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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  • 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 Jes C from London
    27 March 2016

    Blenheim Palace is a fantastic place to visit. We visited the Orangery for afternoon: Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff; fantastic views; good selection of teas (10); replenishment of sandwiches; beautiful setting; Take away option of unfinished cakes. Cons: Cups were slightly dirty (but changed immediately); sandwiches are tiny (literally one bite will consume one); Cost - advertised at £19.95, but you then have to pay £14.90 per person just to enter the grounds. So really the afternoon tea is £34.85. This is too much for the quality you get, especially when compared to other afternoon teas. I would have said £19.95 (total) would have reflected the experience.

  • By Gregorio V from Solihull
    21 March 2016

    Booked afternoon tea for a pre-birthday 'treat'. Disappointed at lack of 'specialness' - no crisp white tablecloth, had to ask for more sandwiches and had to ask for more tea - neither were offered - staff were 'there' but not 'aware' - shame - cannot recommend to our friends, unlike the lovely hotel we are staying in (for the second time in five months). Sorry, but you have asked for feedback. ,

  • By Ana maria P from Oxford
    20 March 2016

    Simply perfect!

  • By Barbara D from Augsburg
    20 March 2016

    Had great afternoon tea. Teas were excellent as well as sandwiches, scones and pastries. Very friendly staff, great location.

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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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