The town of Northampton has a vibrant market culture, lots of shopping and plenty of great places to eat. With many tourist attractions, such as the Market Square and the Guildhall, it is a popular destination to stop for a quiet lunch or a pre-theatre dinner.
The Vineyard is especially popular with the pre-theatre crowd. Situated on Derngate in the centre of Northampton it has had a reputation for serving fine-dining cuisine in a relaxed setting for twenty years. Renowned for its speciality of fresh fish and also its friendly knowledgeable staff, The Vineyard is open for lunch and dinner six days a week, excluding Sundays. The wine list is excellent and the staff are more than qualified to make perfect pairing suggestions for your meal.
A light and airy interior is warmed by a palette of plums and kept modern with clean lines and elegant tones of grey. The large front windows feature softly falling drapes whilst the walls are simply dressed with framed prints. The blackboards lend a casual air which is kept in check by the linens on the tables and single bloom vases.
A great seafood restaurant in Northampton
The a la carte starters feature simple fresh fish dishes such as pan fried mackerel in garlic and thyme with horseradish or a terrine of prawn and smoked salmon with basil. Amongst the fish dishes you will find other dishes that include oven baked goats cheese topped with caramelised onions or freshly made mushroom ravioli. Main courses also feature many great fish dishes with a selection that could include monkfish tail with beurre blanc sauce or cod loin with black butter and fried capers; all simple and elegant dishes that focus on the fish and are made according to what looks best from that day’s catch. Alternatives to fish dishes are also featured such as pan fried veal cutlet with Marsala sauce or fillet steak with Stilton sauce.
The Vineyard offers either lunch or pre-theatre dinner for £9.50 or you can enjoy two courses for £13. The choice is generous and offers simple dishes such as tomato and mozzarella salad to start, followed by homemade pie of the day or smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes. They also do a range of pasta and salad, but if you are intending to dine here, we do recommend going for the fish as it is one of the best seafood restaurants in Northampton.
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As a popular choice with theatre-goers, it can get busy so we do recommend that you book. You can book online with Go dine free of charge and we will confirm your reservations by text. Joining our site not only gives you up to the minute news on all your favourite restaurants but it is also the most comprehensive guide to restaurants in Northamptonshire.