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7 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU, England
01604 633978
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 33
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  • 20
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  • 13
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A refreshing change from a 'chain' restaurant.

A refreshing change from a 'chain' restaurant. The home-cooked food was well presented and delicious. A friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere. The only aspect that could be improved was the vegetables, which were too plain and didn't really fit the excellent main dish. We'd go again. They do a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic meal last night. The starters were Chicken liver pate,King Prawns, Goats Cheese Tartlet. Mains Duck Breast with winter berries, Rack of Lamb, Fillet Steak and Loin of Cod. Dessert Lemon Tart and Cheese board. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to everyone. 5/5

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of my most favorite restaurants,my friend and and I love to go there. The food is always brilliant, and it has a lovely ambience. The staff are always welcoming and friendly.If you haven't tried it give it a go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant on a whim and I was a little disappointed. The waiting staff were friendly but the fish platter seemed tasteless. I was surprised we were paying so much for so very little. We felt that the restaurant was a little "tired" for the prices that were being charged. Seeing some of the other reviews... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited with a friend to have a catch up and a meal... The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was lovely... We visited late afternoon. Would definitely come back and visit for a meal in the evening next time around x

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

4 of us travelled from Nottingham last night to go to the theatre , decided to come early and eat beforehand .We were shown a table in the centre by very friendly staff , the pre theatre menu was great and a good price .Just across the road so very handy, we would certainly use again it couldn't have been... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Vineyard in Northampton used to be my favorite restaurant many years ago.. I have heard mixed reviews however my partner and I decided to give it a go this weekend. For starter I had tartlets with avocado and he had mushroom filled with blue cheese. We were both disappointed with our starters. The tartlets lacked flavour especially the cheese... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A refreshing change from a 'chain' restaurant. The home-cooked food was well presented and delicious. A friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere. The only aspect that could be improved was the vegetables, which were too plain and didn't really fit the excellent main dish. We'd go again. They do a very well-priced pre-theatre menu. They are members of the Gourmet Society,... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I booked a table for 6pm on a Saturday night and the pre theatre menu. From the moment we arrived the staff were very attentive to all our needs despite the restaurant being full. The atmosphere was fantastic, a real bistro feel with people chatting, drinking and eating...so much better than a main chain restaurant, The food was excellent, for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate here before going to the theatre. They have a pre-dinner menu for £13 for two courses. We have fishcakes & garlic mushrooms to start followed by the pork and the homemade pie. The quality of the food was simply superb, served by a very friendly and helpful team. Whilst we had a time constraint of getting to the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The meal was excellent as was the service. A really good start to the evening. Will certainly visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 01604 633978

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  • Cuisine: British

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