Friday Evening Sharing Boards – Inside from 11th September 2020

We are so excited to be just a few days away from our first indoor evening dining (with a Prosecco-shaped surprise)! Our sharing platters will be available between 6pm and 9pm each Friday inside our beautiful tea room from Friday 11th September!

Orangery Sharing Platter.

Please remember that places for evening dining must be pre-booked.

If you have any dietary requirements these can be catered for and our full Covid precautions will be in place to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.

Each sharing platter is suitable for two people and will be £24.95.

Our lovely selection of wines, beer, Prosecco and champagne will be available together with our wonderful new cocktails including our very own Orangery Hi Ball to complete the experience! Soft drinks and our range of loose-leaf tea and coffees will also be at your disposal!

To book please contact us on 01603 559224 or info@orangerytearoom.co.uk. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we’re always happy to help.

July 2020 Re-Opening

We are delighted to announce that from the 4th July we will have a limited number of tables available. Initially these will only be outside.

In order to maintain our customer and team’s safety we will be operating these on a pre booked basis.

Reservations will be for an hour and a half and arrival times will be staggered. All tables and chairs will be sanitised between bookings and instructions for arrival given on booking.

In order to ensure that you make the most of your time with us and to restrict contact we will ask you to order your food and drinks on booking and we will require payment with your order.

If you have any questions about your visit to The Orangery Tea Room please do call us, we will be happy to help.

April 2020 Recipes In Mind

To celebrate our first anniversary and to give something back during this period of uncertainty and isolation, The Orangery Tea Room has decided to compile a beautiful recipe book of cakes, bakes and sweet treats from which all proceeds will be donated to Norfolk and Waveney Mind. Norfolk and Waveney Mind is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Recipes In Mind.

However, we need your help too. There has been a huge surge in home-baking since the implementation of lockdown measures so we are asking all of you to submit your favourite recipe, together with a photograph of the finished product and a short message detailing why baking has helped you through the COVID-19 lockdown. The top 50 recipes will be included in the book, which will go on sale at the reopening of The Orangery Tea Room once the restrictions are sufficiently relaxed. In this way, we can get everyone involved in a positive effort to help our local mental health charity, who will be needed now and in the coming months more than ever.

Recipes, photographs and messages for consideration should be emailed to info@orangerytearoom.co.uk with RECIPES IN MIND in the subject line. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages in the coming days and weeks for more details and tips on how to photograph your bakes! We’d also love for you to share this post with any eager bakers in your life!

If you or anyone you know is currently struggling with mental health issues, whether it is related to the difficulties of lockdown or not, we encourage you to reach out to Mind, your loved ones and other mental health charities and support services. There is no shame in admitting that you’re struggling and reaching out for help is a courageous step that we applaud you for. If you would like more information on the help that Mind provides please visit their website: norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk.

Update: June 2020

We are overjoyed to announce that Great British Menu alumni and Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has been kind enough to write a fantastic foreword for our forthcoming collaborative baking book, ‘Recipes in Mind’. This book will celebrate the role that baking has played during lockdown, with Prue giving her personal insight into how baking can support and soothe our mental health! To have such an industry icon onboard with our book is incredible, and we’ve had real trouble keeping it a secret!

Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith.

Many of you will already know that we have been busy working on our beautiful ‘Recipes in Mind’ book and are incredibly excited for it to launch in the coming months. It will feature all of the lovely recipes and messages that have been submitted to us, from customers and friends to celebrated Norfolk chefs, and all proceeds will go to Norfolk and Waveney Mind to aid the fantastic work they do to support those who are struggling with their mental health.

Whether you’re a baking veteran or have only started exploring the art since March, if you would like to be featured in our ’baking through lockdown’ book please email your recipe in a word document to us at info@orangerytearoom.co.uk, along with a short message describing how baking has helped you through lockdown, plus a clear photo of the finished bake! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Read all about it in the local press.