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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

Simply amazing!

Lynette 08 June 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 235 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (228)
  • lunch (67)
  • value (62)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (26)
  • trendy (25)
  • luxury (22)
  • views (17)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (14)
  • breakfast (12)
  • al fresco (11)
  • large parties (11)
  • business (7)
  • entertainment (7)
  • ((((( 17 August 2019 by Bev from Northampton

    Excellent service and food a lovely experience

  • ((((( 17 August 2019 by Tracy from Northampton

    Lovely little tea room with excellent food and service

  • (((** 9 August 2019 by Sally from Northampton

    We enjoyed our afternoon tea but a couple of things made it slightly less enjoyable than it could have been. The table we were seated at was right by the kitchen door and sadly my colleagues who were facing this saw all what was going on within the kitchen area which wasn't the best view. Also as there were 5 of us one person had to sit at the end of a table suitable for 4 and the waitresses were having to walk past him all the time with other guests food and tea. We would have been better placed the other end where tables were available.
    There were 2 babies there with their mums which was not a problem however there was a lot of food on the floor from the babies which again was not the best view to have and they were fairly noisy.
    Overall it was a bit cramped making your conversations public.
    The food was excellent and the staff were lovely.

  • ((((( 9 July 2019 by Debra from Northampton

    Right from the start of out visit we were made to feel welcome and special .Its was a warm Sunday so we were asked if we would like to sit outside in the garden ,which is what we choose .Offered drinks first of tea ,coffee or a Pimms as it was warm .Drinks chooser and served from a nice young lady .Then she went to get out afternoon savoury selection . Good choice and all freshly made .
    After these is was cream tea and small little cakes .The service was fantastic from the young ladies.And the food delightful.
    We will go back in a heart beat .

  • ((((( 8 June 2019 by Lynette from Northampton

    Simply amazing!

  • ((((( 25 May 2019 by LESLEY from NORTHAMPTON

    Afternoon tea was very good and enjoyed the experience

  • ((((( 23 May 2019 by Kendal from Kettering

    Excellent can’t fault anything lovely food good service highly recommend

  • ((((( 11 May 2019 by Kathleen from Northampton

    Absolutely wonderful. My daughter and I went for afternoon tea with Prosecco. The food was very well presented and tasted gorgeous. The staff were fantastic, friendly and helpful. I have been before and the experience was the same both times. Especially loved the selection of cakes. We had a great time and will definitely go back at the earliest opportunity. We were made to feel very welcome and spoilt thanks to the lovely waitress.

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Zoe from Northampton

    Wonderful service. Beautiful food & even though we were given the incorrect order, the staff very quickly rectified the matter. Felt like it was very reasonably priced for the amount you got & we were able to take any leftovers home.

  • ((((( 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!

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