In January 2023, we embarked on an innovative conservation project to reinstate the roof of The Orangery to its original slate composition. It is the first Grade 1 listed building to carry out a project of this kind. This process involved the removal of the existing glass ceiling, replacing it with a hand crafted timber and slate structure.
Over the course of the last three centuries, The Orangery has fulfilled a range of roles, from a greenhouse and conservatory to a theatre, an art gallery, office spaces, and most recently a restaurant.
Our refurbished Orangery is now open. Enjoy refreshments at our new and fresh bar space or make a reservation for a scrumptious Sunday lunch. Experience elegant dining with our Afternoon Tea, featuring authentically British, house-made scones, delightful sweet treats, and an array of dainty sandwiches.
Our afternoon teas are available to book now and are available daily between 12.00 - 16.00.
Bookings are currently paused during Christmas at Blenheim Palace, but will be available to book from Sunday 7th January 2024. You can see an example of the new menu below.
If you wish to discuss a booking or would like more information, please contact [email protected]
We will also be serving themed afternoon tea during Christmas at Blenheim Palace, which can be booked during your purchase of Christmas tickets. You can see the menu below and find out more on the event page.