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The Orangery Restaurant

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St Elphin's House, St Elphin's Park | Dale Road South, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2RH, England
+44 1629 736760
12:00 - 21:00
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United Kingdom
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't fault the food but the service not as good as previous visits. Our waitress was new in the job and obviously was not trained properly. Also the management should have better Customer care. The Orangery rang us on the morning of our lunch to let us know that there was an event taking place and there would be... More 

Thank bewrayer
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came for fish and chips last night with my boyfriend and we both loved it, the batter was crispy and the chips were lovely, thoroughly enjoyed it and will defiantly be returning. The service was brilliant.. lovely place to eat

Thank Danielle S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Faultless afternoon tea. Loverly homemade cakes and sandwiches with sparkling prosecco Would highly recommend

Thank jessleighx
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a three course evening meal at this establishment. The menu was somewhat limited on this particular day but the meal was very nice and the service excellent.

1 Thank Diane H
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had afternoon tea at this marvellous location. It was previously a girls boarding school. The afternoon could not have been more pleasant. The food was lovely and a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. The price is very competitive and good value for money. We will certainly return. We were unable to use the Orangery Restaurant and were... More 

Thank DeanoDerbyshire
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Through great timing came on pizza night, beautiful freshly made pizzas packed with flavour. Went down well with a bottle of red will be back!

Thank gigi4727
Belper, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The place is really nicely decorated and has a really warm, cosy atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was really nicely presented and everything was homemade. There was a wide range of sandwich fillings and sweet treats including scones and various cakes, biscuits and desserts. Would highly recommend this restaurant. It was the best afternoon tea we have had... More 

Thank louise49720
Rugeley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Orangery Restaurant for afternoon tea with prosecco today - it was fabulous! Service was excellent, great food and lovely location. We'll definitely be back again.

Thank CatWhitford
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend. Both the food and service was faultless. We had a homemade bread board and olives to share which was loverly, followed by duck with spiced gnocchi and my wife had the goats cheese Wellington a great alternative to the usual vegetarian options you find elsewere! We both had warm sticky toffee pudding... More 

Thank FoodChap1986
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great place . A hidden gem. This is a great restaurant in a beautiful building. We had a lovely evening with a great selection on the menu. The staff were attentive and charming. Great food served Also at least 8 different Gins to chose from . Will definitely be back in the spring to try the afternoon tea on the... More 

Thank Sue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Elphin's House, St Elphin's Park | Dale Road South, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 736760
At the Orangery Restaurant, our chefs use simple locally produced ingredients, freshly prepared and treated with respect, we don't have fancy descriptions or cooking methods because we feel that our ingredients speak for themselves. We want to make every occasion truly special so we like our customers to take as much time to enjoy the experience as they want to - we won't hurry you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?