The Dining Room

(269 Reviews)
82 Derngate, Northampton, East Midlands, NN1 1UH
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £8
Food spend: £20

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Dining Room
(based on 269 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (261)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (18)
  • dinner (15)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (13)
  • lunch (78)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (38)
  • romantic (29)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (73)
  • views (21)
  • By Cindy R from Rugby
    27 October 2020

    We were met at the door and escorted to the room and given a menu of the teas on offer. The savory selection came out, it was well presented and absolutely delicious. The sweet selection came out after we had finished the Savories and again it was absolutely delicious. Everything that was presented to eat tasted freshly baked it was very well presented and the lady that serviced us was lovely attentive without being pushy. I would totally recommend this and will definitely go back.

  • By Sue P from Northampton
    24 October 2020

    Afternoon tea was lovely treat and it was good to have separate savoury and sweet stands. Good variety on both, service was friendly and it was good value for money.

  • By Dawn D from Northampton
    20 October 2020

    Excellent service food

  • By Marie S from Northampton
    11 October 2020

    Lovely afternoon tea and the staff really went out of their way. Told them it was for a friends baby shower and they’d already decorated the table which we really appreciated! Lovely service and a great range of food!

  • By Julie B from Northampton
    11 October 2020

    Fantastic afternoon tea. Brilliant service, very attentive staff. Lovely location. Couldn’t fault it!

  • By Mandy B from Northampton
    10 October 2020

    Absolutely loved it. Food was amazing.All of it was truly crummy. I took my ex mother in law and we had the best time. Loved being upstairs, it felt safe and spacious. Definitely recommend

  • By Lee B from Northampton
    3 October 2020

    Booked for afternoon tea which was delicious. Everything was fresh & extremely tasty. Lovely building / environment. Will definitely return.

  • By Rosalind F from Northampton
    27 September 2020

    Good dining experience with views over the park. Friendly and attentive staff. The afternoon tea savouries and sweets were excellent.

  • By Alan P from Northampton
    19 September 2020

    We had a really great time here, with brilliant food and service. Social distancing measures were followed really well, and we were made to feel very comfortable on our visit here. Thank you

  • By Tony G from Northampton
    12 September 2020

    Excellent quality fresh food served by friendly staff.

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The Dining Room
82 Derngate, Northampton, East Midlands, NN1 1UH