The Stables Cafe at Orleans House


Orleans House Gallery is located along the beautiful Twickenham Riverside, a truly unique and inspiring historical place hosting regular art and cultural exhibitions, activities and private events. The gallery is a free public art gallery, and houses the newly renovated Grade 1 listed Octagon room. Residents and visitors have been enjoying good food and hospitality for over three hundred years at this stunning location.

The Stables Café sits within its own large courtyard just to the side of the main house, and in here the in-house chefs prepare delicious, fresh food from market produce tailored to suit any occasion across the seasons. They work with a carefully selected list of suppliers to ensure only the highest quality ingredients are used. 

Please note that we taking care to following the government's Covid guidelines at all times, and we adapt our offering accordingly. 

Event Hire within Orleans House with onsite catering by The Stables Cafe

There are a number of venues available for private hire  - from the stunning Octagon room, to the coach house and smaller rooms suitable for corporate hire. They cater for anything from small gatherings such as kids parties or business meetings, to large scale weddings, and the Stables Cafe provides on-site catering in each of these unique spaces.

Nb. Catering bookings for these private events are made through Design My Night /via enquiring on our website or contacting Carlotta our events coordinator at However, to hire the venues themselves please contact Orleans House Gallery directly

Not looking for an event venue - just want to reserve some space within the cafe for during the day?

The Stables Café and Orleans House Gallery are open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am. Why not book your own stall in the historic stables for breakfast, morning coffees or afternoon tea and cake? We also have seating outside in our large courtyard.  Please email enquiries to a day or more in advance and we will be happy to help. 

Nb. reservations are for groups of 4 or above people (depending on Covid restrictions) and must include a food order if booked between 11am-2.30pm. Reservations last 90 mins max, and we request that you please arrive within 15 mins of your booking time (or we will assume the reservation is no longer needed).

Seasonal Pop-Up Dinners and Gallery Events

The Café provide catering for the Gallery's programme of events throughout the year, including kids activities and from time to time host pop-up seasonal dinners. 


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 22:30
Tuesday 9:00 22:30
Wednesday 9:00 22:30
Thursday 9:00 22:30
Friday 9:00 22:30
Saturday 9:00 22:30
Sunday 9:00 22:30



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  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly and Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    You’ll find soups and sourdough toasties on the menu and we are also a beautiful spot from which to grab your morning coffee and a freshly baked pastry (or an excellent bacon bap!), or to stock up on afternoon tea and cake for a wintery walk by the river. For event catering we offer a range of choices from canapes for a drinks reception, beautiful occasional cakes, to a quintessential afternoon tea for a more relaxed affair.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Space within the stalls of The Stables Cafe / catering for private events at Orleans House / Orleans House venue hire Venue Hire 60 60 - - -

There are two options for hiring...

1) Table reservations at The Stables Cafe 

To reserve seating either outside in the courtyard or inside in our of our stalls, please email (at least a day in advance)

2) Private hire event space at Orleans House Gallery 

NB. For any enquiries please see thier website or by calling the Functions Coordinator on 020 8831 6487

  • The Octagon Room

Situated within woodland overlooking the Thames, Orleans House Gallery and the stunning Octagon Room provide the peace of the countryside within an urban landscape. Built in 1721 for the purpose of entertaining the new Georgian Royalty, the Baroque setting is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, blessings, cocktail parties and wine tasting. The maximum capacity in the room is 60 guests and then the gardens outside are the perfect place to host your post ceremony drinks. 

  • Coach House

The Coach House is available for hire for training, wedding receptions, parties and conferences. The space is fully equipped including a projector and screen, and has a capacity of 60 people.

  •  Smaller function rooms - suitable for corporate meetings. 




* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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