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British Café

The Dining Room

82 Derngate, NN1 1US NorthamptonSee map

Average price £20

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  • Average price £20
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Soup of the day, warmed bread
Salmon fishcake, spinach, pea puree tartare sauce, watercress salad
Sausages of the day, sautéed red cabbage, green beans, mashed potato red wine gravy
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based on 50 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 2 reviews

    Food was amazing - warm scones were a real hit. Great atmosphere, loved it will definitely be booking again. Really good selection of tea and coffee.

  2. Jackie B.
    Jackie B.
    • one review

    Excellent afternoon tea. Very generous with a great variety which was different and delicious. We will definitely go again as soon as we can. A real treat.

  3. Katie W.
    Katie W.
    • 2 reviews

    Beautiful food in a lovely environment with friendly staff. Have been many times and it’s always lovely. A great place to celebrate an occasion or just treat yourself.

  4. Tim N.
    Tim N.
    • one review

    Lovely afternoon tea

  5. Karen S.
    Karen S.
    • one review

    Was quite disappointed with the sandwiches not one of us liked the Brie, would have liked to have been asked what sandwiches. Only had the egg as not keen on chutneys The scones had too much dough, would have liked to have seen a fruit scone. The lemon cake was dry. Literally had the table of 2 sat amongst us too! First time there and not likely to return .

  6. Vicky M.
    Vicky M.
    • one review

    We came for afternoon tea. We had a diabetic and a vegetarian in the group, both were catered for brilliantly. Quantities were just right and waiting staff very helpful

  7. Danielle K.
    Danielle K.
    • one review

    Small but lovely atmosphere. Afternoon tea was delicious, had lots to take home to enjoy later as well.

  8. Rene K.
    Rene K.
    • one review

    Easy to book, sat next to the window overlooking the park. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea and mooch around the gallery. Friendly staff deserve a mention. Always a treat to visit.

  9. David R.
    David R.
    • one review

    The dining room is a pleasant experience. The staff were friendly, warm and inviting. I love the slight mismatch of tea cups. Spoons etc and general decor. We had the afternoon tea. They have a good selection of teas including fruit teas. I had blueberry. The food was delicious and they catered to my but allergy. My favourite items were the savoury scone, the Victoria sponge and the chocolate brownie! After the scone with clotted cream and jam I was stuffed and took the remaining couple of desserts home to enjoy later. I highly recommend and look forward to returning in the future.

  10. Tony B.
    Tony B.
    • one review

    Afternoon teas were excellent quality and value. Service too was excellent.

  11. Katie W.
    Katie W.
    • 2 reviews

    Fabulous afternoon tea and lovely friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend!

  12. Mandy J.
    Mandy J.
    • one review

    We had afternoon tea which was delicious! Good selection of savoury and the most delightful selection of pastries and cake!

  13. Andrew W.
    Andrew W.
    • one review

    Sadly not quite as good as previous 3 visits. One of the cakes was rock hard and inedible, while another was dry and not enjoyable. Service also not as attentive as before. May have been down to a large group due to dine at 2pm (we arrived at 1pm). Previous visits would have scored 5/5, but unfortunately this one was pretty average.

  14. Emma A.
    Emma A.
    • one review

    Absolutely fantastic all round, excellent afternoon tea and great service, helped to make my nan's birthday special. One of the best afternoon teas I've had.

  15. Dawn D.
    Dawn D.
    • one review

    We had afternoon tea it was brilliant food and service was excellent

  16. Andrea T.
    Andrea T.
    • one review

    Very friendly staff and absolutely wonderful afternoon tea and very reasonably priced!

  17. Sarah B.
    Sarah B.
    • one review

    The value for money was excellent, awesome atmosphere and wonderfully mismatched tea services etc, wonderful cakes and sandwiches would definitely go again and recommend to all.

  18. Susan D.
    Susan D.
    • one review

    Very special afternoon tea (delicious) Worth the extra cost, as so much better than the norm

  19. Amanda S.
    Amanda S.
    • one review

    Was a lovely afternoon tea and the staff were friendly and helpful and but a candle on a cake for my friends birthday lovely people thanks.

  20. Allison T.
    Allison T.
    • one review

    Food was pleasant but not as good as some we have had and at a lesser price. Too many tables in a small room. No air con no windows open .. fan visible but not on. Ate and left within half hour as was uncomfortably hot.

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82 Derngate, NN1 1US, Northampton, United Kingdom

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