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The Dining Room

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82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
01604 230166
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in to book an afternoon's tea for 2 for my mother in law ,decided to have a cup of tea whilst we were there my wife had a pot of tea and I had a cup of cappuccino, the welcome we got made us feel rather unwelcome as they said they were fully booked but this was not until... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely afternoon tea. All fresh and homemade. A nice gluten free selection as well. Boxes supplied to take home leftovers. Good value & a nice setting. Normal cage menu as well. A hidden gem & worth a visit.

Thank Denise O
Northampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a very attractive setting, close to Beckett's Park and with a very pretty garden, the cafe attached to the Mackintosh House does a very nice afternoon tea. You have the option of adding a glass of prosecco or pimms to the classic tea-we opted not to as we had a 3 year old to entertain. The sandwiches and savouries... More 

Thank ruthjanet2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can recommend the Dining Room as a great venue for a birthday afternoon. My daughter brought her friends here for her 16th birthday last year and her 17th birthday this week. Rachael is so helpful, accomodating and welcoming, it made the whole experience completely stress-free for me! I love the whole Dining Room experience: the food, the pretty china,... More 

Thank FryerC
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treated an old friend to a tour around the house and afternoon tea. Had a Pimms with tea as celebrating and it was such a gorgeous day. Lovely spot by an open window overlooking the park. Good choice of teas. Lovely bone china cups, saucers, plates, jugs and teapots. First tiered tray of savouries with warm savoury scones and quiche... More 

Thank Jane H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the garden and sampled several varieties of tea. The afternoon tea was lovely and all of the food was so fresh. There was a great variety of cakes and too much for us all to eat. This is a hidden gem in the centre of Northampton with views over Becketts Park.

Thank Sarah_and_Julian
Northampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was taken here for afternoon tea by family. Very nice, lots to eat and catered well for younger guests as well.

Thank Grandad1974
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to say other than - we had the best ever afternoon tea at The Dining Room. It is expensive, but quality. We even had to take some home as there was so much. The Dining Room is adjoining 78 Derngate - the Charles Rennie MacKintosh house which is tucked away in the cultural quarter of the town... More 

Thank SnowyP
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third time I have visited The Dining Room and have never been disappointed. Service is fantastic and the food absolutely delicious! The afternoon tea comes in two parts. Savoury first, on a 3 tier cake stand, includes a variety of sandwiches on fresh soft bread, quiche, warm savoury scones with tomato chutney, and filled mini filo tarts. The second course... More 

Thank Minx3274
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here in June and they seemed unprepared and lacking in porttions. Been before and quality was better so may try again.

Thank T S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 01604 230166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?