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Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Our café and The Kensington Palace Pavilion are open. We only accept contactless payment.

Please note the Pavilion will be closed between Thursday 23 September to Monday 4 October for an event.

The Café sells a range of hot drinks, refreshments, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream.

The Pavilion offers Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon tea. 

The breakfast menu includes Eggs Florentine, Eggs Royale, scrambled eggs with maple bacon and fresh berries with yoghurt granola.

The lunch menu includes ham hock croquettes, duck breast, pan fried gnocchi, plum and frangipane tarts and dark chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis.

For more details and to book a table at the Pavilion, please visit Kensington Palace Pavilion. You can also book a table on the day, depending on availability.

The Café

The 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, cakes and ice cream.

Opening times

10.00-18.00 

Victoria A Royal Childhood exhibition at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Pavilion and Tea Room

The Pavilion will be closed between Thursday 23 September to Monday 4 October for an event.

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.

The Pavilion is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Opening times

10:00-18:00

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Afternoon tea

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.

Book a table
A selection of afternoon tea including sandwiches and cakes on a table

Picnics

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

Inside the buildings

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

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.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
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

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.
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

Open

Kensington Palace

Free