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About The Orangery at Kensington Palace

Surrounded by beautiful formal gardens in the grounds of Kensington Palace rests The Orangery, a relaxed and elegant setting for breakfast or lunch and the only royal palace in London where you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.
The Orangery was once the setting for Queen Anne’s sophisticated court entertainment and its soaring ceilings and classical 18th century architecture are a magnificent backdrop for the restaurant’s simple and honest menu of delicious English dishes.

Kensington Palace Gardens
Kensington Gardens
London, W8 4PX
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 11.30 am
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 12-2 pm
Afternoon Tea
Monday - Sunday: 12pm- 6pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3166 6113

Website:
http://www.orangerykensingtonpalace.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Queensway Station

Kensington High Street

Bayswater

Additional:
High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access

The Orangery at Kensington Palace Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (617)
Special Occasions (338)
Scenic View (275)
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Lunch (250)
Afternoon Coffee (240)
Quiet Conversation (238)
Good for Birthdays (203)
Good for Anniversaries (184)
Brunch (176)
Romance (161)
Good for a Date (160)
Sunday Lunch (145)
Authentic (131)
Outdoor Eating (91)
Cosy (83)
People Watching (81)
Casual (76)
Fun (74)
Worth the Drive (69)
Group Bookings (66)
Neighbourhood Gem (63)
Child Friendly (44)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Comfort Food (40)
Gluten Free Options (31)
Business Meals (30)
Seasonal (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Quick Bite (28)
Tasting Menu (26)
Disabled Access (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Healthy (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Organic (8)
Outstanding Value (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
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Waterfront (2)
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Tapas (2)
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely setting for a special occasion. Nice for walks and Kensington Palace.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Our daughter and her husband, first-time visitors to London, wanted to experience afternoon tea. We thought of this place, where we had previously enjoyed lunch. It was cozy - warm, but not hot. Pretty full of people enjoying tea. We all had a wonderful meal and a good visit. I especially liked the little chocolate mousse thing! The various tea offerings were good - daughter and I had the herbal berry blend, which was great. A reasonably priced experience in the heart of Kensington Park.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Just EXCELLENT!!! We had breakfast at the Orangery, looooved the ambiance and the breakfast was really delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Very nice atmosphere to have a sumptuous lunch on a December day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

We had a traditional British afternoon tea. The location is terrific, just in front of Kensington Palace. Truly classy and romantic. The tea and the food were amazing, staff super nice and helpful. Usually high end afternoon tea is at least £40 per person. Here it's just 28.50 so it's good value for money.
Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent choice for breakfast and terrific location for walk before or after. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Fantastic time I had with my mum for afternoon tea..will recommend people try it

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Ideal place to eat for any occasion - great menu - relaxed setting - overall ambience makes it feel special though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

I travelled to London and wanted my family to try afternoon tea. We had a wonderful time. I loved the décor, the staff was wonderful and the food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fun, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on 21 November 2017

What a wonderful way to spend time with mother and daughter

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

This was perfect for a group tinder date. We had so much fun and felt so bougie. A classy event for all.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 20 November 2017

We came to The Orangery as part of our annual trip to London and carried on to see the Diana exhibition. Although we were early for our booking the staff made us welcome and we were soon seated. The food was delicious, excellent sizing of portions, and beautifully presented.

Staff were attentive but not intrusive. A superb experience.

Many thanks and congratulations to all concerned.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

The high tea was a wonderful experience and was presented beautifully. The finger sandwiches were delicious as were the freshly made scones and dessert treats. The ambiance was lovely in such a grand building. The service was friendly and respectful. This was my fourth visit to The Orangery and its standards were as high as ever.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

Afternoon tea was not good value for money. There were tiny scraps of sandwiches. The lunch options were great and also the children's meal was good value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

We booked for Afternoon tea. Excellent selection of sandwiches. More of anything we wanted at no extra cost.

Couldn't fault the service.

Only downside is the toilets are outside the Orangery. You have to exit front doors and walk around to the side and it was a grisly day. A nice touch would be to have some umbrellas available!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 18 November 2017

It was just perfect place for afternoon tea.

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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Wonderfull place, love the lication, delicious afternoon tea and a nice walk through the Hyde park.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Lieu idéal pour un petit-déjeuner dans un cadre royal.
Bon rapport qualité/prix car le goût est au rendez-vous.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 13 November 2017

Great place for afternoon tea! The area is perfect for a walk in the park right before or after. The staff was so welcoming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

We really loved it, we had a great time with nice people around and sorrounded by a great scenery.

Tags: Quick Bite, Organic, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 12 November 2017

Perfect accompaniment to seeing Kensington Palace which was a celebration of my friends birthday ..food,service,ambience all perfect in a perfect setting and to me for where is is value for money plus the personal birthday touch really finished it off on a high ...thank to all who served lunch on 12th November absolutely perfect

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 November 2017

A gorgeous historic place for brunch, lunch or tea. It is always our "destination" on our Hyde Park walks. This time we tried brunch, and the eggs benedict were disappointing. Usually the food is wonderful and the service superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Excellent service, very attentive to every ones needs. Looking forward to going back

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

My friend and I were visiting London from America and saw this as a popular place for Afternoon Tea, and decided we wanted to come here. I didn't quite know what to expect, and I was quite honestly blown away. Anna Maria was our server, and she was one of the most pleasant people I've ever had as a server in my life. She definitely knows what she is doing, and she was a gem. She explained what was on our plates and what the individual items were. The tea was spectacular and the options were endless. This was such a beautiful setting for my first afternoon tea experience, and It is now part of my future London visit itineraries.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 9 November 2017

We went as part of our honeymoon - great experience!

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·Dined on 7 November 2017

Beautiful location for a sustaining and luxurious afternoon tea/coffee prior to visiting fascinating Kensington Palace. The staff were most helpful, from letting us delay our booking by half an hour, to attentive service throughout and including extra tea to go with the generous tasty naughty delights! Definitely return if a treat was required.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on 6 November 2017

My mom and I decided to breakfast here before our Kensington Tour while visiting London. I went ahead and made a reservation just to be safe. The service was excellent, the food amazing and the location can not be beat. We enjoyed a lovely morning inside The Orangery. Highly Recommend!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Very professional and gracious staff, attentive and discreet, very good food in beautiful surroundings - full of history. Very royal. Very London!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Great birthday brunch at the Orangery! Would recommand it :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

So pleasant! The staff, environment, food- all of it! Have been here three times now. Each time I visit London it is a must.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Amazing, will definitely be back

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·Dined on 2 November 2017

We came for my mothers birthday and we had an excellent day The Royal High Tea was excellent and all 3 of us felt very special Many thanks to everyone

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Prompt and efficient service. Assistance offered with dietary requirements. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The surroundings were delightful and airy. Menu offered sufficient choice and all meals reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

Moment of paradise in the Past.
Thank you so much to all the staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

We are from Sweden. Visit every time we're in London. Wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Very nice place and food. The service was excellent. For sure I will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

I've attended 6 times within the last year with family members from overseas and continue to come back for the food, service and everything overall.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

We had a lovely afternoon tea on a sunny day in beautiful Kensington.

The afternoon tea menu is excuisite -nothing was missing and it was lovely to have an option to order coffee and soda as well for those who didn’t crave a cup of tea.

The surroundings are really beautiful and the place has a lovely ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Lovely high tea experience! Service was slow but whenever being helped, the customer service was phenomenal. Would certainly recommend again! It is worth the experience of saying you dined at the palace!

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·Dined on 26 October 2017

The whole experience was excellent. Food, service, ambience, view of garden. Will be there again soon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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