Eating

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

We have three dining options for you to choose from.

  • The Tiltyard Café
  • The Privy Kitchen Café
  • The Fountain Court Café
Visitors standing at the till point in the Tiltyard cafe

The Tiltyard Café

The Tiltyard is a self-service coffee and deli bar situated in a bright, open-plan setting. Enjoy hot and cold drinks, seasonally inspired lunches, fresh sandwiches and lunch deals especially for kids.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
    10:00-18:00
  • Winter (November to February)
    09:30-16:30

The Privy Kitchen Café

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

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
    10:00-17:30
  • Winter (November to February)
    10:00-16:30
Two female visitors at the cafe till point. A selection of cakes and muffins can be seen in the foreground.
Visitors seated at a cafe table in a courtyard

The Fountain Court Café

Enjoy elegant dishes and afternoon teas served directly to your table in this refined restaurant setting.

Opening times

  • Summer (from 28 April until 9 September 2018) 
    10:00-17:00
  • Winter
    Closed (from 10 September 2018)

Picnic in the gardens

Enjoy a picnic in the iconic gardens of Hampton Court Palace. Bring your food and a comfortable blanket from home, and enjoy this unique picnic location with plenty of space for the kids to run around. 

  • Picnickers must have a valid Palace admission ticket to access the formal gardens, but picnicking in the informal gardens (such as the Tiltyard Garden, Rose Garden and Wilderness) is free of charge.  

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.