Look forward to fresh food and speciality coffee in a listed Northamptonshire building.
Fancy a spot of breakfast? How about a smart lunch? Or maybe a prosecco-accompanied afternoon tea? Find them all at The Dining Room Restaurant and Tearoom.
Alongside delicious food and irresistible sweet treats, this lovely eatery is now serving Two Chimps Coffee! We already supply The Dining Room’s sister restaurant with freshly roasted coffee, so couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the troop!
A lovely restaurant in Northampton
Rachael and Dave took over at The Dining Room in 2009, and it quickly became a firm favourite in Northamptonshire. Their light-filled restaurant is perfectly situated in Northampton’s Cultural Quarter, inside The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House. Something of a local landmark, 78 Derngate is the only English house designed by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now home to stylish art galleries, a shop and event spaces, plus The Dining Room restaurant.
The pair share duties between them to create a smooth dining experience. Daniel takes the role of head chef and has a particular passion for creating new delights for the afternoon tea menu. Rachael, meanwhile, oversees management and front of house duties. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?
What’s on the menu?
Breakfast is a meal worth doing well, especially when you’re heading out for brunch with the family. Take a trip to The Dining Room to find a small but perfectly executed range of breakfast dishes. Enjoy eggs your way (with crispy bacon? served on toast?) or smashed avo, rocket and crispy onions on sourdough bread. Sophisticated but still homely – it’s just what you want from a good brunch.
After brunch comes… lunch! Dave and the team freshly prepare soups and salads, plus heartier options such as pumpkin ravioli and home-cooked ham and chips. The sandwich menu has enough choice to keep everyone happy. Will you go for a classic fish finger or BLT, or the summery beetroot, feta and mint sandwich? Oooh, and will you add a bowl of twice-cooked chunky chips?
Afternoon tea in Northamptonshire
Afternoon tea at The Dining Room is always a treat. Freshly prepared and baked with love, it’s perfect for catch-ups with friends or larger celebrations with all the family. The traditional afternoon tea features a selection of savouries plus generously filled sandwiches. Fluffy scones and clotted cream come next (what else?), followed by sponges, tarts and pastries. Of course, you can adapt your tiered treats to suit specific dietary requirements, too.
Upgrade your afternoon tea with a glass of Pimm’s, or add prosecco for a truly special treat. With prices starting from just £16.95 per person, it’s easy to see why The Dining Room is such a popular afternoon tea destination (you’ll need to book!).
Great food deserves great coffee – nothing less!
Each afternoon tea option features unlimited tea or coffee. And trust us, you won’t want to resist a refill once you’ve tasted The Dining Room’s luscious Guatemalan coffee. Rachael and Dave selected Pull Up a Chair to serve in the restaurant. This lovely single-origin coffee dazzles with its full body and sweet, toffee-ish flavours. There’s a little fruitiness, too, reminding you of grape and zesty orange. The perfect partner to brunch, lunch, cake and great company!
Decaf drinkers don’t need to miss out: the team also selected The Waving Goldfish for caffeine-free customers. We deliver it to the restaurant freshly ground for their espresso machine, ensuring decaf fans can enjoy great coffee every time!
Come and visit!
The Dining Room is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am until 5pm. Whether you are looking for a new eatery with options for everyone (vegan or gluten-free? No problem) or a stunning venue to host a catered party, this will be your new go-to location. With friendly service, awesome Two Chimps coffee and a menu that delivers on taste and style, The Dining Room restaurant ticks all the boxes!
Can’t wait for coffee? Then grab a bag in our online shop and enjoy FREE First Class delivery!
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