Places to eat

There are plenty of delicious places to eat or enjoy a drink here in South Kensington - from cafes, bars, afternoon tea, cocktails, bars, indoor picnic spots to a weekly Farmer's market.

South Kensington Farmers' Market

Tuesdays
Imperial College London
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Every Tuesday, the market is open to all, providing great-tasting locally-sourced provisions on the Queen's lawn.

Victorian afternoon tea at the V&A

Every Sunday
3-5pm
V&A
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The V&A have recreated Queen Victoria’s afternoon tea. Served in the historic Morris Room, the menu includes sweet & savoury delicacies from the Victorian period such as Mrs Beeton’s cucumber sandwiches, Indian ham sandwiches and fruit sconelets, served with tea of your choice.

NHM Cafe and Restaurants

Natural History Museum
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Family friendly cafes and restaurant with tasty, freshly prepared food. You can find vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options too.

Kensington Garden cafes

Kensington Gardens
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The Broadwalk Cafe and Playcafe serves a great range of pizza, salads, wraps and sweet treats as well as a children's menu.

Science Museum cafes

Science Museum
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The Science Museum has two main cafes and various smaller ones. You can also bring your own food, which can be eaten in the designated picnic areas.

Royal Albert Hall Food & Drink

Royal Albert Hall
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The Italian Verdi restaurant and Café Bar are open all day to everyone. All other bars open 2 hours before concerts.

V&A cafe & Garden cafe

Enjoy a wide selection of food and drink in three exceptional spaces: the world's oldest museum restaurant with its beautifully designed period rooms, the Garden Cafe or the new Courtyard Cafe in the Exhibition Road Quarter.

The Orangery

Kensington Palace
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One of the most elegant venues in London, with an outdoor terrace for fine days and beautiful views of the palace and its gardens.

Le Café Aubaine

Institut français
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Le Café Aubaine is a French-style café-restaurant serving French breakfasts, freshly baked bread and cakes, and traditional bistro meals as well as a wide selection of French wines in a stylish and welcoming environment.

Hyde Park cafes and restaurant

Hyde Park
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A range of cafes, restaurants and kiosks offering everything from ice creams, sandwiches to three course meals.

Chucs Serpentine Restaurant & Cafe

9am - 9pm
Serpentine Galleries
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The restauratn was designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Chucs Serpentine offers an all-day menu, a £25 three-course set menu, children’s classics, homemade ice creams and cocktails. A take-away menu is also available. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Science Museum's Shake Bar

Science Museum
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Cool off at the ice-cream and milkshake bar. Indulge your sweet tooth with sundaes and milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs. Find the Shake Bar right outside Wonderlab.

Afternoon tea in Kensington

Enjoy the timeless tradition of English afternoon tea in a Grade II listed Vanderbilt hotel, with handcrafted pastries, fresh scones and finger sandwiches on artisan breads. All accompanied by a range of teas and coffees.

Stein's Berlin Restaurant

Goethe-Institut
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Stein's Berlin Restaurant is a new and exciting addition to the well loved Stein's group of German restaurants. ​Their modern contemporary restaurant inside a Grade 2 listed building also features a fantastic terrace overlooking Princes Gardens. ​

Scoff & Banter

At Scoff & Banter Kensington, we celebrate hearty and contemporary British cuisine, just moments from world-famous museums. Discover a home from home with lovingly prepared seasonal British cooking, using the finest locally sourced ingredients.