The Orangery Blog

The Orangery Blog

The Orangery Blog

Welcome to our food and drink blog!

Our food enthusiasts at The Orangery have been hard at work preparing new menus, planning events, and even filming video cooking demonstrations.

From recipes, to food-themed trivia, it's all here on our Darley Dale food guide. Subscribe to our emails at the bottom of this page to keep up to date.

 

Audley chef masterclass

The results are in, we’ve counted them twice and we’re thrilled to announce that you picked Scott’s Beef Bourguignon recipe!

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Perfect pancakes

Pancake Day, is almost here - that one food celebration between Christmas and Easter that we can all look forward to. Whether you opt for the classic British crepe-style thin pancake or the thicker American alternative, pancakes are delicious and simple to make.

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Chinese New Year

On Friday 12th February millions of people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year. To help you celebrate we wanted to share a delicious recipe.

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Dry January at The Orangery

Learn more about Dry January and read our top tips to help you through.

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Audley chef masterclass

Vote on which delicious dish you would like to see a virtual demonstration of.

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Bubble & Squeak

Turn your Christmas leftovers into a classic Bubble & Squeak.

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Tips for a stress-free Christmas

Cooking a Christmas dinner can be a daunting experience, so we caught up with our head chef to get some top tips on how to ensure that the day goes smoothly.

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A classic Christmas pudding recipe

Try our tried and tested version of the humble Christmas pudding.

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Making hot drinks healthier

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

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November - World Vegan Month

We caught up with our head chef to chat about the growing veganism movement.

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Toad in the hole recipe

Although sausage week has been cancelled this year, we still wanted to share with you our delicious sausage recipe.

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Re-opening in 2021

Our beautiful restaurant, bistro and terrace will re-open to the public in 2021.

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Our new coronavirus guidelines

We've pulled together a video to show you how we're keeping our customers and staff safe during your visit to The Orangery.

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Esquites - Mexican corn salad

Our Head Chef Alex at our sister restaurant Langton’s at Cooper’s Hill has a delicious recipe for Esquites; a fresh Mexican salad that will give your summer BBQs an extra bit of oomph.

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We are not open yet

As our restaurant sits within the grounds of an Audley village, we will unfortunately not be opening to the public on 4th July. When the time is right to open our doors to a wider audience we will certainly let everyone know.

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Food and drink quiz

How well do you know your food and drink trivia?

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Recreate that authentic BBQ taste from your kitchen

No BBQ ? No problem. We're bringing you the best BBQ flavours from the comfort of your kitchen.

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Pimp your Prosecco

Our top tips on making your Prosecco even more delicious with fruit, sorbet and even glitter.

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Tops tips for healthy food platters

Our top tips on the best healthy food platters, they taste as good as they look!

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Rosemary & garlic popcorn 

Savoury popcorn! Easy to make, the perfect accompaniment to film night or even nibbles at your next party.

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Easter fun

Just for fun, try our Easter-themed wordsearch. Can you find the 20 hidden words?

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Hot cross buns

Hot cross yum! This classic hot cross bun recipe promises to raise a smile this Easter.

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Steak & Guinness pie with beef dripping pastry

It's all in the title. The perfect comfort food, delicious and moreish!

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Stilton paté

A great family favourite that is always a winner at buffet-style celebrations.

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Coronavirus update

Read the official statement from Managing Director, Paul Morgan, on our temporary restaurant closure from 12th March.

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