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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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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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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 at its best

Beautiful food, served very nicely. Lovely place to take your mum, aunt, sister, wife... Really lovely now it's been redecorated. Totally unhurried.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Loulou L
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Having heard great things about the afternoon tea at The Dining Room, we decided to book. I booked online on the day and was surprised to have a choice of times. I chose 14.00 for the Pimms afternoon tea and we arrived five minutes prior. We were greeted with "I'm sorry we are fully booked". Nice greeting Then when I... More 

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

Hi Thanks for the review, Yes you did book around 12pm on the day,I have to check my phone for bookings it is all confirmed automatically, I did move you to a nicer table as we were full, yes I should have blocked the online booking my mistake. We are a very small family business saying we are greedy is... More 

Kettering
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went for a girls' pre wedding Afternoon Tea, there was probably 50 women ( 3 separate parties) crammed into a tiny room so the noise and heat was unbelievable. Plus points - the idea of mismatched China was lovely The cakes were good Minus Points The milk jug had a huge chip out of the spout The sandwiches and savouries... More 

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

Thankyou for the review Just to clarify, your table was pre-booked for 12 people, it increased on the morning to 15 which we said would be a squeeze and your organiser said she couldn't turn people away, and it would be okay, then another two ladies arrived !!! we are a 30 seater restaurant we had a 10, a 12,... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited one evening with friends for a hen do. We had pre ordered from a select menu. The food was average and quite frankly 'bland' which was really disappointing as I had read the great reviews of this venue and was looking forward to the evening. Maybe this was an 'off day'. The service was good however, lovely friendly ladies... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful food, served very nicely. Lovely place to take your mum, aunt, sister, wife... Really lovely now it's been redecorated. Totally unhurried.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely, friendly staff. Nice, clean restaurant. Tasty, delish food and tea selection. Been for my mum's bday and out with the girls. Very pleasant on both occasions. A little treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been lucky enough to have lunch and afternoon tea now here a couple of times and I love it. So the other week my husbands car was having a MOT down the road so a visit to The Dining Room was necessary....any excuse! As always the service was impeccable and the food gorgeous. We had sandwiches and tea, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had afternoon tea here after the tour of the adjoining house. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was fantastic and plenty of it, we couldnot manage to eat it all so we were offered a box and took the cakes home! Great value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I took my friend for her birthday and she loved it. The best afternoon tea I have ever had in a long time! The staff were very friendly also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was my second visit for afternoon tea in 6 months and it was as good as the first time. The savoury choice were varied and so tasty, the selection of cakes and pastry were sublime and the salted caramel macaroons were orgasmic! I do love my food ;) Highly recommended.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Myself and a few friends booked as a birthday treat. We advised in advanced that there were two veggies and one picky pregnant lady (me!). The sandwiches were all catered well to our requests, plain chicken, ham, there was egg, sundried tomato and pesto, cheese and pickle and salmon, then there were mini quiches (very dainty), half a cheese scone,... More 

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Additional Information about The Dining Room

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

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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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