Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Catering at Hampton Court Palace is currently open for ticket holders only. 

The Tiltyard Cafe is open with indoor and outdoor seating. You can choose from a variety of food and drink including: barista-style coffees, teas, pastries, cookies, muffins, cakes, along with light lunch options.  

The Wilderness Kiosk is open at weekends and school holidays, serving ice creams, snacks, teas and filter coffees. 

The Privy Kitchen Café is open from 11.00-15.00 daily. 

We recommend that face masks are worn in indoor spaces and that visitors continue to maintain a respectful distance from staff and other visitors not in their group.

A selection of cakes displayed on a tray
Visitors standing at the till point in the Tiltyard cafe

The Tiltyard Café

Whether you’re looking for a hand-crafted coffee, an indulgent cake or a hot lunch, the Tiltyard’s bright café and deli has what you need.

Take a seat inside or on the sunny terrace and enjoy freshly made sandwiches, soups, salads and hearty hot meals. With meal options on the menu for children, this is the perfect spot for a family lunch. 

Opening times

10:00 - 16.00 (weekdays) 10.00-17.00 (weekends)

Halloween half term menu

Our special spooktacular Halloween menu will be available in the Tiltyard cafe this October half term with Halloween themed dishes to enjoy on your visit. 

Browse the full Halloween half-term menu

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You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the iconic gardens. Bring your food and a comfortable blanket from home, and enjoy this unique picnic location with plenty of space.

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax in the Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace with a picnic. The baroque East Front can be seen in the background

Magic Garden kiosk

Serving drinks and ice-creams.

Open on weekends

Inside the palace

The Privy Kitchen Café

Situated at the heart of the palace, the Privy Kitchen is an ideal spot for a quick bite to eat. The Privy Kitchen Café serves a variety of hot drinks, sweet treats, Tudor-style pies and soups. 

Did you know? Beef & ale pie is said to have been Henry VIII’s favourite treat after a tennis match.

Opening times

Open, 11:00-15:00

Two female visitors at the cafe till point. A selection of cakes and muffins can be seen in the foreground.

The Fountain Court Café

Take a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy light lunches, sweet treats, afternoon teas and refreshments. 

Opening times - currently closed

Fountain Court Cafe, showing a display of food.

Inside the buildings

To help protect our palace, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of any of the buildings except in designated areas.

Contact us

For all enquiries into our dining options at Hampton Court Palace, please call 0203 166 6971 or 07903972864 between 09:00 and 17:00.

Dietary requirements

We strive to offer something for everyone at Hampton Court Palace.

Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, gluten-free and vegan options are available. Daily-free milk options are available for hot drinks at no extra cost.

Caring for our enviroment

Our single-use coffee cups, and other catering disposables, are made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials and can be commercially composted with food waste.

We continue to look for sustainable ways to manage our palaces.

How are we sustainable
Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax and admire the colourful planting in the Rose Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace can be seen in the background
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)