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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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my mum and her sister from Australia here for afternoon tea there was 7 of us altogether the food was nice it was very crowded and a bit clastraphobic I probably won't go again.

Thank tottyboo
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into lunch with a friend- previously had afternoon tea couple of years ago but unfortunately things have slipped. I paid £7.50 for a sandwich, the cake was incredibly dry & tasted like it had been out to stand for a while, the chips portion was tiny & they arrived along time after the sandwiches & the service was very... More 

Thank Alfredthegrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the dining room in northampton with family and friends for my daughters hen party.We had part of the room upstairs and the staff had decorated the table with confetti and balloons that i had given them.The staff were excellent and very attentive.The afternoon tea including sandwiches, quiches and cakes were excellent and tea and coffee was filled up... More 

Thank dilaidler
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited 78 Derngate with my friend for afternoon tea, we booked in advance - you definitely need to do this as the tea rooms are very small and fill up very quickly as it is so popular. The tea/coffee choice is unlimited and there is quite a range to choose from. The staff are friendly and efficient and serve... More 

Thank BeckyLoo2015
Northampton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for tea one mid-week afternoon in August and it was delightful. The cafe is very comfortable with easy access to a very pretty garden. The savouries and cakes were great, served on very pretty china. My one caveat-the tea was tea bag tea-I prefer loose leaf, especially for speciality teas, but I recognise the messy business of strainers... More 

Thank ruthjanet2016
Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We wanted to go somewhere local so I looked at best restaurants in Northampton on Tripadvisor. I was taken by the rave reviews for the afternoon tea at The Dining Room and decided to book. We were not disappointed, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. My wife cannot eat chocolate which I forgot to mention when... More 

Thank Malcolm159
Rushton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Whilst visiting 78 Derngate, we decided to book a table for lunch. We can say it was really delicious & plenty to eat. We hope to return to have afternoon tea at the end of September. Service was great & very friendly staff. Yes certainly recommend eating here.

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The Dining Room is one of Northampton's best kept secrets, if you want amazing home made food then this is the place to go. I have been visiting The Dining Room for years now and have never been let down by the fantastic quality and service. The afternoon tea here is perfect, you get a whole stand of savoury followed... More 

2 Thank scaramouche27
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I’ve visited the Dining Room several times and consistently receive great food – the afternoon teas are fantastic, 3 tiers of savouries and a separate 3 tier of sweets are delicious and always well presented. I would suggest booking a table as it can get very busy! I would take that being a good sign. Highly recommended and lovely family... More 

Thank Karen J
Guernsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

What a shame! Have wanted to visit here for a while for an afternoon tea. Booked a table on-line but when arrived this afternoon they were not expecting us and not aware of our booking and it was a bit awkward! We were given a table (but said only for an hour) and the lady who served us was not... More 

Thank Ruth N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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?