Review on The Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall

The Orangery is the flagship restaurant of Rockcliffe Hall, a magnificent five star hotel, spa and golf resort originally built in 1863 in the village of Hurworth-on-Tees and now owned by the chairman of Middlesbrough football club. The Hotel opened in February 2010 after a multi million pound refurbishment and is set in a wonderful 18th century estate on the banks of the River Tees.

The restaurant is in the sensational Victorian Orangery, with its stunning high glass structure supported by wrought iron pillars, the setting is very atmospheric, especially in the evening with the entrancing views of the night sky and twinkling stars.

The kitchen stands by its crusading commitment to source products and ingredients from local suppliers for their modern British menu, offering diners either their signature tasting menu or dishes from the a la carte menu. Expect the likes of white onion velouté with truffle oil or Whitby crab with avocado, tomato and samphire, before an excellent main course of saddle of venison, with a lasagne of wild mushroom, celeriac, crosnes and chestnuts. Desserts are hard to resist with a caramelized banana and chocolate fondant or a strawberry jelly crumble with strawberry sorbet and elderflower custard foam and coffee is served with some very moreish truffles.

The Orangery also features a walk-in cellar, home to thousands of carefully chosen wines from around the globe. For informal dining, guests can enjoy the Brasserie awarded a Taste Durham award in 2013, or The Clubhouse for its popular grill and seafood menus, boasting fine views of the world-class golf course.

The Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


Gary Duffy

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Wed-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall

  • 60 covers


Accomodation is available, (61 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Orangery at Rockcliffe Hall
County Durham

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