On sold-out days there will be a limited number of general admission tickets available for purchase on-site.


The Orangery

The Orangery serves elegant breakfast, hand-prepared lunches and afternoon teas in a unique setting within the gardens.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October): 10.00 – 18.00
  • Winter (November to February): 10.00 – 16.00

Menu times

  • Breakfast: 10.00 – 11.30 daily
  • Lunch: 12.00 – 14.00 daily
  • Afternoon tea: 12.00 – 18.00 in summer, 12.00 – 16.00 in winter (last sitting: 15.15)
Book a Table

Afternoon tea vouchers

Treat your loved ones to the special treat of afternoon tea at the Orangery.

We even offer a children’s version of our classic afternoon tea.

Book a Voucher

Palace Cafe

The Palace Café, located at the front of the palace, is the perfect place to stop and relax during a visit to the palace. You do not need a palace ticket to visit the café.

Opening times

  • Summer season (March to October): 10.00 – 18.00
  • Winter season (November to February): 10.00 – 16.00

Orangery Closures

We sometimes close the Orangery and Orangery lawns for private functions. Please find below details of planned closures;

Monday 9th October close at 16.00

Tuesday 10th October close at 16.00

Wednesday 11th October close at 16.00

Thursday 12th October close at 15.00

Friday 13th October close at 16.00

Tuesday 7th November close at 16.00

Wednesday 22nd November close at 15.00

If you wish to hire the Orangery for your private event then please do visit our Hire a Venue page.

Inside the buildings

Except for in designated eating areas, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of the building.


Why not enjoy a summer picnic on the grass in Kensington Gardens?