Guide to Northampton food
Northampton is home to historical buildings, unique architecture and charming eateries. Ranging from famous fine-dining restaurants and well-known chains to casual gastropubs and independent restaurants, the city of Northampton serves something to suit every taste bud. Whether you fancy traditional Italian cuisine, a hearty American burger, or even a simple British classic, there are a number of delicious destinations to discover – which will become your favorite?
The Stuffed Olive
Enjoy an intimate dining experience at The Stuffed Olive and experience a true taste of the Mediterranean. Established in 2006, The Stuffed Olive takes flavors and concepts from a number of Mediterranean countries and boasts an array of authentic meat, fish and vegetarian dishes using traditional ingredients, alongside its own wine cellar with specially selected wines from around the world.
Located in the heart of Northampton, Sorrentino’s is a family-run Italian restaurant that has served the finest Italian cuisine for over twenty years. From indulgent pasta dishes and stone baked pizzas, to traditional bruschetta and cheesy garlic bread, Sorrentino’s is a recipe for success. Combining quality ingredients with impeccable service, the restaurant is a quaint and authentic gem which is the perfect Italian escape in the city.
Discover The Church restaurant, a magnificent building enriched with history and stunning décor. Originally opening as St John’s Hospital in 1138, it’s had various guises over the past 860 years, ranging from a soldier’s burial ground to a catholic church. The Church now stands as an opulent restaurant serving fine-dining cuisine with contemporary drinks set in stunning surroundings – this is an experience not to be missed!
Perfectly located just a stone’s throw from the hotel, Prezzo is an Italian inspired restaurant peppered with stylish furniture, distinctive stone arched windows and a grand pizza oven which takes center stage. Using authentic Italian recipes, Prezzo brings a touch of traditional Italy to the UK. From crisp pizzas and indulgent pasta, to bubbling garlic bread and classic Tiramisu, the menus offer something for every occasion, cooked by chefs who are masters of their craft.
In the midst of Northampton city center lies The Mailcoach, a proper pub with a collection of tempting food and delicious drinks. From juicy burgers and topped hot dogs, to sharing platters and crisp pizzas, The Mailcoach boasts evenings of live musical performances and is the ideal place to enjoy ‘no-nonsense pub-grub’, which is perfect for those causal occasions.
No matter if you want to test out the food scene at just one or all of these spots, stay conveniently at the Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton Town Centre, just 200m away from the town center and less than 1km from the railway station. While you’re in town, be sure to visit the top city attractions like 78 Derngate, the Northampton Museum & Gallery, and the Royal and Derngate Theater.