KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2015

Qualifying begins: 22 June

The Draw: 26 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 27 & 28 June

Order of Play: 28 June

Championships begin: 29 June

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Eating and Drinking / Catering

Restaurants

The Wingfield Restaurant
Table service luncheon and afternoon tea. For luncheon, booking is advised - go to www.fmccatering.co.uk and click on 'Wingfield Reservations' or fax +44 (0)20 8944 2253.

The Baseline Diner
Three dining experiences under one roof – The Grill, Roast, and Lavazza Coffee Shop

The Grill – table service modern American restaurant offering some American classics as well as out Wimbledon favourites. Succulent West Country steak burger, or a Canadian lobster and crayfish roll followed by a delicious slice of chocolate fudge cake.

Roast – Bringing the ‘farm to fork’ initiative to Wimbledon, which gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy some of Britain’s finest produce with our own Sutton Hoo chicken salads, salt roasted Lincolnshire potatoes, and freshly picked British salad leaves either served as a salad or in a wrap to go.

Lavazza Coffee Shop – offering an array of amazing coffees served by Lavazza Baristas that allow you to sit and relax or grab a shot on the run.

 

Self-service restaurants

Cafe Pergola

Service-assisted lunch and afternoon tea, carvery, light refreshments and wine bar.

Conservatory Kitchen

Situated on the East side of No.1 Court, the Conservatory takes its influence from English Country gardens and Orangeries giving this Wimbledon restaurant a friendly, bright and airy summer feeling.

The customer can experience both hot and cold lunches such as Lancashire Beef Stroganoff, Brixham Fish Pie, our Groundsman’s Platters or a choice of delicious sandwiches and wraps from the Deli accompanied by a range of exciting summer salads.

Pudding glasses and our classic Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream are available for dessert, or you can really indulge yourself with an afternoon tea tray of yummy treats from the Bakery Table.

The Conservatory bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks and of course you can enjoy a refreshing pot of tea.

The restaurant opens from 10:30am to 7pm.

Pre-order your Wimbledon Afternoon Tea Picnic

For 2015 we have created a very special afternoon tea picnic for two, all wrapped up in an exclusive Wimbledon cool bag. This wonderful new package is only available for pre-order and is to be collected on the day of your visit to The Championships.

YOUR PICNIC WILL INCLUDE
•               Traditional afternoon tea sandwiches to share
•               Two fruit and two plain Devon scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
•               Kentish strawberries and cream
•               Traditional afternoon tea pastries and macaroons
•               Two cups of tea
•               Evian 500ml mineral water

£37.50

Vegetarian and gluten free available (£5.00 supplement for gluten free)

You can upgrade your afternoon tea on the day with a bottle of Lanson Black Label Brut NV, a bottle of Jacob’s Creek wine and a freshly prepared sushi box.

Collect your picnic from the Tea Lawn  - the Lawn Buffet Picnic pickup point.

Picnic
Picnic

Cafes & Bars

The Baseline
Speciality coffees, teas, pizza and pastries. (see above)

The Long Bar
Offering a full range of spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Court Buffet
Sandwiches, salads, light refreshments and bar.

Play Tennis/ Robinsons Cafe
Sandwiches and light refreshments.

Champagne Bar
Table service Champagne, seafood, sandwiches and sushi.

'Grab & Go'

Lawn Buffet
Freshly prepared baguettes, salads, warm Cornish pasties, light refreshments and the pre-ordered Wimbledon Afternoon Tea Picnic pick-up point.

Tea Lawn consisting of:
Strawberries and Cream

Pizza

The Sausage Grill

Frozen yoghurt with a selection of toppings and fast-service drinks

 

Food Village
Hot Food take-away including hot wok stir-fry, fish & chips, burgers and for 2015 a brand new Mexican offer. With fresh, authentic ingredients try pulled pork, pulled chicken or grilled pepper burrito with the usual traditional Mexican accompaniments.

The Pantry serving sandwiches, salads, pastries, cookies, muffins and hot and cold beverages.

The Ice Cream Parlour Wimbledon’s best kept secret – amazing hand scooped ice cream.

The Village Bar Spirits, beer, wine soft drinks, as well as some great real ale. 

Canyon Coffee
Light refreshments, ice cream, hot and cold beverages.

The Bakery
Freshly bakes baguettes and pastries, light refreshments and bar

Aorangi Food Court
Self-service hot and cold foods, sizzling salads, pizza, Cornish pasties, sandwiches, strawberries & cream, coffee bar, light refreshments and bar. The Aorangi Food Court also has a full range of gluten free produce. 

Court 18 Refreshments
Ice cream and light refreshments. 

Aorangi Cafe
Southern-fried chicken, sandwiches light refreshments and bar. 

Aorangi Terrace
Bar, ice cream and light refreshments

Restaurants for Debenture Holders

There are a number of restaurants and dining areas on-site for the exclusive use of Debenture Holders. Please refer to the Debenture Holders' website for details.

Afternoon tea at Wimbledon

The most quintessential English tradition, the afternoon tea was introduced to England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. 37 years later, and this tradition was served at the first Championships in Worple Road. The photograph below shows a scene from the 1906 Championships where the ladies are taking tea actually on the courts!

In 1907 Mrs Hillyard, who became a six time Champion, ate a ‘fearful’ tea when persistent rain stopped play: 2 Bath buns, 6 or 7 slices of bread and butter, 3 or 4 cups of tea, 6 or 7 biscuit cakes, 2 or 3 slices of other cake and 3 plates of strawberries. No sooner had she finished than the Referee requested her to play. She lost her semi-final match and complained bitterly to the Committee and the Daily Mail.

Nowadays the Wimbledon Afternoon Tea is as hugely popular as ever, and using the freshest ingredients, we will present to you our classic reception sandwiches, Devon scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of tea pastries, along with the Wimbledon favourite of a bowl of strawberries and cream. And of course not forgetting a pot of Indian tea or your favourite infusion.

Afternoon Tea can be taken in the Wingfield Restaurant, Conservatory Kitchen or Cafe Pergola.

Strawberries and cream

To ensure utmost freshness, strawberries — usually Grade I Kent strawberries of the highest quality from LEAF-certified farms — are picked the day before and arrive at Wimbledon at 5.30am, prior to being inspected and hulled. 

Dietary requirements

Visitors with special dietary requirements are advised that they should bring with them what they need to eat and drink throughout the day. However, an offer of gluten-free products are available in the Aorangi Food Court and Conservatory Kitchen on the No.1 Court, and Cafe Pergola situated near to Gate 5.

A selection of gluten-free products:

Aorangi Food Court – from £7.70

Stone-baked Pizza available with gluten free base upon request

Salads to Go – Moroccan Inspire Harissa Chicken on gluten free flatbread, and Sweet Chilli Tiger Prawn and with Thai inspired Coleslaw on gluten free flatbread

Hot Piri Piri Chicken with a crisp leaf salad and Wimbledon slaw

Conservatory Kitchen – from £14.50

Red Thai Chicken Curry

Lancashire Beef Stroganoff

Severn and Wye Poached Salmon

Cafe Pergola – from £7.50

Duo of Smoked Salmon and Wye Salmon

Severn and Wye Poached Salmon

8 Hour Slow Cooked BBQ Brisket served in a gluten-free roll and mustard pickle with salad

Free-range Suffolk Roast pork served in a gluten-free roll and apple sauce with salad

Salads to Go –Sweet Chilli Tiger Prawn and with Thai inspired Coleslaw on gluten free flatbread

All three areas offer gluten-free scones, cakes and sandwiched upon request

Jude’s ice cream, served throughout the Grounds is also gluten-free

About Catering at Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the largest single annual sporting catering operation in Europe.

All catering carried out by Facilities Management Catering (FMC).

About 1,800 catering staff are required to operate these catering outlets and the quantity of food and drink served by them during the Fortnight is huge. Typical quantities are:

Facts and figures (typical quantities

  • 350,000 cups of tea and coffee
  • 250,000 bottles of water
  • 230,000 glasses of Pimm's
  • 207,000 meals
  • 190,000 sandwiches
  • 150,000 bath buns, scones, pastries and doughnuts
  • 135,000 ice creams
  • 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager
  • 60,000 Dutchees
  • 32,000 portions of fish and chips
  • 30,000 litres of milk
  • 28,000 kg (112,000 punnets) of English strawberries
  • 28,000 bottles of champagne
  • 23,000 bananas
  • 20,000 portions of frozen yoghurt
  • 12,000 kg of poached salmon and smoked salmon
  • 7,000 litres of dairy cream
  • 6,000 stone-baked pizzas

About Strawberries at Wimbledon

  • Served in punnets of not less than 10 berries + cream.
  • 28,000kg consumed during the tournament with over 7,000 litres of fresh cream.
  • Usually Grade 1 English strawberries of the highest quality from Kent.
  • From LEAF-certified farms (LEAF is a charity - a leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming through Integrated Farm Management www.leafmarque.com).
  • To ensure the utmost freshness, strawberries are picked the day before being served.,They are delivered to Wimbledon at around 5.30am for inspection and hulling.

Price for a portion of a minimum of 10 strawberries and cream at Wimbledon:

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