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The Dining Room

82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 230166
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“macaroons” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (63 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
82 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us had our Xmas lunch on a Thursday. We had pre-ordered from an extensive & varied menu & the service was excellent from very friendly staff. Environment is bright & welcoming with linen tablecloths & napkins! The quality of the hot & cold...More

Thank Paulus1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dining room is a popular tea room attached to the Rennie MacIntosh designed house at 78 Derngate. Although most of the tea room clientele are visiting the house, it operates as a separate business and if you just want to eat, you are not...More

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter treated us to afternoon tea after a tour of the Mackintosh house which shares this site. A small room decorated in white and gold. We were shown to the table in the bow window and served a tier of savoury lovelies comprising delicate...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I managed to shoehorn in some lunch between a guided tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's splendid interiors at 78 Derngate and a showing of North by Northwest at the Erroll Flynn Film house. This meant I was tight for time, which the waiting staff understood,...More

Thank Caledonianne
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

As you walk in you may be surprised at the size of the room but definitely a nice spread. Everyone is seated at the same time and each course bought out once everyone is finished with what is on the table. Scones come out warm...More

Thank dealer1983
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We had a great experiences at the dining room on the 28th of October before going to the theatre they were very busy indeed with two baby showers but still attended to our needs as my sister in law doesn't like tea and without charge...More

Thank saffiahamid2010
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I attended a baby shower here and I wasn’t very impressed. The way the room had been split up (to accommodate two seperate baby showers) wasn’t thought through at all. It ended up leaving both heavily pregnant ladies squashed in against a wall. There was...More

Thank Jennie2132
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I went to a friends baby shower here today. The afternoon tea was very good. However, we were rather squashed in with another baby shower as well as other people trying to have a quiet afternoon tea. My apologies to those people, as between the...More

Thank julie h
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Whether Is is just for coffee and snack, lunch, or even better afternoon tea which is scrumptious. But don’t have lunch before it, though you can take away what you cannot eat. You have to book for afternoon tea, but anticipation is part of the...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I booked Afternoon tea here for my Birthday for a party of 7. Communication, before we arrived via e-mail, was fab and the afternoon tea did not disappoint. The food was delicious, well presented and plentiful. The lady (I'm unsure of her name) serving us...More

1  Thank Cheree S
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2017|
Response from MissRC | Property representative |
Hi, we do all our afternoon tea gluten free, just say when booking Regards Rachael Sutch
28 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.
27 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
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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