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Newens The Original Maids of Honour

288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DU, England
+44 20 8940 2752
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“pies” (50 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (16 reviews)
“cake” (44 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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288 Kew Road | Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bakery and restaurant has been around for a long time as the story on the menu will tell you. It has a lot of traditional recipes and very good pies and cakes! The service was good too, and the selection of teas extensive. It...More

Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with friends. Have visited here for 20 years but sadly no longer run by the same family. Service very slow even though not busy. Food very poor - potato and cheese pasty small and tasteless, large sausage roll certainly not large, cheese and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been good my to Maids of Honour for some years now, particularly for breakfast. However the lunch time steak pie and sausage rolls are very nice. Everything is made on the premises. Don’t expect a modern feel. If you are looking for something...More

Thank Mdbcob1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting this establishment for nearly fifty years and the quality of the cakes and pastries remains at the highest level. The one slight drawback is the placing of small tables in the window on the shop side, this leaves very little room....More

Thank stevewilts133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always wanted to visit as my family lived very close in the 1940's . Famous for Maids of Honour . Called in and bought some cakes .very quaint and fairly old fashioned but beatifully presented and well worth a visit .Very close to Kew Gardens...More

Thank DevonPirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my partner for afternoon tea just before Christmas knowing it would be busy however we were made to wait a while before we were acknowledged. A simple "I'll be with you in a moment" would have been apt. Once sat we were...More

Thank ozzbert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To enjoy an afternoon of HighTea is a British pleasure that harkens back to Queen Victoria. Maids of Honour gets that and gets the tastes and traditions just right. Take the train out to Kew. Roam the gardens and then rest up at Maids. I...More

Thank 807bettiel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the high tea at this historic restaurant. The scones and clotted cream were a delicious treat. It is conveniently located close to Kew Gardens if you are touring in the area.

Thank cheryl24x7
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Famous cafe across Kew gardens. Serving cream cakes and simple, tasty pies. Maids of Honour must be tried to be appreciated. Amazing taste. Recommended

Thank Halhazine
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is a proper piece of English history. The tea room is small but not cramped. The pastries are amazing you have to try a warm maid of honour you won’t be disappointed. The waiting staff were lovely and welcoming can’t wait to go back

Thank Trekker_Al
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Edna T
24 April 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
16 July 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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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