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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.

Lovely afternoon tea. Really tasty sandwiches and cakes. I recently had afternoon tea at a famous restaurant in Oxford and this was a thousand times better.

Rebecca 02 January 2017
from Didcot

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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 334 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (255)
  • lunch (160)
  • views (136)
  • luxury (85)
  • romantic (84)
  • value (55)
  • dinner (49)
  • private dining (49)
  • large parties (25)
  • child friendly (23)
  • breakfast (20)
  • al fresco (19)
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  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Albert Aupiais from Upper Heyford

    Booked for the Jazz Brunch in the Orangery. I clearly misunderstood as there was no Jazz - unless this referred to the piped music playing through the restaurant's speakers. We weren't there for the Jazz though, so it didn't spoil the experience. We thouroghly enjoyed our brunch and over-indulged. The service was great and of course so is the venue.

  • ((((* 9 January 2017 by Elizabeth Mccullough from Leicestershire

    Greeted by friendly server. Food delicious - paced ourselves so we could eat it all. Sandwiches tasty. Cakes delicious. Even did fruit teas. A good place to while away a couple of hours after a tour of the palace and waiting to enter the gardens for the Christmas lights walk. Bit chilly so wrap up warm.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Helen Fallows from Wilcote

    My sister and I had a wonderful time at the Orangery for Afternoon Tea for our Birthday! The service we received was excellent, everyone was very attentive. The food was all delicious - such a great variety of flavours and tastes amongst the different 'courses' within the afternoon tea. The portion sizes were just right too - each piece was not too big meaning we were able to savour each one and were even offered extras which we took up and devoured! Having not been to the Orangery since it opened we loved the ambience and feel of the place, although it wasn't very busy, and we were seated with a lovely view. We were treated really well which made us feel very special on our Birthday - thank you very much Blenheim Palace! We will definitely be booking to come again.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Linda Wallington from Stockbridge

    Lovely thank you . Excellent food and a waiter with character! Comfortable warm room in nice setting. Braised beef was tender and tasty. Blenheim mess, very good with fresh fruit

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Rebecca from Didcot

    Lovely afternoon tea. Really tasty sandwiches and cakes. I recently had afternoon tea at a famous restaurant in Oxford and this was a thousand times better.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Angela Soameswaring from Wimbotsham

    The Orangery is beautiful, plenty of light with views of the courtyard. The service was excellent, we had an afternoon tea which was perfect. Our party of four had two vegetarians which were catered for. Good choice of sandwiches, scone and cake/pastries. Choice of tea/coffee, as much as you like. Totally enjoyed our experience there.

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Beverly Langford from Oxford

    Fantastic mouthwatering food. Service excellent. All staff very polite, efficient and helpful.

  • ((((( 30 December 2016 by Tim Butler from Northampton

    I booked lunch for my partners 60th birthday, it turned out to be everything I had hoped for, the lady at the front of the house was very pleasant and wished my partner a happy birthday on arrival which was a very nice touch. We had a table overlooking the Italian garden and the staff were all extremely polite, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was of good quality and when my partners desert arrived it had Happy Birthday written in chocolate around the edge of the plate again a very nice touch. I was a bit sceptical when I first booked being a special day and not quite sure what to expect but the surroundings, ambiance and staff made this such a great experience which my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed.
    Thank you for helping to make her day special.

  • ((((( 27 December 2016 by Alison Bloch from Oxford

    Perfect dining experience!! The food was delicious. We all had the beef which was superb. In fact everything was very good including the charming service!!
    Great way to prepare for our walk through the gardens where we enjoyed the amazing lights.
    Thank you.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Gaynor Homer from Henley-on-Thames

    Fab afternoon tea - lovely waiters - great Christmas treat

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