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.
You do not need a palace admission ticket to enter.
The Orangery at Kensington Palace will reopen its doors in spring 2024.
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.
The whole site, including Café, Shop and Exhibitions will close at 17:00 on Wednesday 13 March. Please see Palace Opening Hours.
- Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Last entry 15.45
The Orangery at Kensington Palace
Re-opening in March 2024
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is the perfect location for an elegant afternoon or leisurely and relaxing lunch from our a la carte menu.
View the Sunken Garden from our outside terrace or dine indoors in our newly refurbished space. Booking opens soon.
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.
- Things to see
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 Wednesday - Sunday
- In line with palace opening hours
- Kensington Palace
- Included in palace admission (members go free)