Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall

Afternoon tea, British, Vegan, Vegetarian·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British, Vegan, Vegetarian
Glamorous, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Oakley Hall is a beautiful example of a classic countryside hotel, residing in Basingstoke and surrounded by stunning greenery and gardens. As soon as you see its proud, warm-toned facade you'll no doubt recognise the Georgian architecture, and indeed the building was established in 1795 and even has links to Jane Austin, who lived nearby.

As well as a selection of lovely rooms, Oakley Hall is a haven of British cuisine, both for those staying and locals looking to enjoy a meal out. The in-house restaurant is named Glasshouse Restaurant, after the original glasshouse which was designed in 1850 by Edward Milner, a renowned landscape architect who also designed Oakley Hall’s gardens. Since opening in 2014, Glasshouse Restaurant has strived to provide a contemporary menu celebrating the best of British with locally-sourced ingredients specifically within a 50-mile radius and even growing much of the herbs and vegetables used in the on-site garden.

While the menu changes with the seasons, there's a sample example online offering sandwiches like honey roasted gammon and watercress for lunch, as well as classic afternoon tea with a selection of artisanal sandwiches, homemade cakes and, of course, plenty of scones, jam and clotted cream.

For a larger lunch or evening meal, diners are encouraged to start off with some small plates such as rosemary and garlic roasted camembert and charcuterie for the table, before moving onto starters such as woodland pig saddleback pork belly with apple and chorizo jam, morcilla and butternut squash.

For mains, the chef's special sounds delicious, which at the moment is 550g dry-aged côte de boeuf steak (for two) with caramelized bone marrow and triple-cooked chips. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, like the beetroot tarte tatin, as well as pescetarian dishes such as whole roasted Chalk Stream trout filet.


Is there a children's menu?


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Can you book at Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall?

Absolutely! You can book directly via our website or call our friendly team on 01256 783350.

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What is the ambience at Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall?

The ambience at the Glasshouse Restaurant is relaxed and sophisticated.

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What is the dress code at Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall?

The dress code is smart casual.

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What is the menu like at Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall?

We have a wide range of dishes to choose from on our seasonal menu. Ranging from popular dishes such as a burger and fish & chips, to dishes that will excite your taste buds. We strive to cater to guests with dietary requirements including vegetarians/vegans, dairy free, gluten free, nut free and those with allergies.

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Does Glasshouse Restaurant at Oakley Hall offer gluten-free options?

Absolutely! Our menu details which dishes we can cater for those with allergens/intolerances. If you would like discuss this in more detail, please do call our team.

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Oakley Hall, Rectory Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7EL

01256 783350 01256 783350


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-10:00
Tue 07:00-10:00
Wed 07:00-10:00
Thu 07:00-10:00
Fri 07:00-10:00
Sat 07:30-10:30
Sun 07:30-10:30
Mon 12:00-18:00
Tue 12:00-18:00
Wed 12:00-18:00
Thu 12:00-18:00
Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat 12:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-18:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon 18:00-21:00
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:00
Sat 18:00-21:00
Sun 18:00-21:00


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