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.

Test and Trace

If you're eating inside one of our restaurants, it is now compulsory to provide your contact details for NHS Test and Trace.

Download the NHS COVID-19 app beforehand and scan the QR codes displayed, or give your details directly to one of our designated catering staff members. 

Don't want to eat inside?

Grab a tasty treat from one of our pop-up outdoor catering outlets. 

The Botanical afternoon tea

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

10am – 3.30pm
Brunch 10am – 11.30am
Lunch 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon tea 2pm – 3.30pm

Book a table The Botanical example drinks menu (PDF) The Botanical example food menu (PDF) The Botanical example breakfast menu (PDF)
Coffee at Victoria Gate Café

Victoria Gate Café

Pick up the perfect picnic grub or weekend pizza from our pitstop café.

Opening times

10am – 4.15pm

Victoria Gate example menu (PDF)
Pavilion Bar and Grill dishes

Pavilion Bar and Grill

Enjoy alfresco dining under the vines with our menu of charcoal fire-grilled food. Full table service only.

Opening times

11am – 3.30pm
Lunch 11.30am – 3pm

Pavilion Bar and Grill example menu (PDF)
Orangery dishes


Take a delicious deli sandwich, a hot breakfasts or refreshing salad for your Kew walk, or enjoy them in our outdoor seating area.

Opening times

10am – 3.30pm
Breakfast 10am – 11am
Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm

The Orangery example menu (PDF)
Food at White Peaks

White Peaks

Ideal for feeding your family, our freshly prepared kid-friendly menu is now take-away only.

Opening times

10am – 3.30pm
Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm

White peaks example menu (PDF)

Useful stuff to know

When things go back to normal, it might be good to know:

  • All cafés and restaurants have level access
  • We will require you to provide contact details if you are sat inside in order to support the NHS Test and Trace drive.
  • 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.
  • We may occasionally need to close our restaurants for private events or essential maintenance. Please check for planned closures and visitor notices before you visit.