Eating

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

We have two dining options for you to choose from. 

  • Kensington Palace Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room
  • The Palace Café
Kensington Palace Pavilion restaurant and café interior.

Kensington Palace Pavilion and Tea Room

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Pavilion is situated opposite the Sunken Garden where TRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their engagement.

The Pavilion is the only place in London where you can also enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the grounds of a royal palace. Sit back, relax and treat yourself to beautiful food and drink surrounded by over 300 years of royal history.

Opening times

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

The Pavilion Afternoon tea is available between 12:00-16:00 and costs £34.00 per person. Make a reservation below.

The Kensington Palace Pavilion Afternoon Tea is also available with Vegan or Vegetarian options or can be made from non-gluten containing ingredients.

Please check upcoming closures before you travel.

View menus and book a table

The Palace Café

The Palace Café, is the perfect place to stop and relax for a quick bite or refreshment after a visit to the palace. We offer toasted paninis, sandwiches and salads. Looking for a treat? Our cakes are fit for royalty.

A special menu for children is available. You do not need a palace ticket to visit the café.

Opening times

  • Winter (November to February)
    10:00-16:00
  • Summer (March to October)
    10:00-18:00
Victoria sponge cake on a display stand

Inside the buildings

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

Picnics

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

Full-length, standing, facing the viewer, head turned half to the right, wearing a white dress with a diaphanous blue wrap, holding a posie of flowers in her right hand; beside a path in a parkland setting, with Kensington Palace in the distance, on the right.
Things to see Highlights

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens, and admire the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free