Review: Drinking and dining delights at Ripon's Grantley Hall Orchard experience
Following the popularity of the Norton Courtyard and the EightyEight Terrace, Grantley Hall has extended its outdoors dining offering with the addition of a stylish new alfresco dining space, The Orchard.
As soon as you walk in, there is a relaxed feel to the place. You feel comfortable in the surroundings as the gardens stretch out before you and you settle into the comfort of the stylish canopy.
The Orchard is set to make a splash on the local outdoors dining scene with the installation of a vintage Airstream taking centre stage, creating a stylish laid-back summer atmosphere where guests will be able to enjoy all day drinking and dining or a cup of Yorkshire tea accompanied by a slice of delicious cake.
Framed by a beautiful sailcloth marquee, diners can tuck into a selection of creative summer dishes including hot spiced crispy chicken salad with black fig, cucumber, honey and mango or warm salad of chargrilled sirloin steak, harissa, black quinoa with spring onions and enoki mushrooms.
The menu is perfect for sharing with friends whilst enjoying a choice of seasonal cocktails and fine wines.
Grantley Hall opened its doors in July 2019 and has been a by-word for quality ever since.
Owner and Yorkshire local, Valeria Sykes spent three and a half years painstakingly restoring the Grade II* listed mansion house back to its original Palladian splendour, making the most of all the wonderful produce and resources available in her native Yorkshire.
Located in the heart of the rolling Yorkshire countryside with its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden, the historic property, a member of the prestigious association of hotels and restaurants Relais & Châteaux, is a distinctly different luxury hotel and wellness retreat, featuring 47 exquisite rooms and suites.
The food was delicious, the staff treat you like royalty and had we had our way then we would have stayed in the Orchard for the rest of the day... it does that to you.
Located on the West Terrace with views of the West Lawn towards the River Skell, The Orchard is open daily from midday until 11pm.
Alfresco dining at Grantley Hall can be pre-booked by visiting the website https://www.grantleyhall.co.uk/dining/ , emailing [email protected], Tel. 01765 620070.