London is the perfect destination for all sports fans this summer with so much going on at different venues across the city. Whether you will be visiting the city to take in some live sports or a Londoner keen to get into the sporting spirit, it can often be hard to know a good place to eat close to sporting venues where you don’t have to queue but are close enough to ensure you won’t miss kick off!
Toptable mobile solutions makes it easier than ever to find and book the UK’s finest restaurants on- the-go. The toptable mobile site and app available for iPhone, iPad and Android, allow you to see a list of all restaurants that can accommodate your desired date, time and party size within close vicinity of your current location. Once the reservation is booked, you’ll receive instant confirmation and also have the ability to modify or cancel your reservation instantly, so even if there is extra time there’s no need to miss your meal.
Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations at toptable, a consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK, shares her top ten restaurants where you can dine in style.
1. The Tommyfield
185 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London, SE11 4EZ
The Tommyfield is a charming pub situated close to the home of test match cricket, The Kia Oval. With wooden floors, quirky lampshades and mixture of exposed brick and designer wallpapered walls, The Tommyfield attracts a crowd of young professionals and hip locals. Famous for its sensational steaks and burgers, the restaurant has an assured and modern European menu including other classics like guinea fowl with Jerusalem artichokes.
2. The Lawn Bistro
66 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5EE
The Lawn Bistro opened its doors in September 2011, and since then has gone from strength to strength. Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, this restaurant brings you a fresh and exciting new dining experience. The food and flavours are complex but not fussy; impressive yet unpretentious. The Lawn Bistro is all about well sourced seasonal ingredients, put together in an interesting way and service that enables you to relax and be rest assured that you will be looked after in a seamless manner.
22 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NJ
Perfect for rugby enthusiasts, Masaniello is an authentic Italian restaurant located close to the England international rugby stadium, Twickenham. Opened in 2009, Masaniello’s interior is classically styled in dark wood and cream, providing a warm, intimate setting for fine dining as well as an al fresco terrace for outdoor dining. Head Chef Livio and manager Maria Lucia share a passion for the world of restaurants and the food of Italy, especially the Neapolitan region, from which the menu takes much inspiration.
4. The Fox & Grapes
9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4UN
Situated just off Wimbledon Common, The Fox and Grapes is perfect for those catching the tennis live this summer. The Fox and Grapes offers exquisite simple British dishes using produce sourced locally from small farmers and producers including independent butchers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable growers.
2 Whilton Road, Twickenham, TW1 1BJ
If you are taking your partner to watch some rugby this summer, why not take them to Chanterelle - a bijou French bistro located on Twickenham’s Whilton Road. Cosy, chic and unpretentious Chanterelle offers an exquisite traditional menu using well-sourced local produce. Situated just a one minute’s walk from Twickenham train station this restaurant is very accessible to those visiting a game with plenty of parking nearby also.