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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    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
scrumdidliumcious

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Julesy62
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited here in March 2015 with a large party for afternoon tea for a friend's birthday celebrations. Amazingly, it was my first ever afternoon tea and it absolutely exceeded my expectations and seemed like excellent value for money. The sandwiches were very tasty and fresh, plentiful and varied. As were the beautifully presented cakes brought out afterwards. I left... More 

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Coventry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Gorgeous afternoon tea and excellent value for money. We had ours with a glass of pimms. The macaroons were delicious! It was certainly worth the trip from Rugby and I would definitely visit again.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I booked an afternoon tea at the Dining room as part of my birthday celebrations. They managed to fit in 16 of us on a Saturday afternoon which was great - they were also very patient with my changes to the booking and the dietary needs of my guests. We had a fantastic time - we were kept refreshed with... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My third Afternoon tea at the Dining Room and another really lovely afternoon. The Afternoon tea here is one of the best I have ever had, lovely balance of savoury and sweet. Sandwiches, tiny Quiche, Filo tart and my favourite the Cheese Scones are just delicious. The homemade cakes too are amazing! I cannot praise this little restaurant enough... you... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just had an amazing experience at The Dining Room. My daughters booked a special tea for Mother's Day. The range of sandwiches, pastries were fantastic! Then the cakes and scones were so good I couldn't believe we finished them all. I, So full!!!!! If you aren't as hearty you can take away anything you are unable to finish. There were... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

The Dining Room was recommended to me by a friend so we decided to book and go for afternoon tea for Mothers Day.Although it was cold outside there was a warm welcome and the table was ready for us just before our booking time. The table looked very pretty with a selection of mismatched China. There was a plentiful choice... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My friends and I enjoyed afternoon tea to celebrate a special birthday. The service was great, the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We couldn't fault it - and we've had lots of afternoon teas between us!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been here loads of times, with friends and family, it has never been a disappointment. Food is always delicious, cakes are a dream, the place itself is very quirky, but that just adds to the experience. I would recommend this for any celebration, and day of the week. Just try it and I am sure you will agree!

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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: English

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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