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 Cafe

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

Upcoming closures

  • 31 October 2018 – closing at 16:00
  • 14 November 2018 – closing at 14:30
  • 21 November 2018closing at 16:00
  • 22 November 2018 closing at 16:00
  • 14 December 2018closing at 16:00
Book a table

The 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

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

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?