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Newens The Original Maids of Honour

288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3DU, England
+44 20 8940 2752
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (42 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (14 reviews)
“cake” (37 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3DU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We called in here after a visit to Kew Gardens. We sat just for a cuppa and a cake. Be aware that there is a minimum spend of £15 per person, we ended up leaving with a takeaway cake instead. The cake selection is very...More

Thank ryjoel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here just to try the scones so we ordered cream tea for one person which comes with two scones and a pot of tea for one. Anyway my friend did not drink tea. I was surprised and even praised the waiter when he...More

Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived early to kew garden so went by the small sign.a great traditional place Good kish and pastry. Very warm wellcoming staff.nice traditional englush atmosphere.local people eat here.it us not only for turist. F Do not miss it.a few minutes walk from kew.

Thank Michal F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very slow and rude service, it seems like they are doing you a favour by serving you. My Mother and I went there as a treat for lunch they were half full and the tables had not been cleared. We were told to sit at...More

Thank Rosalind O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the maids of honour sausage rolls so I took my 9 year old for breakfast this morning. The sausage rolls and pain au chocolat were as tasty as usual but there were not enough staff on duty so everything was slow. I couldn't...More

Thank Tim_digi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been lunching here with a friend for years. We enjoy the "Olde English" atmosphere, hot chicken pie, cheesecake and Maids of Honour cakes. However, of late we've been saddened to see that the standards of service have slipped. Many of the waitresses who...More

Thank JacToz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast before visiting Kew Gardens, which is just down the road. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. The service was good and the food plentiful and delicious. I had to have the full English breakfast which was great. It's...More

Thank StevePetruska
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I thought it'd be great to visit here as it looks a wonderful place to bring my mother who was visiting me from outside of UK. We were group of four. Arrived at 11:45 and wanted to have some lunch. The lunch doesn't start until...More

1  Thank Tomona N
Reviewed May 12, 2017

One of my favourite place to go for tea whenever i am in kew area. They serve great roast lunch and pies9. The maids of honours pastry is always good. I love this place as it is very old and yet a little cafe where...More

Thank jaslmlee
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a well known spot for afternoon tea and a great conclusion after a day in the gardens. I would suggest this more as an experience than a place for great food. It's a quaint place in a cute town. The tea was great...More

Thank sullivision
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Edna T
Can I book a table for 6 guests on Thursday 25 th may for latest time as possible for afternoon tea please ? is there disabled parking near by . we are driving from kent and are visiting kew gardens first ...thank you
April 24, 2017|
Response from KulHKJ | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can book I advance if you'd like to call them. I street parking is limited and difficult at peak times. But you can Parkin the single yellow line as we did. Have a great tie
can i book a table
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Caroline P | Reviewed this property |
No! But they always try to fit in every body! I have been there many times and I could always find a good table and amazing friendly service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3DU, England (Formerly Newens)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 2752
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