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“A lovely lunch at The Dining Room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
01604 230166
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Ranked #6 of 403 Restaurants in Northampton
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Wellingborough, Northants
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A lovely lunch at The Dining Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I visited the Rennie Mackintosh house at 78 Derngate last Sunday with 2 friends and we started our day with coffee and cakes at The Dining Room. The decaff coffee was delicious and, whilst I enjoyed the excellent coffee and walnut cake, my 2 friends enjoyed the gluten-free scones. We then had our tour of 78 Derngate and returned for a late lunch at The Dining Room. We all had the wild mushroom risotto which was absolutely delicious. The menu is impressive, with lots of choice and some lovely, unusual soft drinks. Some other guests were having the afternoon tea which looked scrumptious. Friendly and fast service too - all in all, an excellent visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Betty's Knocked Off Their Perch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Took my lovely Auntie Betty and 11 other assorted family and friends for afternoon tea at the Dining Room, and in the birthday girls words it was "superb".
Rachael and her team did a grand job, the food was all home made and lovely, the tea was plentiful, and they catered well for our vegetarian and the coffee drinkers.
Our last afternoon tea was in Betty's in York, which was put into the shade. Enough said!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A delicious birthday treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was treated to Afternoon Tea here by my daughter and was very impressed. It felt really special and there was a very good range of sandwiches and savouries to start with. We enjoyed every crumb and, after a pot of tea each too, we were too full to eat our cakes! We were given cake boxes so that we could take them home to enjoy later which was lovely, and enabled us to make this special occasion last even longer! Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A wonderful restaurant,with wonderful atmosphere and the best service possible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went to the Dining Room in Northampton for our second Afternoon Tea.Brought for us as a Christmas Present.
Our first visit was brilliant, wondering if the standard could be maintained.(not really,we just knew it would be.)
As expected ,the food was excellent,but the icing on the cake is the service.The young lady that does this should set up a training school for waiters and waitresses, she has it weighed of to an absolute tee.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent a wonderful evening at The Dining Room celebrating a special birthday. The food was really delicious and everyone had a lovely time. Would highly recommend. Booked for another visit whilst we were there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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