Wembley Park Restaurant Guide
Once upon a time, eating out in Wembley meant grabbing a hotdog en route to the Cup Final. But times have changed, and the recent redevelopment of the area around the stadium has created a vibrant cultural district with cafés and restaurants galore. So whether you’re a footy fan, a foodie or a group of friends on a night out, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Wembley Park!
When you’re entertaining little people you need a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and plentiful menu options: independent café and pizzeria Ecco’la prides itself on all three. Or if the kids are happier in familiar territory, take them to the London Designer Outlet where you’ll find all the old favourites including Nando’s, Frankie and Benny’s and Wagamama. And if they’ve been really, really good why not skip pudding, and whisk them to the UK’s first Haribo store for the ultimate sugar rush?
If you’re on your way to the big match or a stadium gig, and looking to grab a bite on the run, try Wok ‘n’ Roe for fabulous fish & chips. Alternatively, Wenzel’s, the artisan bakery situated in the London Designer Outlet, provides the perfect pit-stop for a quick and tasty pasty, pastry or wrap.
Whatever the occasion, be it the first date or family celebration, you can spoil yourself without breaking the bank at Wembley Park. The Association at the Hilton promises British fine dining, with a seasonal menu served in elegant surroundings. For the very best Indian cuisine, take a stroll to Shayona next to the breathtaking Swaminarayan Temple. Don’t be put off by the industrial-warehouse exterior: inside lies a chic restaurant where you can feast on vegetarian dishes in the Sattvic tradition, or enjoy the lunchtime Gujarati buffet. Sugar Mill, renowned for its pancakes, pudding and sundaes, also offers an indulgent Afternoon Tea, washed down with a glass of prosecco.
Fitness fanatics and weight-watchers can indulge in a nutritious yet delicious treat at ShakeTastic: cold-pressed juices, protein shakes and smoothie bowls packed with superfoods are on the menu (with optional ice cream and fizzy pop if your other half is feeling naughty!).
Join the fiesta at the London Designer Outlet: Cabana serves up Rio street food to a soundtrack of Brazilian party beats, while Las Iguanas offers margarita by the pitcher and a classic Latin American menu. The Liquor Station is an opulently designed bar and eatery – think wood panelling and Chesterfield sofas – with an affordable menu; best of all, its late licence means you can party til 2 am on Friday and Saturday. If your tastes are more refined and you’re seeking sophistication, check out the stylish terrace of Sky Bar 9, where you can sip a vodka martini and drink in stunning views of the iconic Wembley Stadium.
Full English breakfast for under a fiver? Surely there’s a catch! Not so at The Lounge Café, which recently beat 18,000 other eateries to be crowned TripAdvisor’s No 1 in London. Tucked inside the Wellness Centre, this cheerful local gem offers home-cooked food and the warmest of welcomes.