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Refreshments and food to enjoy at this royal palace

Refreshments and food to enjoy at this royal palace

We have a wide range of food and refreshments available for you to enjoy at the Kensington Palace Café and The Orangery. You do not need a palace admission ticket to enter.

Kensington Palace Café

Kensington Palace Café is the perfect place to stop and relax for a quick bite or refreshment after a visit to the palace. We offer a range of hot drinks, refreshments, sandwiches and cakes. NGCI, vegan and vegetarian offer available.

Opening times

  • Daily (until 15 September): 10:00-18:00. Last entry 17:00.
Kensington Palace cafe with cake display, including Victoria sponge

The Orangery at Kensington Palace

The Orangery at Kensington Palace is the perfect location for a leisurely and relaxing meal. View the Sunken Garden from our outside terrace or dine indoors in our newly refurbished space.

Opening times

  • Daily 10:00 - 18:00. Afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch available. Walk-ins available. 


  • Saturday 20 July: The Orangery will be closed all day.
  • Monday 22 July: The Orangery will be closed from 14:00. 
  • Tuesday 23 July: The Orangery will be closed from 16:00. 
  • Thursday 05 September: The Orangery will be closed from 16:00.
  • Saturday 07 September: The Orangery will be closed from 14:00.
  • Thursday 12 September: The Orangery will be closed from 16:00.


The restaurant is fully accessible.

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Dessert on a plate at the Orangery Restaurant

Dietary requirements

We strive to offer a personalised service at Kensington 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 detail on ingredients and how they are handled to allow you make an informed decision as to whether the food is suitable for you. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our staff regarding allergens in any of our dishes. An allergen folder is also available should you have any questions.

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.


Why not bring a picnic and a comfy blanket and enjoy a relaxed lunch with friends in the grounds of Kensington Gardens?

Please do not bring your own food to eat inside our café, but you are welcome to eat your own food outside.

Inside the buildings

Food and drink are not allowed within the confines of the building, except for designated eating areas.


Food is our passion, and we want it to be as respectful of the environment as can be! This is why, it is at the centre of all we do, reducing our food waste, using a greenest supply chain, local sourcing and committing to a larger plant-based offer.

We love to tell stories through our food and drink, we use our creativity to link our food to the unique visitor experience. 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.

Afternoon tea at the Orangery Restaurant at Kensington Palace

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