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New Covered Courtyard Seating Area

We just wanted to share with you some of the positive changes we have made which we hope you'll find reassuring.

Seating, Service & Restaurant Layout
We have now covered our old cobbled Courtyard Seating Area and provided infra-red heating for extra comfort in Winter months.

We have reduced the number of tables and seats in the main restaurant for the time being, have removed the tables and chairs to the Main Shop Area, which is now our Antiques and Curiosities shop. Access to the two new WC's is via a new lobby and door in the read of the Main Restaurant Area. We wish to assure customers that constant awareness, care and consideration goes into the positioning of tables and chairs and reviewing and enhancing our protocols. The main restaurant is currently part of a trial for an air sterilisation system which also kills airborne virus and bacteria.

Cleaning & Sanitising
There are regular extra cleaning and sanitising protocols in place and ongoing in the Restaurant, Courtyard, Shop & WC areas as well as in our Kitchen, Bakery and Ancillary areas.  We continue to regularly sanitise all potential ‘touchpoints’ to ensure the highest possible safety levels. Throughout all Lockdowns, we remained safely open to customers (in our Shop and Bakery) as a take-away, delivery and postal service(s), so we are adept at enhanced hygiene protocols which go over and above legal requirements and are tailored to our specific premises where operations and risk assessments are carried out daily.

Postal Courier Service

Postal Delivery for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday on Selected Products Below

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021

Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travellers place Newens the Original Maids of Honour Restaurant one of the Main Top 10% worldwide.

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Newens The Original Maids of Honour

At Newens | The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we’ve been keeping traditional baking skills alive for over 150 years. And our history dates back even further – to Tudor times and the dainty little tarts we’re named after. Legend has it that ‘Maids of Honour’ were brought to notoriety by Henry VIII who so loved their ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ sensation, he took the recipe and kept it under lock and key at Richmond Palace! Today these delectable pastries are still served warm from our ovens – with a wide variety of other sweet and savoury treats all made by hand to traditional recipes using fresh, natural ingredients. Adjoining the shop, our dining room offers a warm welcome to visitors from near and far – for coffee and cake, high tea, a hot luncheon – whatever takes your fancy…

Vegan Options

We are currently working on vegan recipes for our savoury and sweet counters. If you, or any of your party are vegan while we are still in the trialling stage, please call and speak to the team and we will be pleased to bring some special things forward for you to have when you visit.