The Dining Room

(254 Reviews)
82 Derngate, Northampton, Northants, NN1 1UH
British, Afternoon Tea
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Pimm's afternoon tea £19.95 person

This offer is available from January 17, 2018 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Average

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
4.7
(based on 254 reviews)

98%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (246)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (16)
  • dinner (14)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (12)
  • lunch (73)
  • luxury (23)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (27)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (67)
  • views (19)
  • By Tim N from Northampton
    7 March 2020

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • By Karen S from Northampton
    22 February 2020

    Was quite disappointed with the sandwiches not one of us liked the Brie, would have liked to have been asked what sandwiches. Only had the egg as not keen on chutneys The scones had too much dough, would have liked to have seen a fruit scone. The lemon cake was dry. Literally had the table of 2 sat amongst us too! First time there and not likely to return .

  • By Vicky M from Northampton
    21 February 2020

    We came for afternoon tea. We had a diabetic and a vegetarian in the group, both were catered for brilliantly. Quantities were just right and waiting staff very helpful

  • By Danielle K from Northampton
    1 February 2020

    Small but lovely atmosphere. Afternoon tea was delicious, had lots to take home to enjoy later as well.

  • By Rene K from Taunton
    26 November 2019

    Easy to book, sat next to the window overlooking the park. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea and mooch around the gallery. Friendly staff deserve a mention. Always a treat to visit.

  • By David R from Northampton
    24 November 2019

    The dining room is a pleasant experience. The staff were friendly, warm and inviting. I love the slight mismatch of tea cups. Spoons etc and general decor. We had the afternoon tea. They have a good selection of teas including fruit teas. I had blueberry. The food was delicious and they catered to my but allergy. My favourite items were the savoury scone, the Victoria sponge and the chocolate brownie! After the scone with clotted cream and jam I was stuffed and took the remaining couple of desserts home to enjoy later. I highly recommend and look forward to returning in the future.

  • By Anthony B from Towcester
    10 November 2019

    Afternoon teas were excellent quality and value. Service too was excellent.

  • By Mandy J from Northampton
    9 November 2019

    We had afternoon tea which was delicious! Good selection of savoury and the most delightful selection of pastries and cake!

  • By Katie W from Northampton
    9 November 2019

    Fabulous afternoon tea and lovely friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend!

  • By Andrew W from Northampton
    3 November 2019

    Sadly not quite as good as previous 3 visits. One of the cakes was rock hard and inedible, while another was dry and not enjoyable. Service also not as attentive as before. May have been down to a large group due to dine at 2pm (we arrived at 1pm). Previous visits would have scored 5/5, but unfortunately this one was pretty average.

Restaurant Location Map
The Dining Room
82 Derngate, Northampton, Northants, NN1 1UH

Available offers

  • Pimm's afternoon tea £19.95 person
  • Prosecco afternoon tea £21.95pp
  • Regular afternoon tea £16.95 per person

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