Food and drink

Food and drink

Afternoon tea at the Orangery

Elegant breakfasts, lunches and decadent afternoon teas in a unique English palace garden setting.


Please note The Orangery will be closed from the 16 to 20 January 2017 for planned conservation and maintenance work

Cafés at Kensington

To rest and recharge on your journey around Kensington Palace, find our cafés here: map of cafés at Kensington Palace (PDF, 1.5MB) 

The Orangery

We're open from;
10.00 to 18.00 from 1 March until 31 October
10.00 to 16.00 from 1 November until 28 February 

Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.30
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon tea: 12.00 - 16.00/18.00

Book a table at one of the most elegant venues in London, with an outdoor terrace for fine days and beautiful views of the palace and its gardens. Admission to the palace not required to enjoy the Orangery.

The Orangery is a beautiful venue for a hot breakfast, morning coffee and pastries, delicious hand-prepared lunches, homemade cakes and the famous Orangery Afternoon Tea with its menu of more than ten speciality teas. We also hold a fine selection of heritage beers and carefully selected wines and champagne.


Take a look at our menus:

The Orangery Afternoon Tea Menu Winter 2016

The Orangery Lunch Menu Winter 2016

For booking enquiries please visit The Orangery website or call 020 3166 6113.



The Orangery sometimes closes for corporate events and weddings. Please see below the current planned closures for 2017:

  • 4 March - The Orangery will be closed all day
  • 21 March - The Orangery will close early at 16.00
  • 4 April - The Orangery will close early at 16.00
  • 20 April - The Orangery will close early at 16.00
  • 22 April - The Orangery will close early at 14.00
  • 27 April - The Orangery will close early at 16.00

For further information, please contact us on 020 3166 6113


Afternoon Tea vouchers
Afternoon Tea at the Orangery is a wonderful gift to offer family, friends or clients. Please call us on 020 3166 6112 or email to organise.



English Orangery Afternoon Tea for Two £60.00

Royal Afternoon Tea for Two with Laurent Perrier or Rosé Prosecco or Pimms £80.00


Palace Café

Serving morning sandwiches, pastries, cakes, teas and coffees, as well as healthy lunchboxes for children, the Cafe is a great spot to relax during a visit to the Palace. Admission to the palace is not required.

Take a look at our Kensington Palace Cafe Menu.


We're open

1 March - 31 October 2016: 10.00 - 18.00

1 November 2016 - 28 February 2017: 10.00 - 16.00

Further information

Contact us

Please call the general manager on 020 3166 6112 or email

Downloadable Resources

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    Kensington Palace - catering information map
    (Adobe PDF, 1431KB)

    Orangery Afternoon Tea Menu Spring 2016
    (Adobe PDF, 204KB)

    C0233 KP Orangery Lunch Menu Spring 2016 LR v4.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 214KB)

    KP Palace Cafe Web Tariff Menu Template  May 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 342KB)

    KP Palace Cafe Menu May 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 342KB)

    KP Orangery Lunch Menu Spring 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 216KB)

    KP Orangery Afternoon Tea Menu Summer 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 204KB)

    KP Orangery Lunch Menu Summer 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 215KB)

    Orangery Afternoon Tea Menu November 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 205KB)

    Orangery Lunch Menu November 2016.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 214KB)

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