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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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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into this café following a visit to its neighbouring property 78 Derngate. The room itself is beautiful and we had a lovely view. The décor is in keeping with the period of the house. It's a charming and relaxed environment. Service was quick and friendly. Prices are very reasonable - you get a substantial and scrumptious afternoon tea with... More 

Thank MFB1968
Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The afternoon teas are amongst the best I have had having been to all the best hotels in London but none have succeeded like the Derngate. It's a joy to have proper homemade food and scones that do not leave a nasty taste On the roof of the mouth like shop bought !

1 Thank Jonathan W
Rushden, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the refectory side of 78 Derngate..it's good food, not cheap but on our visit, it was very good. It's nice to visit 78Derngate, and finish up in the dining room. All well worth the experience, it's a really nice setting And a lovely house, which is now attached to 78 for those who are not familiar with Charles... More 

Thank peter h
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 18 January 2017

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
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast and were so impressed by the lovely, homely, quirky decor. The chef was very accommodating and made the children French toast even though they were not on the menu! We are looking forward to visiting again for afternoon tea xx

Thank Saldaytoday
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Whenever we visit 78 Derngate the food is always good and is very much like home cooked food and is always good value for money

Thank PoppyNorthants
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant 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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178 reviews
85 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
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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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?