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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH

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  • The Dining Room - Northamptonshire
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  • The Dining Room - Northamptonshire

Really lovely! Accommodated my 4 year old brilliantly and the food was great.

Jennifer 13 April 2019
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

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Customer reviews for The Dining Room

4.7 (((() (based on 226 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (219)
  • lunch (66)
  • value (61)
  • private dining (35)
  • romantic (25)
  • trendy (23)
  • luxury (21)
  • views (17)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (13)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (11)
  • large parties (11)
  • business (7)
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  • ((((( 19 April 2019 by Hilary from Nether Heyford Northampton

    A wonderful afternoon tea, for myself as a returning customer and my sister on her first visit. Excellent selection of savouries and sweet. So lovely to be able to eat an afternoon tea as a coeliac- very well catered for!
    Service was very good, friendly and non intrusive. My Gluten free platters were all super! Thank you!

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Jennifer from Northampton

    Really lovely! Accommodated my 4 year old brilliantly and the food was great.

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Karen from Northampton

    Went for afternoon tea. We were shown to our table and given menu to choose our hot drinks which were brought out within minutes. Cake stand full of savoury food/sandwiches was delicious enjoyed every item especially leek boat.
    Cake stand of sweet desserts were absolutely divine, scones were still warm and desolved in your mouth as they were so fresh.
    They kept checking if we needed any more drinks and served us quickly when refills were required.

  • ((((( 6 April 2019 by Joanne from Northampton

    This is a lovely little restaurant. I had afternoon tea and it was absolutely delicious! I've been here a few times before, and I'd definitely come back. For anyone that likes afternoon tea, it's a must!

  • ((((( 6 April 2019 by David from Rugby

    Superb home made cakes and sandwiches. Plus delightful atmosphere and good service. No extra charge for refills of tea pot!

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Linda from Northampton

    Beautiful afternoon tea, served by friendly staff

  • ((((( 8 March 2019 by Sue from Northampton

    We had a lovely lunch with excellent service, thanks

  • ((((( 8 March 2019 by Eric from Northampton

    Lovely presented afternoon tea

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by Jane from Northampton

    Charming and intimate setting. Afternoon tea was excellent and friendly service.

  • ((((* 5 March 2019 by Kim from Northampton

    Booked for my Daughters 30th had a lovely experience with fab food and great service

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