Monday, 5 November 2012

‘Lunch for less’ as an autumnal stately treat at Burghley

England’s greatest Elizabethan house might have closed for the season at the end of October, but Burghley’s popular Orangery Restaurant will continue to serve up stately foodie treats this autumn - and with two special seasonal money-saving offers too.

During November 2012 ‘Friends Fridays’ offer even more value to a Friends of Burghley House membership, while from January to March anyone who visits the Orangery can tuck in to a special ‘Lunch for Less’ menu.

Run by prestigious caterer Absolute Taste, the bright and relaxing Orangery is open even when the House is closed and serves a full range of menu options from breakfast to dinner, all using locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

Designed by 'Capability' Brown to provide space for the family's love of horticulture in the eighteenth century, the Orangery’s huge windows provide natural light for lunches and social events, while it becomes a more intimate and elegant space in the evening.

And for the month of November, Friends of Burghley House members will be able to take advantage of an extra discount on food during ‘Friends Fridays’.

Becoming a Friend of Burghley entitles holders to free admission to Burghley House and Gardens for the whole of that season, half-price admission for up to three guests per visit and priority tickets and discounted rates on most special Burghley events.

Membership also offers a 10% discount throughout the year in the Orangery restaurant, Burghley gift shop and garden shop. But for November, Friends of Burghley members will receive a 15% discount off food and drink in the Orangery every Friday.

Individual, joint and family Friendship membership are available, starting from around £45 for the year, with money raised boosting the on-going conservation work at Burghley.

And to welcome in the New Year, The Orangery will once again be serving up yet another opportunity to enjoy local food in glorious surroundings - a chance to ‘Lunch for Less’! From 9th January 2013, the popular lunchtime treat will offer diners two courses for £12.95 from the Orangery menu, Wednesday to Saturday until 9th March.

The Orangery is open from 10am until 4pm Wednesday to Sunday, although will close on 4th November when there are functions taking place at the House. Unusually for such a historic house, you can park and visit the restaurant with no charge throughout the year.

For more details about Friends of Burghley membership as well as The Orangery opening times and menus, visit or telephone 01780 752451.

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