Weekdays 7am – 9.30am
Weekends 8am – 10.30am
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Ettington Park Hotel
A renowned restaurant in its own right, The Oak Room offers seasonal and regional dishes made with creativity and served with a touch of flair.
At The Oak Room Restaurant we offer mouth-watering food served in the old dining hall of a magnificent country house. Expect a special atmosphere for your fine dining experience, as well as great food and a fantastic wine list to complement the menu.
Lovely afternoon tea here. The selection of sandwiches and cakes were great. Loved the Pimms jelly! Great mint tea too. Excellent service from the staff with a warm welcome.
Excellent handling of a special occasion, and very enjoyable afternoon tea for 6 adults!!
We had an excellent evening meal with you. We thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the service. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive throughout the evening. Thank you.
A very pleasant hotel. Staff excellent.
Maybe because we went mid week but it was quite quiet but it was still very nice to relax and eat nice afternoon tea and the redbush tea was the best I've ever had!
Afternoon tea for a small family birthday party was beautifully presented. The service was excellent throughout, from making the initial reservation through to having access to a private dining room, we were well looked-after. Thank you all for your hard work and attention to detail, we had a lovely afternoon.
The food was fine, but I've eaten better filet steaks than that. Also the price was overblown. The affected serving behaviour was a bit overdone, because of the normal clientele and the room was much too dark. Furthermore, we were placed in such a way that we sat directly in the draught, although half the room was still free.
I found the cakes not nice at all all 3 of us left all our cakes the only thing we enjoyed were the sandwiches.
Lovely setting, good staff, have already recommended to friends. Will definitely return
On arrival it seemed like the hotel was short staffed as we had to queue to check in at reception. We were eventually showed to the lounge where we were told we would be collected for our afternoon experience. Many of the empty tables were dirty and were waiting to be cleared of left over plates and food. We had to move a few chairs so we could sit together and on a clean table. With our reservation being at 15.00 hrs we waited until 15.15 before asking a member of staff if they were ready for us to enjoy our afternoon tea. It seemed the receptionist didn’t notify the waiting staff that we were waiting in the lounge. So was a good job that my cousin went and asked a member of staff.We then went through to the dining room which was fairly dark and with it being a wet Sunday afternoon lacked warmth and atmosphere. My party a table of 3 had the champagne afternoon tea. The sandwiches were a nice mix and were plentiful, the bread was fresh and the fillings complimented the bread variety. The scones were warm and came with clotted cream and jam. The jam was a little over set resulting in a bitter taste and disappointingly contained extra fluff. So I had to ask a waiter to change. They did eventually bring me fresh scones and jam which was expected. However I did have to ask again for cutlery as they removed mine. The pastries consisted of 5 varieties all lacked imagination and were all far too sweet. The chocolate and cherry cake was too sweet and tasted artificial and not home made. The Victoria sandwich again was far too sweet, due to the ratio of sponge to buttercream being completely wrong. The sponge was. 1-2 millimetres in thickness with the buttercream that was two layers both nearly 10 millimetres in thickness!! The jelly shot was over set and lacked flavour. The other two pastries, one a strawberry tart and the other a lemon were ok but very basic. The tea leaf range was vast and apart from having to ask to get a top up was enjoyable. The hotel is lovely and it was a shame the weather wasn’t great as we couldn’t enjoy the grounds but the food really was not great so I can’t say I’d return!
The two course menu is very poor for selection of items.the main course items were not of the quality I expect of this hotel. We were-placed in the lounge to eat our lunch which was unacceptable. I expect better of this hotel, we got married here in March and do not expect such a poor standard , we would not have booked our wedding here if we had this lunch served prior to our event. We were not accommodated in the oak room restaurant and this is not acceptable.
Staff serving us on the day excellent. I had gluten free maybe bread a bit more exciting or variety as I know ,rolls etc. My friend who had gluten afternoon tea noticed she had more cakes? And I had one scone compared to her two , The non gluten cakes were very good ,complements to the chef ,who did exactly as we asked. Overall a very nice experience and would come again.
Fabulous ambiance for an afternoon tea, served in the drawing room with views of the grounds. Food was lovely, and service was attentive without being intruding. Only slight niggle was when they quote a price, and now add 10% service at the till, when most places just charge the price for afternoon tea. I guess its because few people use cash these days, but ended a wonderful afternoon on a slightly disappointing note.
Service was lacklustre and the team were very disorganised. For the food we had (2 children’s portions too!) the cost of £100 was very high. We attempted to sit outside on the “guest terrace” but were hounded by wasps. Seating was very uncomfortable and drawing room was very tired.
Amazing out of this world food with very attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
The entire staff, especially Alex, was wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay at Ettington Park. Our suite was fablous, the food outstanding and the service was everything one would expect from a first class hotel - a one of a kind experience all around. For our next trip to England we are planning a tour of several of the related properties.
The staff were really well trained and the location of the tea in the lounge was lovely. The picked up on my special request to have a window view. one small comment is that the forks provided were to size to use for a starter course and I would have expected delicate cake forks. Also there was a pims jelly in a shot glass, which was lovely but the only spoon provided was the tea spoon used for our tea. these are small points and cutlery appears to be a general thing that places for me just don't get it right...…...would definitely go again and would also like to go to the restaurant for a meal. It was a fabulous setting and great afternoon for my Mums 92nd Birthday and she loved it. Thank you to all the staff and the chiefs :)
I booked the 2-1 Champagne afternoon tea, however I was charged £67.65 for 2. The booking was not honoured.
The staff was exceedingly professional and the food was absolutely delicious. When the chef had some difficulty preparing my dessert, he sent out some chocolates to apologize for the wait, which was very nice of him. I was thoroughly impressed overall.
Loved the afternoon tea and lovely surroundings and lovely staff
We loved every element of our dining experiences at Ettingham Park. Fabulous food, excellent service from all staff both in the restaurant and bar and clearly your chefs are very talented. Truly magical on each dining occasion.