The Dining Room

(232 Reviews)
82 Derngate, Northampton, Northants., NN1 1UH
British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Pimm's afternoon tea £19.95 person

This offer is available from January 17, 2018 until December 31, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

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 232 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (225)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (12)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (14)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (68)
  • luxury (22)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (26)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (62)
  • views (17)
  • By Debra W from Northampton
    7 July 2019

    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 .

  • By Lynette E from Northampton
    6 June 2019

    Simply amazing!

    23 May 2019

    Afternoon tea was very good and enjoyed the experience

  • By Kendal E from Kettering
    21 May 2019

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

  • By Kathleen T from Northampton
    9 May 2019

    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.

  • By Zoe C from Northampton
    4 May 2019

    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.

  • By Hilary C from Nether Heyford Northampton
    17 April 2019

    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!

  • By Karen M from Northampton
    11 April 2019

    Went for afternoon tea. We were shown to our table and given menu to choose our hot drinks which were brought out within minutes. Cake stand full of savoury food/sandwiches was delicious enjoyed every item especially leek boat. Cake stand of sweet desserts were absolutely divine, scones were still warm and desolved in your mouth as they were so fresh. They kept checking if we needed any more drinks and served us quickly when refills were required.

  • By Jennifer W from Northampton
    11 April 2019

    Really lovely! Accommodated my 4 year old brilliantly and the food was great.

  • By Joanne H from Northampton
    4 April 2019

    This is a lovely little restaurant. I had afternoon tea and it was absolutely delicious! I've been here a few times before, and I'd definitely come back. For anyone that likes afternoon tea, it's a must!

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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