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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.
London, W8 4PX
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 11.30 am
Monday - Sunday: 12-2 pm
Monday - Sunday: 12pm- 6pm
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 3166 6113
Kensington High Street
High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access
The Orangery at Kensington Palace Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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