Food and drink

Food and drink

The servery in the Tiltyard at Hampton Court Palace

Find out about the cafés you can enjoy at Hampton Court Palace.


Tiltyard café

StewThe Tiltyard Café is a self-service restaurant and a coffee deli bar situated within the gardens near the maze. It  offers a selection of cakes and and deli sandwiches alongside heart-warming soups, fish and chips, carved meat and pies and a Sunday Carvery. Group Meal Vouchers can be arranged for the Tiltyard Café. 

Hot and cold drinks, delicious cakes, light lunches and hearty hot dishes in a bright, Orangery-style setting overlooking the gardens.

Tiltyard Cafe menu (PDF 83KB)


Image if The Hungry CaterpillarKids can pick and mix a Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch box or opt for a hot meal. There’s also a special ‘den’ area in The Tiltyard with games and books for children.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Children's Menu (PDF, 191KB)

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Snug dining area for groups

Within the Tiltyard Café, there is a private dining area, the Snug, which is perfect for groups of up to 25 people that wish to enjoy lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea.

The Privy Kitchen


The Privy Kitchen serves hot drinks, sweet treats,  pies, jacket potatoes, soup and children’s lunch bags tea throughout the day. See the Privy Kitchen Menu (PDF, 39KB)

The Fountain Court Cafe

The Fountain Court Café is now closed until Spring 2017. 

For bookings and menus contact or call +44 (0)203 166 6975 6972

Seasonal food heroes

Look out for our seasonal food heroes. Our menus are inspired by the seasons and each month our chefs have fun choosing a different ‘food hero’ to inspire new dishes. Our food heroes are glorious emblems of the British seasons, such as summer strawberries or winter root vegetables.

Why not enjoy a picnic at Hampton Court Palace?

Visitors are welcome to picnic on any of the benches in the gardens, on the grass in the Tiltyard and Wilderness Gardens or there are picnic tables in the 20th Century Garden. The only under-cover areas are the Schools' Lunchroom areas which are only available at weekends.

More information

Contact us: Call the General Manager on 020 3166 6971 or

Functions and events

To book the Garden Room for weddings or functions, contact the general manager on 020 3166 6971 or

To enquire about any other venues at Hampton Court Palace call 020 3166 6507.

Downloadable Resources

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    HCP Tiltyard Cafe winter menu 2016.pdf
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Children's menu
    (Adobe PDF, 181KB)

    Map of cafés at Hampton Court Palace
    (Adobe PDF, 125KB)

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