Open Tuesday to Sunday

10am - last orders 4pm

Afternoon teas and light lunches available.

All food allergies catered for including gluten free, vegan, dairy free.

TAKEAWAY Afternoon Tea
on a 4 tier cake stand £15

Per person *

* A minimum of 2 people to include our special packaging with cake stand as shown.
* Collections only.

Refurbishment of The Mackintosh House and Gallery

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the work to refurbish the Mackintosh House and Gallery.

The Dining Room will endeavour to operate as normally as possible. However certain changes and disruption are inevitable and outside our control. It may even be necessary to close the restaurant during weekdays if it becomes difficult. We expect to be open throughout for evenings and weekends, when builders are not on site. We will keep you informed should we need to close the restaurant.

Please call us prior to your visit to check the current situation.

main menu

Hot lunch menu in Northampton

Start the day right with one of our tasty breakfast dishes. We also serve a  selection of freshly prepared hot lunches and salads.



Sandwich Menu Northampton

We offer a tasty selection of freshly prepared sandwiches. If you're feeling naughty, why not treat yourself to our twice cooked chunky chips!

Sandwich MENU

afternoon teas

Afternoon Teas Dining Room

We have an excellent reputation for our wonderful Afternoon Teas. They are homemade and elegant, bookings are essential.

afternoon tea MENU

about us

Chef Daniel Sutch

Proprietors Rachael and Daniel Sutch have been owners of Dining Room Restaurant since April 2009. It is run as an independent business within The Rene Mackintosh House and Galleries, Derngate, Northampton. They share the responsibilities of running the business. Chef Daniel Sutch concerns himself with the preparation of food, and has a special interest in developing new items to include in the selection of pastries and savouries available for the Afternoon Teas. Rachael Sutch is responsible for overall Management of the Restaurant as well as her duties front of house.


The Dining Room - Northampton

It’s nice to have a thank you! We are most grateful to those of you who have taken the trouble to send us a thank you or post a comment on Trip Advisor.

"Artisan Afternoon Tea”

“Great family Sunday lunch”

“Still the best afternoon tea in Northampton!”

“Amazing Macaroons!!”

Trip Advisor

gift vouchers

Gift Voucher - Dining Room

A Gift Voucher from The Dining Room would make a lovely gift for a loved one.

We can provide you with a Gift Voucher to any value you require, or for an Afternoon Tea for two.

Order online, or pop into the restaurant to pick one up. We can mail a voucher to you by 1st class Royal mail, for an extra £1 once you have paid by credit/debit card.

Please allow five working days for delivery.

 Private Party

private parties

The Dining Room is the perfect location for a small celebration party. Why not hold your Baby Shower with a Full Afternoon Tea for Mum to be? Whatever you are planning though we can advise you of the options available.


Should you wish to print out a Gift Voucher like the one shown here, and save yourself some postage, we can e-mail it to you. Simply send details of your request to and once paid, she can e-mail a voucher to you.

Gift Voucher