The Orangery at Blenheim Palace

(664 Reviews)
The Orangery Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, South East England, OX20 1PP
British, Afternoon Tea
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The Blenheim Palace High Tea £36 per person

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:45.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Orangery at Blenheim Palace
(based on 664 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (492)
  • al fresco (28)
  • breakfast (37)
  • business (30)
  • child friendly (45)
  • dinner (97)
  • entertainment (16)
  • large parties (57)
  • lunch (340)
  • luxury (175)
  • private dining (100)
  • romantic (175)
  • trendy (26)
  • value (111)
  • views (272)
  • By Pauline S from Swindon
    11 August 2018

    We were disappointed that the experience was not as good as our visit last September. We were shown to our table on arrival, an order was taken for our choice of tea and this arrived soon after. However, we had to wait 30 minutes for the food part of afternoon tea to turn up at our table. It was a 4pm booking and various tables had been served earlier, there seemed to be a lack of waiting staff and we had to ask where our food was. We had the pink tea and were surprised to be served a glass of pink champagne with the food, it wasn't detailed in the menu, but it was very nice. The food served was not as good as last year, the quantity and quality was not the same. We chose this menu because it looked the most varied but on reflection it wasn't as varied as we would have liked. It was an expensive tea without the feeling of good value. Shame, as a year ago we came away with a completely different view, a wonderful experience which is why we booked again this year. Not sure if we will book another afternoon tea at Blenheim. I would like to know if the caterers have changed, not for the better.

  • By Sara M from italy
    8 August 2018

    Food was quite good, service was nice and accurate - price is OK, if you take away the 27 pounds each for entering the Blenheim!

  • By Maria C from Brighton
    7 August 2018

    Wonderful setting and very helpful staff. The food was very fresh and made to order. We had the afternoon tea and everything from the sandwiches to the tea were beautifully served.

  • By Arshaluys H from Blenheim
    7 August 2018

    Actually I’m dissatisfied because we had to waited more then 45 minutes for the waiters to bring out food. The restaurant lacked attention to dinners. As if they were very tired.

  • By Rowena M from Willenhall
    7 August 2018

    Book a celebration lunch with friends for my husband's birthday/retirement. The food was excellent, the surroundings wonderful and the staff friendly and attentive. The chef in particular made my husbands day by baking him a diabetic sweet potato and chocolate brownie birthday cake which looked and tasted amazing.

  • By Raymond G from Northamptonshire
    5 August 2018

    My family and I had a lovely lunch at The Orangery. The staff were friendly and polite. The character of the roomy was light, airy and pleasant. The taste of each serving was only matched by the lovely surroundings.

  • By Janet W from Shropshire
    5 August 2018

    Fantastic in every way.

  • By Bernard W from HUNTINGDON, CAMBS
    4 August 2018

    Delightful setting. Good food excellent staff

  • By Brian G from Cheltenham
    3 August 2018

    A very enjoyable afternoon tea with excellent service and a lovely place to visit. We shall return very soon. .

  • By Christine E from Kenilworth
    2 August 2018

    Very good efficient service, nice food. I had put on the booking that it was my Mums Birthday and also mentioned it on arrival, but no one mentioned it or wished her a happy birthday. Table was chipped which wasn't good to look at

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The Orangery at Blenheim Palace
The Orangery Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, South East England, OX20 1PP

Available offers

  • The Blenheim Palace High Tea £36 per person
  • The Laurent-Perrier Champagne Afternoon Tea £46 per person
  • The Laurent-Perrier Champagne High Tea £48 per person
  • The Orangery Afternoon Tea £34 per person

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