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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 230166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“macaroons” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (59 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a couple in July 2017 - it was a Wedding Anniversary treat. There are 3 different options for afternoon tea, we went for the non-alcohol option at £16.95 each. The room is small with lots of tables, I can imagine it would...More

Thank MrsC1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting alongside the Charles Rennie Mackintosh museum in the Derngate, the Dining Room offers a brilliant afternoon tea to suit all tastes. You can visit the Dining Room without going to the museum, but it pays to book as it often gets busy. Supported by...More

Thank John_SBiggleswade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon tea celebrating my mum's birthday. Best afternoon tea experience, highly recommended. The pastries are delightful and even better that they are made in house.

Thank Colette H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch. It was very busy and didn't seem to have enough staff. The food was mediocre, and the service slow. I won't bother going again

Thank Val B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a nice spot to have some tea at while viewing 78 Derngate. Good friendly service and delicious cakes!

Thank Ullans
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I took my friend to The Dining Room for an afternoon tea as a special birthday treat. We enjoyed a beautifully presented and extremely tasty selection of savoury and sweet delights. Everything we ate was homemade and the flavours really worked well. The service was...More

Thank Hellie1969uk
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Came here today for a friend's hen do. We were a large party of 18 adults, 2 kids and 3 babies. This was booked at least 3 months in advance due to numbers. On arrival, we were greeted by warm staff but this quickly became...More

2  Thank Bunnysocks
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

78 Derngate is a great place to visit in its own right but the afternoon tea in the cafe is superb - even when catering for gluten free etc.

Thank fifi757
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I took my Dad here for Fathers day last year and had a tour of the house-they have an online offer where you can book 2 people for tour and afternoon tea for £44 so you save a little! House is very interesting :) nice...More

Thank emmalou1886
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I went for Afternoon Tea here on Saturday afternoon. Could not fault the service, the food or overall experience. 3x savory tiers, 3x sweet tiers and unlimited tea and coffee of your choice, really lovely cups, saucers and plates.. It was clear...More

Thank Andrew G
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27 May 2017|
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Response from Nicholas P | Reviewed this property |
we used the car park right opposite in the local park it was free on the Sunday. there is some pay & display car parks nearby.
26 January 2015|
Response from MissRC | Property representative |
Yes We seat upto 30 Probably best to ring me Regards Rachael 01604 230166
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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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