Walnut cake

Eating and drinking

There are a variety of cafés and restaurants within Kew Gardens.

Victoria Plaza café

At Victoria Gate 
Monday to Thursday open 8am–7pm
Friday to Sunday open 8am–8pm
For teas, coffees and a selection of cakes


Orangery restaurant

Near Elizabeth Gate
Monday to Thursday open 10am-6pm (hot counter 10am - 4pm)
Friday to Sunday open 10am-7pm
For hot meals, soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes


White Peaks café

Near Brentford Gate
Monday to Thursday open 10am-6pm (hot counter 10am-4pm)
Friday to Sunday open 10am-7pm
For teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches and soups


The Botanical

Museum No.1, by the Palm House pond
Open 10am–6.30pm 
Brunch 10am–11.45am
Lunch 12pm–3pm
Afternoon tea 2.30pm-6pm (7pm Friday to Sunday)
Table service only

Make an online reservation for The Botanical (3rd party booking service) or call on 020 8332 5155.


Afternoon tea at The Botanical

Afternoon tea at The Botanical



Pavilion restaurant

Closed for renovation. Reopens in the spring 2019.


All cafés and restaurants have level access.

Service is take-away only from 15 minutes before closing time (except The Botanical).

The cafés, Orangery and Pavilion serve children’s portions and boxes and you can use the microwave to warm bottles.

Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens, except in the glasshouses and galleries.