Pumpkin soup

Eating and drinking

We have a wide variety of cafes and restaurants at Kew Gardens to compliment your trip. Look out for seasonal specialities and food foraged from our Gardens.

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 exclusive ranges of gardening gifts and homeware. 

  • Next to Victoria Gate entrance
  • Open 10am - 4.15pm

Download Victoria Gate sample menu

Download the cake menu


Walnut cake

The Botanical

Enjoy all day dining and afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of the Botanical table-service restaurant, dramatically located on the lake side opposite the Palm House.

Make an online reservation

  • Open 10am – 4.15pm
  • Brunch 10am–11.30am
  • Lunch 12pm–3pm
  • Afternoon tea 1pm-3.30pm 

Download The Botanical afternoon tea menu 

Ingredients at the Botanical


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

  • By The Hive and Great Broad Walk Borders
  • Open 10am – 3.15pm (hot counter 10am – 2.45pm)

Download the Orangery sample menu

Download the cake menu


Oranges at the Orangery

White Peaks

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

  • By Climbers and Creepers playground
  • Open 10am-3.15pm (hot counter 11.45am-2.45pm) 

Download the White Peaks sample menu

Download the cake menu

Sandwiches at White Peaks

The Food Village

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

  • Next to the Temperate House
  • Open weekends only, 10am – 3.15pm

Download the Food Village sample menu 

Download the cake menu

A meal at the Food Village

Pavillion Restaurant

Closed for renovation. Reopens Spring 2019.

Salmon Bagel

Just so you know...

All cafés and restaurants have level access.
Service is take-away only from 15 minutes before closing time (except The Botanical).
The Orangery and White Peaks serve children’s portions and you can use the microwave to warm bottles.
Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens, except in the glasshouses and galleries.
Join us in Kew's mission to reduce waste by bringing a reuseable cup! From 1 January 2019 we will charge 15p for a takeaway cup, so help us cut down and bring your own.

Download a map of places to eat at Kew here