Any chance to feel like royalty is worth taking in our book, and afternoon tea at Kensington Palace is a surefire way to achieve just that.
In addition to the casual cafe situated at Will and Kate’s official residence, which is perfect for a quick cup of tea and bite to eat, The Pavilion restaurant is far more upmarket and is where you can get a real taste of the luxurious royal lifestyle – for just £34.
The Pavilion restaurant and tea room is unique in the fact that it’s the only royal palace where you enjoy an afternoon tea, situated with a perfect view of the Sunken Garden, where Harry and Meghan famously posed for photos after announcing their engagement in January 2018.
The quintessentially British afternoon tea offering includes a selection of finger sandwiches and other finger foods such as mini sausage rolls, scones with cream and jam, a selection of cakes, including a mini Victoria sponge cake, a slice of chocolate cake and lemon cheesecake, and of course, the all important tea. It’s all perfectly presented on a dainty three-tier china stand, and there’s the option to add sparkling wine, rosé or Pimm’s, plus a children’s afternoon tea option to keep little royals happy, too.
If you’re planning a visit to Kensington Palace, which is the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years, The Pavilion afternoon tea would make the perfect end to a day spent wandering around the historic palace and gardens – especially with Afternoon Tea Week fast approaching!
If time is of the essence, the palace cafe also provides a good spot to sit down, refresh and grab a sandwich or pastry. Attached to the gift shop, it’s also perfectly situated for browsing for gifts and royal memorabilia, such as commemorative baby Archie plates.
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