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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 230166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“macaroons” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (65 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Charming setting and fabulous food, set in one of Northampton’s best venues! Staff were welcoming. We highly recommend for afternoon tea or meals! Presentation was great, makes you feel special!

Thank Maya L
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Surprised they weren't busier on Easter Sunday, we were the first in at lunchtime after a tour of the attached 78 Derngate house. Piping hot delicious soup -someone knows their spicing - and warm bread much appreciated on a chilly day, as was the generous...More

Thank silentcharacter75
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Went here for my birthday and had the most gorgeous cream tea. So much to eat I had to take lots home with me, which I tucked into later that day. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff. Would highly recommend

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I came here for my birthday. It's a beautiful little place. Just enough room with everyone else around. I couldn't bring my pushchair in as there was not enough space so I left it outside the room. The food was stunning. I loved everything! The...More

Thank Bee P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Came here for our anniversary for afternoon tea. The service was fantastic, food was great. It was a nice day so a table was setup outside on the patio. Would highly recommend going here to everyone.

Thank James B
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Eight of us had our Xmas lunch on a Thursday. We had pre-ordered from an extensive & varied menu & the service was excellent from very friendly staff. Environment is bright & welcoming with linen tablecloths & napkins! The quality of the hot & cold...More

Thank Paulus1954
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The Dining room is a popular tea room attached to the Rennie MacIntosh designed house at 78 Derngate. Although most of the tea room clientele are visiting the house, it operates as a separate business and if you just want to eat, you are not...More

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Our daughter treated us to afternoon tea after a tour of the Mackintosh house which shares this site. A small room decorated in white and gold. We were shown to the table in the bow window and served a tier of savoury lovelies comprising delicate...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I managed to shoehorn in some lunch between a guided tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's splendid interiors at 78 Derngate and a showing of North by Northwest at the Erroll Flynn Film house. This meant I was tight for time, which the waiting staff understood,...More

Thank Caledonianne
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As you walk in you may be surprised at the size of the room but definitely a nice spread. Everyone is seated at the same time and each course bought out once everyone is finished with what is on the table. Scones come out warm...More

Thank dealer1983
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
Response from MissRC | Property representative |
Hi Sara, Yes, we do a egg free afternoon tea Yes, you need to book a table Either online or give us a ring Best wishes Rachael Sutch
8 August 2017|
Response from MissRC | Property representative |
Hi, we do all our afternoon tea gluten free, just say when booking Regards Rachael Sutch
28 May 2017|
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Response from Nicholas P | Reviewed this property |
we used the car park right opposite in the local park it was free on the Sunday. there is some pay & display car parks nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
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: +44 1604 230166
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