At The Orangery Restaurant

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Available all festive season

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Christmas Dinner

With all the trimmings


Celebrate this Christmas your way, with your very favourite people, enjoying food you'll love at The Orangery. 

If you like to dine out for Christmas-get-togethers over November and December take a look at our selection of exclusive freshly-prepared menu options, exclusively available from 1st December 2021.

We have created several bespoke menus for festive dining at our restaurant, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year set menus, and festive afternoon teas that you can enjoy with colleagues, friends and family throughout the festive season.

Please advise our staff of any allergies or special dietary requirements. We can help identify suitable dishes for you and provide a list of all dishes containing allergens. Please let us know in advance if you have any special requests and Chef will always do their best to accommodate.

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Christmas opening times

Monday to Saturday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Christmas Eve 9:00am - 6:00pm
Christmas Day 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Boxing Day 9:00am - 3:00pm
New Year's Day 9:00am - 6:00pm


Festive Menu, served Monday to Sunday 12noon - 8pm

Festive Afternoon Tea, served 2 - 5pm

Christmas Day Menu, served Saturday 25th December exclusively

Boxing Day Menu, served Sunday 26th December exclusively

New Year's Eve Menu, served Friday 31st December

New Year's Day Brunch Menu, served Saturday 1st January only

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Festive Dinner

Available 12pm - 8pm daily

Start with one of our flavourful festive starters, then onto the main meal - choose from the traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, braised blade of beef, fillet of seabass or a nut and root roast. For dessert, choose from Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, vanilla and gingerbread cheesecake, dark chocolate and clementine tart or a selection of British cheese, chutneys and crackers.

2 courses £25.50 per person
3 courses £31.50 per person

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Available 2 - 5pm daily

Our year-round favourite remains a popular choice for festive celebrations this season. Whether you're looking for a quiet afternoon with a loved one or to book a table with a group of friends, our traditional Afternoon Tea has a festive twist throughout December including, of course, turkey and stuffing sandwiches, mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas spiced scones. 

£19.95 per person

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Gift Vouchers Available


New Year Special Menus

Available New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

See in the New Year in style, enjoying food you'll love, with your favourite people, in decadent surroundings. Enjoy traditional light canapes, hearty stomach-lining mains and indulgent desserts on our special New Year's Eve menu. Plus a varied drinks and cocktails menu to complement your evening.

Our New Year's Day Brunch includes plenty of eggs, essential for refuelling, with favourites like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and The Audley full English breakfast. Enjoy! 

NYE Set Menu - 3 courses £35.00 per person

New Year's Day Brunch - from £6.95 per item

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Private Dining

Looking to book a Christmas celebration or something for the New Year, our restaurant can comfortably accommodate up to 60 seated or 100 standing guests.

Afternoon Tea

Our exclusive Afternoon Tea currently has a festive twist, but we offer a selection of Afternoon Teas and a lighter cream tea option all year round.

Gift Vouchers

The Orangery gift vouchers make the perfect gift for family and friends this Christmas. Our fine dining restaurant and bistro area offer a truly memorable dining experience for all ages.
We were staying near Matlock for a week in the Peak District and booked for Sunday lunch at the Orangery. The restaurant decor is immaculate and everything spotlessly clean. Sunday lunch was excellent and the staff and their service very good. We returned a few days later for another mid week lunch and that experience and the food was also very enjoyable. Would definitely visit again if in the area.
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Christmas Fair: Saturday 27th November 11am - 4pm

Our Christmas fair will be back for 2021 and will include free entry, community and owner stalls, mince pies and mulled wine, and entertainment and raffle prizes on offer.

If you would like to attend the Christmas fair on Saturday 27th November 11am - 4pm, get in touch to let us know.

More festive news and recipes from our blog

Whether you prefer dining out or hosting dinner at home, our chefs create some delicious recipes and top tips for festive celebrations. 

Classic roast goose

You often hear that “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey”, but we'd like to suggest an alternative this festive season. Delve into preparing this classic roast goose recipe, shared by the Head Chef at our Ilkley restaurant.

Gingerbread people

A great gingerbread recipe is an essential part of the home baking toolkit and this tried and tested gingerbread recipe won't let you down this Christmas. So grab yourself a glass of something festive and bake some delicious gingerbread people!

A classic Christmas Pudding recipe

Enjoy our tried-and-tested version of the humble Christmas pudding.

Tips for a stress-free Christmas

Cooking Christmas dinner can be a daunting experience, so we asked our head chef for some tips to help ensure that the day goes smoothly.

Making hot drinks healthier

How to make healthier versions of Britain's favourite hot beverages.

Pimp your Prosecco

Our top tips to make Prosecco even more delicious with fruit, sorbet and even glitter.