On sold-out days there will be a limited number of general admission tickets available for purchase on-site


The Orangery

The Orangery serves elegant breakfast, hand-prepared lunches and afternoon teas in a unique setting within the gardens.

Opening times

  • Summer (March to October): 10.00 – 18.00
  • Winter (November to February): 10.00 – 16.00

Menu times

  • Breakfast: 10.00 – 11.30 daily
  • Lunch: 12.00 – 14.00 daily
  • Afternoon tea: 12.00 – 18.00 in summer, 12.00 – 16.00 in winter (last sitting: 15.15)
Book a Table

Afternoon tea vouchers

Treat your loved ones to the special treat of afternoon tea at the Orangery.

We even offer a children’s version of our classic afternoon tea.

Book a Voucher

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

  • Summer season (March to October): 10.00 – 18.00
  • Winter season (November to February): 10.00 – 16.00

Orangery Closures

We sometimes close the Orangery and Orangery lawns for private functions. Please find below details of planned closures;

7th November close at 16.00

22nd November close at 15.00

If you wish to hire the Orangery for your private event then please do visit our Hire a Venue page.

Inside the buildings

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


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