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Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will reopen 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

The Wilderness Kiosk is open, serving ice creams, snacks, teas and filter coffees. The Kiosk is open from 11:00-16:00.

The Tiltyard Cafe is now open. You will be able to choose from a variety of food and drink including: barista-style coffees, teas, pastries, cookies, muffins and cakes. The cafe is open from 10:30-16:30. 

Please note that social distancing measures will be in place to keep you and our staff safe, so please do bear with us.

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.

Picnics

Please feel free 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

The Tiltyard Café

The cafe offers a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes, cookies and pastries.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30.

Inside the palace

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

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 - currently closed

  • Summer (March to October)
    10:00-17:30
  • Winter (November to February)
    10:00-16:30

The Fountain Court Café

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

Opening times - currently closed

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

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.

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.

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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.

Open

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

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl walk through the Wilderness at Hampton Court Palace in the shade. The little boy is eating an ice cream and they are surrounded by greenery
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

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)