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Eating

Food and Refreshments to enjoy at this royal palace

Food and Refreshments to enjoy at this royal palace

We have a wide range of food and refreshments available for you to enjoy at our various cafés.

  • Tiltyard Café
  • Privy Kitchen Café
  • Wilderness Kiosk
  • Magic Garden Kiosk
  • Ice cream carts (seasonal)

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

The Tiltyard

Enjoy coffees, teas, snacks, cakes, freshly made sandwiches, soups, salads, and hot meals. With meal options on the menu for children, this is the perfect spot for a family lunch. NGCI, vegan and vegetarian offer available.

Opening times

  • Deli bar: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Hot food: 11:30 - 15:00
  • Lunch service: 11:30 - 15:00

Access

There is step-free and wheelchair access into the Tiltyard.

Salad bar inside at the Tiltyard Café with selection of colourful prepared salads in bowls ready for service.

Magic Garden kiosk

The Magic Garden serves ice creams and refreshments.

Opening times

  • 10:00 - 16:30 weekends, school holidays and half term (weather dependent)

The Wilderness Kiosk (Closed)

Grab a snack before heading to the wilderness garden and labyrinth. NGCI, vegan and vegetarian offer available.

Opening times

  • Open during half terms and holidays only: 11:00 - 17:00 (weather dependant)

The Privy Kitchen Café

Built as the private kitchen for Queen Mary I, and 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 sandwiches, baps, jacket potatoes, and pies. NGCI, vegan and vegetarian offer available.

Here you can try a traditional beef & ale pie - said to have been Henry VIII’s favourite treat after a tennis match! 

Opening times

  • 10:00 - 16:00

Access

There is step-free and wheelchair access into the café and an accessible entrance to the seating area.

Top shot of a pie with a side salad. Privy Kitchen napkins lie under the plate sit on a distressed wooden table. To the side are wooden pepper and salt shakers.

Picnics

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.

Family enjoy Hampton Court Palace on a sunny day

Dietary requirements

We strive to offer a personalised service at Hampton Court Palace. Like every catering establishment, our menu dishes are prepared in environments that are not totally free from allergen ingredients. While we endeavour to prevent this as far as possible, the nature of an allergen means we cannot fully guarantee that cross-contamination may not have occurred. 

We are happy to provide further details on ingredients and how they are handled to allow you to make an informed decision as to whether the food is suitable. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes, please ask a member of staff regarding allergens. An allergen folder is also available.

We can provide allergen information on the 14 major allergens: lupin, mustard, molluscs, nuts, peanuts, crustaceans, fish, egg, celery, sulphur dioxide, soybean, milk, sesame, gluten.

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.

Sustainability

Food is our passion, and we want it to be as respectful of the environment as possible. Sustainability is at the centre of all we do and we work to reduce our food waste, use a green supply chain, source ingredients locally, and commit to a larger plant-based offer.

We love to tell stories through our food and drink. We understand the role great food can play in a family day out and our extensive menus can provide you with everything you need.

Our food is inventive, global, and memorable yet accessible to all. We source seasonal food using local suppliers through our London larder, a specially selected group of local suppliers whose commitment to quality in their field is unmatched. Their products give our menus a sense of place, one that reflects our London heritage and base.

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London Pass
Save 10% in all shops when you show your London Pass. 

Members Discounts
Save 10% in all shops when you show a valid Historic Royal Palaces membership card.

Close-up of a pistachio cake.

Save with membership

Enjoy 10% discount in our cafes and restaurants as an Historic Royal Palaces member. 

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

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  • Events

Horrible Histories Live on Stage!

Join us this May half term for Horrible Histories - Rotten Royals! See the much-loved books brought to life at Henry VIII's famous palace.  

  • 25 May – 01 June 2024
  • 12:00 and 15:00 daily.
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Tours and talks

Garden history tours

Explore the fascinating history of Hampton Court Gardens on a free walking tour.

  • Open
  • 12:00 - 13:00 (Wednesday - Sunday)
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Families
  • Things to see

The Magic Garden

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Open Daily
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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