Eating and drinking

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

All our cafés and restaurants source seasonal and local produce. We use as many ingredients from the Gardens as possible and offer a wide range of plant-based options.

From 14 November 2022, water fountains across the Gardens will be turned off for the winter season. Please note, drinking water will be available in our cafes and restaurants.

A family of four eats a meal in a colourful restaurant underneath a brown mushroom made from sticks

Family Kitchen & Shop (££)

A food hall with stone-baked pizza, salad and sandwich bar, hot counter and ice cream servery. Ultimate lunch spot for the whole family. Take away or eat in — indoor seating available.

Opening times

Daily, 10am to 4pm

Hot Food: 11.30am to 2.30pm

Sandwiches, pastries and coffee machine inside the Orangery

Orangery (£ – ££) — CLOSED

Coffee, cakes, and light meals. Best spot for a more informal lunch or coffee break. Take away or eat in — indoor seating and outdoor terrace available.

Opening times

The Orangery is closed for refurbishment until late Spring 2023.

Fish, lemon and couscous dish

Pavilion Bar and Grill (££ – £££)

Burgers and Mediterranean-inspired dishes grilled on charcoal or smoked over wood. Great for a hearty lunch or an afternoon meal. Eat in — indoor seating and outdoor terrace available.

Opening times

Daily, 11am to 4pm (Last food orders 3pm)

Elegant interior of The Botanical Brasserie

The Botanical Brasserie (£££)

All-day formal dining with modern British cuisine. From breakfast, lunch to afternoon tea. Eat in — indoor and outdoor terrace available..

Opening times

Breakfast 10am to 11am
Lunch 11.30am to 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea 2.30pm to 3.45pm

Please note, you must buy a ticket to the Gardens before booking a table at The Botanical Brasserie.

Book a table at the Botanical Brasserie
Coffee at Victoria Gate Café

Victoria Plaza Café (£)

Coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and snacks. Perfect for a coffee break throughout the day. Take away or eat in — indoor seating available.

Opening times

Daily, 10am to 3.45pm

Grab and go 

Grab a hot drink and a snack at one of our outdoor pop-ups at The Orangery and Victoria Gate Café.

Useful stuff to know

  • All cafés and restaurants have level access.
  • Take-away only from 15 mins before closing.
  • The Orangery has 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.