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The Dining Room

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82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 230166
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a table for 10 for a birthday treat. The room is small, but they managed to fit in a long table for us with 3 waitresses serving. The presentation and quality of the food was very good with a nice selection of "small bites" and sandwiches with tiny cakes and lashings of tea and coffee - additional types... More 

Thank SoozNorthampton
Rugby, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely choice of freshly made sandwiches and a delicious selection of cakes for afters. Very well priced in comparison to other places doing afternoon Tea and you do get your money's worth. Would definitely go again

Thank Becky P
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lunched here after a tour of the house. Small room so you do need to book in advance. Only one waitress was serving so service was a little slow. However, the food was delicious and quite obviously, everything was cooked from scratch. Nicely located in Derngate with views from the window, on an Autumn day, being very colourful as we... More 

Thank JellyBean22
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I attended afternoon tea for some ones birthday, it was a very nice place and the sandwiches and little cakes were nice but not over big, there was a good supply of tea and coffee and it was a good afternoon, would recommend it but a little pricey.

Thank Joyce S
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Amazing Afternoon Tea and at a good price too. Staff are friendly and I love the vintage style china. Have now been a few times with different groups of friends. Looking forward to my next visit.

1 Thank Alison D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the dining room for afternoon tea with a friend for a belated birthday present. Sandwiches were okay would be better if you got a choice of what sandwiches you would like. We also did find a few tiny hairs and bits of fluff in our sandwiches / pastries which to be honest didn't bother us as we just removed... More 

Thank Hannah J
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My sister and I took our mum here for afternoon tea as a birthday treat and it defiantly fulfilled the brief! What a treat! We had an amazing waitress who was so friendly and helpful. She talked us through our options and when each course came out gave us a lovely description of what we had. The food was amazing!!... More 

Thank amylmfrank
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This establishment is head and shoulders above any othe Northamptonshire tea rooms. It started with a really warm welcome by the friendly staff. The settings are modern and cheerful. On this occasion we had the cheapest afternoon tea and as such we were amazed by the quality and quantity served. As a vegetarian I was delighted by the care and... More 

Thank malleyshon
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

All I was told about this treat was to be ready for 12.30pm. It was a wonderful surprise to go to The Dining Room for afternoon tea. A table was reserved for the 5 of us, which was just as well as the resturant was full. The waitresses were very friendly and it wasn't long until drinks were served followed... More 

Thank Muls1357
Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed The afternoon tea. The sandwiches were disappointing as i don't like egg mayo, smoked salmon or mustard so i had one brie sandwich. The cakes and pastries were lovely though. Service was very good and the waitress very helpful and attentive. I would go again but order different sandwiches. my fault for not checking in the first place.... More 

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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
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?