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The Orangery at Kensington Palace

4.4
2172 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Afternoon Tea (605)
  • Special Occasions (321)
  • Scenic View (268)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 11.30 am
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 12-2 pm
Afternoon Tea
Monday - Sunday: 12pm- 6pm
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Phone number
020 3166 6113
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Queensway Station

Kensington High Street

Bayswater
Additional
High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access
What 2172 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on 7 January 2018

Wow way too much money for so little food. We will not be back.

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Mfbmoura 
5.0  Dined on 7 January 2018

A good place, very friendly and lovely. Delicious tea and cakes.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

The ambience it is really nice, the food was good, the price is a bit expensive for what you are given. I was a bit disapointed, I wanted the afternoon tea, they serve the tea and 15 minutes later they bring the pastry, it is only details but I was expecting the best of the best.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on 5 January 2018

Great traditional afternoon tea! Came to the orangery after visiting Kensington Palace Diana exhibit. Great place- bright and airy. They are closing for a while soon so make sure the get in as soon as you can!

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RenataMG (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on 5 January 2018

Place needs urgent renovation. We went there for tea. Sandwiches were ok, sweets were poor. Nothing was good enough to worth de 28 pounds value...

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OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on 5 January 2018

It was a lovely restaurant in all aspects!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 4 January 2018

Great to try

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 4 January 2018

Very impressed with the level of service and food quality. Perfect place for special occasion or afternoon tea. Kids frendly.

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AlleneMarie 
3.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

I was very disappointed with my experience. The only perk of having tea here is, as a tourist, you are easily able to visit the Kensington Palace before tea (which is located right next to The Orangery). If you are a first-time visitor I 100% recommend afternoon tea at Cafe Royal Hotel. The service, ambiance, and quality of food is much better - while the price is similar. Cafe Royal Hotel also gives you as many pots of tea, finger sandwiches, and goodies you can fit in your tummy!

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TravelingFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

My friend and I were visiting London and knew we wanted to have a special afternoon tea while there. We searched many places online before landing on the Orangery, and we were so happy with our decision! The Orangery is right next to Kensington Palace, which makes it the perfect place for a royal afternoon tea. The sandwiches, scones, treats, and tea were all delicious, and the service was prompt. The china and indoor decorations were beautiful. I would absolutely recommend the Orangery for anyone wanting a special afternoon tea experience.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

Our fun, brunch/lunch go to place in London for a combined stroll in the park and elegant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 2 January 2018

The food was my favorite meal I had after over a week in London. The service was wonderful. Tea, was the best I've ever had. The venue is in a wonderful location, however my only criticism is the room is a bit bare. Beautiful window, high ceiling, great bones, but for such a large room it felt very bare as far as decor. Empty.

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vipMagdaB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on 1 January 2018

What a wonderful experience! The grounds are beautiful, service was fabulous, staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious! Our trip to London would not have been complete without our afternoon tea at The Orangery.

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KkkkkkkS 
2.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

I was there for an afternoon tea and was very disappointed that I was only allowed to select one tea (!) normally you can have several. Also, the tea pot did't come with a tea strainer so the tea leaves were in the pot with the hot water. That means if you don' t drink fast enough the tea gets stronger and stronger. In this location I expect a proper afternoon tea and knowledge how to serve tea. I won't recommend and go to The Orangery again it's not worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner (Hampshire)
4.0  Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent service by charming, friendly waitress. Afternoon tea was delicious and sufficient, served in relaxed surroundings.

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