Hidden from Kensington’s main thoroughfares, The Secret Garden offers Asian and afternoon tea options in a tranquil garden setting. Guests can dine within unique and exclusive igloo-style pods, fitted with air-conditioning and themed around music-world greats including Prince, David Bowie & Aretha Franklin.
The Secret Garden menu is headed by a list of eclectic Pan Asian a la carte dishes, complemented by an extensive list of wines and cocktails. Enjoy classics like Thai curry and stir fries, or enjoy a more elaborate tasting journey with a 5-course Pan Asian menu.
Luxurious afternoon teas are accompanied by fine teas, including organic Darjeeling, or more exotic flavours like Persian pomegranate. Sample cocktails with a selection of canapés, all within the colourful, other worldly surroundings of The Secret Garden in London.
You will find London Secret Garden in Kensington tucked amongst lush West London greenery, just a 2-minute walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station.
No minimum spend applies for lunch (3-hour time slot) or afternoon tea (2-hour time slot). From Monday to Thursday, dinner requires a minimum spend of £100 and from Friday to Sunday, dinner requires a minimum spend of £200 (3-hour time slot). Each dome can be booked for a maximum capacity of 10 people seated.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (7)
- al fresco (3)
- business (1)
- dinner (5)
- large parties (2)
- lunch (3)
- luxury (2)
- private dining (7)
- romantic (5)
- trendy (3)
3 October 2020
We really enjoyed this experience. It was very relaxed Afternoon and suited the social distancing by being in a dome. There was no pressure and the serving staff were Really friendly. They explained the Service restrictions imposed by residents and when this is known it helps to understand their position. This did not spoil the experience. The music theme was a little disappointing as it only meant there was a photo stand outside. I assume again imposed by residents.
18 July 2020
Really nice, very attentive service, nice food, excellent drinks and great location.
17 July 2020
The service was pretty rubbish considering post covid and having an operating business you think they would appreciate their customers abit more. Tea was ok abit stogy, hired a pod which had air con but no one had bothered to put it on so was scorching and showed me the pod on arrival and said it’s too hot sit in the garden without the option so hd to ask them to cool it down as I wanted the experience which was paid for. Asked what tea we wanted in the middle of a walk way not even sat down, asked for a menu and told we have normal tea. Asked again and only when I pushed was offered a menu. Voucher said champagne and was refused and only served Prosecco ?? Maybe I’m fussy but Iv done a lot of teas and the service was just pants! If I wasn’t so happy to see my friend after a lockdown and have such good company I wouldn’t have paid.
13 February 2020
Beautiful setting, a experience not to be missed, food was lovely
29 December 2019
Everything was perfect we had a lovely time and the food was amazing Service was excellent Would love to do it again
21 September 2019
I am unsure how to rate this evening. When we got there no one greeted us and we had to figure out ourselves where to go. It became apparent quickly that we had go to the bar every time we wanted a drink (and they tried to changes us 12.5% each time for that privilege!) the experience of the glass domes was brilliant however there was no one to call if we wanted any assistance and no music playing in the background. The food, although was amazing the service of it was disappointing to say the least. We had paid for a 6course tasing menu and only received 3. Looking at the menu they had lumped some together but had also completely missed out courses and plates!when it was time to leave they didn’t give us warning and just said we are in extra time and had to leave! We asked them to take the service charge off the bill as we didn’t think it was worth the money and wanted to leave our own tip for which they looked at us disgustingly.
20 September 2019
Dining experience was good, the pods were something special. The food was variable in dishes, so it was all of good taste and quantity. I could not criticise any stage of my visit from arrival to finish. Staff were good, thank you for making a nice evening.
7 July 2019
Enjoyable evening in unique setting, excellent to celebrate a special occasion. The staff were friendly and attentive.
17 February 2019
Four of us dined at the secret winter garden. It was an amazing experience. Great food, very good service, and the domes were amazing...and warm. Would definitely recommend for an out of the ordinary dining experience.
29 December 2018
Wonderful experience, food was excellent and service was very good. The pods were lovely and really enjoyed the private dining experience, looking out on the beautifully light gardens. More than enough food for the 5 of us and all very tasty and fresh. Missed the chocolates at the end which were on the menu on book a table but they apparently don’t offer anymore. A little background music in the pods would have been nice- this would have added to the music theme as really there was nothing making it music themed other than a picture of David Bowie. Didn’t detract from the experience though. We had some cocktails- the Ken’s punch champagne cocktail was lovely but not cheap! The elderflower Collins lacked any flavour and was more like a gin and tonic really. Would definitely return and recommend.