Wimbledon is on which can only mean one thing: it’s strawberry season! If you didn’t manage to bag yourself tickets to Centre Court, you can still get your classic Wimbledon strawberry fix in the centre of London. 

From rich, fresh gelato for those warm weather days to quintessentially British Eton mess, here’s where to head for the best strawberry desserts in the capital.

Smith’s Bar & Grill

Introducing London’s most Wimbledon-y dessert offering of the year… Smith’s Bar & Grill have gone above and beyond with their strawberry dessert offering. 

Available until 11th July, the dessert features a soft white chocolate and vanilla sponge that’s filled with a sweet strawberry and cream mousse, before being coated in desiccated coconut and placed on a strawberry coulis. It’s in the shape (and colour!) of a tennis ball and even features a little white chocolate tennis racket.

It even features a little white chocolate tennis racket...

Where: 25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, W2 6EY
Website: www.smithsbarandgrill.co.uk

City Social London

Located on the 24th floor of Tower 42 sits City Social London, the Michelin starred restaurant by Jason Atherton. As well as boasting next level panoramic views across London, the restaurant’s dessert menu celebrates the classic British ingredient: the strawberry. 

The summer dessert features wild strawberries, vanilla yoghurt parfait and an icy strawberry sorbet. It’s sweet yet tart, and makes for an enjoyable dish while looking out at the city’s skyline.

Where: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HQ
Website: www.citysociallondon.com

Cakes & Bubbles

Cakes & Bubbles, located on Regent Street, is the brainchild of famed chef Albery Adria and his brother Ferran. Inspired by the La Dolca, Cakes & Bubbles specialises in exceptional desserts that are both picture perfect and delicious. 

For a strawberry fix, try the ‘After Eight’. It’s a strawberry and chocolate marshmallow that’s pillowy, fluffy and sweet. The classic dessert features in their Sweet Afternoon Bubbles experience, as well as a stand-alone dish.

Where: 70 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
Website: www.cakesandbubbles.co.uk

Eataly

As the warmer weather hits, there’s only one thing that is sure to hit the spot and that’s a dollop of fresh gelato from Eataly. 

Home to London’s largest Italian food market and restaurant concept, Eataly serves up a selection of fresh gelato straight from their Galateria. Made in-house in their pastry lab every day, their gelato is rich with the highest quality ingredients. Go for a classic scoop of their strawberry gelato and topple on your favourite toppings.  

Where: 135 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD
Website: www.eataly.co.uk 

Park Chinois

It wouldn’t be strawberry season without a healthy serving of Eton mess. And where better to head than Mayfair’s Park Chinois where they celebrate the favourite fruit of the season to its fullest. 

Offering a little something for the whole table, their sharing dessert offering includes the pastry team’s favourite summer sweets, including an Eton mess topped with fresh strawberries, lemon and mint. It’s accompanied by miniature bites of matcha choux, passion fruit and dark chocolate delice, coconut and hazelnut rocher with coffee caramel and rose lychee sphere and white chocolate.

It wouldn’t be strawberry season without a healthy serving of Eton mess.

Where: 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
Website: www.parkchinois.com

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

How better to finish an evening of fine seafood dining than with a light strawberry filled dessert? Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill have you covered with their Gariguette Strawberries, served with Champagne, elderflower and Cornish cream. 

Pair the sweet dessert with their carefully chosen Champagne of choice, a glass of the Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage – Champagne, France.

Where: 11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG
Website: www.bentleys.org 

Norma

One of the prettiest restaurants we’ve laid eyes on, it’s easy to admit that Norma London is a firm of ours. Located on Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, Norma is a contemporary Italian, inspired by the food, culture and vibrancy of Sicily. And their dessert options are no exception. 

We love Norma’s goat’s milk panna cotta. Served with rose scented meringue and fresh strawberries, it’s a summer sensation that’s sure to satisfy your sweet strawberry tooth.

One of the prettiest restaurants we’ve laid eyes on...

Where: 8 Charlotte Street, W1T 2LS
Website: www.normalondon.com

Fortnum’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

There’s no afternoon tea experience quite like a Fortnum’s experience, so why go anywhere else than the best? 

Fortnum’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon is a candy-coloured confection of… well, confections. Located on the fourth floor of the department store, expect dessert after dessert honed to absolute perfection, including these sweet strawberry treats. Yum.

Where: 4th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1A 1ER
Website: www.fortnumandmason.com

Japan Centre 

For something a little different, try the Japan Centre’s new menu favourite: the strawberry mochi doughnut. 

Available from the UK’s first dedicated mochi bar, available from their Panton Street branch, the offering is a handmade mochi made with Japanese mochiko rice flour to give them their signature sweet, crispy texture. It’s decorated with strawberry icing, strawberry sprinkles and a crunchy strawberry Pocky.

For something a little different, try the Japan Centre’s new menu favourite: the strawberry mochi doughnut.

WherE: JAPAN CENTRE, 35B PANTON STREET, SW1Y 4EA
Website: www.japancentre.com

Greenaway’s

Strawberry pie, anyone? 

Greenaway’s Pie & Mash does what it says on the tin. Produce great, hearty pies and creamy mash to hungry Londoners. This summer they are extending their pie offerings even further, with the arrival of their new strawberries and cream dessert pie. 

Launched to coincide with Wimbledon season, Greenaway’s pie is utterly delicious. It’s a baked strawberry cheesecake topped with fresh Scottish strawberries and Madagascan vanilla cream.

Strawberry pie, anyone? 

Where: Order on Deliveroo
Website: www.greenawayspies.com

The Milestone Hotel & Residences

Available for the Wimbledon Championships only, The Milestone Hotel & Residences has introduced a few strawberry hued desserts to their all day dining menu and afternoon tea series. 

For a moment to remember, try the superb dessert of white chocolate bavarois with Champagne sorbet, strawberries infused with tarragon topped on a shortbread and tarragon sugar crumb. Their afternoon tea pastries have also been given the Wimbledon makeover, including a nod to a tennis ball in the shape of a lemon and lime macaron.

Where: 3 Kensington Court, W8 5DL
Website: www.milestonehotel.com

Nobu London Old Park Lane

For a strawberry moment, look to Nobu’s strawberry cheesecake. It’s been a staple on their sweet menu since it opened over 20 years ago and has guests coming back for more. 

The buttery, crunchy biscuit base is topped with a silky cheesecake, finished with strawberry jelly and served with a healthy dollop of homemade strawberry sorbet. Refreshing and delicious.

Where: 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
Website: www.noburestaurants.com

Tapas Brindisa

Set on the banks of the river Thames and Power Station, Tapas Brindisa brings Londoners the best of Spanish food and culture. 

This summer they are welcoming a new dessert to their menu, and you guessed it, it involves strawberries. Dive into their new Bauma goat’s curd cheesecake, topped with strawberry puree and fresh strawberries. It’s creamy, sweet and delicious.

Where: Battersea Power Station, Unit 25 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ
Website: www.brindisakitchens.com


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