summer recipes - eton mess covered in berries

Beautiful British summer recipes are all about fresh flavours, vibrant colours and a little touch of sparkle.

Strawberries, scones, jellies and summery cocktails – lay out your own Wimbledon-inspired feast to celebrate the Great British summer. Umbrellas at the ready!

Give this super-simple and delicious slushie a try – without all the added sugar and junk of a shop-bought fizzy drink, it’s a treat without all the nasties. Great for sipping court-side.

Forget cucumber sandwiches, a chilled cucumber soup is the king of sophisticated summer recipes. Pack it up in a flask for a fully portable starter to your Wimbledon picnic.

Push the boat out and make Jamie’s royal recipe for baby Archie. Jamie says: “I love a good classic English dessert and this one ticks all the boxes for a right royal knees-up! Bursting with fresh strawberries and cream, and laced with elderflower, lemon and vanilla, it’s a thing of beauty and an absolute joy to eat.”


Jamie says: “Scones are wonderfully British, delicious, and so simple even a five-year-old could make them. There’s a magic hour just after they come out of the oven when they are so heavenly I just can’t imagine why anyone would prefer store-bought scones. Just remember that the less you touch the dough, the shorter and crumblier your scones will be. Get baking!”

Jamie says: “Grilling fruit is a really easy way to bring out a wicked caramelly flavour, and it’s also a lovely way to use fruit if it’s a little past its best. Pimm’s and strawberries are an iconic duo, and they do not disappoint here. With a little kick from the stem ginger, it’s an all-round flavour party!”

You can’t beat a classic Victoria sandwich – it’s simple but elegant, and will never fail to please its recipients. Beautiful! Serve a slice of cake with a cup of tea, then kick back in your deck chair and enjoy a moment of peace.

For more inspiration, check out our feature on a full Wimbledon feast, or our collection of 40+ strawberry recipes.