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#LoveLocal This Valentine’s Day

Cafe Mori Cupcakes

Roses are red, violets are blue, Wimbledon has everything you need to make a perfect night for two.

With the current lockdown, there are still plenty of ways to put a homely spin on typical Valentine’s Day celebrations. Whether you’re hoping to impress your partner, treat a friend or relative, or indulge in some self-love, Wimbledon businesses have developed great menu’s, products and ideas to make this Sunday 14th February, a night to remember.

For a truly memorable date night to look forward to, pick a performance that’s sure to wow. Surprise your loved one with tickets to a brilliant future show at New Wimbledon Theatre or enjoy a live stream of the world’s most famous love story, Romeo & Juliet.

Floral treats are always a winner – enjoy deliciously sweet and fluffy floral cupcakes from local Japanese café, Café Mori, or pick up a beautiful fresh-smelling bouquet from Wimbledon Flower Kiosk (located outside Wimbledon Station).

Wimbledon pub The Old Frizzle is offering two Valentine’s cook-at-home for you and one special other. These include a mouth-wateringly gooey Raclette box, where you can melt your cheese on your very own grill! Everything comes prepared for you, so all you need to do is pop a few things in the oven, light the candle under the burner and watch the cheese bubble away as you celebrate at home with your special someone. Or opt for a Swingers Roast Box, which includes with pork, chicken and beef, with all the usual trimmings. Simply pre-order in advance for delivery.

Whether you’re looking for gifts for a loved one, a best friend or yourself, Elys has a great range of heart-warming Valentine’s Day gifts, including champagne truffles, luxury perfumes and great-smelling candle sets. Plus find out how to create a loving dining-out experience at home and top tasty Valentine’s treats, from Elys Food Tastemaker Sisley White such as Bitesize Strawberry Chocolate Tarts.

Or create the perfect intimate setting with massage and essential oils, vegan sweets and herbal face masks from Health Zone Wimbledon. Add the finishing touches with a custom-made Valentine’s balloon bouquet from Partica.

Remember this Valentine’s Day is also #LoveLocalDay, so whatever you’re buying – think local and support our independent, small businesses in our town. See what shops are open here, and for the full list of restaurants and cafes offering takeaway and delivery click here.

New Options for Takeaway and Delivery in Wimbledon

The start of a new year signals good intentions on the eating front. Whether it’s to eat more healthily or give yourself a break from cooking, there’s no shortage of options. Eateries in Wimbledon need your support and we could all use a menu refresh – here’s a ‘taster’!

Finish-At-Home Meals

With the rise of restaurants offering ‘finish-at-home’ meals, having a homecooked meal with little prep or clean-up has become increasingly accessible, putting a new spin on takeaway and delivery.

The Old Frizzle has introduced two menu favourites, Roast and Raclette boxes – perfect for sharing and available for weekend delivery. Use Love Wimbledon’s exclusive code ‘LOVESW19’ to receive £5 off your next order (minimum spend £35).

Leon LOVe Burger at Home kits are carbon neutral and come with everything you need to make tasty burgers and fries at home. All vegan, with a gluten-free option, and includes their infamous burger sauce and aioli.

During this homeschooling period, Bliss Coffee is delivering Family Dinners for four from Monday to Thursday. Family favourites include BBQ chicken with Mac n Cheese, Poached Prime Salmon and Slow-Cooked Lamb Steaks, with the menu changing weekly.

Beyond Veganuary

More and more restaurants are expanding their menus to cater to dietary restrictions and preferences which means gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian/vegan options now extend beyond Veganuary.

Wagamama’s new vegan menu, ‘the vegan edit’ will excite vegans and non-vegans alike. Drool-worthy favourites include new vegan Sticky ‘Ribs’, Tofu Raisukaree curry and a twist on the classic Tofu Firecracker.

Sticks n Sushi’s ‘always’ on vegetarian and vegan dishes are both flavourful and filling. The Greenkeeper, Green Gate Salad and Garden Rolls will appeal to the most discerning tastes.

If you’re craving comfort food, throughout January Franco Manca is highlighting their vegan pizzas – just £6 when you order online & collect.

Lunch and Lighter Bites

Diary chock-a-block? Delivery doesn’t have to be for dinner! With more people working from home there’s a growing trend towards midday home delivery.

Yori offers a set lunch menu with mains ranging from traditional Hot Stone Bibimbap to Barbecued meat accompanied by rice and three sides.

For those who prefer nibbles and smaller bites Wahaca‘s salads, bowls and Sustainable Fish Tacos are a fresh option. Or opt for tapas from The Adega‘s new menu and savour the likes of Seared Scallops or Gambas Piri Piri.

 

Not fully satisfied? Find a list of restaurants offering takeaway/delivery in Wimbledon Town Centre here.