Darlingtons Tea Room is part of the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. This lovely tea room serves freshly made home cooked food. If you are looking for something for breakfast, they have bacon sandwiches, beans on toast, sweet and savoury croissants.
As it was close to lunchtime, there was a range of food to choose from. The menu included quiches, salads, open sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soup.
The Parsnip Soup was creamy and slightly sweet. It was served with a freshly baked warm granary baguette. The soup and bread made for a filling and satisfying lunch. They also do gluten free bread rolls.
A decaffeinated milky coffee was served by the mug. It was a good way to warm up on this cold day together with the soup.
The staff were really friendly, welcoming and gave good service. Darlingtons Tea Room had a traditional feel to it. Lots of sunshine streamed into the dining area at the back of the tea room. It was nice that the view from the tea room was out into the garden. There is also outdoor seating which would be lovely to sit out in the summer.
Darlingtons Tea Room is a hidden gem in the Northamptonshire countryside. If you do come here, make sure you leave some time to browse the variety of boutique shops of the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village.
Darlingtons Tea Room, Heart of the Shires, A5 Watling Street, Nr Weedon, Northants, NN7 4LBRating: