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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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A small, but perfectly formed, restaurant. Afternoon tea here is a delight. A good selection of teas and coffees, one of the best savoury offerings and beautiful cakes. Thoroughly recommended.

Hayley Preedy 06 March 2017
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
Reservations +44 1604318658

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Customer reviews for The Dining Room

4.7 (((() (based on 114 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (31)
  • value (31)
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  • romantic (14)
  • luxury (11)
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  • dinner (6)
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  • child friendly (4)
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  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Barbara Stanbridge from Towcester

    First class food as good as served in some of the best hotels in London. We loved the two course idea with plentiful, imaginative savouries followed by an excellent sweet course. A small criticism is that the room is very small and we hope the Dining Room will get the chance to expand their facilities to accommodate more clients.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Louise James from Northampton

    Excellent afternoon tea. The best in Northampton.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Hayley Preedy from Northampton

    A small, but perfectly formed, restaurant. Afternoon tea here is a delight. A good selection of teas and coffees, one of the best savoury offerings and beautiful cakes. Thoroughly recommended.

  • (((** 6 March 2017 by Angela Howard from Northampton

    Had tea for two which was good staff very nice and helpfull have to say room was to small could done with bigger room so tables weren't so close, didn't have any elbow room and it was very noisy

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Wendy Cox from Olney

    Absolutely delicious! Savouries a favourite and bread so light and fresh.Lovely mixture of fillings also.Scones good texture and nice just warm. Couldn't manage all cakes but what we did eat were very tasty! Good pot of tea. Prosecco just added an extra sparkle!
    Would have just wished for another half an hour to finish off properly. I think two hours for an afternoon tea like yours is warranted although my fault for booking for 3.30pm.
    Will return. Good ambiance! Would have liked a piece of cake instead of all little cakes although they were delicious.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Sue Pell from Northampton

    we had afternoon tea and everything was lovely...sandwiches fresh and all the cakes delicious. glass of prosecco just what I needed for my birthday.

  • ((((* 25 February 2017 by Lesley from Northampton

    We had afternoon tea at 78 Derngate. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience all food very fresh and enough of it all good

  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Pamela Harrison from Northampton

    I booked the Afternoon Tea to celebrate a friends birthday.We arrived 10 minutes early but we were shown to our table immediately.The room was very full but we had sufficient room without feeling cramped. Our drink - tea- was brought immediately and this was followed by a tiered server with the savoury section of our 'tea'. The small sandwiches, quiche and breads were delicious. When we had finished there was a short wait and the sweet section was served. A variety of fancies was offered, plus scones, jam and real clotted cream. Wonderful. We asked for more tean and a fresh pot was brought. The meal was unhurried and the staff were friendly, polite and efficient.
    Altogether a great way to spend an hour plus.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Kathryn from Rushden

    Lovely location for afternoon tea. Staff were very helpful when making an enquiry as one of our party of four required a gluten and dairy free tea which they were able to provide. All of the savouries and cakes very tasty. A very enjoyable time

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Lucy Rogers from Northampton

    I brought a friend to The Dining Room for Afternoon Tea with Pimms for her birthday and we both really loved it. Everything is served to a high standard and we loved the vintage crockery, very pretty. The food is so tasty, really good variety and will definitely be coming back again.

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