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The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

The Orangery, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP

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

Excellent service and very attentive staff. The gluten free afternoon tea was the best one my wife has experienced.

Don 13 February 2017
from Wendlebury

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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 349 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (266)
  • lunch (167)
  • views (143)
  • luxury (89)
  • romantic (87)
  • value (58)
  • private dining (50)
  • dinner (49)
  • large parties (25)
  • child friendly (24)
  • breakfast (22)
  • al fresco (19)
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  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Emma Fell from Swansea

    The Afternoon Tea was delicious and great value for money. Lovely selection of sandwiches, light and buttery scones, beautiful, delicate and delicious cakes a real treat!

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Nicola Appleton from Portsmouth

    Beautiful restaurant, had the afternoon tea which was very tasty. What was refreshing have been to afternoon tea at other venues and felt rushed,but there was no feeling that we had to eat and move for the next people to arrive for the table.

  • ((*** 14 February 2017 by Richard Jones from London

    I don't think we'll be going back to the Orangery for afternoon tea. Every other afternoon tea we've been to is quick to offer additional sandwiches, refills on tea etc. We had to ask for additional sandwiches and more tea.

  • ((((* 14 February 2017 by Elizabeth Short from Warwick

    Very enjoyable afternoon tea with generous quantities of cakes.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Jon Brierley from Northampton

    Good quality afternoon tea

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Martin Edwards from Canterbury

    The Orangery is a really beautiful restaurant in a truly lovely building. We had a table looking out onto the garden and just sitting there was a pleasure! The staff were attentive and efficient and the tea we had was fabulous. The assortment of sandwiches and pastries was amazing and what's not to like about a glass of pink bubbles?! The selection of teas included black and green teas and we opted for Earl Grey and Upper Assam which were really good. We were offered refills but found everything to be portioned well enough that we left feeling very satisfied with our tea. I have no doubt that we will return there again in the future.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Don from Wendlebury

    Excellent service and very attentive staff. The gluten free afternoon tea was the best one my wife has experienced.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Nick Martin from Oxford

    Staff: We were well received by the host/front of house very polite friendly and formal, staff were great, they had smiles and came to the table at the right times which were not intrusive, also staff helped with taking photos which were voluntarily offered.

    Environment was very nice, bright open and pleasant, tables were spaced well, perhaps bigger round tables would be a nice feature as the table can get a bit cramped with just two people, so 4 people sitting it would be eating on the edge I imagine.

    Food/Drink: well presented, very nice selection and tastes exactly as you would think they would, no disappointing flavours, it looked like there were two variations of the valentines afternoon tea, however, we had a great selection in out opinion as we didn't favour some of the other choices that were given to some others, but the staff do point out what dietary requirements do you have if any.

    the only con was water was not offered as an aperitif, but as a sale on top of the tea for two price which was a shame but still a day which was made greater with this valentines afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Trudi Russell from Bognor Regis

    The setting was beautiful, the food was good and the band was absolutely excellent - a lovely relaxed Saturday brunch

  • ((*** 7 February 2017 by Andy from Birmingham

    The food was good but the service was poor. We were seated on time but it took 30 minutes for someone to take a food order. At that point we had to ask to order drinks. Overall a three course meal took over two and a half hours. We had to seek attention from the staff to clear plates and bring the next course. Waiting to pay I ended going up to the management to pay.

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