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Hopping Hare

) #19 of 429 Restaurants in Northampton $$ - $$$ , British,
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
+44 1604 580090
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
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1 - 10 of 458 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since being acquired by the current owner the restaurant menus have always been striving to be at a level above other places around and about. This visit was the best yet . That said , they always need to get the welcome sorted as you...More

1  Thank RedorDead58
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Redor, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. You are spot on in your observations. Our highest priorities are to serve excellent quality food at great value prices along with first class...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome by a delightful young lady followed by a tasty Sunday Lunch. I went with my son and we started with a sharing plate of fresh and warm bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. My son had roast pork, with crackling, roast potatoes,...More

Thank Carol H
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Carol, Many thanks for dining with us and I am very pleased you both enjoyed Sunday lunch. We pride ourselves on serving excellent quality food at 2 AA Rosette standard and I believe we offer outstanding value for money. Please try our tasting menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked this restaurant for a family get together, I think there were about 16 of us. The staff were very friendly, efficient and handled the booking effortlessly. I was expecting good food, but was totally blown away by it, both the design (food...More

1  Thank cape_to_cairo
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear C to C, Many thanks for recommending The Hopping Hare and for choosing us for your family get together. The team do a great job looking after parties, large and small. We are one of the highest quality restaurants in the County, but we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent although one person in our party had steak which, although tasty, was tough. The prices are a bit steep and the drink prices outrageous. That said, the service was good, efficient and the meal delicious.More

Thank adeleMK19
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adele, Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you had a delicious meal with good service. We are one of the very best restaurants in the County and we do offer exceptional quality food at great value prices. Our drinks are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Hopping Hare yesterday with the Sunday Lunch Group. Had not been before, but was pleasantly surprised. The outside is a little uninspiring, but the inside decor was light and welcoming. The menu was interesting, most of us had the roast which came will...More

1  Thank MargRich18
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marg, Many thanks for your kind review. I am very pleased that you and friends enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch at The Hopping Hare. Please try out our Tasting Menu available on Friday and Saturday nights. Fantastic value for great 2 AA Rosette quality...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant does a great sampler menu for £30. And a glass of champagne. Service was fantastic and our server was not too attentive but just right. Highly recommendedMore

1  Thank IanCardwell262
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ian, Many thanks for your kind review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. Outstanding food at value prices and first class customer service are our highest priorities and I am pleased we delivered on both. The tasting...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Brilliant food, we have been before and never been disappointed, last night was no exception.the hotel/restaurant is very near to us, very clean and chic in appearance.

1  Thank Shaz410
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Shaz, Many thanks for a great review and for being a regular customer of The Hopping Hare. Very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, David.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had been planning to go to the Hopping Hare for absolute ages. So when I was searching for a few nice local places to go for our 5th wedding anniversary - I remembered to check out the Hopping Hare. We booked for a Friday...More

1  Thank ShelleyPearson
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Shelley, Thank you very much for choosing The Hopping Hare to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary. The team give 100% commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and to cooking and preparing outstanding quality food and it is great when their efforts are recognised and...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Classical in with excellent food and relaxed service. Best cooked I tried in an in for ages. Just love it.

1  Thank Claus M
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Claus, Many thanks for a great review, concise and straight to the point. We have plenty of choice to try on your next visit. Kind regards, David.

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time yesterday. The 3 course Sunday lunch was perfection, with probably the best dessert I've ever eaten!!! Service was spot on too with friendly knowledgeable staff who weren't afraid to have a conversation with the customers. We will definitely return!!!More

Thank Jamesonscott
david g, Owner at Hopping Hare, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Jameson, Many thanks for a great review and for awarding the team top marks, very much appreciated by us all. We have three priorities ; excellent food ; great value ; first class customer service. Please try our Tasting menu available every Friday and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Hopping Hill Gardens | Duston, Northampton NN5 6PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 580090
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  • This restaurant is at Hopping Hare
Description
The Hopping Hare is a restaurant, pub & hotel. FoodThe quality of our food is really important to us.That's why everything is prepared from the finest ingredients, the freshest produce and the very best meat and fish.Our head chef has hand picked suppliers who support our food ethos and knows where the meat is reared, how the fish is caught and where the vegetables have been grown. We source locally as much as possible.Our Menus are updated regularly offering slowly braised, heart-warming comfort food when it's chilly outside, and lighter, pan-fried dishes with tender fresh vegetable and salads during the summer months. We offer chef specials every day, while Sunday's menu offers you a choice of Great British roasts with all the trimmings. It's always advisable to book to ensure a place in our relaxed conservatory restaurant.Table service is also available in the contemporary dining room with its more casual atmosphere.DrinkWhen the temperatures dip outside, we get the log fires burning to create a warm welcome, while in summer the sun streams through the open doors to reveal a large decked area that's perfect for outdoor days and balmy evenings.The contemporary dining room area is cleverly zoned by interior design to accommodate groups of all sizes. There are perfect spots for business people, backed up by free WiFi throughout the building. You will also find quiet, intimate corners for couples, fireside sofas and seating clusters for small groups as well as semi-formal table arrangements. We provide newspapers every day.Our bar staff know a thing or two about serving the perfect drink for all occasions. A range of super chilled lagers sit happily alongside cask ales - all kept in tip-top condition by our cellar manager. A well balanced wine list includes something for all tastes and is available by the glass or the bottle, and there's an extremely well stocked spirits range. Soft drinks & freshly brewed teas or coffee are available at all times.For very special occasions we stock a range of champagnes.
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