4 places to buy traditional British food during your English course in Wimbledon, London

Wimbledon in London is very famous for the world’s greatest tennis tournament. If you complete an English language course in Wimbledon, you will discover that this is not the only thing it has to offer. This charming and peaceful part of London has many things for students to do, and lots to eat!

Here are 4 places where you can enjoy traditional British food during your time in Wimbledon.

The Alexandra

33 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7NE, United Kingdom
The traditional British pub offers many English meals, such as “Fish and Chips”, a dish of fried fish fillets served with chips and peas (try ‘mushy peas’). You can enjoy this on their wonderful roof terrace restaurant. It is not cheap, but worth a visit.
Open Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 – 23:00, Thursday from 11:00 – 24:00, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 01:00 and Sunday from 12:00 – 23:00.

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The Dog & Fox
24 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EA, United Kingdom
This restaurant has been in Wimbledon since the 1800s. It offers many traditional English dishes, such as the “Sunday Roast” consisting of roast meat (beef, pork or chicken), Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, cooked vegetables and meat gravy. The pub serves both vegetarian and vegan options.
The restaurant opens every day:
Breakfast: from Monday to Saturday: 8:00 – 11:00
Brunch: from Monday to Saturday: 11:30 – 16:00
Dinner: 16:00 – 22:00
Sunday Roasts: 12:00 – 16:00

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The Hand and Racquet
25-27 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7Ne, United Kingdom
With a cosy atmosphere featuring a fantastic brick fireplace, this modern Wimbledon pub has many typical dishes, such as the Sausage & Mash. This meal of good sausages, mashed potato and gravy is one of the most popular meals in the UK. They also have both vegetarian and vegan options available. The pub opens every day, Monday to Thursday from 11:00 – 23:00, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 00:30 and Sundays from 12:00 – 22:00.


IVY Café Wimbledon Village
75 High St, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5EQ, United Kingdom. The IVY Café offers many varieties of coffee and traditional English afternoon tea served with delicious scones which is a must for all visiting students. There are vegetarian and vegan options available.
You will need to book a table as the cafe is very popular. The opening hours are Monday to Wednesday, from 8:00 – 23:00, Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 – 00:00 and Sundays and National Holidays from 9:00 – 23:30.

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So you can try some of the delights mentioned, why not take an English language course at Wimbledon School of English (WSE) which is one of the very best English language schools in the UK. It's no surprise that the school received 15/15 strengths in the most recent British Council inspection, and was named top Centre of Excellence by the EL Gazette which reviews language schools in the UK. The school is in the heart of Wimbledon and close to Central London by both Underground (the ‘Tube’), train and local buses.