first_img RelatedTennis on Tour: 10 tournaments for tennis fansTennis on Tour: 10 tournaments for tennis fansTop 10 places to eat and drink in Birmingham for rugby fansCheck out our pick of places to eat and drink in Brum, ideal for 2015 Rugby World Cup visitors.10 of the best bars and pubs in LondonLondon has thousands of pubs; from modern establishments honouring the city’s flourishing real ale and craft beer scene, to ancient public houses that haven’t changed since the last century. Summer’s here, and in one leafy London suburb that means only one thing, it’s time to cause a racquet and go tennis crazy! Whether you’re cheering on Andy, or heading over to one of the most affluent areas in the capital for an afternoon aperitif, we’ve got some of the best value places to eat and drink for you to check out.Wimbledon’s Lawn Tennis Club hosts the Grand Slam each June, attracting hundreds of spectators. This usually means getting sunburnt on centre court, Pimms by the pint and plenty of head shaking to catch every shot made by the world-class athletes taking part. But what do you do if rain ruins play? Or where do you go to celebrate victory after a day courtside?Well, we’ve got a few suggestions to help you find that sweetspot; from fancy pub-grub to smash-hit sushi and classy cocktails, here’s ten top picks:1. Dog & Fox24 High Street, SW19 5EAA favourite with the SW set, vintage tennis racquets hang on the walls in the bar and soft velvet-covered dining chairs add comfort and class to this swanky gastropub-cum-boutique hotel. The bar stocks a few select Young’s cask ales, plenty of international wines and the bartenders know how to rustle up a decent bramble (gin, lemon juice, syrup and Crème de mûre). But before you get tanked up try the delicious European dishes on Head Chef Ben Dalton’s menu, showcasing the freshest British produce. Sit down to a hand-cut Aberdeen Angus steak, a spinach and blue cheese pie or a luscious slice of lemon sponge cake for afters. The kitchen is open from 12pm to 10pm daily and there’s live music in the bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9pm (entry free).https://instagram.com/p/4OojTck_xt/6. The Old Frizzle74-78 The Broadway, SW19 1RQDog-friendly, stocked with board games and shelves brimming with tattered bookes: doesn’t sound like your typical sports bar does it? But The Old Frizzle is a faithful (if not hipster-fied) boozer that shows all of the most popular sporting events, from Wimbledon to the British Grand Prix. Lads, get in a round of ‘lagerita’ beer cocktails (£9.45 each) while you watch Andy bring it home for a cosmopolitan twist on the traditional pint. From British sport to British beef: get the best cuts at The Old Frizzle’s Beast Night, every Wednesday 5-10pm, and chose from rib-eye, flat iron or sirloin with your choice of sides and sauce for £15.95. Gone too heavy on the champers the day before? Try the rejuvenating eggs royale (£8.50) or eggy sourdough bread topped with cured bacon and maple syrup (£6.50) from their short but sweet brunch menu, served daily until 12:30pm.https://instagram.com/p/0sY91RO-eS/8. Bar 191191 Worple Road, SW20 8REIf you’re not feeling up for a big feed then this local tapas bar is a great option, offering a menu packed with flavoursome light bites in a relaxed and sociable setting. From patatas bravas to Padron peppers, you’ll find all the usual sharing dishes you might expect in a Spanish tapas taverna, plus a few surprises, like wild boar and spicy pork kebabs. If you’re in a party of eight or more then share the set menu for £14.50 per head and each hungry diner gets to graze on a trio of tapas, bread and dessert. With a great selection of wines, sample a ‘flight’ (three 100ml glasses) of either the Chardonnays or the Sauvignon Blancs for £8.95. Open seven days a week, fiesta until 11pm, although note that last food orders are at 10pm.9. Prince of Wales2 Hartfield Road, SW19 3TABeing a Taylor Walker pub, you kind of already know what to expect – you’re guaranteed a certain level of consistency in service and quality, even if it’s not the most original setting – but this doesn’t mean it’s not a cracking spot to hang out. Right across the road from Wimbledon Station, pull in to this seventeenth century former coach inn and have ‘one for the road’ before heading home on the Tube (District Line). You‘ll be treading in the footsteps of famous highwayman Dick Turpin, who allegedly frequented this traditional English tavern during his rounds. This historic pub serves up classic British grub, such as baked spuds with your choice of filling (starting at £4.69) Sunday roasts (lamb, beef or pork – starting at £10.29, get in quick as they sell out fast) and steak and ale pie with mash and gravy (£9.29). Food is dished up until late (11pm) Monday to Saturday and until 9pm on a Sunday – Friday and Saturday the bar is open until 1am.Make Monday instantly better and tuck into our Pastrami Burger on your lunch break…Posted by Taylor Walker (Official) on Monday, June 15, 201510. Corleone186a High Street Colliers Wood, SW19 2BNFurther away from Murray Mound, nearer South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood Tube station (Northern Line) lies Corleone, an authentic Italian restaurant that prides itself on delivering a small slice of Italy to south-west London. Open for lunch on the weekends and from 5pm on weekdays, this restaurant is for professional pasta lovers, turning out heaving plates of homemade spaghetti, tagliatelle, penne, gnocchi and risotto, just like mama used to make! These will set you back about nine or ten pounds, as will a fresh pizza, while the meat and fish dishes are a bit pricier at £12 to £17.50 per plate. But their relatively cheap house wine (£4.95 for a large glass, £14.50 for a litre) means you’ve got plenty of pennies left to go wild with on the antipasti menu – the calamari and the garlic bread are sure-fire winners!Our specials!!!Posted by Corleone on Saturday, 9 May 2015Want to read more about things to see and do in and around London? 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