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.

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 all year round from 10.00 to 17.00

Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.30
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon tea: 12.00 - 17.00

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 Winter Lunch Menu (PDF, 226KB)

The Orangery Afternoon tea menu (PDF, 221KB)

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

The Orangery sometimes closes for corporate functions and weddings. Please see below the current planned closures for 2016:

  • 11 January 2016 - the Orangery will be closed all day
  • 12 January 2016 - the Orangery will be closed all day

For further information, please contact us on 0203 166 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.

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 (PDF, 98.3KB).

We're open

1 November 2015 - 29 February 2016: 10.00 - 17.00


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)

    Kensington Palace Cafe Menu 2015
    (Adobe PDF, 91KB)

    KP Orangery Afternoon Tea Menu 2016
    (Adobe PDF, 210KB)

    KP Orangery Winter Lunch Menu 2016
    (Adobe PDF, 215KB)

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