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Kew Gardens is widely known for its beautiful botanical landscape. 

But many may not know that it also offers a diverse culinary experience through its various cafés and restaurants. 

From family-friendly options to formal dining, visitors can have delicious meals amidst the natural beauty of the Gardens. 

We have mentioned here all the restaurants at Kew, along with the closest Kew garden Entrances adjacent to them

Family Kitchen & Shop

Restaurants near the Children's Garden
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Nearest Entrance Gate: Brentford Gate

Major Attractions Near the Restaurant: Children’s Garden at Kew, Kew Palace

What to expect 

This unique, multi-sensory restaurant gives families a place to eat and drink as well as an opportunity to interact with nature and discover more about the origins of food.

Inspired by imaginative realms found in books like Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, the interiors create a magical world of gardens, forests, and woodlands.

The restaurant emphasizes a sustainable food culture through tactile and sensory design, fostering a fusion of wonder and education.

This food hall boasts stone-baked pizzas, a salad and sandwich bar, a hot counter, and an ice cream service. 

Timings

It is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm. Hot food is served between 11:30 am and 2 pm. 

It’s the ultimate lunch spot for families. The Family Kitchen offers both takeaway and indoor seating.

Orangery

Orangery at Kew Gardens
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Nearest Entrance Gate: Elizabeth Gate

Major Attractions Near the Restaurant: The Hive, The Great Broad Walk Borders, Kew Palace, Herbarium and Library, Princess of Wales Conservatory

What to expect 

Built in the 18th century originally for growing citrus fruits, the orangery was deemed to be too dark for its purpose and, after many uses, was converted into a restaurant.

Throughout the summer, visitors can take use of the expansive terrace that offers breathtaking views of the surroundings, especially at night when lights illuminate the surrounding trees.  

The Orangery is a better option for a more relaxed setting.

With indoor seating and an outdoor terrace, it’s a great spot for an informal lunch or a coffee break. It offers coffee, cakes, and light meals. 

Timings 

It is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm. Breakfast timings are from 10 am to 11 am, and hot food timings are from 11.30 am to 2 pm.

Pavilion Bar and Grill

Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew Gardens
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Nearest Entrance Gate: Lion gate

Major Attractions Near the Restaurant: Kew Treetop Walkway, Coastal Redwood Trees, Temperate House, Great Pagoda, Marianne North Gallery, Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

“The original Tea Pavilion was the first and oldest place at Kew to sit with a cuppa (and eventually, once an alcohol license was granted in 1937, something stronger).

What to Expect 

The Pavilion Bar and Grill sits in the heart of the Arboretum, Kew’s vast collection of 14,000 trees.

The state-of-the-art facility has floor-to-ceiling windows, a large outside terrace covered in original vines that date back decades, and gorgeous newly planted landscaping to enjoy the great British outdoors come rain or shine.

The Pavilion Bar and Grill is the go-to place for those craving burgers and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. 

Timings

It is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm. This restaurant provides indoor seating and an outdoor terrace.

Download Menu of Pavilion Bar and Grill (PDF, 1 Mb)

Note: The Tea Pavilion was famously burned to the ground by suffragettes Olive Wharry and Lilian Lenton in February 1913.

The Botanical Brasserie

Kew Gardens afternoon tea
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Nearest Entrance Gate: Victoria Gate

Major Attractions Near the Restaurant: Princess of Wales Conservatory, Palm House, Agius Evolution Garden

What to expect

The Botanical Brasserie offers all-day formal dining with modern British cuisine. 

From breakfast to lunch, you can have anything here.

The Botanical Brasserie specializes in the Afternoon Tea at Kew tradition.

Timings 

It is open daily from 10 am to 2 pm, with specific timings for each meal. The Brasserie provides indoor and outdoor terrace seating. 
Note that a Gardens ticket is required before booking a table.

Download Menu of Botanical Brasserie (PDF, 1.9 Mb)

Victoria Plaza Café

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Nearest Entrance Gate: Victoria Gate

Major Attractions Near the Restaurant: Princess of Wales Conservatory, Palm House, Temperate House

What to expect

The Victoria Plaza Café is the best option for a quick coffee break. 

This café offers coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and snacks.

Timings

It is open daily from 10 am to 2:45 pm.

Both takeaway and indoor seating are available here.

Kew Garden Tickets

Since all the restaurants are within the Kew Garden premises, you can only gain admission to any of the restaurants after buying an entrance ticket to Kew Gardens.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (30 to 64 years): £14
Student Ticket (with a valid ID): £7
Youth Ticket (16 to 29 years): £7
Senior Ticket (60+ years): £12
Child Ticket (4 to 15 years): £4
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free
Family Ticket (1 adult & 2 children): £29
Family Ticket (2 adult & 2 children): £48

Essential Information

  • All cafés and restaurants have level access.
  • Takeaway is only available 15 minutes before closing.
  • The Orangery provides microwaves to warm bottles.
  • Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens.
  • Seating at cafes and restaurants is reserved for visitors who have purchased food and drink at one of the catering outlets.
  • Some restaurants might be closed for special events, such as Christmas at Kew.
  • Check for planned closures and visitor notices before your visit.
  • Parking at Kew is only available at Brentford Gate.

Restroom and Drinking Water Outlets

The Kew Gardens provide long winding trails for tourists to explore the ecosystem.

While multiple restaurants are equipped with all convenience, they are mostly near one of the four Kew Garden gates.

Since The Kew Gardens are huge, walking back from the deep ends for water or toilet breaks is extremely inconvenient.

Keeping this in mind, the gardens are dotted with restroom and drinking outlet facilities all over.

*Please note that the following list only contains lone-standing outlets or restrooms, and not the ones included with the Kew Garden Restaurants

  • Water outlet in Central Kew, on the way from the Palm House to the lake, at the junction of Stafford Walk and Minka Walk
  • Drinking Water and Toilet facility near the Arboretum Nursery E4.
  • The deepest water outlet is at the Southwestern Wall, at the intersection of Syon Outlook and Cinder Track.
  • Water outlet on the way from the Palm House to the Temperate House.
  • Drinking water and toilet facilities are near the Brentford Gate. 

Map of Kew Gardens

Map-of-Kew-Garden
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