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“Wow, what a good experience!”
Review of Church Restaurant

Church Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 525 Restaurants in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$38
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Built in 1138 this former church underwent a complete transformation into a spectacular bar and dining room. The Church Restaurant is now considered one of the most exceptional dining establishments in Northamptonshire and offers traditional home-cooked food at outstanding value in a warm, friendly and informal environment.
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow, what a good experience!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Let's start with the negative stuff.... parking, not so good. The soap dispenser in the gent's toilet had some rust on it. That is it!

This is a novel idea, a genuine Church of England church building converted into a restaurant. I was a little worried it could be tasteless, tacky and perhaps a little offensive but it was none of those things. It is a very high and open feel to the dining area due to the nature of the church which I guess you either like or you don't but it was perfect for me. Very good amount of space between the tables and excellent service - didn't seem like your typical waitress service but instead by someone who genuinely cared. I cannot agree with the comment below that the food was reasonable / adequate, it was amazingly good! Mine was also, as usual gluten free and they even have a menu for that. It is a quiet type of place, ideal for a business or romantic meal (plenty of candles of the latter!) but perhaps not so ideal for a family or a roudier group of friends etc..

Very impressed with this place and will be back with the wife whenever I can.

  • Visited August 2014
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Northampton
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place but average food”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

You definetely pay for the ambience here. I had high expectations when I finally got the celebration excuse to visit this place but must say I got a bit disappointed with very-pricy-not-so-tasty food. Nonedeless service was nice and so were the drinks.

  • Visited April 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“21st Birthday”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Service was absolutely cracking, staff brilliant with just the right amount of attentiveness. Food was really well cooked and wine reasonably priced. All was brilliant and would go back again.

Visited July 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A Good Venue”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Dined here a few weeks ago with a large group of work colleagues.
The first thing that hits you is the wonderful building which has been tastefully converted from a Church with incredibly high ceiling giving the whole place a very airy and open feel.
The welcome and service we received was very good and just about everyone in the group commented positively on the food in general and their choice in particular.
Would hope to visit again at some point.

  • Visited July 2014
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Rushden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We visited The Church for a family birthday early on a Monday evening.

The bar and restaurant are large and airy.

The service was prompt but not rushed and the staff friendly.

The food was excellent both in terms of quality, taste and presentation. All four of use commented on how great the meal was.

We don't seem to be blessed with too many great restaurants in this area but this is a excellent.

Visited July 2014
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