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The Vineyard

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

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  • 60
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 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
Pre theatre dinner.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Jean B
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Didn't realise this place had a one star rating so won't be visiting! I wondered why it wasn't displayed on the door

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sunnydaynorthampton, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your brief review. It is very unfair to judge on a hygiene rating which you clearly don't understand the concept of. Let me list the reasons for us receiving a one star hygiene rating last January 2014. - The kitchen needed a paint - The tap needed replacing - We needed some sealant around the sink All... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Lovely romantic place to eat. Great food. Something a little unique A more pricey place to eat, but well worth it Very enjoyable experience with attentive personal helpful staff

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sunnydaynorthampton, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your brief review. It is very unfair to judge on a hygiene rating which you clearly don't understand the concept of. Let me list the reasons for us receiving a one star hygiene rating last January 2014. - The kitchen needed a paint - The tap needed replacing - We needed some sealant around the sink All... More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Six of us went for a pre-theatre meal. The menu was varied .We all ordered something different .All the food was served promptly,piping hot and very tasty.A good selection of vegetables. Excellent value for money. The staff were friendly efficient and very obliging. We would return

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tonyshads
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very sad, the Vineyard was known as one of the better eateries in Northampton - it's gone down hill and a long way. Either save your money or go else where. The menu promised much on paper and that's where it should have stayed. I struggle to find anything positive to say about the food, clearly not cooked from fresh... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had just finished watching our matinee theatre performance (which was fantastic), so feeling buoyant, we chose to go to The Vineyard (on it's reputation of being brilliant, from a few years ago). However, sadly this was not to be the case this evening. There was 1 other table of 3 diners seated and we were pleasantly surprised to be... More 

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sunnydaynorthampton, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your trip advisor review. We appreciate all feedback positive or negative. First of all we did have a very busy week last week so we are unsure of what date you came to visit us. All of our food is sourced from local suppliers who deliver every morning. As we were very busy one night... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely beautiful meal-steak was particularly impressive! Staff were also very attentive in both terms of food and theatre timings. A very impressive and enjoyable experience.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Service a bit awkward, garlic mushroom starter and cream of tomato starter both good, but unexceptional. Sirloin steak ordered rare, was very thin and therefore medium rather than rare, dried out rather than juicy. Chicken in Cajun spices looked and tasted bland. Both main courses were propped up on roasted? lumps of potato. Chips were thin-cut, but were overcooked (yet... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having been turned away from 3 restaurants and looking for a pre- theatre meal, we stumbled across this place. The lady was very obliging and managed to squeeze us in. We opted for the 'two- course' pre theatre dining menu which was excellent value for money and lovely tasty food. Three of our party had steaks and thoroughly enjoyed them.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited on Saturday eve for a pre-theatre meal. It is somewhere we had always thought about going because in the past we had heard very good reviews - you always needed to book to get in. Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the restaurant - it felt a bit unloved and the food was poor to average. We had... More 

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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: English

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