Walnut cake

Eating and drinking

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

Victoria Plaza café

At Victoria Gate 
Open 10am–4.15pm
For teas, coffees and a selection of cakes
Download Victoria Plaza café menu (pdf)


Orangery restaurant

Near Elizabeth Gate
Open 10am–3.15pm 
For hot meals, soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes
Download Orangery restaurant menu (pdf)


White Peaks café

Near Brentford Gate
Open 10am–3.15pm
For teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches and soups
Download White Peaks café menu (pdf)


The Botanical

In Museum No.1, by the Palm House pond
Open 10am–3.15pm 
Brunch 10am–11.45am
Lunch 12pm–2.45pm
Afternoon tea 2pm–3.15pm
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


Download breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea menu (pdf)
Download drinks menu (pdf)

Thai afternoon tea - available during Kew's Orchids Festival (10 February to 11 March 2018)


Pavilion restaurant

Closed for winter. Reopens in the spring.


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.