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 whipped goat’s cheese accompanied by candied beetroot, smoked apple and roasted pistachios, or perhaps pan-seared scallops with confit chicken wings, pancetta and barbecue sauce. For the main course, indulge in succulent lamb cutlets beautifully paired with fondant potato, fine beans, olive and tomato ragu and feta. For a delicious vegetarian option, plump for charred tofu with sage dumplings, wild mushroom broth and fried greens.
If you’re popping by for a more relaxed meal, you can dine from the bistro menu, which features delightful sandwiches alongside dishes like crisp fish and chips with peas and tartare sauce, and gammon, chips and peas. The team also 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.