Eating and drinking

We have a wide variety of cafés and restaurants at Kew Gardens. Look out for seasonal specialities and food foraged from our Gardens.

Pies at Victoria gate

Victoria Gate Café

Your journey starts here with great coffee and cake. After you're refreshed, take a look in the Kew shop for our range of gardening gifts and homeware.

Opening times

Open 10am–6pm

Victoria Gate example menu (PDF)

The Botanical

Enjoy fine meals and afternoon tea in the elegant Botanical table-service restaurant, dramatically located with a view of the Palm House.

Opening times

Daily: 10am–6pm
Brunch: 10am–11.30am
Lunch: 12pm–3pm
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm–5pm

Book a table Afternoon tea example menu (PDF)
Salmon bagel


In the heart of the Gardens, the Orangery’s buzzing atmosphere offers plenty of choice.

Opening times

Daily: 10am–5pm
Hot counter: Breakfast 10am–11am, Lunch 11.45am–3.30pm

Orangery example menu (PDF)
Tomato soup

White Peaks

With a family-friendly menu and an interactive atmosphere, White Peaks is the ideal place for visitors with children.

Opening times

Daily: 10am–5pm
(Hot counter: 11.45am–3.30pm)

White Peaks example menu (PDF)
Burgers at the food village

The Food Village

Street food style with a quintessentially English twist, visit The Food Village next to the newly opened Temperate House. Enjoy good food, ice cream and a bar with a view.

Opening times

Weekends and school holidays only: 11am–4pm

Food village example menu (PDF)

Pavilion Bar and Grill

The Pavilion Bar and Grill is currently closed for an exciting renovation. Planned to reopen late Spring 2019.

Closed for renovation

Useful stuff to know

  • All cafés and restaurants have level access.
  • Take-away only from 15 mins before closing (except The Botanical).
  • The Orangery and White Peaks have microwaves to warm bottles.
  • Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens.