We would like to thank all our customers for their support over the last few months, it has meant a lot to us.

The Dining Room is open 10am - 3-4ish. (depending on bookings).

Afternoon Teas available to book from 12pm - 3pm

We  prefer you to call or email and book a table prior to your visit to ensure we can seat you with extra space around you. The number of tables in the main dining area have been reduced, so there will be more than one metre between them.  We also have new additional seating areas within the building. However with the importance of maintaining social distancing at all times space may be limited, so book your table ahead to avoid disappointment.

A light lunch menu available, plus Sandwiches / brunch items.

Make sure you follow our social media pages to keep up to date with everything.

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 so she can e-mail a voucher to you.

Gift Voucher