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Orangery and Afternoon Tea at Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Hurworth, United Kingdom, DL2 2DU
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Opening Information

Wednesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9.30pm Smart Casual – no trainers or sportswear. To book a table please call 01325 729999.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Easy Access
  • Event Space
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Bar
  • Awesome View
  • Age Restricted in Bar
  • Accommodation

About Orangery and Afternoon Tea at Rockliffe Hall

No visit to Rockliffe Hall is complete without experiencing the flagship 4AA rosette Orangery restaurant, set in the charming 18th century Old Hall.

Celebrated chef Richard Allen has a passion for premium ingredients that look good, taste good and that are good for you. That’s not to say we won’t indulge you a little too!

Each night Richard will take you on a unique journey of textures, temperatures and tastes with his carefully crafted tasting menu experience, bespoke to any dietary requirements, where every dish tells its own story.

Cuisine: British, Fine Dining, Set Menu
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Fantastic food and fantastic wine pairing. Service impeccable again. I have to be honest and say I was a little disappointed at getting charged nearly £10 for an Americano and a flat white after spending £280 on the tasting menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Great room and excellent evening meal. Definitely recommended

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Visited On Thursday, 17 May 2018

Fantastic experience

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Booked through Secret Escapes,6 course tasting menu,overnight stay,treatments the following day.We been here a several times before and always loved Rockliffe Hall. When we arrived found out we had been upgraded to the Bridal Suite,even though we are Mother and Daughter! Jess is an absolute gem(she had previously done a treatment for me)She is so good at the full body massage.Total relaxation and Indulgence!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

The service on the day was excellent. The booking of it was VERY unsatisfactory. I am still waiting to speak to someone about it. They did ring once but when I answered there was just the sound of general talking and I have yet to receive the phone call I asked for.. What a shame a great afternoon tea was spoilt by the inability to ring me back on THREE separate occasions.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Our afternoon tea at Rockcliffe Hall was delightful. The service was fantastic, and the food was gorgeous. All in all a lovely afternoon. Would definately recommend Rockcliffe Hall.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

A great stay at Rockliffe was had. The food in the Orangery was superb. David the waiter was very professional and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

We came for a night at Rockcliffe Hall to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The service was very friendly and everyone was super attentive. The taster menu was delicious and the wine pairing was excellent and a really good addition. The grounds are beautiful and the room was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Had a great weekend as always. Rockcliffe is a favourite of ours that we aim to go annually...Love it and will continue to return... 5 ⭐️ all round.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Lovely afternoon on all counts.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Great afternoon tea! Good service and food was lovely..would come again!

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

very friendly service, staff lovely, food very good but alcoholic drinks very expensive

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Lovely afternoon treat. The staff were all fabulous

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

We had booked a table for 8.30 and arrived to have a drink in the bar first. Service was slow and we had to ask for the menus. The bar staff were very busy re-arranging the tables in the bar which we didn't think was appropriate when we were trying to have a peaceful drink and admire our surroundings. They also seemed to be very busy providing drinks in another room. After that all went very smoothly (although the sommelier had to apologise as they didn't have our chosen wine) until the dessert courses, when we were left for a good 20 mins with no attention and had to ask if we could speed things up a bit as we had already had to put our taxi back. There was another quite large party of people in the room who seemed to be getting a lot of attention and the couples around us all seemed to be served in good time. We have been to the Orangery before and enjoyed celebrating special occasions - Saturday was our 39th wedding anniversary celebration and the experience was a little disappointing really compared to previous visits. In your email asking for comments you say that you are always seeking to improve standards and excess (this should be exceed) guests' expectations. The food was really delicious, although we didn't feel the need for the last two desserts - when we came before it was a seven course menu and we felt that was sufficient. I hope these comments are of use. regards Jill Easton

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Food was amazing ( had the 10 course taster menu) as was the wine flight. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Absolutely amazing. Highly recommended for anyone. Staff are amazing and welcoming.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Lee made it a very special afternoon for my Mums birthday. Great service!! Thanks Lee :-)

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Had a lovely birthday with nice food in beautiful surroundings

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A truly enjoyable afternoon tea. The staff were polite and professional, will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Fantastic and interesting food, beautifully presented as little works of art. Team were polite, knowledgeable but friendly too. A nice balance.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Very good afternoon tea

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 April 2018

We had a very enjoyable time at Rockcliffe Hall The staff were very attentive and polite and the food was excellent as were the wines that were recommended

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A lovely treat for my birthday. It was very quiet the day we visited so lacked a little atmosphere. The orangery is a beautiful room filled with light and wonderful views from the window. The afternoon tea was well presented and was fresh and delicious . I chose a cappuccino as my drink and was disappointed it came in a small teacup and was very strong, not how a cappuccino should be at all and overpriced. I asked for water and had to request it twice. I was asked if I wanted ice and lemon , to which I said no but arrived with lots of ice! The girls who were serving were pleasant but I wouldn’t like to see them with a full room to service as they were a litttle slow. We were not offered a box to take home the 5 cakes left. We did not want them but a box should have been offered. Overall we had a pleasant experience and I would visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Fantastic food and service a wonderful experience

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Had a lovely girly afternoon with gorgeous food very nice and friendly staff Thank you

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