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Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, Kensington Palace is reopening from 30 July. Read our visit information

The Palace Café will be open serving a range of takeaway drinks and snacks including delicious pastries.

Outdoor socially distanced seating will also be available.

Victoria sponge cake on a display stand

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 a range of take-away food and drink including cakes and pastries fit for royalty. Entry to the cafe is only available to palace ticket holders.

Outdoor seating is available and will align to social distancing guidance.

Only contactless payments can be accepted at the café.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.30-17.00.

Kensington Palace Pavilion restaurant and café interior.

Kensington Palace Pavilion and Tea Room - (currently closed)

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

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 from 30 July

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 from 30 July

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.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free