Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Food and drink

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

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, including barista-style coffees, teas, pastries, cookies, muffins, cakes, along with light lunch options, there is a wide choice.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 - 17.00


Magic Garden kiosk

Serving drinks and ice-creams.

Opening times

  • Weekends only: until 16.00.

The Wilderness Kiosk

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

Opening times

  • Weekends only: 12.00-17.00.


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

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

  • 11:00-16:00
Two female visitors at the cafe till point. A selection of cakes and muffins can be seen in the foreground.

Dietary requirements

We strive to offer something for everyone at Hampton Court Palace. Please let us staff know if you have any dietary requirements. 

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.

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.

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 and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.


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)

Wilderness in late winter
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)