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.

Father's Day gift ideas

We've pulled together some of the top gift ideas to make dad feel special this Father's Day!

Buttermilk Scones

Scones became popular in the 18th Century and are considered to be an essential part of the fashionable ritual of taking tea in England. With the Queen's Jubilee approaching, we asked our Head Chef at our Yorkshire restaurant for his tried and tested recipe to bake 10-12 crumbly scones at home.

Growing fresh veg

National Gardening Week is coming up and we're feeling inspired to try a spot of 'grow your own'. If you haven’t tried to regrow vegetables from scraps, it is a great activity to try at home and many vegetables can be planted in tubs on a balcony or terrace.

Hot cross buns recipe

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

Steak & Guinness Pie

This Pie Week, get stuck in to our tried-and-tested recipe for a delicious homemade Steak & Guinness Pie with Beef Dripping Pastry. Delicious!

For the love of food

Whether you plan to dine in, dine out or order a takeaway this Valentine’s Day, our expert Chefs have some inspiration for you.

Healthy chicken curry

We asked Gurpreet, Head Chef at Three Church Road Restaurant in Edgbaston, to share with us a curry recipe that is as equally healthy as it is delicious and his recipe certainly doesn't disappoint. 

Protein sources

Today, a new focus on protein intake has turned nutrition on its head and we see vegetarian and plant-based protein products becoming increasingly popular across the UK. Here are our top protein sources for vegetarians.

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!