The Orangery at St Elphin’s Park
Head to Darley Dale on the edge of the Peak District National Park and amidst the verdant scenery you’ll find The Orangery at St Elphin’s Park. This spectacular restaurant provides a serene environment in which to enjoy seasonal modern British cuisine.
The stylish interior features high ceilings and a neutral colour palette enhanced by teal and mustard accents. Large windows invite plenty of natural light inside and provide guests with lush sweeping views, adding to the tranquil ambience. While the dining room is a superb place in which to spend time whatever the weather, when the sun is shining you’ll want to take advantage of the outside terrace and dine al fresco, or perhaps take afternoon tea overlooking the beautiful grounds.
The menu is reworked every season to make the most of the finest local produce available. Each dish tantalises the tastebuds – you can taste the care and craftsmanship that goes into every mouthful. You might start with the likes of Wye valley asparagus with a quail’s egg, Parmesan and hazelnuts, or perhaps ham hock croquettes paired with a spring salad dressed in honey and mustard. For the main course, indulge in perfectly cooked sea trout accompanied by minted Jersey Royals and spring greens. For a delicious vegetarian option, plump for spring pea and broad bean risotto with asparagus, mint, goat’s curd and wild garlic.
If you’re popping by for a more relaxed meal, there are plenty of well-loved classics such as Peak Ale-battered haddock with triple-cooked chips and mushy peas, and the 12oz gammon steak with a duck egg, pineapple, chips and garden peas. You’ll also find a delightful range of sandwiches including a smoked salmon a cream cheese bagel with rocket. Alongside all of this, the team serves incredible afternoon teas, cocktails, and welcomes guests for a simple coffee and cake pit-stop. Whatever your reason for visiting, the unbeatable atmosphere and impeccable service will ensure that your first visit is not your last.
If you feel like rewarding yourself with a fantastic meal out, or are looking to celebrate a special occasion in a venue that’s guaranteed to wow your guests, The Orangery is the ideal destination.