London W8 4XP, England
The Orangery Description
Queen Anne once held court at this 18th century airy sun-lit Orangery in Kensington Palace, with its marble statues, Corinthian columns, and potted orange trees. A kid-friendly staff, scrumptiously big strawberries, a special children's tea, and reasonable prices make this one of London's loveliest places for high tea and royal experience for families.
- Splurge on the debutante's tea. This 1958 favorite teas is served with the classic cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, egg mayonnaise vol-au-vent, warm sausage rolls, pineapple and cheese cocktail sticks and a slice of Belgian chocolate cake.
- Sometimes closed for special events. Check the Web site (look in the lower lefthand column) to avoid disappointment.
- Special diets accommodated. Tell your server if your family is gluten free or has a nut allergy.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (March - October); 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (November - February). From March 1 to October 31, afternoon tea is served from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. From November 1 to February 28, afternoon tea is served from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees: Moderately priced