A stunning Grade-II listed building, Wimbledon Theatre brings the magic of West End shows to South West London. Theatregoers often get the chance to see small drama and comedy productions here before their runs in the West End, or at the iconic Edinburgh Festivals.
Wimbledon also boasts a diverse dining scene, with all kinds of classic and modern restaurants serving a mouthwatering selection of cuisines. From juicy steaks to celebrated sushi creations, here is our pick of the best restaurants near Wimbledon Theatre.
1. Rock Star Sushi Bar Book Rock Star Sushi Bar
Japanese, 2.2km from Wimbledon Theatre
Lauded by many as serving the best sushi in London, Rock Star Sushi Bar is fronted by esteemed head chef Igor, who has been honoured with certification by the All Japan Association in Sushi Proficiency and Skills Mastery. Using his 18 years of sushi experience, Igor crafts beautifully colourful sushi and sashimi delicacies, with diners even given the chance to create their own dishes, adding a touch of fun theatricality to meals.
2. Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse Book Buenos Aires
Argentinian – Steaks & Grills, 700m from Wimbledon Theatre (8 min walk)
Enjoy a true taste of Argentina at Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse in Wimbledon, with the tenderest cuts of beef sourced from the famous Las Pampas lowlands, and cooked on a traditional parrilla barbecue. Along with the mouthwatering steaks, there are other specialities of Argentina served, including traditional stews, empanadas, and vegetarian options like aubergine escalope with slow-cooked tomato and goat’s cheese. Be sure to sample something from the wine list, with full-bodied Malbecs from Mendoza being a particular highlight.
Set menu: 3 courses £19.50 per person
3. Sticks’n’Sushi – Wimbledon Book Sticks’n’Sushi – Wimbledon
Japanese, 700m from Wimbledon Theatre (8 min walk)
Featuring stunning interior design and exciting flavour fusions, Sticks’n’Sushi Wimbledon is an ultra cool restaurant close to Wimbledon Theatre. Expertly crafted Nordic and Japanese recipes are served from the bustling open kitchen, with the menu dominated by colourful sushi and mouthwatering yakitori sticks. Communal tables give the restaurant an intimate vibe, while the children’s menus also make this a versatile choice for theatregoers.
4. GBK Wimbledon Book GBK Wimbledon
Burgers, 60m from Wimbledon Theatre (1 min walk)
An essential choice for burger-lovers in London, GBK Wimbledon serves up a all kinds of classic burgers alongside a constantly changing selection of signature specials. There are lamb, falafel and even buffalo patties for diners looking for something a little different, and an extensive list of sides too. A concise wine list and range of range of craft beers are served, while for dessert there are thick, indulgent milkshakes.
5. Chimichanga Book Chimichanga
Mexican, 90m from Wimbledon Theatre (1 min walk)
Serving up the sights, sounds and flavours of Mexico City, Chimichanga Wimbledon offers a whole host of authentic South American dishes. Sample the token enchiladas, fajitas and burritos pre or post performance, plus a varied children’s menu for mini theatre goers. Head out onto the leafy terrace in summer to enjoy sangria, special house margaritas, and chilled beers.
6. The White Onion Book The White Onion
French, 1.4km from Wimbledon Theatre (18 min walk, 5 min by bus)
Enjoying a mention in The Michelin Guide, The White Onion’s modern French cuisine has been a firm SW19 favourite since opening back in 2015. This bijou hideaway presents dishes from head chef Frédéric Duval, with big windows at the front offering views onto the buzz of Wimbledon Village. The finest in-season, regional produce makes up the menu, with offerings like West Country lamb, Brixham scallops, and 18-month-aged Comté.
7. Strada Book Strada
Italian, 1.2km from Wimbledon Theatre (13 min walk, 4 min by bus)
A family-friendly staple, Strada serves up a menu of modern Italian dishes in a cosy, intimate dining room. During summer, the entire frontage opens up and creates a continental-style feel, and there are a dotting of al fresco tables for ray catching (made even more tempting with an Aperol Spritz in hand). The diverse Mediterranean menu includes signature flatbreads, pasta & risottos, meat and fish dishes, plus a gluten-free range.
8. The Lambourne Book The Lambourne
British, 500m from Wimbledon Theatre (6 min walk)
A bustling neighbourhood restaurant and bar, The Lambourne treats diners to a great selection of modern British and European dishes, along with an extensive bar menu. Steaks direct from Smithfield Market are served with gourmet sauces and triple cooked chips, while vegetarians can enjoy delicacies such as wild mushroom risotto with shaved parmesan. Sample craft beers, signature cocktails and fine wines from the bar, perfect to enjoy in the al fresco seating area at the front of the restaurant.
9. NYEAT Book NYEAT
American, 1.4km from Wimbledon Theatre (17 min walk)
NYEAT in Wimbledon showcases gourmet dishes from all across America in chic surroundings that feature bold colourful street art. There are Californian treats like soft corn tacos, jambalaya from New Orleans, and the freshest Maine Lobsters served with all kinds of gourmet sides. Talented mixologists prepare classic and contemporary cocktails, while the eclectic live music gigs make this a swinging post-theatre hangout.
10. The Nelson Arms Book The Nelson Arms
Pub, 1.5km from Wimbledon Theatre (19 min walk, 9 min by bus)
A proper London pub dating back to the early part of the 20th century, The Nelson Arms has been given funky modern updates, making it a popular choice for pre or post-theatre meals. Classic pub grub includes juicy burgers, traditional pies and fish and chips, while outside there is a tranquil beer garden that makes for the perfect summer hangout. There is also a regular line-up of live music, and plenty of plush leather couches to relax in while enjoying something from the bar.