As a nation that loves sports, attending a match on the weekend has become a ritual, especially when it’s cricket. Who would let a summer go by without a match of this quintessentially British sport? The most famous place to watch cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, is situated in the heart of London’s leafy and lively district of St John’s Wood. We know it can sometimes be tricky choosing a foodie spot to titillate your taste buds on the day of the match. Lucky for you, St John’s Wood is home to an array of restaurants, cafes and bars. Whether you’re in a mood for a light snack and a tipple pre-match or a hearty feast afterwards, we’ve got you covered!
Start off the weekend with a brunch at this family-friendly spot in the neighbourhood. Working closely with local suppliers to sustainably source natural ingredients that are organic and nutritious, AT Feast prepares feel-good dishes, super-tasty light-bites and deli offerings on-site that not only taste good but also do good for the environment and the community. A space where you can get together with your favourite people to laugh, catch up and feast – that’s how Maggie Bolger, AT Feast’s founder, humbly defines her sustainable brasserie.
Fancy a little vacay to the coast? Board Chucs’ opulent yacht to the coast of Amalfi and the Cinque Terre! With bold wooden panelling, perfectly polished brass rails and vintage prints adorning the walls, you simply can’t miss this cool ocean blue restaurant in St John’s Wood. Pair their signature cacio e pepe with a glass of vino on the terrace for a relaxing and slow afternoon.
Ready for a Blood Orange Margarita or a Passion Fruit Bellini? We heard it’s cocktail o’clock! When it comes to cocktails, The Ivy St John’s Wood is the go-to spot. Drink inside their beautifully decorated brasserie or go al-fresco on their Parisian style street seating and enjoy the charm of the bustling high street. Featuring an extensive selection of offerings including breakfast, brunch, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner, their menu ensures everyone will be spoilt for choice.
Blending the infamous boulevard Parisian cafés of Paris with St John’s Wood’s rich artistic heritage, Soutine is the place to enjoy traditional Parisian bistro staples such as Soupe a l’Oignon, Escargots à la Bourguignonne or Steak Frites et Salade. Pair your food with a bottle from their carefully curated list of French wines whilst relaxing in an inviting leather banquette. That’s post-match dinner sorted!