Saturday 10 May 2014

Sunday lunch at Kensington Palace Orangery

If you were to stroll through Hyde Park on a sunny spring day, in the right direction, ignoring the crowds, you might think you were indeed strolling through a country estate's deer park.  All you may see are trees, grasses and dogs.

The illusion would soon leave you when you hit the Diana Fountain, and the hordes of tourists.  But if you wanted to maintain the Pride and Prejudice vibe you could do a lot worse than heading straight through the sunbathers, towards Kensington Palace's Orangery.  This is a gem of a pit-spot: not all that more expensive than the park cafes, with nicer food and a beautiful setting.  The boy, the husband and I enjoyed a delicious spring lunch on the terrace, overlooking the formal gardens and feeling very much as if we were at Downton Abbey.  There is a decent children's menu, high chairs, and all the amenities (playgrounds, fountains, boating) of Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens right by.   We would highly recommend it!

I'm linking this up to Coombe Mill's fantastic Country Kids linky - thanks for having another interloping urban post!
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  1. Looks like a nice peaceful place to visit and great that they cater for kids too!! #weekendbloghop

  2. Sunny! Would love a weather like this today! Lovely place to spend a day with a kid =) #countrykids

  3. I didn't realise there are rooms there and other palaces that you can stay in too! Check out The Landmark Trust. #countrykids

  4. I took my mum there a few years ago for afternoon tea as a mother's day gift, it was lovely #weekendbloghop

  5. Not so urban but very country at Hyde Park, what a fantastic view to enjoy a lovely lunch in the sunshine. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.