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The Dining Room

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82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 230166
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited here with my wife and my niece who is 6. It was lovely. Both the savoury and sweet selection was lovely. All clearly home made and to a very high standard. The desserts were particularly special! Unlimited tea as well. There was plenty of food and they kindly let us take what was left home.... More 

Thank Sean M
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We fancied treating ourselves and so booked to have the two course afternoon tea. It did not disappoint. The savoury selection was very tasty with sandwiches, bruschetta and a flan and the sweet course had cream scones, friuty custard tarts and a to die for chocolate bombe. The choice of teas (or coffee) was plentiful and refillable. The tea room... More 

Thank HildaM1956
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

As a coeliac I've found it very difficult to have a nice afternoon tea without having few choices or bought in shop food. This was a lovely change all my food was home made and delicious. I had the savoury dishes first of which I had sandwiches including coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise, Brie and also a mushroom tart. Seeded roll... More 

Thank sallycoo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! Gorgeous. Lovely decor and delightful crockery. The afternoon tea with prosecco was delicious. The savoury course was gorgeous. Egg Mayo, Smoked Salmon, mini quiches, savoury scones, beetroot and homous, ham etc... V filling so we had little room for the sweet course. The sweets were hot scones with jam and cream, many delicious treats. We decided to take them... More 

Thank Kelly R
Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Dining Room this afternoon for afternoon tea with friends. Excellent in every way home made and cooked sandwiches tarts and cakes lovely crockery and fantastic service throughout definitely be going again soon I hope

Thank 6sunshinegirl0
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, 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?