The Dining Room

Restaurant at 78 Derngate
The Dining Room (2 images)
The Dining Room (2 images)

The Dining Room Restaurant at 78 Derngate

From a coffee to a light lunch, full afternoon tea or a delicious meal - The Dining Room is sure to delight.

Combine with a visit to the Mackintosh House for a fabulous day out. Pre-booking for the Dining Room (even for drinks) is advised, particularly at weekends.

Please note: The Dining Room will be open on Bank Holidays.

Virtual Tour


Start the day with one of our tasty breakfast dishes from 10am.

Our lunch menu changes seasonally, so right now, expect to see our staple dishes as well as healthy summer salads, which are perfect with a refreshing glass of wine.

In the afternoon, we focus on our popular afternoon teas, scones, cakes and toasted teacakes.

We offer a full range of drinks, from teas, coffee, soft drinks and wine.


The nearest car park is at Hazelwood Road, postcode NN1 1LG - 5 mins walk.

If travelling from the East - A45 - the Midsummer Meadow car park: [ NN1 5NX ] avoids having to enter the town's one way system; 10 mins walk across the park to 78 Derngate. Two other nearby multi storey car parks are St Johns [ NN1 1HA ] and St Michael's [ NN1 3HR ] - both 10 mins walk. Free parking is available at certain times - current car park charge information can be found on the Northampton Borough Council website.

There is no parking available on-site at 78 Derngate though pick up and drop off from the street nearby is possible for visitors with limited mobility.

Public transport

Northampton Railway Station: London Northwestern Railway offers direct services from London Euston, Milton Keynes and Birmingham to Northampton. This location is a twenty minute walk, via gentle upward inclines, to 78 Derngate.

Taxis are available at the station: ask for "The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House - 78 Derngate, on the corner of Derngate and Victoria Promenade by Becket's Park".

Northgate Bus Station
Buses into Northampton stop here or on-street in The Drapery (adjacent).
This location is a fifteen minute walk to 78 Derngate.
Gentle downhill slopes en-route.


Contact Details

The new owners are now in and have made a few changes to the decor and the menu - please welcome them!

Note: new email and website.