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Hopping Hare

$$ - $$$, British,
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Really lovely meal, the atmosphere was good. good service, friendly staff. Really enjoyed my starter yet thought it was a bit small.

1  Thank ivanadaley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the spur of the moment as passing around 4pm on Sunday. We had a friendly greeting and shown to a table in the very decorative dining room. The menu was compact but all looked & sounded tasty! I decided on the Roast...More

1  Thank Johnnyonefoot
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Johnny, Many thanks for taking the time to post a kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Every dish is cooked in house by our team of excellent chefs, using the very best quality local produce....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having tried a lot of what Northampton has to offer, this is, so far the best place we've eaten. Care seems to be taken with the food and the composition of the menu as well as the individual dishes.More

1  Thank thadd36
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Thadd, Many thanks for such a positive recommendation and for awarding the team top marks. We have an excellent kitchen brigade who really do take great pride in the quality and presentation of every dish. I hope you don't find any better, however please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch with my daughter. The good was served quickly and was very tasty. Fab Brie and cranberry toasted sandwich. Lovely friendly staff.

1  Thank Lara W
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lara, Many thanks for your kind review, very much appreciated. We do have an excellent quality, great value for money lunch offer. Our sandwiches are very special. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, David.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I phoned the Hopping Hare to ask if they still had a gluten free menu & if they did gluten free fish & chips.I was met with a resounding NO. I then asked if they could do some gluten free chips - also a NO....More

Thank Liz A
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Liz, I have investigated your complaint and the only enquiry we have had in the past week re gluten free was from a husband on behalf of his wife. We have a full gluten free menu and the waitress who answered the call talked...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked our overnight stay and we dined in the restaurant both for evening meal and breakfast. The food is served at a very high standard. The service was excellent. We wasn't rushed.More

1  Thank Mandy B
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mandy, Many thanks for a kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Outstanding quality food and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased that we delivered on both. We do hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since being acquired by the current owner the restaurant menus have always been striving to be at a level above other places around and about. This visit was the best yet . That said , they always need to get the welcome sorted as you...More

1  Thank RedorDead58
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Redor, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. You are spot on in your observations. Our highest priorities are to serve excellent quality food at great value prices along with first class...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

A warm welcome by a delightful young lady followed by a tasty Sunday Lunch. I went with my son and we started with a sharing plate of fresh and warm bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. My son had roast pork, with crackling, roast potatoes,...More

Thank Carol H
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Carol, Many thanks for dining with us and I am very pleased you both enjoyed Sunday lunch. We pride ourselves on serving excellent quality food at 2 AA Rosette standard and I believe we offer outstanding value for money. Please try our tasting menu...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

My wife booked this restaurant for a family get together, I think there were about 16 of us. The staff were very friendly, efficient and handled the booking effortlessly. I was expecting good food, but was totally blown away by it, both the design (food...More

1  Thank cape_to_cairo
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear C to C, Many thanks for recommending The Hopping Hare and for choosing us for your family get together. The team do a great job looking after parties, large and small. We are one of the highest quality restaurants in the County, but we...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

The food was excellent although one person in our party had steak which, although tasty, was tough. The prices are a bit steep and the drink prices outrageous. That said, the service was good, efficient and the meal delicious.More

Thank adeleMK19
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear Adele, Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you had a delicious meal with good service. We are one of the very best restaurants in the County and we do offer exceptional quality food at great value prices. Our drinks are...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$41
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 580090
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  • This restaurant is at Hopping Hare
Description
The Hopping Hare is a restaurant, pub & hotel. FoodThe quality of our food is really important to us.That's why everything is prepared from the finest ingredients, the freshest produce and the very best meat and fish.Our head chef has hand picked suppliers who support our food ethos and knows where the meat is reared, how the fish is caught and where the vegetables have been grown. We source locally as much as possible.Our Menus are updated regularly offering slowly braised, heart-warming comfort food when it's chilly outside, and lighter, pan-fried dishes with tender fresh vegetable and salads during the summer months. We offer chef specials every day, while Sunday's menu offers you a choice of Great British roasts with all the trimmings. It's always advisable to book to ensure a place in our relaxed conservatory restaurant.Table service is also available in the contemporary dining room with its more casual atmosphere.DrinkWhen the temperatures dip outside, we get the log fires burning to create a warm welcome, while in summer the sun streams through the open doors to reveal a large decked area that's perfect for outdoor days and balmy evenings.The contemporary dining room area is cleverly zoned by interior design to accommodate groups of all sizes. There are perfect spots for business people, backed up by free WiFi throughout the building. You will also find quiet, intimate corners for couples, fireside sofas and seating clusters for small groups as well as semi-formal table arrangements. We provide newspapers every day.Our bar staff know a thing or two about serving the perfect drink for all occasions. A range of super chilled lagers sit happily alongside cask ales - all kept in tip-top condition by our cellar manager. A well balanced wine list includes something for all tastes and is available by the glass or the bottle, and there's an extremely well stocked spirits range. Soft drinks & freshly brewed teas or coffee are available at all times.For very special occasions we stock a range of champagnes.
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