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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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

This was the best afternoon tea I have ever had. The service was brilliant as well as the food. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing experience. This is echoed by the whole family.

Eileen 29 August 2018
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 201 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (194)
  • lunch (57)
  • value (55)
  • private dining (29)
  • romantic (23)
  • luxury (20)
  • trendy (20)
  • views (17)
  • child friendly (12)
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  • ((((( 17 September 2018 by Su from Towcester

    One of the best afternoon teas I've had. Value for money and a good variety of sweet and savoury items

  • ((((( 4 September 2018 by Annette from Milton Keynes

    Visited for the second time and the afternoon tea was yet again delicious. A good choice of savoury and sweet treats all freshly made awaited us along with our choice of teas and coffees. The vegetarian in our group was well catered for too. This is a small and cosy venue which provides lovely food, courteous and unobtrusive service - really felt that nothing was too much trouble. Don’t tell everyone though as it is hard to get a table and is worth every penny. Thank you so much.

  • ((((( 29 August 2018 by Eileen from Daventry

    This was the best afternoon tea I have ever had. The service was brilliant as well as the food. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing experience. This is echoed by the whole family.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Anne from Northampton

    Best afternoon tea ever. Top quality food and excellent service.

  • ((((( 27 July 2018 by Katrina from Northampton

    Afternoon tea at the dining room is just a little bit different to everywhere else! Not only is it delicious and plentiful, it leaves you feeling pleasantly full and wanting to visit again very soon.

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Mariom from Northampton

    We had afternoon tea with a lovely Pimms, which was ideally for the very hot day. The cake stand of savouries were delicious and the second cake stand with a wide variety of cakes was amazing and served with a hot pot of tea. Couldn't finish all the cakes so they very kindly produced a box for us to taken them home in. All in all and excellent experience and would hightly recommend a visit to the cafe and the Macintosh House.

  • ((((( 26 June 2018 by Jay from Northampton

    Superb, lovely food, great hosts, made us feel very welcome

  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Donna from northampton

    my third time for afternoon tea wonderful again, took a friend her first time thought it was fabulous.had forgotten to tell them we weren't meat eaters, it was no trouble for them swap our sandwiches.Waitress friendly and attentive.

  • (((** 17 June 2018 by Donna from Northampton

    Beautifully presented tea room. Bright, airy and quaintly decorated. Lovely china too. A real visual treat. Bonus that you can purchase cup and saucer sets and teapots there.
    Afternoon tea itself was nice and well catered for as one half of our party being vegetarian. This didn't seem to require much planning ahead even though I put it on the booking when I made it. We were asked on arrival about dietary requirements and tea was presented fairly quickly so it seemed to be in hand.
    My only qualms are that the service was slow and not as attentive as I'd have liked. That maybe because the room was busy and there were only two waitresses. There was a long wait between our savoury and sweet course and it took some effort to get attention to ask for the bill. The fan or air conditioning was quite strong and made the sandwhiches hard and stale before we had a chance to finish them. Would have liked more cake on the sweet course and less pastry.
    Lovely visit overall though and not bad for the price per head.

  • ((((( 14 June 2018 by Alison from Northampton

    The entire time we were there was amazing very polite love my member of staff short blonde hair young lady very pleasant to talk and commented how giggly me and my mum were and how shes the same with her mum and nan . was top notch I took my mum for celebrate being cancer free and this made her feel special the atmosphere was perfect from the bay window(she has always wanted to drink tea sitting in a bit window) to the music thank you i will be returning ??????????

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