Get out your tennis whites and stock up on strawberries and cream because Wimbledon 2015 is right around the corner! If you haven’t managed to snag SW18 centre court tickets, panic not. Haute Living has the low down on where to watch the action
1. No. 11 Pimlico Road and No. 32 The Old Town
Both of these Clapham venues will screen live matches while staff will be dressed in tennis whites ready to ‘serve’ customers. Astro grass and ivy will cover each bar and its surroundings, making it the perfect place to ease into a game of tennis played on England’s most famous grass tennis lawns. At No.32 The Old Town, the stunning outdoor terrace will also become home to a temporary exclusive Stella Artois bar where guests can enjoy a crisp, thirst quenching beer and, on Wednesday 24 June, a rare appearance from Rufus, the All England Tennis Club’s prized hawk who keeps a careful eye over the impeccable lawns.
No. 11 Pimlico Road and No. 32 The Old Town, Clapham
The big tennis balls are back! As usual, Bluebird will be screening the games al fresco on its terrace. The restaurant will also be running a special menu on Men’s final day (12th July) including dishes such as: Puglian burrata; half a grilled lobster; and Eton mess. The Food Store will also be hosting a kids Wimbledon cupcake decorating class on 9 July from 4pm, priced at £15 per child.. Please firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07471 034 460 to book your place.
350 King's Road, SW3
3. Ice and Slice
This summer the latest addition to the West London’s dining scene, Ice & Slice by Shot, will be celebrating The Championship by launching two new tennis themed gelato flavours - Pimms and Strawberries and Cream - in honour of the world’s most famous and best loved tennis tournament. For those seeking a refreshing taste of summer, you can mix the two flavours in a single tub. So whether you’re a Murray maniac or a Federer fiend, Ice & Slice has you covered.
24 Jerdan Place, SW6
4. M Restaurants
This year M Restaurants will be celebrating the Wimbledon Tennis Championship by creating some tremendous tennis-themed cocktails - take a bow the Murray Martini, the Federer Fizz, Nadal Nigroni and Djokovic Daiquiri - as well as showing all the key matches. The bar will feature a turfed area to make you feel as though you’re watching the action from the stands in SW19. M will also be offering those avid Wimbledon watchers a chance to hire out the Secret Den for a private screening of the matches with friends where they will their own personal barmaid and food served in the privacy of the secret room.
2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, EC2
5. Paternoster Chop House
Paternoster Chop House in St Pauls have created three special cocktails and desserts to celebrate Wimbledon: Strawberries & Cream Grand Slam (amaretto, dark rum, strawberry liquor, cream, dried strawberries); Centre Court (raspberry sorbet, fresh raspberries’ and Champagne); and Wimbledon Refresher (muddled fresh strawberries and basil leaves, vodka, lemonade). The restaurant will also be screening the games on its sun-kissed terrace.
1, Warwick Court, Paternoster Square, EC4