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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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Delicious Afternoon Tea & great friendly service. Always a pleasure to eat here.

Julia 27 November 2016
from Northampton

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The Dining Room is a charming restaurant and tea room inside the popular Rene Mackintosh House and Galleries of Northampton. Afternoon teas are a huge draw here, with their intricately crafted cakes and pastries.

Irresistible British flavours feature throughout The Dining Room menu. Popular dishes include fishcake in panko breadcrumbs, buttered spinach and herb cream sauce, a huge club sandwich selection, as well as vegetarian recipes such as baked goats’ cheese rolled in hazelnuts on salad with butternut squash, beetroot and raspberry dressing.

Afternoon tea at The Dining Room Northampton is incredibly popular – diners are treated to a range of dainty sandwiches, individual quiches and freshly baked scones, as well as other pastries. There are gluten-free options available, and Pimm's or prosecco can be included with the range of teas.

Offering an elegant resting spot for visitors to the Rene Mackintosh House and Galleries, The Dining Room is a 6-minute drive from Northampton Rail Station.

The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH

Contact +44 1604230166
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Customer reviews for The Dining Room

4.7 (((() (based on 101 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (98)
  • lunch (28)
  • value (26)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (11)
  • luxury (9)
  • views (9)
  • breakfast (5)
  • dinner (5)
  • large parties (5)
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  • child friendly (4)
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  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Andy Marlow from Northampton

    The afternoon tea was excellent. Both savouries and sweets were delicious and there was plenty of it. Unfortunately there was no Pimms but Mulled Wine was an excellent seasonal alternative. The wine choice is limited, for my party a Cava would have been preferable to Prosecco but that was entirely down to personal choice and not a complaint. The surroundings were peaceful and the staff friendly and unobtrusive. All in all it was a fabulous experience.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Natasha from Northampton

    Lovely friendly staff, gorgeous food and nice atmosphere. We had the afternoon tea and the savoury platter was beautiful! We were too full tp eat all the desserts so they kindly boxed them up for us to take away.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Penny Steel from Northampton

    Good friendly service, nice atmosphere and very nice food.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Julia from Northampton

    Delicious Afternoon Tea & great friendly service. Always a pleasure to eat here.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Jane Whitehouse from Northampton

    The afternoon tea was excellent as always.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Laura Gratwohl from Oxford

    I have been for afternoon tea here a few times with different people and have never been disappointed. Great selection of food, great service. My favourite place to have afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Alison Rose from Northampton

    Excellent food and excellent service.

  • (((** 8 November 2016 by Alison Alexander from Northampton

    The food and service was great and plenty of food to eat for afternoon tea and good selection.
    The only complaint I would have is the fact there was a large group of ladies in (about12) and although I don't blame them I felt at times the noise chatting laughing level was so high at times I couldn't hear or speak to the two people with me. It was a smallest area and I understand there is another room upstairs and perhaps they should think about putting larger groups in a separate area to small groups.

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Sarah Allen from Northampton

    As first time visitors of The Dining Room, my Mum and I had a really enjoyable experience. The food was absolutely lovely, great value for money and we enjoyed every last crumb! However, on arrival we were seated upstairs in one of the gallery rooms and we feel we would have enjoyed the dining experience a little more had we have been seated downstairs where there seemed to be a great atmosphere (when we were seated upstairs there was two empty tables beside us but this did pick up slightly!). If we were to book again, I would ask to be seated downstairs but overall the food and service was great and we had a lovely time.

  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Tracy Brockton from Northampton

    Lovely setting amongst the art work, staff friendly and afternoon tea delightful

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