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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UH +44 1604318658

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  • The Dining Room - Northamptonshire

Fabulous great variety of sandwiches, yummy cakes etc. Especially the scones jam and cream. Great ambience good service.

Wendy 12 November 2018
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

Contact +44 1604230166

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Customer reviews for The Dining Room

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  • afternoon tea (201)
  • lunch (59)
  • value (56)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (23)
  • trendy (22)
  • luxury (20)
  • views (17)
  • child friendly (12)
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  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Wendy from Northampton

    Fabulous great variety of sandwiches, yummy cakes etc. Especially the scones jam and cream. Great ambience good service.

  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Chris from Northampton

    Took Mum for a cream tea.
    The sandwiches and cakes were beautiful abd delicious.
    Service and surroundings are srcond to none with a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

  • ((((( 22 October 2018 by Jane from Northampton

    First visit and my husband and I were extremely happy with the service and delicious afternoon tea with Prosecco.
    Adorable setting and very friendly staff.
    Many thanks

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Alison from Northampton

    We have a fantastic experience at the dining room on Sunday. The afternoon tea was delicious and the staff were delightful

  • (((** 16 October 2018 by Katie from Northampton

    We went as a three for my mums birthday, I had to wait 10 minutes to get tea as the service wasn’t great and we always had to grab the waitresses attention. The food was okay but not quite worth £16.95 each.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Martina from Houghton Regis

    Fantastic food and atmosphere, friendly and relatable staff. I would definitely recommend and we will 100% be returning!

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by Brenda from Northampton

    We booked in for afternoon tea at 13.30. However half the group got lost so the staff gave us a jug of water to drink while we waited. A nice touch.
    Two courses, first savoury followed by sweet. A lot of savoury included cheese which I don't eat but the staff just made me extra sandwiches.
    Let over cakes were boxed up for us to take awe. Pick a drink and have it topped up at no additional cost.
    Very enjoyable experience

  • ((((( 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.

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