The Orangery is closed, the Palace Cafe remains open for refreshments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Eating

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stylish royal residence

We have 2 dining options for you to choose from. 

  • The Orangery (currently closed)
  • The Palace Cafe
The Orangery was built for Queen Anne in 1704-5 and was used during the winter months for housing plants, and in the summer for court entertainments. The design of the building is attributed to Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir John Vanbrugh.

The Orangery

  • The Orangery is currently closed. The Palace Cafe will remain open for refreshments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

If you wish to enquire regarding venue hire of the Kensington Palace Pavilion for your private event, please visit our Hire a Venue page.

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?