On Kew: Private Tour of Kew Gardens and Michelin Star Dining for Two

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On Kew: Private Tour of Kew Gardens and Michelin Star Dining for Two

Kew, London

£220
  • Add an extra guest (13 maximum) +
    £72.5

“Enter the Royal Botanic Gardens, as Kew Gardens are officially known, and you are enveloped by blazes of color, extraordinary blooms, hidden trails, and lovely old follies” Fodor's Travel

Why we love it

Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a private tour of the gardens and delve into the history, the art and the science behind what goes into making Kew Gardens so special. To cap a memorable day, savour a three-course meal at London's beloved Michelin starred restaurant, The Glasshouse.

What's Included?

  • One-hour privately guided tour of Kew Gardens for two people
  • Three-course menu at Michelin starred The Glasshouse
  • Glass of champagne each upon arrival
  • Includes Kew Gardens general admission for two

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for a private tour of the world's most famous collection of plant life and enjoy dinner at the nearby Michelin star restaurant, The Glasshouse.

Founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, the 300 acres of land that make up Kew Gardens is one of the most naturally beautiful sites in London. Not only is it home to the largest global collection of living plants, but Kew Gardens also acts as an art space, exhibiting a permanent feature by Marianne North and varying structural exhibits such as The Great Pagoda and the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, a 200m long, 18m high passage through the trees, providing a fresh perspective on the sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks of Kew.

You can opt to begin your Kew Gardens private tour at any point throughout the day. During your tour, a passionate and knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the Gardens' history, give you behind-the-scenes access to the scientific work involved in the preservation of the 30,000 different plant species, and guide you around at least one of Kew's famous glasshouses.

To cap off a day of exclusive exploration, you will be treated to a three-course dinner at Michelin star restaurant The Glasshouse, in Kew. Relax and enjoy the mouth-watering dishes, showcasing the best in modern British cuisine with French influences and toast to a memorable and romantic experience by sipping on a glass of champagne each.

Description

Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for a private tour of the world's most famous collection of plant life and enjoy dinner at the nearby Michelin star restaurant, The Glasshouse.

Founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, the 300 acres of land that make up Kew Gardens is one of the most naturally beautiful sites in London. Not only is it home to the largest global collection of living plants, but Kew Gardens also acts as an art space, exhibiting a permanent feature by Marianne North and varying structural exhibits such as The Great Pagoda and the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, a 200m long, 18m high passage through the trees, providing a fresh perspective on the sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks of Kew.

You can opt to begin your Kew Gardens private tour at any point throughout the day. During your tour, a passionate and knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the Gardens' history, give you behind-the-scenes access to the scientific work involved in the preservation of the 30,000 different plant species, and guide you around at least one of Kew's famous glasshouses.

To cap off a day of exclusive exploration, you will be treated to a three-course dinner at Michelin star restaurant The Glasshouse, in Kew. Relax and enjoy the mouth-watering dishes, showcasing the best in modern British cuisine with French influences and toast to a memorable and romantic experience by sipping on a glass of champagne each.

Itinerary Options

  • Morning tour (10.30am or 11am), with lunch (1pm or 2pm)
  • Lunch (12.30pm to 2.30pm), with afternoon tour (2.30pm to 4.30pm)
  • Afternoon tour (12pm or 4.30pm), with dinner (6.30pm onwards)
  • Kew Gardens closes at 4.15pm during winter (last entry at 3.45pm) and at 5.30pm during summer (last entry at 5pm)

Sample Dinner Menu

Lunch bookings will receive credit towards their selections from the menu).

  • Starter: Cured loch duart salmon with prawn beignet, avocado, pickled cucumber and oyster dressing
  • Main: Loin of welsh lamb with braised shoulder, boulangère potatoes, pea and wild garlic fricassée
  • Dessert: Gariguette strawberry shortcake with lemon mousse and basil granita

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue. Does not include travel.

Dinner includes a choice of three courses from the menu, with a glass of champagne each upon arrival. Other drinks are not included. Any additional products or services consumed can simply be paid for on site. Note that there may be a supplementary charge for some dishes. Service charge is not included; this is left to the customer's discretion on the day.

After making your booking with TRULY, you will be sent a ticket to gain admission to Kew Gardens. This will need to be printed and presented upon arrival.

Note that once a booking has been made, it is non-amendable.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Itinerary Options

  • Morning tour (10.30am or 11am), with lunch (1pm or 2pm)
  • Lunch (12.30pm to 2.30pm), with afternoon tour (2.30pm to 4.30pm)
  • Afternoon tour (12pm or 4.30pm), with dinner (6.30pm onwards)
  • Kew Gardens closes at 4.15pm during winter (last entry at 3.45pm) and at 5.30pm during summer (last entry at 5pm)

Sample Dinner Menu

Lunch bookings will receive credit towards their selections from the menu).

  • Starter: Cured loch duart salmon with prawn beignet, avocado, pickled cucumber and oyster dressing
  • Main: Loin of welsh lamb with braised shoulder, boulangère potatoes, pea and wild garlic fricassée
  • Dessert: Gariguette strawberry shortcake with lemon mousse and basil granita

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue. Does not include travel.

Dinner includes a choice of three courses from the menu, with a glass of champagne each upon arrival. Other drinks are not included. Any additional products or services consumed can simply be paid for on site. Note that there may be a supplementary charge for some dishes. Service charge is not included; this is left to the customer's discretion on the day.

After making your booking with TRULY, you will be sent a ticket to gain admission to Kew Gardens. This will need to be printed and presented upon arrival.

Note that once a booking has been made, it is non-amendable.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Kew Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB.

14 Station Parade, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3PZ

Kew Gardens Kew Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB.

The Glasshouse 14 Station Parade, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3PZ

Nearest station: Kew Gardens (5 mins).

On Kew: Private Tour of Kew Gardens and Michelin Star Dining for Two

  • Add an extra guest (13 maximum) +
    £72.5

Reviews

  • Great Anniversary treat

    I am personally not too interested in Gardens (my wife is the gardener) but I found Moira an excellent guide and very very interesting and knowledgeable. My Wife felt the same. Lots of facts you could not glean from a normal walk round-- Highly recommend

    A truly unique, personal gift.

    A really wonderful experience at both Kew Gardens and The Glasshouse.

  • A Memorable Day

    We had a wonderful day. The food was delicious and the service discreet but assiduous. The guide at Kew was a delight. Knowledge and inspiring. She gave us a much longer tour than she needed to and picked out things that she thought would interest us. It was a very personal experience. Everybody went out of their way to give us a special day. Many thanks to my niece who arranged it and yourselves.

    Superb

    Our guide Carol was extremely knowledgable and interesting. The food was superb

  • fantastic

    The whole day was just perfect and the communication from yourselves was top class customer service

    A Great Experience

    We had a lovely meal at The Glasshouse. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour of the gardens very interesting. We wish we could have had more time.

  • Highly recommened

    We had a knowledgable and informative guide to take us around Kew. At the Glasshouse, it goes without saying that the food was wonderful; very imaginative touches from the chef and attentive, but discreet staff.

    Such a treat!

    Our guide Jenny Jones was absolutely superb. Lunch was good and well presented but not as good as she was!!

  • A great day out

    Enjoyable and informative tour of Kew. Fabulous dinner followed. Thank you for organising.

    Perfect day

    The whole day was perfect. The private tour was the icing on the cake

  • Lovely day out!

    Had a very enjoyable day and lovely meal in the evening - thank you.

    Not sure

    PETA was an excellent guide. She made The Kew experience. The Glasshouse was outstanding! Food and service was far better than Michelin Starred "Roux on Westminster", where we had dined the night before. Highly recommended!

  • A special wedding gift

    We had a wonderful day. It was a really unique, special wedding present from our best man.

    Memorable experience

    fascinating tour of gardens with our guide, exquisite meal at Glasshouse. Very smoothly organized. A truly memorable present from some friends.

  • An excellent experience

    An excellent experience for the visit to Kew Gardens and the private tour, also the evening meal at the Glasshouse restaurant. Kew Gardens was wonderful and our tour guide Sheila made the visit extremely interesting and informative with her personality and knowledge making the tour exceptional.

    Brilliant day

    It was a great day, you seem to have arranged the weather to be great along with every thing else.

  • A wonderful day at Kew.

    The original contact and arrangements were clear and helpful. The chosen restaurant were waiting for us and provided a high quality experience without any faults. We were received by The Royal Gardens courteously and introduced to a charming , knowledgeable guide who enhanced our visit immensely. Your role as arranger paving our way was expertly conveyed and enhanced a delightful afternoon. Thank you very much.

    A truly wonderful experience

    A wonderful time was had! Absolutely amazing food at The Glasshouse and a wonderful tour of Kew with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. We couldn't have asked for more!

  • Excellent day but lack of communication

    The tour itself was informative and enjoyable. Angela was a gem. Finding the guide was an issue as we were sent from pillar to post which resulted in us being late. The main issue that reduced the tour down to four was that when the tour was over, we had no idea where we were meant to go. There was no info, no clues, nothing. It was a good job that we had a mobile which connected to the Internet and allowed us to find the restaurant with a little help from Kew staff.

    A little rushed, excellent service and food

    Tour seemed a little rushed but I guess that's to be expected as only 1 hour and a lot to see. An hour and a half would be a better duration. The restaurant's food and service was excellent. However, the tables were very close together and we could hear all the conversation going on at the next table which was somewhat intrusive, especially when one of the people is patronising and a show off!!!!

  • Birthday special

    Both venues knew in advance that it was my wife's birthday, making it that little bit special for her...

    Marvellous Kew Experience

    Kew Extremely interesting tour with a very knowledgeable guide who did not "rush" any part of his explanations and answered all our questions. The tour took in everything we asked to see and much more. Dining For Two the restaurant could not be faulted very attentive service that was not at all intrusive. Our questions regarding the menu were answered clearly, the food was delicious. I would recommend this experience without hesitation.

  • A real treat

    We had a lovely day. What stood out particularly were the people - the excellent guide at Kew and the very friendly helpful staff at the restaurant. Recommended!!!!!

    Unforgettable Evening

    It was wonderful! We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, and really enjoyed the whole experience!

  • Beautiful gardens and good food.

    Everything was so well organised and the private tour of Kew meant we were able to ask lots of questions. Carolyn was very well informed and had even taken into account the need for shade on such a hot day. The meal in the evening was without fault and delicious. Would certainly recommend that gift for others who enjoy beautiful gardens and good food.

    A truly memorable day, wonderful !

    What an experience, the whole day was perfect. Our first visit to Kew, we spent 6 hours there , so much to see and do. Our guide was very enthusiastic and informative. Then to finish the day a superb meal at The Glasshouse, a memorable day.

  • Beautiful day at Kew Gardens thanks to our guide, Sheila! And a delicious meal at The Glasshouse!

    We had a brilliant time! Our tour guide Sheila was incredibly interesting, knowledgeable, and generous with her time. She made our experience at Kew so memorable and special. We plan to become members of Kew after such a beautiful day. We also really enjoyed our meal at The Glasshouse. The food was delicious, the staff were welcoming, and it was wonderful trying a new restaurant. We live local to their sister restaurant Chez Bruce so it was nice to try The Glasshouse which was also excellent!

    Impressed with service

    I was most impressed with your staff. The bookings were organised well and professionally.

  • A sensational experience

    We both felt quite important having a guided tour of Kew and the guide was a lovely lady and very informative about the plants and history of Kew.

    The meal afterwards was something else a sensational experience.

    An excellent experience

    The private guide was very knowledgable and provided a wide range of insights not available elsewhere. Kew Gardens was an excellent treat with a wide range of flowering and other interesting plants and trees to see. Parking was easy in the Ferry Lane car park on arrival at 9.30 am. We highly recommend this overall experience Dining at the Glasshouse restaurant was a great experience with top class service and wonderful food. The Truly team were top class in the support provided.

  • Kew Gardens

    Hi, thank you so much for the lovely day and evening I experienced at Kew Gardens and the Glasshouse restaurant in Kew. We were lucky with the sunshine, and an excellent well informed guide for our private tour. Meal superb with great service. I will be recommending you to friends.

    Amazing gardens

    We had a wonderful day - helped by the beautiful weather - the tour guide was excellent, the gardens amazing and the dining experience exquisite.

  • Remarkable in every way

    Remarkable in every area of the experience, the guide had very high attributes of knowledge one to one contact on a very high level. All these comments can also be applied to The Glasshouse ( the food was glorious) the staff remarkable

    Very enjoyable

    Arrangements were thorough and worked well and the event was also very enjoyable.

  • Enjoyed our experience

    We enjoyed our experience very much and the guide was very good

    Excellent guide

    Anne was an excellent guide. Apinya was extremely helpful in changing the date for us when I fell ill.

  • Really lovely day

    Excellent guide at Kew, friendly and informative. Very welcoming staff at The Glasshouse, delicious meal with impeccable service. Time to the return to the gardens for a further stroll. A really lovely day.

    An all-round lovely experience

    The guide at Kew (Janet) was excellent and timing worked perfectly. Food and service at the Glasshouse were faultless. An all-round lovely experience.

  • Tailored tour, good food, attentive staff

    Kew: it was pouring with rain and we arrived late, but it was no problem, and the guide tailored our tour accordingly. Glasshouse: good food, attentive staff, sensible prices.

    Delightful guide and superb restaurant

    The contact by email with TRULY was excellent, they replied immediately and politely. The guide around Kew, Libby, was the most interesting and delightful guide we could have. The meal at the Glasshouse was superb and only a short walk from Kew Gardens. The restaurant was next to the underground so a perfect position.

  • Kew Gardens guide was excellent

    Kew Gardens guide was excellent. Restaurant staff very professional. Food excellent but portions too small!

    The gardens are wonderful

    We were treated very well at Kew. The gardens are wonderful, and the guided tour was excellent. The restaurant was also very good. The food was delicious and the service very attentive.

  • The day's visit went so smoothly

    The day's visit went so smoothly and Kew Gardens was fascinating. The guided hour's visit was informative and gave so much insight in a short time to the variety of species housed at Kew. The Glasshouse Restaurant was splendid with excellent cuisine and attentive service.

    Dinner was delicious

    Both Kew Guides and the restaurant were friendly and helpful. Dinner was delicious.

  • Excellent guide, amazed at the restaurant

    Our guide was excellent. We could have enjoyed the tour for much longer as Jane made it so interesting for us. Please pass on our thanks once again to her. Afterwards, we were amazed at the restaurant which had a good atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food.

    The day was lovely

    The day was lovely. Private tour was full of information (as it was the lady's first private tour she did very well). The meal and the attention of the staff were a real pleasure and a great experience.

  • Charming and knowledgable

    Our guide, Valerie, was very charming and knowledgable and looked after us in every way.

    Very well organised

    Everything was very well organised and we were treated very well by everyone. Our guide was very knowledgable, and the restaraunt was excellent, the staff and the food were great. Our only regret was that the tour could have been much longer as you barely touch the surface in an hour and it got a bit rushed at the end.

  • Everything was easy

    The people in the restaurant were very nice and polite even though they must have realised we were out of our depth in a place of such quality. The food was delicious. Also the ease of getting to Kew from the restaurant. Everything was easy. Thank you.

    A truly inspirational day

    Both the Kew tour and Glasshouse meal were superb, a truly inspirational day. Our guide for the Kew Gardens tour could not have been better, the tour went way beyond the hour and was an excellent introduction to the gardens. The meal at the Glasshouse was again excellent, with attentive service and very reasonable pricing.

  • Guide was fantastic as was the restaurant

    Tour guide was fantastic as was the restaurant. All staff at both locations were friendly and welcoming... and accommodating and understanding as I'm pregnant.

    Friendly efficient service

    Friendly efficient service. Kew Gardens beautiful and the guide was excellent. The Glasshouse was stylish and their food could not be faulted.

  • Our guide was excellent

    Our guide Janet was excellent. She gave great explanations and did not rush us at all. The food and service at the Glasshouse both were extremely good.

    Fabulous lunch

    Fabulous lunch, just perfect could not fault it at all. Food, service was fantastic

  • A very good guide

    We enjoyed the experience because it was not very crowded. We also had a very good guide.

    We enjoyed the whole experience

    The whole event was very carefully organised and we enjoyed the whole esperience

  • Very pleasant and informative guide

    very pleasant and informative guide and great weather! Might have been different if it had been cold and wet! Meal at the Glass House was very good and staff attentive and welcomimg

    Every item of our meals was excellent

    Kew Gardens visit was very good, the private tour was informative. The dining experience was better than anticipated every item on our meals was excellent as was the service.

  • The guide was charming

    The guide was charming with a good knowledge of the history of the park

    Our guide was first class

    The knowledge of Toby Procter our guide was first class. The staff at The Glasshouse restaurant and the attention to detail and the excellent food.

  • A lovely day at kew gardens

    we had a lovely day at kew gardens and a lovely lunch at the glasshouse,what spoiled it for us was the bill at the end. we had been charged for the dinner price and not the lunch price.it would have been helpful if we had been told in advance that the lunch menu would be charged at the same price as the dinner menu.In our naivety we were surprised at the difference in the bill to what we were expecting it would have been nice not to have been caught unawares.

    Excellent food at The Glasshouse

    Very attentive, knowledgeable guide to Kew. Excellent food at The Glasshouse.

  • An enjoyable day in the sun

    Every activity on the day was enjoyable and ... we were blessed with brilliant weather.

    Pleasant visit

    Well organised, good communication, the tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. She made our visit very pleasant.

  • A great insight to Kew

    Very knowledgeable and personable - a great insight into the gardens and the history!

    Delicious food

    Delicious food at the Glasshouse. Our tour guide at Kew was brilliant!

  • Exceptional service

    A personally tailored tour of Kew Gardens offering delightful insight which will make our regular visits even more enjoyable. A very impressive gourmet meal with exceptional service.

    Friendly, knowledgeable & very engaging guide

    The organisation was excellent and enabled a seamless service for us as customers. The pre visit information was clear, timely and very helpful. The Kew guide (Jane) was excellent. She was friendly, knowledgeable and very engaging. She was very experienced and enthusiastic and enabled us to make best use of our time. The restaurant is within easy walking distance of the Gardens which maximised our opportunities to get the best from both venues. The restaurant staff were delightful and attentive to the requirements of the diners. We were greeted in a warm and friendly manner and they continued to remain attentive throughout our meal. The restaurant itself is beautifully designed and the food was also beautiful both in presentation and content.

  • Excellent food & service

    Great knowledge from the tour guide, excellent food and service at the glasshouse

    Incredibly interesting & informative

    Restaurant was excellent. Kew Gardens were well laid out, the guided tour was incredibly interesting and informative.

  • Well informed guide & first class food

    Guide at Kew Gardens was interesting, well informed, not time conscious and friendly. Food and service at Glass House Restaurant was first class

    A wonderful experience

    I have already e mailed Truly to say what a wonderful experience we had at Kew Gardens and at The Glasshouse Restaurant

  • Very informed

    Very informed and gave us a one and half hours of her time instead of the 1 hour that was booked.

    A Delightful Treat

    This gift came as a complete surprise and we looked forward to both parts of the treat.
    Lucy the concierge was on hand to coordinate the visit and respond to our queries
    The meal at the Glasshouse was fabulous and the service as expected was excellent.
    The visit to Kew Gardens was most enjoyable and our guide very knowledgeable. She was very generous with her time and ensured that our tour was informative and interesting.

  • Truly Wonderful Day

    No improvements deemed necessary. The day ran like clockwork and we had a 'Truly' wonderful day form start to finish, the sun even shone!

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