Orangery café at Ham House and Garden

Follow your nose to the orangery cafe

Enjoy a delicious range of seasonal food options in a welcoming family-friendly environment – sitting outside on our sunny terrace. Food is prepared fresh daily, with a selection of takeaway treats.

We’ve introduced new measures to help keep everybody safe. You’ll find one-way queueing systems for placing and collecting orders. There are protective screens at the tills and collections points, and hand sanitiser is available. In line with government guidance, we ask all our visitors to use a face covering when ordering food and drink. 

We can only accept card payments at present and unfortunately, we cannot accept re-useable cups or loyalty cards.

The interior of the Orangery Cafe at Ham House and Garden, Surrey.

Our Orangery café

From our homegrown seasonal soups to our delicious scones, there's a tasty treat for everyone at our cafe. We love fresh ingredients and we use produce harvested from our Kitchen Garden all year round. Our cosy Orangery cafe is open 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Carrots on sale in the Farm Shop at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

From our kitchen garden to your plate

The kitchen garden has been at Ham since the mid-1650s and is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London. It provides our café with produce all year round, from pumpkins to peppers, and raspberries to red currants. Please ask our team for more details or some recipe inspiration! We do also give something back: all our coffee grounds and takeaway cups are composted and used in our garden.

A catering assistant scoops up an ice cream

The ice cream shed

Weather permitting. Opening times vary. On a hot day you’ll find us in our Jude’s Ice Cream shed, near to the second-hand book shop. It’s worth the trip!

A family enjoy a picnic

Find a spot in the gardens to picnic

You are most welcome to settle down with a blanket in one of our beautiful picnic spots. The wilderness is perfect for a bit of shade!

Families at Ham's cafe enjoying the sunshine

Everyone welcome

We look forward to welcoming you back and know you’ll support us to make this a happy, safe experience for everyone.

Milk and eggs on kitchen table

Allergen information

Food prepared here in our busy kitchen is made using a wide range of ingredients. Whilst we do our best, we can’t guarantee that any of our dishes are totally allergen free. We’d love to help you with your choice by telling you about our ingredients. Visited before? Please speak to one of our team as ingredients sometimes change.

Coffee cup

Reopening our cafe outlets

We're delighted to have reopened more than 100 cafés and food outlets in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read our FAQs for more information.