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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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  • The Dining Room - Northamptonshire

What a wonderful place - out party had a lovely time- food was beautiful & staff so friendly! Thank you!

Emily 07 May 2018
from Banbury

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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 191 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (184)
  • lunch (54)
  • value (53)
  • private dining (27)
  • romantic (20)
  • luxury (18)
  • trendy (18)
  • views (15)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (10)
  • breakfast (9)
  • dinner (9)
  • al fresco (7)
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  • ((((( 7 May 2018 by Emily from Banbury

    What a wonderful place - out party had a lovely time- food was beautiful & staff so friendly! Thank you!

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Louise from Ketterinh

    Afternoon tea was lovely, nice to have a range of savoury as well as sweet dishes. Catered for my diary intolerance.

  • ((((( 27 April 2018 by Dave from Northampton

    Overall dining experience was fantastic - excellent sandwiches, and then the cakes...... wow! First class service in a very friendly and welcoming environment. Lovely ambience, and would certainly recommend - 10 out 10!

  • ((((* 12 April 2018 by Helen from Northampton

    Nice selection of sandwiches, the Coronation chicken was particularly tasty. I would have liked to be given the option to swap a sandwich for a different filling if it was to no one's taste in our group. We were not rushed and enjoyed the experience.

    The toilet was not easily accessible for an elderly member in our party, but I appreciate that the design of the building offers limitations. She did say the toilets were well maintained though.

  • (((** 8 April 2018 by Ian from Northampton

    Friendly staff efficient service, food good. Excellent coffee, parking isn’t very easy, space in the table seating area very tight. Entertaining was the fact that you hear everyone close to your table conversation and they listen to yours! Obviously whilst your mouth is busy enjoying the food!

  • ((((( 7 April 2018 by Sarah from Northampton

    Lovely food, good atmosphere

  • ((((* 5 April 2018 by Sian from Bed

    Good for veggies. Would like a couple more sandwiches though. The squash one was delicious. As were the scones. Not to keen on the pink raspberry eclair. Waitress perfect.

  • ((((( 5 April 2018 by Julie from Northampton

    Had a very enjoyable afternoon tea. The food was fabulous and the service excellent. We will visit again.

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Bryn from Bedford

    Afternoon tea - classic cream tea
    A 3 tier of savoury snacks and sandwiches followed by another 3 tier of cakes and the traditional large scone with clotted cream.
    Well presented with an endless supply of tea or coffee. Fair value, great service and delicious.

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Shikha from Northampton

    It was a lovely afternoon tea. The savoury and sweet options are in abundance whilst being very tasty. I had mentioned that this was a birthday treat for 2 of my friends and the staff had decorated the table with birthday confetti and added candles to the sweet rack that was bought out. Thank you.

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