Review on The Orangery Restaurant at Dovecliff Hall

Built in 1790, Dovecliff Hall is a Grade-II listed residence magnificently appointed amongst seven acres of beautifully restored grounds (complete with an ancient cedar tree) overlooking the River Dove. This Georgian house is brimming with period character; expect ornate staircases, wood panelling, antique paintings and traditional charm that make this venue perfect for weddings and special occasions.

The light, airy and spacious Orangery Restaurant commands impressive views over the grounds. The regularly changing menu features a wide range of exciting, imaginative dishes that take inspiration from Britain, Europe and beyond - witness terrine of pork and guinea fowl with lightly pickled cherries, slow-roast Gressingham duck with poached baby figs and red berry sauce, or seared organic salmon with fennel and saffron oil. As for desserts, think summer pudding or lemon flan with lemon curd ice cream. The food is matched by an extensive 150-bin wine list.

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Modern European


Philippe Edmund

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Orangery Restaurant at Dovecliff Hall

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Accomodation is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Orangery Restaurant at Dovecliff Hall
Burton upon Trent
DE13 0DJ

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2  / 5

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  • avatar
    April 2013

    16 people found this review helpful
    Nice food but at what price?

    The family and close friends had the pleasure in celebrating my mothers’ recent Birthday and I thought that the Dovecliff Hall in Stretton would be the ideal venue.

    I must confess, my wife and I have visited a number of halls on our years so we were quite excited to discover this reasonably local hall.

    Firstly, let me say that the exterior of the hall had charm, but the interior of the hall, although spacious, did lack that that ore of quality. Take for example the lounge area, the decor was very dated and as for the reception. Well, being greeted by a gentleman who was not very well dressed... well, let us just say that it was rather unprofessional.

    The three course dinner was rather pleasant. Not a great deal, but well cooked and to every ones taste.

    The waiters were efficient, but refused to supplement the meal with additional vegetables. Apparently this was the chiefs’ decision... The waiters were only the messengers.

    The drinks were terribly overpriced but the surprise at the end of the meal was that for a bill of over £450, 10% gratuity was also added.

    NO! This is not London. If I was to pay for gratuity, then I decide how much and who this payment is awarded.

    Some halls stipulate the gratuity on the menu or indeed, ask you at the time of paying the bill if you would like to consider this additional charge.

    And sadly, the mangers choice to retain £70 of the deposit because of the snow preventing all of the attendees to visit was not appreciated.

    It does not give me any pleasure in saying this but consider other venues before you book at the Dovercliff Hall Hotel.

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