Where to find a good lunch to munch near Wembley

Sometimes, there’s nothing more relaxing for your ageing loved one than a lovely lunch out. There are plenty of good places to choose from in and around Wembley.

Being so near to the heart of London, it’s hardly surprising that Wembley, Harrow and other places in the vicinity have such a wide and diverse selection of eating places. Here are just four of the pubs, restaurants and cafés in the area that our Care Professionals at Home Instead Wembley think are worth visiting.

The Black Horse

The Black Horse pub is located on Wembley’s Harrow Road, near the A4005. It offers a good selection of tempting food, ranging from the usual pub classics, brunches and buffet options through to vegetarian and vegan food. There are also some delicious desserts. On Sundays, there’s a special menu that includes Sunday roasts. Outside, there’s also a beer garden where you and your elderly guest can relax and unwind when the weather is sunny. And being a pub, there’s plenty of drink to choose from as well!

The Black Horse is dog-friendly and is open from 11:00am on Mondays to Fridays and from 10:00 am at weekends. If your elderly loved one has any allergies, there’s a link to allergen, dietary and nutritional information on the pub’s website. The pub caters for the disabled – from its car park, you can go to the back door, where there’s a useful ramp for wheelchair access.


If your older relative or friend would prefer a more traditional lunch, you could always try Skipjacks fish and chips café in Harrow. This has rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, and many customers comment on the quality of its chips. You can get a takeaway or eat in – it has a large seating area inside. The café serves a range of seafood, salads and other meals including fried, grilled, matzo, Mediterranean and Halal food.

Skipjacks is a family-run business that focuses on buying and preparing food of the freshest quality. It recently received a five-star rating for hygiene. The restaurant is open from 12:30pm to 3:00pm and then 5:30pm to 11:00pm, Mondays to Saturdays. The take-away is open from 11:30am to 11:00pm Mondays to Thursdays and until 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s a small step at the entrance but it isn’t too difficult for wheelchairs.

Belmont Bay Fish & Bar

In Kenton Lane, Harrow, just before the large roundabout, you can find Belmont Bay, which serves award-winning fish and chips along with other meals. This is just really a takeaway service – and there’s no easy wheelchair access, as there’s a step at the door. However, if you and your elderly guest fancy a bite on a park bench, the shop offers items such as kebabs, Southern fried chicken and BBQ spare ribs. Belmont Bay’s fish is sourced from Peterhead in Scotland and arrives each day to ensure that it’s as fresh as possible. The restaurant’s signature chips are produced using the best Maris Piper potatoes and the kebabs are home-made.

In 2020, Belmont Bay achieved Top 20 status in the National Seafish Fish & Chip Shop awards and was voted Number 1 in London. The shop is open from 11:30 am to 10:00pm every day of the week except Sundays.

The Ace Café London

If you’re venturing near Wembley’s Heather Park area, it’s worth taking your elderly loved one to The Ace Café London for a lunch with a difference. This intriguing café will be of particular interest to any older folk who have a passion for cars, motorbikes or rock ‘n’ roll. The building was established in 1938 as a roadside café for the new North Circular road. It now claims to be the world’s most famous motor café.

The café’s menu ranges from traditional British food – including full English breakfasts, fish and chips, and bangers and mash – through to curry, burgers, jacket potatoes, salads and sandwiches. It also serves a range of desserts, cakes and pastries. It caters well for disabled visitors, as its car park, entrance, seating and toilet are all accessible by wheelchair.

So, whether you’re going for a wander in Wembley or a gentle hike in Harrow with your ageing loved one, a visit to one of these cafés or takeaways for lunch could be just what’s needed to add a little extra interest and enjoyment to your trip.

And if you’re looking into the options that are available for home care in Wembley, we’ll always be pleased to hear from you!