Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew opened a brand-new Family Kitchen & Shop. Situated next to the interactive Children’s Garden, this multi-sensory new eatery not only offers families a place to eat and drink, but also to engage with the natural world and learn more about where food comes from, discovering the important role which plants and fungi play in all our lives.
With a capacity to host up to 250 diners, the restaurant is a space where the wonder of nature combines with an interactive food laboratory. The restaurant has been shaped around a series of colour-coded zones, with seasonal food stories coming to life in each of the different sections. Mirroring the design of Kew’s Children’s Garden, interactive areas include the Spring Garden, the Water Garden, the Autumn Garden and the oversized Enset.
As well as this, a dedicated seating quiet zone in the shape of a giant apple provides the perfect space for neurodiverse visitors to enjoy the Family Kitchen in a calm and relaxed way. Larger-than-life sculptures of plants and fungi populate the space, creating a fun and engaging learning experience for visitors of all ages.