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The Orangery at the Powder Mills Hotel

4.2
4.2
233 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European

PowderMills is a 18th C. listed Country House Hotel in 150 acres comprising of parks, lakes and woodlands adjoining the battlefield of 1066. The hotel is situated one mile from the historic town of Battle. All 48 bedrooms are individually furnished and each has a luxury en-suite bathroom. The Orangery Restaurant proudly holds 2AA rosettes and is open to residents and non residents for luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner. The hotel is richly furnished with antiques and logs fires burn in the public rooms in the winter. The hotel can cater for weddings, conferences and private parties of up to 250 guests.
The Orangery Restaurant is currently open 12 noon - 2 pm and 6 pm - 8.45 pm and offers an A la Carte Dining experience.
The Conservatory Bar is open for the Gunpowder Menu 12 noon - 2pm and 6 pm - 9 pm.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 07:30–09:30 Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 12:00–14:00 Daily 18:00–20:15

  • Phone number

    01424 775511

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ahmed Shawky

  • Private party facilities

    In our 2 AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant we offer A La Carte Menu. Our delicious menus are designed by our Head Chef, and made with locally sourced foods for possibly the best taste in Battle. We have various function rooms for Private Dining, and can offer a variety of different menu's to suit our guests preferences.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations: 01424 775511

  • Area

    Battle

  • Parking Details

    We have excellent parking facilities for up to 200 cars.

  • Entertainment

    We are pleased to entertain our guests with a Jazz Band one Sunday a month (usually the 3rd Sunay).All entertainment is welcome whether organised by the hotel or by individual parties.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • PowderMills Wild Garlic Soup£7.95

    Mushroom and Poached Hen Egg

    • Pan Roasted Mackerel£9.85

      Puy Lentils and Cauliflower Puree

      • Cured Salmon£9.95

        Celery and Apple Velouté, Apple Crisp

        • Goats Cheese & Spinach Tortellini£8.50

          Roasted Peppers, Red Pepper Sauce

          • Chicken Pistachio Roulade£9.50

            Mushroom Risotto, Parmesan Tuile

            Mains

            • Sirloin of Beef£25.90

              Duchess Potato, Roasted Wild Mushroom, Glazed Vegetables, Pepper Jus

              • Slow Roasted English Lamb Shoulder£21.85

                Tarragon Mousse, Red Wine Jus

                • Roasted Fillet of Hake£19.95

                  Seafood Risotto, Bisque Sauce

                  • Pan Fried Sea Bream£16.95

                    Courgette Spaghetti, Red Wine Vinaigrette

                    • Beetroot & Goats Cheese Croquette£14.95

                      Creamy Polenta and Roasted Vegetables

                      Desserts

                      • Lemon Verbena Tart£9.45

                        Fresh Raspberries, Meringue, Sweet Basil Sorbet

                        • Exotic Mille Feuille£9.95

                          Mango Salsa, Coconut Sorbet, Lychee Foam

                          • PowderMills Banoffee Pie£9.45

                            Banana Bavarois, Confit Lime Puree, Toffee

                            • Rhubarb & Pistachio£9.95

                              Rhubarb Mousse, Pistachio Namelaka, Candied Pistachio

                              • Caramelised White Chocolate£9.45

                                Bitter Chocolate Sorbet

                                Featured Drink

                                • Freshly Brewed Tea£4.50

                                  • Coffee & Petit Four£4.50

                                    Last updated: 3 February 2022

                                    What 233 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.2
                                    4.2 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.3Food
                                    • 4.2Service
                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                    • 4Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    Loved For

                                    • East Sussex

                                      Special Occasions

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                                    1. TD

                                      TomD

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful food and and place to stay very friendly staff and service amazing Cannot wait to return.

                                    2. P

                                      Paddy

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      We were celebrating a family birthday. It was a most enjoyable occasion - the food was beautifully presented, the service was good and the setting perfect. We would certainly recommend The Orangery for a special occasion.

                                    3. PW

                                      PeterW

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      The postcode did not work and on approaching there was a homemade sign taking us down a track. We realised we were wrong but ended up at the rear kitchen entrance. A local resident put us right. This was our first visit hence our mistake! Very pleasant except that the service was very slow!

                                    4. A

                                      Alfieboo

                                      East Sussex

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really excellent food and good value for money. Very good service. Lovely room and setting. Highly recommend.

                                    5. M

                                      Mommiib

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We chose Powder Mills for Sunday lunch in the Orangery. It was a special treat for me and my youngest (age 11). The staff were most welcoming and the food was beautifully cooked, presented and served with a smile. The surroundings and the building itself made our lunch perfect. Highly recommended.

                                    6. K

                                      Kimmy

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 May 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      The food was gorgeous and the service really good. All the waiting staff were friendly. My husband and I really enjoyed our meal in a beautiful setting

                                    7. S

                                      Sandle

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall3food4service2ambience5

                                      Have been going to Powdermills for 30 years. Service on this occasion was poor. Had to ask twice for bread rolls, 3 times for water, no spoons on table for soup, no steak knife for steak. Unusual to be fair and breakfast service as totally different, that was excellent

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 April 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                      Stayed at the hotel which was very nice and had dinner in the bar. The food and service was good, but as guests at the hotel, and charging food and drinks to our room we were not expecting a 12.5% service charge to be added to our entire bill! Most of the drinks we ordered ourselves at the bar, so no service anyway! I was always under the impression that service charge is optional and as hotel guests you don’t expect to pay this!

                                    9. J

                                      Janna

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We were already very impressed with the hotel & beautiful grounds so it was a huge bonus that the food at the Orangery was also of the highest standard. Wonderful food served by attentive, helpful staff.

                                    10. RD

                                      RecentDiner

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                      We were a party of four and chose to come here to celebrate a special occasion. We are locals and have come here regularly. We had already accepted before our visit, that the price point is quite high, however, we were prepared to pay this because of the convenience of the location for us, and the fact that although we never found the food to be exceptional before, it had always been very acceptable, and the restaurant and hotel is attractive, and we have always found the service to be friendly. All of this was the same, with the exception that on this occasion we were served some vegetables alongside the main courses, that were so over roasted that they were charred completely black, to the point it was impossible for us to distinguish what type of vegetables they actually once were. This was very disappointing, and frankly completely unacceptable. As regards value for money, the main courses were very variable in terms of the amount of food served, with one dish being so meagre in terms of meat and accompanying fare, that it formed no more than the size of a small central puddle in the middle of the dinner plate, with the amount of pork given, roughly being equivalent to the size of a single standard sausage, and also given the fact that the side order of vegetables were mainly burnt back and inedible, I found this unacceptable given the price point. We were given one replacement dish of vegetables after we pointed this out, but by the time the replacement vegetables arrived, the tiny amount of meat for the main course had long been eaten. In terms of an unsolicited apology, we were informed we would not be charged for the vegetables. We did not order desserts, as we had ceased to enjoy the food experience . We paid in full, were very polite, and also fully paid the service charge, which was our choice, but also I do not think we will choose to come back, given the special occasion was ruined by poor food quality control, which was an avoidable shame.

                                    11. MR

                                      MatthewR

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                                      overall3food4service2ambience2

                                      Lovely food and staff but service was incredibly slow

                                    12. TJ

                                      TJonesEsq

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a Mothers Day lunch here and the food was excellent. The desserts were very good and the favourite part but the whole meal was great. Lovely location and it was great seeing a Peacock on the way back to the car.

                                    13. MW

                                      MWSurrey

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Such a beautiful venue. Service was fabulous and whilst we only had the paninis they were delicious. Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon

                                    14. S

                                      Sims

                                      Kent

                                      37 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      37 reviews

                                      Dined on 22 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The selection of food was limited but of a reasonably high standard. The starters were especially good, the sweets were not so good and our selection of a blackberry soufflé was below standard, slightly over cooked and lacked flavour. The selection of wines was good and a good value. The service was friendly and professional, all staff obviously knew their tasks.

                                    15. D

                                      Despina

                                      Hertfordshire

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 10 March 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      We enjoyed a lovely dinner with great service. The only criticism I would make is the portion size of the cauliflower main which was small even though a side of vegetables accompanied.

                                    16. D

                                      Dusty

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 March 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

                                      Disappointed to see only one vegetarian main dish. It’s always nice to have a choice. Also thought the crispy cauliflower main was overpriced. Dessert was delicious.

                                    17. JY

                                      JieY

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 March 2022

                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                      We had a very nice time at the restaurant. The food was delicious, well presented and service was good . The garden is impressive and we certainly will be back. It’s value for money. Highly recommend! Thank you 😊

                                    18. CM

                                      ChaquitaM

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 February 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      For £350 the food was very disappointing, ordered a steak to be well done and it was bloody, chips tasted of salt. Service was not to usual standard, they did not ask how meal was even though we were charged £45.00 for service charge. Don't think we will go back where we were regular customers

                                    19. GH

                                      GaryH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Beautiful hotel. Excellent food and service. Would recommend

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Valentine’s Day meal, my wife and I got married at powder mills and we love visiting. Really good night and the extra bonus of having Mel there was brilliant she is fantastic.

                                    21. BB

                                      BernadetteB

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 February 2022

                                      overall3food4service3ambience1

                                      Could have a greater feel to the place. Friendly but some inexperienced staff.

                                    22. D

                                      David

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely restaurant very helpful polite staff prompt service recommend for a pampered evening meal

                                    23. S

                                      Susanc

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                      overall2food2service1ambience1

                                      The room was empty and cold. The waiter had a cold and was snorting and not wearing a mask. The sandwiches were dry, having been made a little earlier. The scones were yeasty and lacked. Salt. I had messaged to say it was special 80th birthday but nothing was said. It was more expensive than most and overall very disappointing

                                    24. LP

                                      LynnP

                                      Brighton

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 December 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything was absolutely perfect. We had a great night that could not have been improved in any way. Thanks

                                    25. D

                                      Debbie

                                      Kent

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 December 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Lovely food with beautiful presentation .A lovely setting in a lovely country house with cosy fire and library area before the restaurant.

                                    26. TC

                                      TerryC

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 December 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                      At the time of visiting it was very quiet in the restaurant with only 3 tables. This made the experience sole less.

                                    27. SB

                                      SusieB

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 December 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Dinner was outstanding, we were very impressed. Best meal out for a very long time. Thank you

                                    28. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      East Sussex

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      If you are looking for a day of great food, pampering and luxury, look no further - the Powdermills will have it. The Orangery restaurant brings that extra level of fanciness that you can only get in classical settings.

                                    29. JM

                                      JuliaM

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 10 October 2021

                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                      This was a very special occasion for our family, as we had come from abroad to see our elderly mother after 2 years. It was also a birthday celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed Powdermill as we have done in the past however I must point out a few things. The main course - Roast beef , wasn’t upto your standards, (the meat was tough and the fact the knives weren’t sharp enough...didn’t help) . Also my sister had added one person to the party and had specifically asked you not to send me a confirmation email as this was a surprise, but unfortunately you did amend the booking and notified me by email which spoiled the surprise. On a positive note the desert chef deserves all the credit as the deserts were utterly delicious. The hotel and the grounds are beautiful as always.

                                    30. SR

                                      SamanthaR

                                      Brighton

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The meal was perfection and the service was amazing definitely booking again.

                                    31. JB

                                      JohnB

                                      Kent

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Not many choices and menu the same both days we were staying. Food was very good and well presented.

                                    32. MS

                                      MattS

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food and very friendly service. We will definitely return.

                                    33. s

                                      sweep

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 August 2021

                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                      Our waiter was extremely helpful and the food was excellent. We will certainly be using the restaurant on a regular basis. Thank you, we had such a lovely evening.

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Brighton

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 29 August 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Shame the amazing chef only did a goats cheese vegetarian starter and a goats cheese main course This was only choice and I do not like goats cheese and I know many vegetarians who don’t like. The chef is amazing though which is why I left a good review. I wonder if given prior warning if I could have an alternative vegetarian meal?

                                    35. GS

                                      GeoffS

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 August 2021

                                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                                      From our arrival to the time we left, we did not meet a single member of staff who had any idea about customer service or making us welcome. Our whole experience was totally underwhelming and we certainly won't ever be returning.

                                    36. DH

                                      DorisH

                                      London

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 August 2021

                                      overall3food3service5ambience1

                                      It would have been much nicer to place in the hotel guest restaurant instead of a huge empty room with no atmosphere whatsoever. The food was very average but the waiters were very courteous and helpful.

                                    37. DG

                                      DavidG

                                      Kent

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 4 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Lovely setting, beautiful grounds, light and spacious dining area, reasonably sized menu, excellent food (taste and presentation), average size portions.

                                    38. MO

                                      MarciaO

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 August 2021

                                      overall2food2service2ambience1

                                      Extremely Disappointing! Couldn’t locate the staff when arrived. Reception weren’t helpful with directing to right location as non staying guests. Lack of vegan options. Lack of choice for those who don’t drink alcohol when you consider how many non alcoholic or low alcohol wines, beers and spirits available. Distinct lack of atmosphere. I love sweets and didn’t even bother to stay for coffee. This was to celebrate my wife’s birthday and didn’t meet expectations and reviews.

                                    39. RW

                                      RosemaryW

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 31 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely food, great service and my daughter loved the birthday message on her dessert!

                                    40. D

                                      Darren

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      First time eating here. Lovely food (needed more or it) 😉 was very nice indeedy and will definitely be going back

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                                      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                      • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Contactless payment available
                                    • Physical distancing

                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                      • Extra space between tables
                                    • Protective equipment

                                      • Waiting staff wear masks
                                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                    • Screening

                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                    FAQs

                                    The Orangery at the Powder Mills Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                    Google Map for The Orangery at the Powder Mills Hotel

                                    PowderMill Lane Battle, East Sussex TN33 0SP

                                    Additional information

                                    • Area

                                      Battle

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Daily 07:30–09:30 Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 12:00–14:00 Daily 18:00–20:15

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea

                                    • Dining style

                                      Elegant Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Parking Details

                                      We have excellent parking facilities for up to 200 cars.

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive Chef

                                      Ahmed Shawky

                                    • Entertainment

                                      We are pleased to entertain our guests with a Jazz Band one Sunday a month (usually the 3rd Sunay).All entertainment is welcome whether organised by the hotel or by individual parties.

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                    • Phone number

                                      01424 775511

                                    • Private party facilities

                                      In our 2 AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant we offer A La Carte Menu. Our delicious menus are designed by our Head Chef, and made with locally sourced foods for possibly the best taste in Battle. We have various function rooms for Private Dining, and can offer a variety of different menu's to suit our guests preferences.

                                    • Private party contact

                                      Reservations: 01424 775511

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