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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

(((() British
  •  - Northamptonshire
  •  - Northamptonshire
  •  - Northamptonshire

Third visit, took my friend for her birthday treat. As always lovely friendly service and delicious food as always. Cakes are so well presented, the hot chocolate is the best I have ever had.

Bells Doney 12 June 2017
from Daventry

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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 144 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (139)
  • lunch (41)
  • value (39)
  • private dining (21)
  • romantic (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • luxury (13)
  • views (11)
  • breakfast (8)
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  • al fresco (5)
  • child friendly (5)
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  • ((*** 19 June 2017 by Claire Lovett from Bournemouth

    Lovely afternoon. Booked for 4 adults and 2 children. Special occasion as it was my mum and dads Golden Wedding Anniversary. Very disappointed about the children's tea. For what you pay I dont think it was
    worth it. Was expecting the kids to have a small tower of their own with their own sandwiches and bits on, as it was it all came out together and they only had two tiny sandwiches each and a small handful of crisps. Needless to say my 8 year left feeling very hungry. Cakes were lovely but again quite disappointed with the selection for the children. When I spoke to the owner/chef on Friday before we arrived he told me they would have quite a varied selection and this would include chocolate brownie but unfortunately not. The only thing they ate was the scone. Although very lovely again very disappointed not much selection for them. For what we were charged for the kids it did not reflect in the food that they were given.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Heather Oreilly from northampton

    had afternoon tea here.very clean and delightful restaurant. staff was brill always checking to see if everything was ok.the food was outstanding.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Joanna from Northampton

    Afternoon was amazing. Exceptional food. We couldn't finish everything so we were able to bring it home with us to enjoy later

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Sue Cooper from Northampton

    Lovely selection of savoury and sweet food . Waitress very attentive and friendly

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Bells Doney from Daventry

    Third visit, took my friend for her birthday treat. As always lovely friendly service and delicious food as always. Cakes are so well presented, the hot chocolate is the best I have ever had.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Emma Hurndall from Northampton

    Lovely food and it's the best afternoon tea I have had in a long time.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Debbie Bradshaw from Northampton

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Carol C from Northampton

    It was lovely and tasty. Nothing could be faulted. It was a meal for everyone and if you didn't like something there was plenty to replace it. It was an experience which I would like to have again. Having had chemotherapy and taste changes, I found something to enjoy and want again. Thank you.

  • ((((* 25 May 2017 by Paul Arestides from Northampton

    We had a very nice time. The overall quality was very good and the service. I would say the mint used in our Pimms wasn't very fresh & maybe the cakes could have been more traditional. We would visit again for afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Emma Wilson from Northampton


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