Company of Cooks in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces it will reopen the iconic restaurant, “The Orangery”, at Kensington Palace on 1 May.

Situated within the picturesque grounds of Kensington Palace, the Orangery’s rich history dates back to the 18th century, and its restoration signifies a renaissance of one of London’s most cherished architectural treasures.

Lunch and afternoon tea menus will be inspired by the opulence of Queen Anne’s greenhouse with signature dishes set to include Queen Victoria’s renowned Victoria sponge and ‘The Orange’ with orange sorbet, citrus salad and chocolate soil.

The lunch menu showcases modern, seasonal British fare, featuring starters such as Wye Valley asparagus with pink grapefruit, pomegranate and London smoked salmon paired with capers and pickled shallot rings.

For mains, there will be dishes such Seared Chalk Stream trout with cauliflower cream, samphire, mussels, and lemon thyme dressing and Palace pie, a blend of braised lamb shoulder and beef rib served with Somerset cheddar mash.

The Royal Afternoon Tea includes Castle Farm lavender éclair; traditional scones served with Cornish clotted cream and blackcurrant preserve and pea, broad bean and tarragon quiche, alongside Pimm’s or English sparkling wine.

Young guests will be offered the Children’s Afternoon Tea featuring a variety of cakes, scones with Cornish
clotted cream and strawberry preserve.

Company of Cook’s commitment goes beyond taste, with sustainability at the heart of everything they do.
“Our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in every aspect of our operations at the Orangery,” says Group Chef, Karen Poynter. “From reducing farm surplus with local growers to refusing airfreight for fresh produce, we prioritise our planet and our communities. With an exclusive reliance on only British meats and cheeses and adherence to the Good Fish Guide for responsible seafood sourcing, we are dedicated to making environmentally conscious choices.”

The Orangery Restaurant, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4PX
Opening times:
March to November – 10:00-18:00
November to February – 10:00-16:00.