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The Orangery- Rockliffe Hall Hotel

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.

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 The Orangery- Rockliffe Hall Hotel

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, 11 August 2018

Honestly amazing experience! From start to finish!

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Firstly I would like to say how amazing all the staff where for my over night stay with my family. Although being staff I was not made to feel like staff one bit! In fact I felt like a true guest. We where super impressed with the birthday cards/sweets in both rooms. Another little touch with the Orangry menu having a personalised one for my mum and sisters birthday was amazing! They both loved that :) Cocktails where fab, the food and service was incredible I did not want it too end! A personal thank you to David in the Orangry for our wonderful wine and recommendations. All I can say is we are planning to stay again soon and can’t wait!! Totally AMAZING

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

A delight as ever

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Excellent Food & Service

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

An amazing tasting experience, first class service, first class staff and first class food. Highly recommended..

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Excellent experience, but rather expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Food was the best we've had at The Orangery, and the service was excellent....very friendly and knowledgeable, and not at all stuffy!! I had been a little unsure about the fact that there are now no 'A La Carte' options, and that only 'Taster Menus' are offered, but please don't let this put you off as the food journey was perfectly balanced, and I tried a number of new things that I will definitely be having again. The one tiny niggle was that the champagne wasn't ice cold, but I'm sure this would have been sorted out without any problems had we mentioned it. Overall a fantastic evening!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Had an amazing evening at The Orangery. The dining experience was enjoyable and informative. An opportunity to taste foods that I had never tried before. Food was truly amazing and the staff so friendly and welcoming.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Amazing dinner at The Orangery. The food was simply incredible. We also did the wine pairing and David the Sommelier was brilliant - so knowledgable and was happy to chat to us and answer any questions we had. We were at the restaurant for 4 hours as we spent so much time enjoying the food, wine and chatting to the staff and learning about the wines! An incredible experience as well as the most exquisite food and wine. Would highly recommend and we would love to come back again! Special thanks to David for really making our evening. The only slight thing lacking is that the restaurant is rather quiet on a Thursday evening so not a huge amount of atmosphere, but it wasn’t really a problem.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Top class food and service from start to end. The food was incredible and the attention to detail from all staff members was fantastic. Both myself and my wife had a lovely time celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Service was excellent. The waiters even remembered our name which was great. The food was nothing like I have ever eaten before. Just stunning. But as we were sat net the window where the air conditioner was blowing it was a tad chilly. They did turn them off but then they came on again and then off and then on. They seemed to struggle to get a constant temperature in the dining room.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

A lovely breakfast made up for the poor evening meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Yet another wonderful visit to your magnificent hotel. The dining experience was an inspirational delight and l would especially like to thank the maitre d for his special attention and service which complimented both the food and ambiance. All in all an unforgettable experience, thank you .

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

The Orangery is a lovely setting to enjoy food and drink with views over the golf course. The staff were very professional, very accommodating and very friendly. My friends and I came to try the ten course taster menu as part of a celebratory overnight stay. The presentation of the food was impressive, but the food itself was not to everyone’s taste - which is fine! That’s the point of it being a ‘taster’ menu. The reason I have rated the service as ‘2 star’, is no reflection on the individual staff members. Our party were seated at 8.30pm, and it was anticipated we would be receiving our first course at approximately 8.50pm once drinks orders had been taken. We were not expecting to be sat waiting for almost an hour before the first course came out. The bread was brought to our table at 9.25pm, by which time everyone was famished. The courses were gone in a matter of seconds, and there were large waits between courses which led to people getting increasingly hungry and impatient. When the time reached 10.40pm we still had 5 courses to go, by which time most people were fatigued. We didn’t finish receiving all of our courses until 11.20pm - almost 3 hours from being seated!!! This is just far too long to be sat waiting, when in effect the menu and drinks could have been served and finished by 10pm. The reason I have awarded ‘2 stars’ for the value for money, is because I would not have paid £80 for this taster menu. We were fortunate enough to have this included in our stay - had that not been the case, I wouldn’t have chosen this option. Additionally, the price for drinks in general exceeded what we would have expected to pay. Therefore we chose to have one drink with our meal, with a view to drinking elsewhere afterwards. I appreciate this is a 5 star venue, however you do not need to over-inflate your prices to reflect this!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Fabulous experience as usual. Food in the Orangery amazing. Lovely friendly staff, made to feel very welcome.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Delicious food, ate every single bite, wine was lovely, was wonderful to try foods I would never normally order

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Another amazing experience at The Orangery, the attentive staff is second to none

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

A thoroughly delightful experience with excellent food and caring staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

It was a fantastic dining experience with friendly and attentive staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

A memorable evening from start to finish which was down to the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Lovely touches such as the menu to keep and flexibility in regard to wine choices, added to the experience. We had a truly great time. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

An amazing experience. The knowledge of the staff and service was impeccable. Well done and thank you

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Only stayed one night with my husband, and using the spa facilities you need more shampoo in room.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Food - amazing Wine pairing - the Sommelier was great, so enthusiastic and the wine choice perfect and different to the mainstream same old varieties. Restaurant service - impecable Maitre d' - So attentitive The only let down was the bar staff, we ordered a bottle of champagne and they weren't attentive to top us up without excess prompts. Staff need to more aware of the surroundings and clientele. One of the waiters looked as though he had never served champagne before and didn't even offer to taste the £100 bottle before pouring. This requires more detailed training. In all though a great evening.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Previously visited on number of occasions prior to Nov 17 & always chose a la Carte menu so we’re unaware now only tasting menu. Had we been informed at time of booking then would not have booked The Orangery. Only given One tasting menu prior to dinner. Assured that as one of party had food allergy this would be accommodated which it was. Guests at next table arrived after us and left before us, they had left a menu on table, we wanted to check what our next course would be, only to find they had a shortened 6 course menu. Following morning noticed there was also a Root & Branch menu available. Left us wondering why we had not been given the choice of the three tasting menus available. The food was of excellent quality, presentation & flavoursome. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Found the experience of sitting at dining table for 4 hours uncomfortable and feeling the process dragged on far too long so much so we cancelled coffee as just wanted to get up and go for walk after sitting for so long. Suggest on booking guests advised to expect Tasting Menu experience to last around 4 hours.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

A beautifully presented meal with excellent flavours. The accompanying wine selection made it extra special. All staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive.

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