The best recipes for Wimbledon
Throwing a Wimbledon party this summer? Take your spread beyond strawberries and cream and serve our crowd-friendly recipes while watching the tennis.
It's that time of year when we don purple and green, dish out strawberries and cream and pour glasses of chilled summer cup to welcome the arrival of Wimbledon. Whether you're watching solo or entertaining during the tournament, our easy, make-ahead dishes are guaranteed champions. Put on a savoury spread filled with colourful bites and stunning desserts that everyone will love.
We've got an enormous selection of delicious pies and pastries in our savoury puff pastry recipes, plus help yourself to our finger food recipes. You'll set mouths watering with our colourful collection of quiche recipes, too. For healthier options, try our flavourful summer salad recipes. Or, bulk out your party spread with one of our delicious bread recipes.
If your heart desires sweet treats, look no further than our showstopping cake recipes. And, Wimbledon isn't complete without strawberries, so try strawberry dessert recipes to bring a touch of season fruit to proceedings.
Savoury sharing dishes
Pies, pastries and parcels
Pies, pastries and parcels make great buffet food. Our rainbow veggie picnic pie captures all the colours of summer. Part tortilla, part pie, this multicolour masterpiece is made by layering up beetroot slices, peppers, squash, onions, feta, potatoes, peas, eggs and herbs. You really will taste the rainbow with each bite! Or, venture to the other side of the court with our beef & chorizo empanadas. Serve these tasty South American-style pasties with guacamole and soured cream for a mouthwatering snack.
Small savoury bites
To balance all the sweet stuff, we've got some savoury snacks to munch on during the match. Load skewers with manchego cheese, mozzarella, basil, prosciutto and chorizo for an easy bite. Our seriously moreish mozzarella dippers and smoked salmon scotch eggs also make match-worthy finger food. Or, try a delicious homemade flatbread dipped in our creamy taramasalata.
These tiny tartlets are full of flavour and always disappear quickly from the buffet table. Our roasted tomato & pancetta quiches are perfect for a portable snack if you're travelling to watch the tennis. Alternatively, go big and make the most of seasonal produce with our flavour-packed asparagus, feta & dill quiche.
Keep things light with a seasonal salad. This fresh tomato, broad bean & burrata salad doesn't take long to prepare, and the creamy burrata with the broad bean salsa verde topping is irresistible. For health-conscious spectators, our roasted asparagus, pea & egg salad is not only delicious, but also packs in a whole three of your five-a-day. Toss with sourdough croutons and a creamy yet light dressing.
Get more greens in with our summer salad recipes.
Break point breads
If you're catering for a crowd, our deliciously cheesy tear-and-share garlic bread rolls will go down a storm. Serve directly from the tray and encourage everyone to rip pieces off. For another winner, our sticky red onion & thyme crown with whipped goat's cheese will be all the rage. It captures the flavour of an onion & goat's cheese tart perfectly, but is far better for sharing.
Stunning summer sweets
Set point scones
If you just can't get enough of the flavours of a summer cup, combine the fruity tipple with another classic to make our twist on traditional scones. Soak the fruit in the liqueur and infuse the cream for a boozy kick, then serve with light and fluffy scones. Or, try our super-sized giant scone cake packed with strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. Simply cut into slices to serve. If summer berries aren't your thing, try our lemon drizzle scones for a fresh, zingy flavour twist. You could even go savoury with our coronation chicken scones – soft, fluffy scones with creamy curried chicken.
Wimbledon just wouldn't be the same without digging your spoon into a dish of eton mess. The combination of crunchy meringue, whipped cream and strawberry sauce is a surefire hit. If you're looking for an egg-free version, our vegan eton mess uses aquafaba as an ingenious substitute for egg whites. Take this classic to the next level by making our impressive eton mess cheesecake – piled high with strawberries, meringues and edible flowers, this decadent dessert is guaranteed to draw a crowd.
No Wimbledon spread is complete without a strawberry showstopper. Our current favourite is this strawberry & elderflower gateau bursting with summer flavours. This simple yet stunning dessert uses ready-made sponge flan cases, so there's no need to cook – and you can have it on the table in just 30 minutes. Or, try our strawberry tart with lavender & honey cream, which we recommend assembling just before serving to avoid a soggy base. Alternatively, take the boozy route and blitz your strawberries with rosé wine, lemon and sugar to make a refreshing frosé, or blend with rum in a frozen strawberry daiquiri. If you're looking for a biscuity treat, strawberry & cream roly-polys are great for adults and kids alike.
Love your lollies
Stay cool while watching a tense match point with our gin & tonic ice lollies, an inventive twist on one of our favourite tipples. Or, try our strawberry & prosecco ice lollies and summer cup ice lollies for more boozy tennis treats. If you'd prefer something non-alcoholic or are catering for kids, serve our watermelon & kiwi ice lollies, or bring the botanicals with fruity raspberry tea & hibiscus ice lollies.
Find plenty more cool treats in our ice lolly collection.
Serve our summer berry cake with rose geranium cream for a fabulous centerpiece for any Wimbledon party. You can be sure this marvellous mountain of cake and cream is enough to feed hungry guests. Our summer party cake is another seasonal showstopper, stacked high with strawberries, white chocolate, shortbread and even mini meringues. If you're looking for a loaf cake, our fruity drizzle can't be beaten for versatility – it's also quick and easy to assemble.
See our summer cake collection for more fruity sponges.
Seasonal cocktails and mocktails
Happy hour hotshots
Everyone loves a classic summer cup. It's easy to top up, guests can dip into the punch whenever they like, and it has all the tastes of a traditional British summer. Try our fruity pomegranate version for a twist on the traditional. If you fancy some fizz, our elderflower spritz is a light and refreshing alternative.
Lawn tennis lemonade
Homemade lemonade is a satisfying soft drink. Mix up a jug of this pink lemonade with zingy raspberries, or try lemonade with blackberries or gooseberries to make the most of summer flavours while they're around. Or, celebrate Wimbledon with a special strawberry version.
Find more winning courtside treats
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