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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.

Good food, reasonably priced with attentive polite staff

Michael Allnatt 05 March 2017
from Devonside

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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 357 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (271)
  • lunch (171)
  • views (144)
  • luxury (91)
  • romantic (88)
  • value (59)
  • private dining (52)
  • dinner (51)
  • large parties (27)
  • child friendly (25)
  • breakfast (23)
  • al fresco (20)
  • business (16)
  • trendy (16)
  • entertainment (10)
  • ((((* 22 March 2017 by Maryrose Mercieca from London


  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Andrea Feinberg from Oxford

    Food was delicious and service very good, in a beautiful location.

  • ((((* 13 March 2017 by Claire Niesyto from Buckingham

    The setting and ambience was perfect
    Menu impressive however starter although very nice was not as described ( I had the appargus )
    Main course - roast pork - superb - 10 out of 10 !

    Staff very friendly however felt disconnected and were not working together - we had to wait a long time between courses and to pay our bill - we were not courtesy checked or offered more drinks during our meal

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Michael Allnatt from Devonside

    Good food, reasonably priced with attentive polite staff

  • (((** 5 March 2017 by DTurner from Buck

    Good food but poor service.
    Pre booked a table for 2pm Lunch (pre paided for)
    Arrived promptly at 2pm but had to wait until 2.30 to be seated and a further 10mins to be offered menus and a drink. Finally started eating around 3pm.
    Food quality was very good.
    Too much priority seems to be given to cream teas.

  • ((((( 28 February 2017 by Kim Lovelock from Oxford

    Delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes well presented and a good selection of teas. Would recommend.

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Phil Sparks from Witney

    We came for our 23rd wedding anniversary treat and my good lady's Birthday. Our table was very wobbly so I had to fix it with a folded card. Ambience was great. Service was attentive and flexible. However, I had a piece of fish that was so underdone it was still 'gooey' in places and had a vicious bone in it that I spotted just before putting in my mouth. I soldiered on for a while but my meal was just nasty and was making me feel sick, so I sent it back. I haven't done that for many years. My son was underwhelmed by his coldish roast dinner and late vegetables but it gave him the opportunity to tell his mum that her roast potatoes were 1000% better, which pleased her mightily. I was more comfortable as soon as I realised that I was sitting directly over a heater vent that had been gently warming me through and making me sweaty and a bit agitated. So we all moved round 30 degrees and our 'dining experience' improved when the desserts showed up as they were lovely. I did not have to have a row about paying for the fish dish; which was a relief as we were trying to have a special happy day that was now tinged with disappointment and would not have been improved by an angry confrontation with a very nice young man. So I am sorry to say that we will not be back for a cooked meal but the Afternoon Tea will still be a firm family favourite.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Linda from oxfordshire

    We had afternoon tea. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
    We thought there was a good selection of sandwiches and cakes .It was a nice surprise to be able to sample different teas.

  • ((((( 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.

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