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.

Our restaurants are open, with indoor and outdoor seating and takeaway options available. Please wear a face covering in our restaurants, unless you are seated while eating or exempt, and please maintain social distancing to protect yourself and others.

We ask all visitors to be prepared to use contactless payment methods.

Coffee at Victoria Gate Café

Victoria Gate Café

Pick up the perfect picnic grub, sausage rolls and barista coffee to take away or eat -in.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 6.45pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10am – 7.45pm

The Botanical afternoon tea

The Botanical

NOW OPEN: Enjoy delicious afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch dishes in our newly refurbished restaurant.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Breakfast: 10am – 11.15am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Weekends and bank holidays: 10am – 7pm
Breakfast: 10am – 11.15am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon tea: 2.30pm – 6pm

Book a table at The Botanical
Orangery dishes

Orangery

Your favourite spot to eat is open for indoor and outdoor dining, with outdoor pop-up stalls available too. Why not warm yourself with one of our amazing toasties, burgers or new Lebanese Barbeque served on the terrace.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Breakfast: 10am – 11am
Lunch: 11.30am – 3.30pm

Weekends and bank holidays: 10am – 7pm*

Breakfast: 10am – 11am
Lunch: 11.30am – 4pm

*The Orangery will close early at 3.30pm on Saturday 31 July and Wednesday 4 August 2021.

The Orangery example menu (PDF)
Food at White Peaks

White Peaks

Whilst waiting for your Children’s Garden slot, why not treat yourself to a takeaway barista coffee and sweet treat, or a pizza from our weekend pizza oven.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10am – 6pm

Pavilion Bar and Grill dishes

Pavilion Bar and Grill

Enjoy our al fresco dining surrounded by vines with views of the Pagoda and Temperate House. Enjoy our plant-based or beef patty burger, seasonal salads, warm filled baguettes and cake from the kitchen.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 11am – 6pm
Lunch: 11.30am – 3.30pm
Light plates: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Weekends and bank holidays: 10am – 7pm
Lunch: 11.30am – 4pm
Light plates: 4pm – 5pm

Pavilion Bar and Grill Spring menu (PDF)

Grab and go 

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

Useful stuff to know

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