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One Love: The best Wimbledon inspired food & drink highlights

One Love: The best Wimbledon inspired food & drink highlights

There are a few things that define British summertime: unpredictable weather; al fresco dining and drinking despite of said weather; and of course, Wimbledon.

It’s June, it’s bucketing down, and we’re all pining to drink champers with strawberries anyway. That’s right, our nation’s biggest and best tennis tournament kicks off today with the qualifiers, bringing the somewhat sodden summer spirit with it. Here’s what court-centric specials can be found across the capital during the frivolous fortnight of June 27th to July 10th

 

The perfect match at Orrery

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Marylebone purveyors of fine French cuisine, Orrery, will be embracing the competitive atmosphere with a refreshing strawberry dessert. Created by Chef Patron Igor Tymchyshyn, the heavenly plate is garnished with meringue and strawberry sorbet, and for £18 can be meticulously matched with three carefully selected rosé wines. orreryreservation@danddlondon.com

 

Creative cocktails and desserts at Royal Exchange Café

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Throughout the tournament, the grand, Bank-based Royal Exchange Café will be offering up Wimbledon-inspired cocktails and puds. A fresh strawberry and mint salad will make its debut, served on a fluid elderflower pannacotta. Seasonal cocktails making a splash are the Strawberry Play (pictured): Tarquin’s gin, lime, strawberry and lemon thyme; and the Murray’s Cobbler, refreshingly blended with orange and lime. www.royalexchange-grandcafe.co.uk/

 

The Wimbledon Sundae at OXBO Bankside

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Firm favourites OXBO Bankside have created a bespoke dessert inspired by the historic sporting event. The thoroughly English sundae is a devilish combination of fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream and strawberry coulis topped with tennis ball macarons, white chocolate shards and lashings of popping candy. www.oxbobankside.co.uk/

 

Marvel at Kensington Place’s Murray-tini

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Kensington Place will be re-launching their bespoke Murray-tini cocktail priced at £10.75. The carefully concocted creation features a host of luxe ingredients that include ripe honeydew melon, lemon juice, Belvedere unfiltered vodka, Cointreau, Angostura bitters and fresh mint. www.kensingtonplace-restaurant.co.uk

 

Launceston Place serves up an ace

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Michelin-starred South Kensington haunt, Launceston Place has entrusted Chef Patron Raphael Francois with the special task of bringing Wimbledon within its walls. His meticulously crafted Strawberry & Steam cake features ragu, mango, meringue and crispy nuts, meaning it’s sure to get a standing ovation from the crowd. www.launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk

 

Al fresco feasting and sipping at Sartoria

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Mayfair hotspot Sartoria will this year delight diners with a limited edition lemon cream dessert garnished with fresh strawberries. Created by Calabrian Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei, the summery offering can be enjoyed outside on the eatery’s chic Capri-inspired terrace. www.sartoria-restaurant.co.uk

 

Shake Shack makes Match Point 

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For the big Wimbledon fortnight, ever-popular American burger broilers, Shake Shack, will be dishing up a winning serve. Centred around the perfect pairing of strawberry and marshmallow, the limited edition Match Point Shake will be made with frozen custard and hand-spun daily. www.shakeshack.co.uk

 

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