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.

Pavilion Bar and Grill dishes © RBG Kew

Pavilion Bar and Grill

NEWLY OPEN: Grilled food in an impressive and contemporary building, the Pavilion Bar and Grill is perfect for alfresco dining with views of Temperate House and the Pagoda.

Opening times

Open Monday to Thursday: 10am–6pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am–7pm

Lunch available daily from 12pm–3pm
Light plates: Monday to Thursday, 3pm–4.30pm
Light plates: Friday to Sunday, 3pm–5.30pm
Cakes, cream tea and hot drinks available all day

Pavilion Bar and Grill example menu (PDF)
Coffee at Victoria Gate Café

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 Monday to Thursday: 10am–7pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am–8pm

Victoria Gate example menu (PDF)
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

Open Monday to Thursday: 10am–6.30pm / Friday to Sunday: 10am–7.30pm
Brunch: 10am–11.30am
Lunch: 12pm–3pm
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm–6pm

Book a table Afternoon tea example menu (PDF)
Orangery dishes


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

Opening times

Open Monday to Thursday: 10am–6pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am–7pm
Hot counter: Breakfast 10am–11am, Lunch 11.45am–3.30pm

Orangery example menu (PDF)
Food at White Peaks

White Peaks

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

Opening times

Open Monday to Thursday: 10am–6pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am–7pm
(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: 10am–7pm

Food village example menu (PDF)

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.