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The Pavilion at Kensington Palace, London,

The Pavilion at Kensington Palace

4.4
4.4
3536 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Orangery is now closed for refurbishment and we have relocated to the Pavilion just in front of the Orangery, surrounded by beautiful formal gardens in the grounds of Kensington Palace The Pavilion, a relaxed and elegant setting for breakfast or lunch and the only royal palace in London where you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. We have a birds eye view of the Sunken Garden and the wiggly walk, which you can enjoy from our covered terrace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3166 6114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Queensway Station<br /><br>Kensington High Street<br /><br>Bayswater

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jose Pizarro at Pavilion restaurant

    £69.00 per person

    Dec 19 - Dec 20, 2022
    José Pizarro together with CH&CO Group have been delivering supper clubs lunches and dinners across the venues the past two year and are one of the most popular events for members and their guests and new visitors a like. The guests don’t only get to experience José’s food, they also get to meet him in person during the meal where he will personally introduce the menu. 11.30am = Welcome drink 12-2.30pm = sit down for lunch & Jose will introduce the menu £69 per person for 9 courses menu and a welcome drink Vegan and vegetarian menu will be available. Please let us know of any dietary or allergy requirements in advance while making your booking. Please email Alex on alex.cojocariu@chandcogroup.com for any questions or further information

What 3,536 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West London

    Scenic View

  • West London

    British

  • West London

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  1. JH

    JenniferH

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, staff, and service, reasonably priced for London. Don’t expect the website’s promised views of the sunken garden - the view is of a hedge (and, currently, of scaffolding on the Palace’s North side). Also don’t expect a historic Palace building. The Pavilion is not a bricks and mortar building, but a corporate hospitality marquee, albeit a very warm and nicely appointed one.
  2. CP

    ChristineP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very professional and the choice of food was great . The afternoon tea is to die fir
  3. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good was great for me, but not for my picky granddaughter of 15. We had hoped there would be plain turkey sandwiches or something similar.
  4. MC

    MandyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Lovely tea. At 3.35pm the Waitress brought over the bill, I had just put something in my mouth and she wanted me to pay immediately, telling us we had to leave by 4pm. We were made to feel very rushed, also given the wrong tea. So when I asked for the 'discretionary' service to be removed she interrogated me as to why? TWICE. I think your staff need to look up the meaning of the word! We had a lovely day at the Palace, looked forward to it, yet the last 25 minutes spoilt the afternoon. Not happy I'm afraid.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as ever. Muhib is excellent!
  6. Z

    Zyt01

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant is very flexible. Allow customers to hv mixture of aftnn tea and lunch menu on the same table. Lunch is delicious, big serving & very affordable. Aftnn tea items are all not my liking. Staff is attentive and polite. Lovely.
  7. IR

    IanR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were served by a most kind and courteous waiter (we asked where he was from and he said Ukraine)
  8. J

    Jeanine

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We truly enjoyed every part of this experience. The tea was impeccable. The finger sandwiched were AMAZING!! The scones and clotted cream were exactly what we needed. I look forward to coming back again,
  9. WM

    WilliamM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value and wonderful spot for afternoon tea.
  10. CH

    CHERYLR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in London visiting from the United States and had the opportunity to have tea at the Pavilion at Kensington Palace. Everything was perfect!
  11. SE

    SandraE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food, atmosphere a bit cold, waiters could be more attentive…
  12. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Very que expensive and is not that good. Three years ago was much better.
  13. KT

    KTHip

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Although I would have preferred the Orangery, the Pavilion still offered a spacious, bright atmosphere with signature china, views of the sunken garden, and excellent service. Food presentation was lovely, but I did not care for the gnocchi dish I selected. Not to dissuade anyone from visiting, as it may have just been personal taste.
  14. LJ

    LisaJ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon tea at Kensington palace! It was SO nice to tour the palace and then have tea afterwards. The service, sandwiches and treats were all fantastic. The atmosphere was beautiful. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
  15. SA

    SusanA

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely breakfast 🍳 @ The Pavilion @ Kensington Palace. Always a special experience. Food was delicious, gorgeous atmosphere, next to the Gardens &…impeccable service from the Staff. Highly recommend!
  16. LG

    LindaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable experience and will definitely come again
  17. d

    davidl

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - amazing surroundings - do the tour of the palace as well it was very interestibg
  18. S

    Susu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Alina and Larisa were very nice and looked after us well. The food we got was nice and we enjoyed the afternoon but it lacked the wow factor, you wouldn't have known you were dining at the Palace if it wasn't for the china and the little chocolate crowns on the cakes, the pavilion just isn't grand enough to pull it off. When I booked it the cost was advertised at £38 but on the day it was £42 which I thought was quite expensive for what we got.
  19. JZ

    JamesZ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon tea but service was slow for the price paid.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Afternoon tea
  21. T

    Taev

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    La nourriture est fort insipide et ne justifie pas le prix pratiqué.
  22. CA

    ChristopherA

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The tea service was great but the ambiance is very lacking. Although on the grounds of the Kensington Palace. The venue is basically a semi-permanent catering tent. Not the greatest experience for the money. You can experience same service, same price in one of London's posh hotels. Staff were very nice however.
  23. MD

    MichaelD

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to have afternoon tea. The sandwich, scone and dessert tray is plenty for two average people.
  24. C

    California8

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Beautiful surroundings. We walked through the Diana garden first. The Pavilion was nice but they could have flowers or candles on the table. Pictures on the walls. Foid was good but overpriced.
  25. SS

    SusanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea at the palace was exceptional - service and food was first rate - best afternoon tea we have had in a long while - would highly recommend
  26. PB

    PatriciaB

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our second afternoon tea in London. While good, it was not great. The sandwiches need more filling and less bread. The scones were so-so.
  27. MM

    MicheleM

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In London we of course wanted to do afternoon tea. This was a beautiful place to enjoy. Delicious food, excellent service and very reasonably priced.
  28. JT

    JosephineT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day for sitting on the patio. We enjoyed the tea service. The cakes and sandwiches were delicious couldn’t have asked for anything more. Staff were attentive and kind.
  29. SH

    SHEILAB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The setting for high tea was outstanding. We really enjoyed ourselves. The weather was perfect too for the outdoor setting.
  30. TF

    TressaF

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    So disappointed that you couldn’t even see the gardens while sipping your tea, why not elevate the annexed room so you can! There was no value, a couple of mediocre sandwiches and sweets for $38! Not sure what the attraction is here😳
  31. P

    Penny

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I thought this was a little disappointing. We had the afternoon tea. The tea was bagged , not loose. The sandwiches were ok. We had a non chicken eater and rather than replace the coronation chicken sandwich with something else, it was just left off, so they had less. The scones are on the menu as 'Orange Scented' I really couldn't tell. The cakes were OK, I've had more impressive out of a Kiplings packet although. The mini apple tart felt a bit special at least. The location should make up for it, but when they say "overlooking the sunken garden and wiggly walk" , what is really meant is bordering on.. in fact one can see a hedge . We booked for afternoon tea as it was a special occassion, so we were looking for the grandeur, but I would say better off going to the palace cafe for a panini , wedge of cake , and pot of tea: a third of the price , the garden location slighty better , and probably overall more tasty.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, elegant setting and enjoyable experience. Beautiful china, good diversity of sandwiches and sweets. Excellent service. Highly recomendable.
  33. A

    Andromeda

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a lovely place to relax after a 2 hour tour of the exhibition in Kensington Palace. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. The Pavilion restaurant is nicely laid out with very pleasant and soothing decor. The afternoon tea was most enjoyable - each tier was laid out with sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, top tier was filled with delicious pastries. A good supply of tea was given when asked for extra. All in all a delightful way to spend an afternoon in lovely surroundings. The only negative was the price was a little high but that wouldn’t stop me from revisiting.
  34. ET

    EvaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent afternoon tea, outstanding service and great atmosphere!
  35. GG

    GenevieveG

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, outstanding food, extraordinary setting! Wonderful experience!
  36. RB

    RogerB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I did not expect to be served thebags, it felt a bit cheap. The only thing that was OK was the scones. The rest was either tasteless or out of date (old).
  37. N

    Norse

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    The Pavilion was a disappointment up against the Orangery. Both the pavilion in it self, and the attention of the staff.
  38. TW

    TimW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was booked alongside a visit to Kensington Palace. The afternoon Tea was a good one. The only negative was that asking for additional tea/coffee resulted in it being added to the bill - everyone else seems to offer unlimited refils. That aside, all very pleasant
  39. SH

    SonjaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The temporary pavillion is like eating in a warehouse. Only poor tourists, no locals. Afternoon tea was strange. Only half of the table had napkins. I do not recommend this to anyone.
  40. C

    Cotton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely setting, and lovely tea! We both had a chai tea that I will looking to have again.

FAQs

The Pavilion at Kensington Palace is rated 4.4 stars by 3536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Pavilion at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 10:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Queensway StationKensington High StreetBayswater

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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