London Food Scene: Orangery, South Kensington Palace


Orangery was my first afternoon tea experience in London and it stays in favourite to date because of its beautiful location, service, ambience, cutlery and great quality & delicious food.

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From the station, you will have to walk through the lawns, palace and its souvenir shops before you can get to the Orangery. I am not sure, but it looks like the building is actually a dining room/ eatery of the Kensington Palace, which would make sense as it is in the middle of the palace and its lawns. The place has huge windows making it airy and very bright. While we chose to be seated indoors, you can also choose to sit outside if the weather is nice and sunny.

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I got their standard afternoon tea which allowed you to pick from a range of teas, served with warm, over fresh scones (with jam and cream), sandwiches and pastries. I chose to order their vegetarian sandwiches. There were four little sandwiches, which were enough to fill you up a little up and still leave space for the pastries, cake and scones.

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The pastries and cakes were delightfully sweet (not too much, just the way we like it) but by the end of it I couldn’t finish all of them.

One thing I love about orangery is the cutlery with beautiful gold and light green work on the tea pots and cups, giving you a real Royal experience.

The afternoon tea starts from £24 per person.

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