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The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

The Orangery, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:45.

Lovely afternoon tea beautiful surroundings staff were great

Andrew Gould-smith 22 April 2017
from Birmingham

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The Orangery at Blenheim Palace is a brasserie-style restaurant in an historic location. Enjoy flavoursome lunches and quintessential afternoon teas, amidst elegant décor and stunning views across the grounds.

At lunch, The Orangery menu offers a range of rich British and European dishes. Start with the likes of guinea fowl and crayfish ballantine, local game terrine with cranberry and red onion marmalade, or leek and potato broth with smoked haddock dumplings. Hearty mains include venison burger with blue cheese and rhubarb and chilli chutney, and Gloucestershire Old Spot sausages with bubble and squeak and onion gravy.

Afternoon tea at The Orangery in Oxfordshire is an elegant affair befitting of its location. Savour traditional sandwiches, handmade cakes and a wide range of teas, with a choice of champagnes on hand for extra indulgence.

Exuding timeless sophistication, The Orangery restaurant at Blenheim Palace sits just outside of Woodstock, a 9-minute drive from Hanborough Rail Station.

The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

The Orangery, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP

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Customer reviews for The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

4.1 ((((* (based on 378 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (283)
  • lunch (187)
  • views (155)
  • luxury (95)
  • romantic (93)
  • value (61)
  • dinner (56)
  • private dining (54)
  • large parties (29)
  • child friendly (26)
  • breakfast (25)
  • al fresco (20)
  • business (18)
  • trendy (17)
  • entertainment (10)
  • (((** 24 April 2017 by Lineas from Richmond

    We did not get off to a good start. The Orangery was very busy and no one had time to show us our table. After almost a five minute wait we were shown to our table and then the next wait started. To cut a long story short: we waited 45 minutes to get our afternoon tea. By then, our teas had gone cold. Cups were dirty, teapot chipped, and we had to ask for refill of tea twice before it came. Our waiter apologized several times and gave us adults a complimentary glass of champagne, which made all the waiting a bit easier. The food was good, but the sandwiches could have been fresher. All in all, we have had better service and afternoon tea elsewhere.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Clarence Michel from London

    The Orangery is a great place, food and drinks are good. Had a Champagne afternoon tea with Easter Chocolate egg from Atelier du Chocolat, loved it. Only comments: was a bit slow sometimes and this is quite expensive. But lovely place and waiters/waitresses.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Sue from Oxford

    Best thing - the service was excellent! Food was good - the tables were small so everything was crowded. Forgot to use our privilege concession on our annual card (presuming we could have done). All in all, we enjoyed our visit very much.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Andrew Gould-smith from Birmingham

    Lovely afternoon tea beautiful surroundings staff were great

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Brian Morgan from Herefordshire

    Very good all round.

  • (((** 20 April 2017 by Thomas Hunter from Banbury

    Atmosphere lovely
    Disappointing no Earl Grey tea as they had run out. Lovely sandwiches but perhaps too many cakes and not enough scones/savouries.

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Stacy Waldron from Stratham New Hampshire USA

    Fabulous food, attentive service, spectacular surroundings. All four of us loved the afternoon tea, including our 85-year-old "picky eater".

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Wendy Brimicombe from Poole

    Four of us ate, and the food was exceptional. One of the group is gluten free and this was catered for with no effort. Another of the group has had stomach surgery and can only eat small portions, and unlike other establishments we were allowed to order the child's portion. The beef and lamb roasts were cooked to perfection. Cant find anything bad to say about any of it

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Adrian Page from Biddenham

    The service was very good.The food was excellent : the best we have tasted in a long while.Everything worked excellently well.

  • (((** 17 April 2017 by Kristin Gould from Berkhamsted

    Lovely setting and good service. The food was good although the portions of bread offered at the beginning were rather small. The gnocchi dish was also a small portion size although it was filling.

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