- Main course: £12
- Food spend: £30
- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:45.
The surroundings are special, top notch.
26 October 2018
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 a beautiful smoked Bibury Farm trout terrine, potted “Old Spot” ham hock and pork, Blenheim ploughman’s pickle and onion bread or a great soup of the day. Hearty mains include Cutlet of Alden’s lamb, glazed lamb breast or butter-oached organic salmon. Then indulge in a delicious dessert such as warm rice pudding, served with Blenheim-grown rhubarb or a beautiful chocolate pave.
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 loose leaf 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
((((( 31 October 2018 by Reena from Leicester
From the point I booked to when we arrived the service was exceptional. They were truly accommodating to all dietary requirements and had plenty of choice for all. The only thing that was missing was a vegan cream for the scones. The teas were divine, we were offered free refills and nothing seemed too much trouble. Lovely photos were taken by the team too! A wonderful afternoon tea set in a stunning location, definitely recommend :)
((((( 26 October 2018 by Hayley from Taunton
A very enjoyable and pleasant experience. Beautiful surroundings and decor. Booking and service was suitably adequate on a particularly busy sitting. A great selection of afternoon tea tasties... Would definitely come again. Many thanks.
((((( 26 October 2018 by Cathi from Northampton
The surroundings are special, top notch.
((((( 12 October 2018 by Murrelia from Canberra
I had a delicious lunch here - the guinea fowl was especially good.
To sum up: the pleasant service, a lovely aspect, and very good food, all ensured a thoroughly lovely lunch.
I would definitely eat here again, and I can certainly recommend it.
My only complaint would be the screaming child which did rather shatter the ambiance. Perhaps people with children likely to scream (under 10s) could be seated away from adults seeking a pleasant, relaxing experienced. When the family left, the restaurant experience became very pleasant.
((((( 11 October 2018 by Vicky from Nottingham
I had afternoon tea with my mother. It was a lovely experience, the service and attentiveness if the staff was second to none. In fact the service from all of the staff we came into contact with at Blenheim was exceptional. Everyone so friendly and helpful.
((((( 3 October 2018 by Helen from Warwick
Our visit was a birthday present, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea and champagne in the very pleasant Orangery. The staff
were most helpful.
((((* 26 September 2018 by John from Coventry
Always a lovely afternoon tea and this was no exception. Would recommend to anyone for a special occasion. My only criticism was the service was a little slow on the day which given it was not too busy was strange. Had to ask when the tea would be delivery. However the manager made up for it with a free glass of wine for my sister who's birthday it was
((((* 24 September 2018 by Carolyn from Chipping Campden
Our second visit for Afternoon Tea with overseas visitors. The venue is lovely and the setting couldn't be better. A delicious choice of teas and coffees, fresh-baked scones and tasty little cakes. The sandwiches were also beautifully fresh and well-presented, although I would have preferred brown bread, rather than white. Service was good this time, if a little distracted. I think perhaps there was a function on elsewhere at the same time?
((((* 19 September 2018 by Sabine from London
The salmon was excellent but would have liked perhaps a couple of bits of bread, perhaps pumpernickel bread, with it. Because I do not eat diary I had the beef with greens instead of mash. The meat was delicious but a little dry, the greens were great, not overcooked and tasted very fresh. I could have done with a bit more gravy to soften the slight dryness of the meat. Did not have a desert. I felt the choice for non-dairy food was less generous than in other good restaurants of similar quality. But I very much enjoyed what I had. The restaurant itself was beautiful and the staff were friendly.
((((( 17 September 2018 by Laura from San Francisco
We had such a great tea experience at The Orangery. The service was great, and the food and tea was even better. We had tea at several places throughout our trip to England, and we all agreed the food at The Orangery was the best!
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