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Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this famous royal residence

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

The Tiltyard

The Tiltyard’s bright café and deli has everything from coffee or an indulgent cake to deli lunch options, and even a hearty hot meal. All can be enjoyed either inside the café or outside on the sunny terrace.

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.

Opening times

  • Deli bar: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Hot food: 11:30 - 15:00
  • Lunch service: 11:30 - 15:00

Christmas Menu

Enjoy our festive menu available at Hampton Court Palace.


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)

Opening times

  • Closed for winter
a hand holds up two ice cream cones in front of slightly blurred Wilderness Kiosk and East Front gates.

Ice cream carts (closed)

Enjoy award-winning luxury ice cream and sorbets from Devon. Available in a variety of flavours including HRP exclusive festive coronation ice cream. Gluten free and dairy free options available.

Opening times

Closed for winter

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. 

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


  •  Closed 22 January - 02 February 2024 for redecoration 


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.


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.

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.


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.

Close-up of a pistachio cake.

Save with membership

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


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