The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton, Northants., NN1 1UH
British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Regular afternoon tea £16.95 per 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.

Customer reviews for The Dining Room
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  • value (56)
  • child friendly (12)
  • afternoon tea (203)
  • lunch (60)
  • romantic (23)
  • entertainment (7)
  • private dining (30)
  • breakfast (10)
  • luxury (21)
  • business (6)
  • dinner (10)
  • al fresco (9)
  • views (17)
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  • By Wes B from Northampton
    11 December 2018

    Booked afternoon tea, including one gluten free. On arrival we received a warm welcome. We were impressed by the range of teas on offer. The prosecco that was served with the afternoon tea was of a high quality with fruity tropical flavours. The food was of good quality and more than sufficient portion sizes, this includes the gluten free option which is not always the case at other places. The venue is small and we were placed on a table for two despite there being three of us, this meant we felt rather cramped. We really enjoyed our afternoon tea experience and would thoroughly recommend it to others.

  • By Ann M from Northampton
    17 November 2018

    Took my grand daughter for afternoon tea at The Dining Room in Northampton. This was my second visit there. Really nice selection of sweet and savoury items which we both loved. Very good, attentive service. Would recommend to anyone who wants a special treat.

  • By Wendy F from Northampton
    10 November 2018

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

  • By Chris W from Northampton
    4 November 2018

    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.

  • By Jane P from Northampton
    20 October 2018

    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

  • By Alison T from Northampton
    14 October 2018

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

  • By Katie W from Northampton
    13 October 2018

    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.

  • By Martina L from Houghton Regis
    29 September 2018

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

  • By Brenda M from Northampton
    27 September 2018

    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

  • By Su B B from Towcester
    14 September 2018

    One of the best afternoon teas I've had. Value for money and a good variety of sweet and savoury items

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The Dining Room
82 Derngate, Northampton, Northants., NN1 1UH

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