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The Orangery at St Elphin's Park

Audley St Elphin_s Park | off the A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Matlock DE4 2RH, England
+44 1629 736760
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Audley St Elphin_s Park | off the A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Matlock DE4 2RH, England
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Driving past Audley daily to work, today we decided to try it out. Online it does say please book for afternoon tea but within trying the website, It wouldn't co-opertate like we had liked it too. So taking the short drive down there to try...More

1  Thank Annika M
FionaG1803, Operations Manager at The Orangery at St Elphin's Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Annika M Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Orangery at St Elphin’s Park. Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited with friends from Australia as we wanted somewhere a little different. This restaurant has a lovely ambience and we were able to have pre dinner drinks on the terrace. The waiter was very pleasant and knowledgable.. A fairly simple menu but very well presented....More

Thank finediner232
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have visited several times and enjoyed the lovely surroundings and some delicious lunches. Recently, however, I attended an afternoon tea charity event and found the food to be extremely disappointing. Boring sandwich fillings on basic sliced bread, two types of unappealing cake, which were...More

1  Thank Beryl B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family of four and enjoyed a delicious meal in a lovely setting overlooking the croquet lawn as the sun was setting. The food was the same standard you’d receive in a top class London restaurant (I live in London and should...More

Thank Cassie Louise C
Zoe T, Resturant supervisor at The Orangery at St Elphin's Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hello Cassie, thank you for you taking the time to write this lovely comment, Scott our Head chef take pride in all his dishes and you are right his triple cooked chip are tasty, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

This restaurant serves excellent, uncomplicated food in a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The service is very good and the choice of meals appetising. Briliant to have no background music. Surroundings are refined and comfortable - and prices very reasonable. Highly recommended.

1  Thank MumandDad48
Zoe T, Restaurant Supervisor at The Orangery at St Elphin's Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit at the orangery and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal in an elegant restaurant. Enjoyed every minute of our visit.. will definitely return here

Thank Sue M
Zoe T, Restaurant supervisor at The Orangery at St Elphin's Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely comment, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst eating in a retirement village might not be everyone’s first port of call, this place is definitely worth it. We booked a table for 7.30 and ended up being the only ones in the dining room as all the residents vacated by about 8....More

Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

New menu gives some interesting new additions alongside the old favourites. as always a great location

Thank wendycatus
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Lovely decor and friendly service for the Friday special of fish n chips. You can have them battered or breaded; both are good. You need to book!

Thank holintel
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We booked afternoon tea here, after being let down somewhere else. I am so glad we did come here. The afternoon tea was lovely. My mum and I started with a glass of prosecco, the afternoon tea was then bought out. It was presented lovely...More

Thank kim c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Audley St Elphin_s Park | off the A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Matlock DE4 2RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 736760
  • E-mail
At the Orangery Restaurant, our chefs use simple locally produced ingredients, freshly prepared and treated with respect, we don't have fancy descriptions or cooking methods because we feel that our ingredients speak for themselves. We want to make every occasion truly special so we like our customers to take as much time to enjoy the experience as they want to - we won't hurry you.
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