Enjoy views of the South Lawn, Blenheim Palace and nearby woodland while savouring lavish lobster and afternoon tea
When it comes to afternoon tea, lobster lunches and scrumptious Sunday roasts featuring Palace panoramic views, there’s simply no place quite like Clementine’s on the Lawn, the all-new luxury dining experience at Blenheim Palace.
The new restaurant, encompassed by a glass conservatory structure, allows guests to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea with guaranteed views of the South Lawn, Blenheim Palace and nearby woodland and boasts a selection of main, Sunday, afternoon tea and children’s menus that pack a punch. The unique dining experience features a variety of locally sourced ingredients and inspired dishes as well as refreshing cocktails, mocktails, and of course, champagne darling!
Clementine’s on the Lawn is available for a limited-time only until the Autumn and offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors to dine with a view of the Baroque Palace for the very first time.
The citrus name of the new restaurant pays homage to The Orangery which is undergoing vital restoration in 2023, as well as Clementine Churchill, wife of Sir Winston Churchill.
Diners may wish to take a stroll across the lawn to the nearby Formal Gardens and discover where the wartime leader proposed to his wife at the Temple of Diana.
Heather Carter, MD of the Blenheim Palace Visitor Attraction, at the UNESCO World Heritage Site said: “The conservatory will be operational throughout the summertime serving delicious lunches starring many locally sourced ingredients and the finest selection of afternoon tea. People who want to experience dining on the lawn, much like the Duke and Duchess’ of Marlborough have done for centuries, will have until the autumn to join us.”
The glass structure is 16 x 25 metres with an additional outdoor terrace area and is expected to hold 180 diners at its maximum capacity. Additional to the lunch offering, themed afternoon teas will take place throughout the season to delight diners.
Restoration on The Orangery will mean people can enjoy the splendour of dining at Blenheim Palace for years to come. The main conservation work being undertaken in The Orangery includes restoring the roof to its original architecture and is expected to be completed in October 2023.
Blenheim has pledged to spend £40m on restoration within a ten-year period to ensure the Palace and ‘England’s finest view’ remains for future generations to enjoy.
About Blenheim Palace
Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1705, Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Set in over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland and designed by Vanbrugh in the Baroque style, it was financed by Queen Anne, on behalf of a grateful nation, following the first Duke of Marlborough’s triumph over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Today it houses one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries.
Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of one of Britain’s most famous leaders, Sir Winston Churchill, and it was his father who described the vista on entering the Estate from the village of Woodstock as the ‘finest view in England’.
This sounds like an amazing dining experience with stunning views of the South Lawn, Blenheim Palace, and nearby woodland while enjoying delicious food and drinks. The limited-time availability and homage to Clementine Churchill make it even more special.
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