There’s no better way to get into the swing of this summer’s sports than indulging in these Wimbledon desserts
Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf
Pictured above, this cute dessert is constructed from strawberry panna cotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue and strawberry foam. Priced at £10, it is available from the Canary Wharf branch of Tom’s Kitchen until 16 July.
Maitre Choux’s Sun-kissed Strawberry Eclair
As the name suggests, this South Kensington patisserie specialises in all things choux, and particularly eye-catching rows of colourful eclairs. While its core range of flavours remains largely the same, it’s worth keeping an eye-out for its seasonal specials. One such is this limited-edition eclair drawing on the classic combination of strawberries and cream, elevated with the addition of pistachio.
Free-flowing Pimms and Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at Conrad London St James
Available until 16 July is this playful take on an afternoon tea, served alongside the hotel’s normal summer offering. Taking a literal inspiration from the tournament is a tennis ball-shaped lemon and basil delice, while others draw from traditional ingredients such as the strawberry and cream pearl, a mirror-glazed sphere of strawberries and cream that sits atop a nest of delicate pastry threads.
Eneko London’s Wimbledon Glory
While this London outpost from the three-Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa normally looks to his Basque heritage to inspire its dishes, for this dessert it has instead opted for something more quintessentially English. Available until 16 July and priced at £8, the familiarly shaped dessert comprises a cream mousse tennis ball with a Szechaun-infused fresh strawberry compote centre resting on a butter crumble base with mint and honey cress. The theme is completed with a miniature racket crafted from chocolate and meringue.
Papillon at Hotel Cafe Royal
Executive pastry chef Sarah Barber has gone all-out for Wimbledon this year with a plethora of special petit gateaux and desserts available from the hotel’s cafe Papillon fronting onto Regent Street. These include tennis ball-shaped cakes, an impressive-looking Pimms and cucumber dessert and a thoroughly modern take on the classic strawberries and cream.
The White Onion’s Game, Set and Match
If you’re lucky enough to be seeing one of the matches first-hand then make time to pop into this well-regarded local restaurant in Wimbledon. Its pretty Game, Set and Match dessert sees lemon and sponge and vanilla cremeux nestled in a chocolate sphere shell, accompanied by the obligatory strawberries.
While this dessert may not opt for the quirky visuals of others on the list, it aims to pack a punch with its flavours. Created by chef patron Francesco Mazzei, the refined sweet treat combines Amalfi lemon cream and ice cream, garnished with strawberries.