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The Dining Room

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82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
01604 230166
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 92
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon Tea

We received a friendly welcome and were shown to our table. Our drinks order was taken and our pots of tea arrived soon afterwards. Our first stand of sandwiches and other goodies arrived and they were delicious. We were offered another pot of tea each followed by our second stand, this time with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
bsaxton2015
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Northampton
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  • Special occasions
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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We received a friendly welcome and were shown to our table. Our drinks order was taken and our pots of tea arrived soon afterwards. Our first stand of sandwiches and other goodies arrived and they were delicious. We were offered another pot of tea each followed by our second stand, this time with cakes, scones and other treats. Once again... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

6 of us booked in for afternoon tea. Place was busy, but not to the detriment of the service! We had a lovely table overlooking the park. The selection of sandwiches, quiches, cakes etc was marvellous - plenty to suit everyone's taste. Very relaxed few hours with friends and we were very well looked after with all our fussy needs... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited The Dining Room for afternoon tea - amazing selection of savoury and then sweet food towers! Loved the unusual flavours especially the salted caramel macaroons, really tasty! Nice rose petal tea.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Back again! We love Afternoon Tea at the Dining Room and it never disappoints! Again a most exquisite, delicious selection of food! The ambience is just light, welcoming and friendly. Rachael makes the experience special, always accommodating re. dietary requirements, excellent communication, nothing is ever too much. Another high quality, fantastic Afternoon Tea! Highly recommendable! It is a Must Try!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow, what can I say. This was an absolutely amazing experience. The Dining Room came highly recommended when we decided to take our Uncle's bride to be out for Afternoon Tea for her bridal shower. We contacted Rachael by email, made all the necessary arrangements and on the day we arrived to a beautifully laid out table with scatter crystals... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Friendly serving staff and amazing food. Wide variety of warm and cold savouries and cakes, with warm scones a highlight but the star was the white chocolate covered delicacy. Wide selection of teas and refilled as requested. Couldn't fault it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've had afternoon tea here twice and both times were faultless. It was a lovely, decadent experience from the choice of teas (I drank 3 pots) to the cake stand laden with the most deliciously tasty cakes. It was a perfect afternoon. Service was very helpful and attentive, I felt "looked after", I didn't feel like a customer, I felt... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Today, my husband and myself celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary by having an afternoon tea. Not very many places in Northampton do gluten free well, but the dining room is one of the few places that can. The lady explained everything on the stand to us during each course and had carefully made a gluten free version of each thing... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We hired the room out for a friend's 30th birthday surprise, the food was declious and I really enjoyed it. However when we were served tea and poured a few cups after allowing it to brew for a fair amount of time, the tea was anaemic! We discovered on opening the tea pot that only one tea bag had been... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An absolutely delicious Afternoon Tea, from savoury brioche and sandwiches to salt caramel macaroons and choux pastry with Pina Colada cream filling. The Waitresses were very attentive and plied us with extra pots of tea. One of our party is a wheelchair user and despite the historic nature of the building the Dining Room is surprisingly accessible. 10 out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 01604 230166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?