A couple of weeks ago some of my friends popped down to London to celebrate one of their birthdays with a special afternoon tea. We chose to go to The Orangery at Kensington Palace not only because of the amazing surroundings but because of its value for money. At only £27.50 per person it is one of the cheaper options for afternoon tea in London if you are looking for somewhere special.
Located within the Kensington Palace grounds, a walk past the palace and through a small windy path (not going to lie, it felt like a maze) takes you to the old Orangery where the restaurant is. Greeted by the matradee and shown to our table, we wondered down the long white room and shown our table.
While deciding what tea we would drink from the menu and discussing how nice a wedding reception would be inside the building, our waiter came over and placed the napkins on our laps and then took our order. I (Alice) went for the London Royal Tea while my friends went with Afternoon at the Palace .You each get a pot of tea- of which we had multiple cups from. Everything is served upon royal themed plates and cups, which you can also buy a set in the Palace gift shop.
When the food came out we originally thought there wasn’t going to be enough… boy we were wrong, we weren’t able to finish it all! All of it was SO delicious- finger sandwiches with ham and mustard,cream cheese and salmon, cucumber and egg mayonnaise. Along with plain and fruit scones, which was great since I’m not a fan of fruit scones, and other deserts.
Overall this was one of my favourite afternoon teas, and it was at a reasonable price. I would thoroughly recommend it even if it is just for the location- I also suggest actually visiting Kensington Palace as it is fascinating.
We had a great time at The Orangery and I will definitely be heading back at some point.
Where is your favourite place for Afternoon Tea?