At The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we’ve been keeping traditional baking skills alive for over 120 years. And our history dates back even further – to Tudor times and the dainty little cakes 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…
We also offer a range of catering services including Traditional Buffets, Formal Luncheons, Outside Events, Picnic Hampers, Afternoon Teas, Birthday Parties, Hog Roasts, Marquee & Equipment hire. Our restaurant is also available for private hire in the evening.