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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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful

i took a friend for a treat. I love a cream tea and had fancied trying the Dining room for ages. First class the food was superb. We opted for the Pims afternoon tea. First came the savory 3 tier stand sandwiches , quiche, filo pastry coronation chicken. Followed by the dessert 3 tier stand , warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Susan W
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

i took a friend for a treat. I love a cream tea and had fancied trying the Dining room for ages. First class the food was superb. We opted for the Pims afternoon tea. First came the savory 3 tier stand sandwiches , quiche, filo pastry coronation chicken. Followed by the dessert 3 tier stand , warm scones with clotted... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had Afternoon Tea with our parents here in August and Oct 2014, on both occasions food and service were again delicious, dietary requirements strictly followed with tasty alternative solutions. For a perfect Afternoon Tea experience prebook and preadvise Rach of dietary requirements (food alleries, etc). We missed Rach for our last visit, but hope to see her next time.... More 

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

Thank you Minou, Again another lovely review ! I have sent you a private email More 

Rothwell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I booked this place after some research and found that they were rated as the best afternoon tea in the county. We were not disappointed! Most importantly for me they offered a gluten free option and this was absolutely excellent. The food was great and not your typical afternoon tea. The plates were varied with sandwiches, pastries (savoury and sweet),... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Quite simply the best afternoon tea I have ever had. Stunning in detail, taste and selection. I polished mine off in a few minutes it was that good. And being attached to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's final masterpiece was the icing on the cake. If you are ever in the area find this house as it will blow you away

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had a wonderful full afternoon tea here. Absolutely perfect. Everything beautifully done and well presented. Small room but intimate and cosy. Great view of the park as well. Important to book ahead as they get very busy.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited The Dining Room with my Grandmother as I promised her Afternoon Tea for her Birthday. It was busier than I expected, but as its Christmas party season I suppose I should have realised. Its a very lovely room with a great view over the park. The food was excellent and we.juat about managed to eat ot all. If... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had afternoon tea here on a busy Saturday as a gift from friends It was absolutely excellent. Sandwiches, quiches, savoury tartlets followed by an assortment of the most delicious cakes. We couldn't eat them all so they wrapped them for us to take home. A sublime experience.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited here for a 30th bday. We had afternoon tea and it was great. Plenty of food and a great mix of sandwiches, savoury, scones and cakes. Great service are tea pot was always full and hot. Great value for money and very tasty

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Northampton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After reading all the other reviews there isn't really much more I can add. It was my mum's birthday and I was looking for somewhere to take her. I'd looked at all the big hotels round Northampton but they all seemed a bit overpriced. Finally found this place and had a look on here at other reviews and thought "why... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went here fir afternoon tea and it was excellent. We opted for the glass of prosecco with ours, it was crisp and fresh. The selection of cakes, sandwiches and savouries was very good and everything was fresh and tasty; we particularly enjoyed the salted caramel cakes. There was a large party in which made it a bit noisy but... 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?