Rockliffe Hall launches Orangery High Tea

Richard Allen, executive chef at Rockliffe Hall’s flagship 4AA Rosette restaurant, The Orangery, is launching an exciting, indulgent new afternoon tea experience.

Available from July 1, High Tea at The Orangery will allow guests to experience Richard’s exceptional culinary creativity whilst indulging in sweet and savoury treats.

Inspired by the award-winning dishes created in The Orangery for Richard’s renowned tasting and à la carte evening dinners, the new Orangery High Tea offers a modern take on the traditional favourite.

Richard and The Orangery team take inspiration from the changing seasons and the abundance of produce available on the Rockliffe kitchen garden and estate grounds.

Examples of the savoury delights you’ll be able to enjoy on the new Orangery High Tea menu include Duck Egg Mayonnaise and Cured Cumbrian open sandwiches, Wagyu Beef, Yorkshire Relish and Caramelised Onion Brioche and Warm Whitby Crab and Wensleydale Cheese Tart with Garden Chard.

Sweet treats will include Single Estate Chocolate Éclair, Salted Caramel and Gold Leaf, Pistachio and Olive Oil Cake and Raspberry Short Bread with Rockliffe Estate Honey and Candied Lemon. All served with fine leaf tea or fresh coffee.

The Orangery High Tea is available every day between 1 and 3pm for £35 per person. There is also a Champagne Tea, priced at £49 per person, which includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut.

The Clubhouse will continue to serve a traditional afternoon tea experience, including finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade cakes, Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, from £25 per person and £12.50 for children.

Richard Allen says: “This is an exciting new addition to what we offer in The Orangery.

“We’ll be using a lots of the same ingredients in our High Tea that feature in our evening menus, including many products grown on our fabulous estate.

“The team and I are really looking forward to giving daytime diners a taste of the fabulous food we offer in our beautiful restaurant, all wrapped up in sumptuous five star service.”

To book call 01325 729999.