Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

We have three dining options for you to choose from:

  • The Tiltyard Café
  • The Privy Kitchen Café
  • The Fountain Court Café

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.

Maids of Honour cakes

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.

Visitors do not need a palace admission ticket to access the Tiltyard Café.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October)
  • Winter (November to February)

Browse the Tiltyard cafe sample menu

Inside Hampton Court 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

  • Summer (March to October)
  • Winter (November to February)
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

  • Summer 
    11:00-17:00 (Afternoon tea from 14.30-17.00)
  • Winter

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.

Enjoy a 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.  


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.

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Two female visitors enjoying a cup of tea in the Fountain Court Cafe. Another visitor walks past carrying a cup of coffee

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.

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

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace


Two visitors walking hand in hand through the Wilderness at Hampton Court Palace.
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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace