Wimbledon Winners at Food & Culture Awards 2023

Huge congratulations to so many Wimbledon Town Centre businesses. We had 16 finalists, ten runners up and four overall winners at this year’s prestigious Time & Leisure Food & Culture Awards. The ceremony was hosted in the heart of the town at the New Wimbledon Theatre with hundreds of cultural and hospitality businesses attending from across South West London and Surrey.

This year’s awards champion the talented, creative and passionate people who comprise our thriving hospitality and arts industries.


See the full list of winning businesses from Wimbledon Town Centre below.

The Wimbledon Town Centre People’s Choice (Sponsored by Love Wimbledon)

Winner: New Wimbledon Theatre

Highly Commended: Aya Lebanese

Commended: Bombay Delight, Diba, i-Thai

New Wimbledon Theatre


Best Family Friendly Restaurant

Winner: Diba



Most Innovation Arts/ Community Project

Winner: The Polka Theatre

Commended: Merton Arts Space and Wimbledon Bookfest

The Polka Theatre

Best Sunday Roast 

Winner: The Alexandra


The Alexandra


View the full list of winners and commended here.

We are delighted to see so many of our local businesses in Wimbledon recognised for their excellence by the community. To explore the best of our neighbourhood, try out local favourites across the town and high street here.

Elys X Wimbledon Park Primary Collective Pop Up

In the spirit of Community, Elys has opened its doors to 12 local brands who form part of the Wimbledon Park Primary School Small Business Hub.  This collective of brands spanning Ladies Fashion, Home & Childrenswear will showcase their products from March – May.

Elys has been the premier independent department store in Wimbledon for over 140 years and is an institution in SW19. As an independent company themselves, Elys are keen to support other local independents. The collective of Owner / Maker run businesses are most grateful for this opportunity and look forward to seeing you in store.


Find the brands in store:

Le Print, MaximaLuxe, Studio Qualia: Sat 25th – Tue 28th March

Sweet Pamplemousse, Cotton Tales, Big Ten Prints: Sat 22nd  – Tue 25th April

Our Little Wardrobe, JuniperBerry Kids, All Things Dylan: Thurs 11th  – Sun 14th May

Single Swan, Design by Drake, Story Cashmere: Sat 20th – Tues 23rd May

Visit Elys

The Golf Groove Comes to Wimbledon

The Golf Groove, the first of several new developments at Centre Court Shopping Centre, is set to open this spring!

Wimbledonians and beyond will soon be able to experience a brand new high-tech immersive golf experience with a stylish bar and restaurant. Get ready for a fun family day out, with kids as young as seven being able to play. Tee off the Empire State building or play top course with the newest high-tech golf simulator.

The space will bring a different kind of entertainment to Wimbledon, catering to anyone from the amateur golfer to the well-versed pro. Whether you are looking to work on your golf swing or play with friends and family, learn from PGA Qualified professional coaches or just grab a drink you’ll find everything under one roof – or bay!

For updates on opening and booking, please visit www.thegolfgroove.com



Celebrate Mother’s Day in Wimbledon

This Mother’s Day show your appreciation with a lifestyle experience or a special gift and bring the family together for a delicious Sunday meal.

Pamper Time

Every Mother’s Day is an opportunity to pamper your mum. Book Better Leisure for the ultimate spa experience where mum can destress with a range of thermal spa therapies such as the hydrotherapy pool or the hot Turkish baths. Why not go all out and treat your them to a new look at Gina Conway or add a bit of sparkle to your mum’s life with a new set of nails from Princess Nails or Lagoon Spa?

Mother’s Day Gifting

Trying to find the perfect gift to show your appreciation? Add a decorative touch to your mother’s home with the new Spring/Summer collection at Neptune Wimbledon. Mums are like buttons; they hold everything together, why not spoil her with stylish gift from Oliver Bonas or collect a luxury cosmetic from Elys. Pick up mum’s favourite fragrance from The Fragrance Shop or gift them with a piece of bespoke jewellery from Sinclair Jewellers.

On Mother’s Day, We Brunch

Treat your mother on Sunday by bringing the family together for a scrumptious local meal. Dine on flavoursome spices from the east with a set menu and complimentary hamper at Bombay Delight. Head down to Al Forno for an authentic taste of Italy and complimentary fizz. Explore Asian cuisine with delicious Thai food and a complimentary Thai iced tea at imm Thai Fusion. Settle down for a Sunday roast at local pubs The Alexandra, The Old Frizzle and The Prince of Wales.