Mother’s Day
We can’t believe it’s nearly March already, but that means it’s time to announce our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea! To mark this special day, which falls on Sunday 14th March, we’re bringing you a beautiful floral afternoon tea!
No matter your age, this is a lovely treat to celebrate a day all about feeling grateful for, and honouring those who have raised us and loved us. Whether you live together or apart, we can box your afternoon teas up appropriately so that they fit around your Covid-safe plans and arrangements!

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea will be £21.95 per person

Available on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March 2021

Although some items may vary, we can cater to all of your special dietary requirements!

Time slots will be allocated for collection to ensure a Covid-safe day.

For Saturday you can order breakfast boxes, traditional or savoury afternoon teas, or Mother’s day afternoon teas, and on Sunday only Mother’s day afternoon teas and breakfast boxes will be available!

If you’d really like to go to town from the comfort of your home you can buy breakfast and Mother’s day afternoon tea together for £30 per person.

We will also be pairing with @nichenorwich again so if you’d like to top the day off with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers (with a vase) you can do so for an additional £30.

Wow, we can’t believe we’re saying this but RECIPES IN MIND: BAKING THROUGH LOCKDOWN is finally here!!!

In April we asked our customers, friends, family, local chefs and 3rd cousins twice-removed to submit the recipes that they’d been baking through lockdown so that we could put together a book to raise money for Norfolk and Waveney Mind. As everyone became isolated, many turned to baking as a way to provide physical and mental stimulation and comfort and the outpouring of support was incredible.

“Recipes in Mind: Baking through lockdown” has now gone to print and is available for pre-order on our website – www.orangerytearoom.co.uk – under the ‘Shop’ tab! Books will be ready for delivery or to be purchased directly from the tearoom from the tearoom from 12th December! It is a beautiful hardback book, with 50 recipes, personal quotes and a foreword written by none other than Bake Off royalty Prue Leith ! All proceeds from the book will go directly to Norfolk and Waveney Mind to support the fantastic work they do in our region!

It will make the perfect Christmas present for any avid baker, and in years to come we hope that it will be a reminder of the ways in which we all got through this incredibly challenging year.

Our talented staff members have lovingly baked and photographed each recipe that was submitted, and with the help of our friends at Production Bureau Ltd we could not be more proud of the finished product! Thank you for all the support and submissions – we hope you love it just as much as we do!

This is definitely our favourite announcement of the week: BREAKFAST IS COMING BACK!

Served between 10am and 11:30am on Saturdays and Sundays from 31st October, we’ll be offering up delicious pastries, pancakes galore, bacon sandwiches and homemade granola to help you start the day right! The menu has altered slightly from our pre-lockdown range so hope you enjoy it! We’ll be releasing the full menu very soon!

We’ve perfected our recipes for both gluten-free pancakes and our vegan pancakes so there’ll be plenty for everyone to enjoy. Our range of plant-milks will be available as always so that you can have a lovely coffee like everyone else!

To book please use the booking form on our website or email us at info@orangerytearoom.co.uk and include a contact telephone number! Please note that per government guidelines, bookings are restricted to 6 people.

The news we know so many of you have been waiting for: WE’RE EXPANDING!

Covid-19 restrictions, a very small tearoom with limited inside tables and an approaching winter had us worried, but we have been working hard behind the scenes to find a solution that allows us to operate in our usual Covid-safe way and to simultaneously increase the number of weather-proof tables that we can offer!

We have been fortunate enough to secure an Autumn and Winter adaption grant from South Norfolk Council and will be adding a semi-permanent Orangery adjacent to our own (very permanent) Orangery. This will take the form of a clear, bespoke, completely weatherproof marquee from @weatherfieldmarquees and will allow us to cater for more customers so that we can sustain custom after an incredibly busy summer!

The views of the lake will remain unobstructed and each table will have a heater to keep our visitors toasty, even on the iciest of days! Our strict Covid-precautions will still be in place and everyone will be able to enjoy their time with us in the warm and with peace of mind!

We hope that our new structure will be installed on 26th October, ready for its first guests later that week! We are very excited and hope that we can continue to enjoy the fantastic support that you have given us throughout this pandemic! As always, if you would like to book please use the booking form on our website or email us at info@orangerytearoom.co.uk (and include a telephone number!)

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.