New Opening: Bar & Block Steakhouse offers 2-4-1 Steaks

Serving up fresh new cuts, Bar + Block Steakhouse is now open in Wimbledon, offering diners 2-4-1 steaks* from 18th February – 17th March. To be sent a voucher for this great offer and stay up to date on other news, simply sign up here.

Located on The Broadway, the new modern, all-day dining steakhouse is the perfect place to enjoy a moment of respite away from the hustle and bustle. Whether you’re looking for a beefed-up breakfast, speedy working lunch, post-work drinks or a three-course meal with family and friends, you can expect a menu that is truly a cut above the rest.

Steaks + Breaks 

For a solid start to the day, sink your teeth into hearty breakfasts including steak and eggs or the ‘Bar + Block Works’, which comes with dry cured oak smoked streaky bacon, a pork sausage, spicy beans with smoked bacon, beef hash, mixed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes served with a fried egg and toast (add a steak to the Works for just £2!) Lighter options include smashed avocado and poached egg on toast, or granola topped with fresh fruit and yoghurt, available until noon every day.

When midday strikes, Bar + Block’s premium steaks take centre stage. From rump to ribeye, and sirloin to spiral cut fillet, quality, classic cuts are sourced from cattle reared across the Pampas in South America, and dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days before they’re hand-cut to your size of choice. Look to the Butcher’s Block for a selection of rotating seasonal specials, offering steak connoisseurs something a little different.

Other highlights from the menu include deconstructed beef wellington, hot smoked salmon, handmade beef burgers, freshly ground on-site, and a signature Sunday roast sharer. Moreish sides feature beef dripping triple cooked chunky chips, halloumi fries and mac and cheese bites. Catching up with friends? Enjoy a selection of Bar + Block’s grazing plates laden with the likes of pulled beef tacos, salt and pepper squid and tandoori chicken wings cooked over charcoal, perfect with a cool lager or crisp cider.

Hurried + Hungry

The Express Menu available 11:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday, is the perfect way to inject a big dose of flavour into a busy day. For under £10, diners can enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink and a dish including steak and frites, Spanish-inspired mussels or a classic 6oz beef burger and fries, just to name a few, all served within 10 minutes of placing your order.

Bubbles + Brews

Bar + Block’s bar, lined with polished ceramic tiles and a beautiful bar top, is the ideal setting for evening drinks. An extensive menu of beers, wines, prosecco and spirits means there’s something to suit any occasion, from post-work tipples to cocktails before heading out for a night on the town.

Head to the bar and enjoy all cocktails at half price from 5-7pm every Monday to Thursday or kickstart the weekend with Fizz Fridays when a bottle of Prosecco is just £15 all day. Take a seat at the bar and choose from the extensive range of tipples from candy floss martinis to die-hard classics including mojitos, cosmopolitans and daiquiris, to name a few.

Bar + Backdrop

Bar + Block Wimbledon’s sleek open kitchen and stand-out central bar is complemented by reclaimed wood panelling, quality fabrics and copper finishes. A burgundy, navy and white colour scheme, contemporary artwork and Bar + Block’s signature neon cow give the steakhouse a fresh, modern look, while soft lighting over the restaurant’s chocolate leather banquettes provide the perfect place to tuck into a juicy steak or sip on a cheeky cocktail.

Bar + Block Wimbledon – visit their website here

*1. By signing up at you will be sent a voucher which entitles you to one free steak from the Bar + Block Main Menu when purchasing another steak of equal or greater value, excluding the Spiral Cut 10oz Fillet, Deconstructed Beef Wellington and TiraDe Ancho. 2. Express Menu, Breakfast Menu, Bar Snacks Menu, Premier Inn Meal Deal and Puddings Menu are excluded from this offer. 3. This offer is valid from the 18th February – 17th March inclusive. 4. This voucher can only be used at Bar + Block Steakhouse, Wimbledon 5. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Polka Theatre’s exciting redevelopment

Following generous grants from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund , Arts Council England, London Borough of Merton and many other vital funders, Polka Theatre are delighted to confirm they will be temporarily closing their doors on 18 February 2019 for a major redevelopment, reopening in 2020.

This will be the first redevelopment in their 40 year history.

Peter Glanville, Artistic Director & Joint CEO at Polka Theatre, commented, “We are excited to be creating a beautiful, reimagined facility for children in our community. On behalf of all at Polka, thank you for your support in getting us to this stage. We look forward to sharing this exciting new chapter with you.”

Polka Theatre will soon be announcing plans for their new season Polka40, celebrating Polka’s rich and varied history, with further exciting show announcements to come later in 2019.

You can follow them on social media for all the latest news.

In the meantime, scroll down to read about their plans  for FUTURE POLKA and find out how to get involved!

The Plans:

  • Improved Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas
  • Multi-sensory Garden
  • Dedicated Buggy Park
  • New Toilet & Baby Change Facilities
  • Larger Cafe
  • New Adventure Theatre
  • Dedicated Creative Learning Studio

Find out more…

Valentine’s Day in Wimbledon

The most romantic time of the year has arrived

Whether you’re taken or single and ready to mingle, fall head over heels with Wimbledon. The town centre is bursting with great restaurants, bars and shops with special gift ideas to make it your most romantic Valentine’s yet. Or if you’re anti-Valentine’s, keep reading as there’s great parties in town to dance the night away or great movies at the cinema to forget all about cupid!

Great gift ideas

Treat your loved one to beautiful blooms this Valentine’s from Marks and Spencer in Centre Court Shopping, The Flowersmith or Wimbledon Flower Kiosk both outside Wimbledon Station. Choose sweet perfume from Elys Wimbledon, Debenhams or the new The Fragrance Shop downstairs in Centre Court Shopping, indulge with chocolates from Whittard of Chelsea or Lakeland, or spoil with diamonds from Swarovski, Sinclair Jewellers, Pandora or Art Jewels. There’s plenty of shops to choose from to find your perfect card including Paperchase, Clintons and WH Smith or why not get crafty and make one with a little help from Fielder’s Art Shop or create something personalised in Snappy Snaps.








Romantic restaurants and bars

‘It takes two to taco’ according to Wahaca and so they’ve filled their Valentine’s menu with lots of tasty sharing dishes to enjoy with your sweetheart. Find a quiet corner at romantic Italian Al Forno or treat your loved one to steak at Roxie’s or the Valentine’s 2/3 course set menu at Bill’s for just £16.95/£19.95. If you both enjoy Oriental food, Sticks n Sushi have Valentine’s specials including Tartare of Salmon or enjoy a Thai curry in Mai Thai. Share a bottle of bubbly at All Bar One, a cocktail at 601 Queen’s Rd and enjoy live music at Bertie’s Wine Bar.







Bring a date or a mate 

Suburban Bar and Lounge are putting the fizz back into Valentine’s with glasses of prosecco being just £4.50 all night and a fun cocktail menu with traffic light theme. Or head to Smash where you can get two valentines pizzas for just £12.50 to enjoy after a game of ping pong. If you fancy dancing the night away, The Garratt and Gauge have a traffic light party with DJ Paul G playing from 8pm.

Anti-Valentine’s ideas

If you can’t stand to hear the V word, why not book tickets to see The Rocky Horror Show, showing at New Wimbledon Theatre from 11-16 February. Tuck into a ‘boozy black forest gelato’ from G Like Gelato and refuse to share it with anyone or treat yourself to a massage or a new look in one of Wimbledon’s salons or spas.


2019 Sponsorship Opportunities in Wimbledon Town Centre

Love Wimbledon has fantastic sponsorship opportunities for your business.

Take a look at the great events and campaigns we’re running from sponsorship of Big Screen Tennis, our 25ft Christmas tree or advertising opportunities in our 75k print magazine – get your brand seen in 2019…

To discuss sponsorship opportunities further, please contact Danielle Sweeney