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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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

I pre booked for a group of 10 for full afternoon tea. From the moment we arrived until we left the whole experience was wonderful. Food, service, atmosphere, couldn't have been better. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely highly recommend.Debbie

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Debz6
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I pre booked for a group of 10 for full afternoon tea. From the moment we arrived until we left the whole experience was wonderful. Food, service, atmosphere, couldn't have been better. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely highly recommend.Debbie

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Thank Debz6
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We came here for an 80th birthday with a party of 30 of us. We had preordered our starter, main and desserts and when we were seated our food came out promptly considering how many of us there was. My starter was a mushroom dish which was amazing and my main was very tasty.

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Thank Vicky C
Towcester, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I have had many an afternoon tea and although expensive I have to say the quality and quantity was worth it. I had my reservations paying nearly £17 for afternoon tea but the effort and skill was reflected in what we received. To start we had a savoury scone, some filled filo pastries and a round of sandwiches each, the... More 

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Thank no1missmarple
Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The food is is fresh, homemade and imaginative; the afternoon tea consisted of 16 separate delicate pieces so don't eat lunch. It is served with limitless speciality tea or excellent coffee. The afternoon tea is better than any London Hotel

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Thank Arbellah
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Came here with some friends for a treat one Saturday, the venue wasn't difficult to find and the actual room where you have the Afternoon Tea is light and airy with big windows looking out over the park next door. The room was very small, the three of us were seated at a table meant for 2, but it was... More 

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Thank Stacey B
northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The dining room is an amazing find, a lovely little restaurant attached to 78 Derngate, you are able to visit the dining room without using the attraction. Recently we booked an afternoon tea prior to the arrival of our baby boy and were surprised with some nice baby shower confetti on our table! The afternoon tea comprises of a full... More 

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1 Thank fonville
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My friend and I managed to book a last minute table after finding 78-82 Derngate one of the top things to do in Northampton as advised by Tripadvisor and we were not dissappointed. The atmosphere was perfect, nice and quiet with a lovely few of the gardens from our window table. The selection of sweet and savoury foods was amazing... More 

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1 Thank Toni-Bedward
Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

When booking I was asked if we had any dietary requirements or whether we were veggie/vegan. I told them "no, neither of us are". Arrived for our 3pm afternoon tea and we're seated and served a pot of our choice of tea. Then they brought our savoury course to the table, never been so disappointed!! Not a scrap of meat... More 

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MissRC, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi Barking Mad!! I have already responded to you on 78 Derngates trip advisor asking you when you came, it is clear to me that there has been a mix up with your booking which is obviously down to human error which can sometimes happen BUT IF YOU DONT HAVE THE DECENCY TO TELL US AT THE TIME YOU ARE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Came here twice, once for a christmas party and again for my dad's 50th, amazing food, amazing service, could not fault in any way. Perfect place for a small party of eleven or so.

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1 Thank Jessica K
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went here for a special treat. The service is 1st class and everything was fresh and home made, would definitely recommend this place. Thanks for a lovely experience.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?