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The Original Maids of Honour

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288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DU, England (Formerly Newens)
+44 20 8940 2752
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 18:00
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in after rain interrupted visit to Kew Gardens. Cozy but packed during our visit. Proper scones! Not chalky or over sweet. The Maids of Honour tarts were delicious.

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Thank H T L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and pastries and cakes...definitely one of the best places to visit indeed. Never fails to please.

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Thank Jennifer G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our son's recommendation we stopped here for tea after a visit to Kew Gardens. It proved to be a perfect end to a happy afternoon. A friendly welcome, prompt service even though they were very busy, an actual cup and saucer instead of a polystyrene mug and a wide choice of tea and cakes. All beautifully presented with delicate... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my birthday lunch with friends today. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. The maids of honour at the end of our meal were freshly made and delicious. Everything here is home made and I would highly recommend.

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Thank Jclarke928
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast and had a very enjoyable and leisurely experience. One of the other reviewers complained of very slow service, we found the service to be just right for us. The surroundings are traditional and interesting with a log fire burning and traditional Tea Cups and were delighted that we were not rushed through out breakfast as... More 

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Thank rustygrecian
Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a richness of character combined with down to earth owners and staff. To me it feels like going to your gran mothers house where you get lots of tea and delicious great quality wholesome foods and good portions. Super tastey quiches and sausages rolls. Light fluffy scones and wide selection of cakes.

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Thank shellbsunny
Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peculiar place. Cosy. The food was delicious. I particularly advise for the steak pie. Interesting the similarity between the Maids of Honour' cakes and the typical Portuguese Pastel de Nata, but very different taste..

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Thank _5i6_
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little tea shop with afternoon tea specialities. Really nice to visit Kew Gardens while near by.

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Thank EvangelosDemetriou
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a savoury and two cream Teas between four of us . All the food was delicious particularly the Maids of Honour Tart, the Quiche, the savoury scones and the chocolate cake. The staff were friendly and although the cafe was busy we did not wait long for the food. I love that foreign tourists can visit and get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the original maids of honour in the summertime for preparing great picnic baskets. The pies and pastries are baked daily and are delicious. We recently took a friend for afternoon tea and the service was good and the afternoon tea was lovely with fresh sandwiches, scones and delicious cakes. The atmosphere is cozy, modest and always busy in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DU, England (Formerly Newens)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 2752

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?