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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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

Lovely food and drink. Friendly, efficient staff. Good atmosphere. Liked the table settings and deliberately mis-matched crockery too.

Vivien 30 October 2017

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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 169 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (164)
  • value (48)
  • lunch (47)
  • private dining (24)
  • romantic (17)
  • trendy (16)
  • luxury (15)
  • views (13)
  • breakfast (9)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (9)
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  • al fresco (6)
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  • ((((( 30 October 2017 by Vivien from KETTERING

    Lovely food and drink. Friendly, efficient staff. Good atmosphere. Liked the table settings and deliberately mis-matched crockery too.

  • ((((( 24 October 2017 by Susan from northampton

    It was a lovely afternoon .food was excellent .would definitely recommend to people.wellnalready have

  • ((((* 16 October 2017 by Peter from Bury St. Edmunds suffolk

    Lovely place, quite cramped in one room, afternoon Tea very good, staff pleasant.

  • ((((( 11 October 2017 by Helen Walker from Northampton

    The best afternoon tea in Northampton

  • ((((* 10 September 2017 by Angela Bacchus from Northampton

    it was a small venue so the tables were very close together however the food and staff were lovely. Parking in the area is difficult and pricey

  • ((((* 9 September 2017 by Lucy Garrett from Northampton

    We were the only people dining, which was fine, the food was amazing, i'm gluten free and it was still incredible! The waitress who was on, who i think was the pastry chef too, was so sweet and always checked on us.
    The Dining Room needs to be recognised more!

  • ((((( 4 September 2017 by Jess Cox from Northampton

    Dining a Room afternoon tea for my mum's birthday was fantastic. The dining room paid attention to my requests of a table by the window, and they had sprinkled happy birthday confetti on the table which was a lovely detail. Many restaurants simply ignore any little requests like this.
    Food was lovely as always - the best savoury selection for first course, which always leaves us full for the sweet course. Lovely praline macaroons and a selection of other delights which we boxed up and took home. A candle was placed in a slice of cake on the sweet course - again, another lovely little touch and my mum felt special. Will always recommend the Dining Room to others.

  • ((((( 31 August 2017 by Jenny Elliott from Northampton

    Lovely atmosphere and the afternoon tea was delicious and very good value got money. Just one small we had a wobbly table which was s bit annoying.

  • ((((( 26 August 2017 by Elaine Doughty from Wellingborough

    Lovely setting looking over the park. Started with Prosecco which had a raspberry in it, a nice touch. Sandwiches and savoury scone were all delicious and so fresh. Cakes were wonderful, good selection and beautiful presentation.
    All 5 of us were planning another visit.

  • ((((( 26 August 2017 by Phoebe Scholtens from Northampton

    Absolutely amazing experience! Had the most delicious afternoon tea with pimms. The food was all fresh and beautifully prepared and all tasted incredible. My particular favourite was the mushroom pastry cup. I will definitely be back very soon!

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