmarket bistro-style Thai chain. Its beautiful botanical interiors are synonymous with the brand, from leafy wallpaper to floral decorations. 

£30 - £49
Thai
Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse - Wimbledon

Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse - Wimbledon

62 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7PA

With the strapline 'dine like an Argentinian', it's safe to say you can expect piles of prime steak at this London mini-chain in the centre of Wimbledon. If visiting during the tournament, we recommend booking as it can get busy. 

If you haven’t quite found what you are looking for in Wimbledon, then why not expand your search a little further and check out the coolest places to eat in Putney just down the road. While in the other direction you'll find a ton of restaurants in Tooting, from cracking curry houses to trendy cafes, along with foodie spots in Clapham which is only a 10-minute train ride away. Whatever you're in the mood for, there are plenty of fantastic places to eat in south west London.

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