Dining Domes

at Waddesdon, Windmill Hill

Never before has the Rothschild Foundation opened up the grounds of Windmill Hill, to enable a bespoke and award-winning dining experience with such spectacular views. Mingle between the cutting-edge art and architecture as you arrive, then take your seats to safely dine high on the hill overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury.

Spring Season now finished – new dates to be confirmed

Our indulgent dishes have been designed by the Eventist Group’s award-winning culinary team and are a perfect treat for this spring and to celebrate new beginnings…

Lunch Menu (Friday – Sunday)

Two Courses £39.50

Three Course £45.00

Sample Menu (Lunch & Dinner)

Afternoon Tea Menu 

(Friday and Saturday Only – 15:30 – 16:30)

Adults £37.50

Children £17.50

Sample Menu (Afternoon Tea)

Dinner Menu (Thursday – Sunday)

Adults £55.00

Children £27.50

Sample Menu (Lunch & Dinner)

Sample Menu (Date Night)

Dinner From 5pm – Minimum spend requirement of £300
Dinner From 7pm – Minimum spend requirement of £350

Dietary requirements can be catered for, please advise the waiting team when ordering and provide information within your booking reservation when prompted.

Frequently asked questions

When do the Dining Domes at Windmill Hill open?

Our Domes are available to book between 20 May and 13 June Thursday through to Sunday each week including Bank Holidays.

What are the opening times of the Dining Domes?

Thursday
Early Dinner – reservations from 17:30 to 18:30
Late Dinner – reservations from 20:00 to 21:00

Friday & Saturday
Lunch – reservations from 13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon Tea – reservations from 15:30 to 16:30
Early Dinner – reservations from 17:30 to 18:30
Late Dinner – reservations from 20:00 to 21:00

Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday
Lunch – reservations from 12:00 – 15:30
Early Dinner – reservations from 17:00 to 18:00
Late Dinner – reservations from 19:30 – 20:30

How long is my booking for?

For lunch and afternoon tea bookings you will have access to the dome for 90 minutes. For dinner reservations you will have access to the dome for 2 hours.

Is there a minimum or maximum guest number requirement for the Dining Domes?

The minimum requirement for a Dining Dome is 4 guests and a maximum of 8 – any bookings of 7 or 8 guests must be from no more than two households. For bookings of less that 4 please email bookings@diningdomes.group for our bespoke dining packages (minimum spend requirement will be applicable)

Is there a minimum spend?

There is no minimum spend on the Lunch or Afternoon Tea sessions when booked for 4 or more guests.

The minimum spend for the Early Dinner session is £300, for the Late Dinner session it is £350.

How do I pay for my meal?

We are adhering to COVID-19 safe guidelines and thus will not be accepting cash payments. We accept payment by card.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive on time for your dining experience. Please only bring essential items with you. Storage facilities are limited and staff will not be able to look after your belongings for you. Please arrive to Windmill Hill where the team at the reception gazebo will be stationed ready to welcome you and show your Dining Dome

What do I do if I need to cancel my booking? Is there a penalty?

Credit card details are taken at the time of booking but no payment is charged. Should you need to cancel your booking within 7 days of your reservation, a cancellation charge of £35 per person for a dinner booking or £20 per person for a lunch or afternoon tea booking will be charged. Failure to arrive for your booking within 15 minutes of your booking time may also incur this cancellation charge.
Cancellations are through your booking with Open Table.

Can I change my booking?

Once booked, if you need to make any amendments please go back onto Open Table and enter your details. Please check your bookings carefully prior to checking out. If you have any last-minute issues, please email bookings@diningdomes.group

What happens if lockdown is extended?

We are confident that with the latest lifting of the restrictions (12 April) this event will go ahead. However, if there are any additional restrictions we will contact you to rearrange your booking. Should you not be able to make a new reservation for an alternative date your booking will be cancelled by us without any charge.

Is there heating inside the Dining Domes?

To abide by government guidance of outdoor dining, the Dining Domes will be open on two sides and there will be heating within the Domes.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Please download the menus on our website for more information on the dishes available. If you have any specific requirements related to an allergy or intolerance, please specify at the time of your booking and our team will assist you with the menu on the day.

Is there a car park?

There is a public car park at Windmill Hill that can be used however cars cannot be left overnight. Should you wish to have the option of drinking we would recommend booking a taxi in advance to take you and collect. Should you want stay close by we would suggest booking a room at The Five Arrows and you can do so below. We also have an exclusive discount code for anyone that books a dome to get £10 off bedrooms.
https://fivearrows.dbm.guestline.net/availability?hotel=FIVE1301

Are children allowed?

Children of all ages are welcome. Please include any children (babies included) within your final booking size which must be a maximum of 6. If you need a highchair, please specify at your time of booking. The child’s menu can be downloaded from our website.

Can I bring my pet with me?

We are sorry but animals, with the exclusion of assistance animals, are not permitted. If you plan to bring an assistance animal, please let us know at the time of booking.

Are the Dining Domes accessible?

Whilst the Dining Domes are not totally step-free, we will have ramps for wheelchairs available. Do note they are only accessible across grass. Please let us know when you make your booking if you require this.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The Dining Domes will operate in nearly all-weather conditions. In the unlikely event that the Dining Domes must close, alternative sessions will be offered. We regret that no refunds will be given due to bad weather.

What is the protocol if I am running late for my booking?

Failure to arrive within 15 minutes of your booking time may incur a cancellation charge.

Can I visit the Waddesdon Manor Gardens during my visit?

Waddesdon Manor gardens and grounds is open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm (last admission 3pm). Advance booking essential. Grounds tickets can be booked directly via Waddesdon Manor website, please visit Waddesdon.org.uk

Are there toilets at the Dining Domes?

Toilets are available within Windmill Hill Archive. This is a less than two-minute walk from the Domes. The toilets are fully accessible.

Do I have to wear a mask?

You will be required to wear a mask on arrival and when leaving the Dining Dome to use the toilet, unless you are specifically exempt. You are not required to wear a mask inside the Dining Domes.

What happens if I, or a member of my group, becomes unwell prior to our session?

Do not attend your dining experience if you, or any of your group, are showing signs of any of the known COVID-19 symptoms: a high temperature, a new persistent cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Please contact us as soon as you can at booking@diningdomes.group and we will endeavour to reschedule your reservation

What steps have you taken to combat the spread of COVID-19?

We are committed to the following steps to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19 within the Dining Domes:

  • Limiting our overall Dining Dome capacity.
  • Limiting the allowed number of guests per table.
  • Keeping all Dining Domes physically distanced to current guidelines.
  • Our service offering is table service only for food and drinks to reduce staff contact with guests.
  • Contactless payment only.
  • Managing capacity within the toilet areas – queuing system will be in effect.
  • Requiring reservations and booking to allow us to operate full track and trace.
  • Setting time limits on bookings.
  • Installing public and staff sanitising locations.
  • Implementing signage where necessary to remind guests to physically distance or wear face-coverings when appropriate.
  • Operating a one-way traffic system.
  • Dedicated cleaning staff disinfecting common touch points.
  • Operating rigorous staff workstation cleaning between session changeovers.
  • We ask all guests to be mindful of maintaining physical distance with staff and other guests and to follow all recommended government advice.

How can I help to protect myself and others whilst at the Domes?

  • Please follow all current government guidelines with regard to meeting others outside of your household.
  • Always wear a face mask/covering (unless exempt from doing so) whilst in public areas
  • Use the hand sanitiser available and avoid touching any surfaces you don’t need to.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times – follow the signage at the Domes and any instructions from our team.
  • If queuing at any point, please keep in your group, facing forward, and maintain a safe distance from others outside of your group.
  • Use contactless payment methods – cash will not be accepted for the Dining Domes

Ensure any children with you are also following the guidelines

I have further questions that have not been answered here.

Please email bookings@diningdomes.group

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