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, 1.5 MB) 

The Orangery

Take a look at our menus:

The Orangery winter afternoon tea menu 2014 (PDF, 246 KB)

The Orangery winter lunch menu 2014 (PDF, 249 KB)

The Orangery New Year brunch menu.pdf

We're open

1 March - 31 October 2014: 10.00 - 18.00
1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015: 10.00 - 17.00

Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.45
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Afternoon tea: 14.00 - 17.00

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

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.

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.

The Orangery may sometimes close for corporate functions and weddings. For more 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 020 3166 6112 or email

Palace Café

Take a look at our Kensington Palace cafe menu.pdf

We're open

1 March - 31 October 2014: 10.00 - 18.00
1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015: 10.00 - 17.00

Serving morning coffee and pastries, sandwiches, tea and cake and a healthy lunchbox for children.

Further information

Contact us

Please call the general manager on 020 3166 6112 or email

Orangery closures

  • 13 December - the Orangery will be closed all day

Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

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    Kensington Palace - catering information map
    (Adobe PDF, 1.47MB)

    Kensington Palace Cafe Menu Winter 2014
    (Adobe PDF, 95.6KB)

    Palace Café menu
    (Adobe PDF, 92.8KB)

    The Orangery New Year Brunch Menu
    (Adobe PDF, 49.5KB)

    The Orangery Winter Afternoon Tea Menu
    (Adobe PDF, 246KB)

    The Orangery Winter Lunch Menu 2014
    (Adobe PDF, 249KB)

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