Daventry Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Daventry

August 21, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Daventry (/ˈdævəntri/ DAV-ən-tree, historically /ˈdeɪntri/ DAYN-tree) is a market town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 25,026 (2011 census).
Things to do in Daventry

1. The Countryman

Daventry Road, Staverton, Daventry NN11 6JH, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1327 311815
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 577 reviews

The Countryman

Reviewed By Emma W - Doncaster, United Kingdom

Booked a table for one & wasn't made to feel uncomfortable at all.
Food was lovely - had the belly pork with black pudding which was cooked lovely. No room for pudding despite the menu looking very attractive.
Price was reasonable & food quality was very good. Nice atmosphere & friendly welcoming staff.

2. The Cedar Restaurant

The Drive | Fawsley Hall Hotel, Daventry NN11 3BA, England Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards British, French, International Breakfast, Late Night HK$133 - HK$824 +44 845 458 0901
Excellent
51%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

The Cedar Restaurant

Reviewed By Janis J - Northampton, United Kingdom

Met a friend for Christmas lunch and when the booking was made we were told that the only available time was 12pm even though we wanted a later time; we accepted this as this venue is such a beautiful place. When we arrived and said we had booked a table for 12pm we were advised that that was not possible as the restaurant did not open until 1230!! We agreed we would have a drink in the bar until it was possible to go to our table but we were puzzled as to why we had been offered a table at midday. When we went through to the restaurant it was absolutely freezing and when we checked the radiator it was off so we asked for it to be turned on and were advised it was broken!! This was mid December and a very cold day so we had to eat with our coats on which was not what we intended at all. The starters we good but the Turkey Christmas meal was disappointing - the meat from the leg was rolled and filled with stuffing but the actual Turkey was hard and tough. We declined the pudding list. We were very disappointed as in the past the food has been excellent

3. Skylark Fields Farm Cafe

Skylark Field Farm Shuckburgh Road | Staverton, Daventry NN11 6JY, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1327 300471
Excellent
51%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Skylark Fields Farm Cafe

Reviewed By 641GXP - Oxford, United Kingdom

First visit to this place after passing many times. Two of us stopped for tea and breakfast. Well presented cafe, service was prompt and the breakfast tasty...nice big mushroom, tasty bacon and sausage was especially good. My very favourite part of the visit was discovering that the floor was warm/heated which was bliss on my frozen toes....only the other day I'd been filling out a survey by a fast food place and they asked me how they could do more...know I know it's a heated floor

4. The Water Margin

70-72 High Street, Daventry NN11 4HU, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +44 1327 312600
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

The Water Margin

Reviewed By Jim T - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Ordered a takeaway meal for 8..... was told 15 minutes for collection, de frosted the car and set off.... it was ready when we arrived 10 minutes later... great service, excellent and tasty food..... the only chinese to use in the metropolis of Daventry. Highly recommended

5. Asia

97 Warwick Street, Daventry NN11 4AJ, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1327 301200
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Asia

Reviewed By Grozzer - Northampton

Returning to the Asia Tandoori restaurant for a second visit, time for a quick review. I have to admit from the quality of the food, presentation, service and Cobra on draught made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. It was “Banquet Night” and dishes of chicken tikka bhuna, Cuisine Special, lamb tandoori, onion bhaji’s, saag aloo, cauliflower bhaji, rice and naan bread were chosen. All were faultless, with good attention to detail in presentation, aroma and taste. Service was EXCELLENT which made a lovely dining experience. WELL DONE ASIA !

6. Admiral Nelson

Dark Lane | Daventry, Braunston NN11 7HJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1788 891900
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 382 reviews

Admiral Nelson

Reviewed By Mike C

Nice canal side pub, nice menu with some interesting options. We had starters and mains....didn’t need the starters. Beef carpaccio was nice but the dressing made it overly salty.
Ham egg and chips/fish and chips were huge. Can not say what the puddings are like as was far too full.
Nice beer and wine selection. Friendly service if not a little slow.

7. The Old Olive Bush

Rugby, Flecknoe, Rugby CV23 8AT, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks HK$110 - HK$188 +44 1788 891134
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

The Old Olive Bush

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Small, traditional,country pub, serving Real Ales, quality Pub Food,great steaks & home made pies. Beautiful beer garden and table skittles. Adults only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening. Popular Thursday night fun quiz. Dogs welcome in the bar area. RESTAURANT OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY EVENINGS & SUNDAY LUNCH

Reviewed By Esteban - Yelvertoft, United Kingdom

Just popped in from the canal. Quite a walk but well worth it for this delightful, country pub. Very traditional and very welcoming. Our dog too! A good range of beers, inc. this year's champion, Goats Milk from the Church End Brewery. Heaven for us. We only stayed for a pint and a snack but they were advertising some interesting snack: scotch egg. Pork pie, and a salmon and watercress tart. We had one each of the latter which were served on a board (really don't like this see my past reviews and John Finnemores song "Put it on a plate " on YouTube) but well served with a green salad and chopped gherkin with condiments. Just the ticket. Must go back for a full meal.

8. Abdul's

22A High Street, Daventry NN11 4HU, England Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$275 +44 1327 702010
Excellent
76%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Abdul's

Abdul's is located on Daventry High Street, on the opposite corner to Lloyds Bank and to the right hand side of Nationwide Building Society. There is parking on the High Street in the evening or you can use St Johns public parking area to the rear. Feel free to just turn up if you have have never been before and you've just arrived in Daventry and we will do our very best to accommodate you - if you know in advance that you are coming then we would recommend you book. It does get very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6 - 9:30pm.We are open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 6 -10.30pm and Saturday & Sunday 5-10.30pm. Our food is always cooked to order from the freshest ingredients - we are very happy to help you choose from our menu. If you would like a specific dish and its not on the menu then please just ask - we will see what we can do. Fully Licensed Bar. Maybe you would prefer to order a takeaway or even have your food delivered? Abdul and the team.

Reviewed By ParvSingh1981

Me and my wife went for a Indian. Really good food and service was fabulous. We ordered a Sheekh Kebab starter and onions Barjees. Mains we ordered a lamb biryani and buttered chicken and also garlic naans. Included 2 soft drinks which came to £35. Bargain. Service was so good the guys ordered me taxi. Thanks to Ali the driver. I would definitely recommend this place to eat.

9. The Courtyard Cafe & Tea Room

6 Bishops Court, Daventry NN11 4NP, England Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 +44 1327 872687
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

The Courtyard Cafe & Tea Room

The Courtyard Café & Tea Room is a hidden gem tucked away in the boutique Bishops Court based just off the high street, offering easy local parking and wheelchair access. We are a warm and friendly team who love sending our customers away happy and smiling. In addition to a wide range of coffees we have a comprehensive selection of loose leaf teas from around the world. Our menu consists of freshly made cuisine appealing to all palates, also catering for dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free as well as many slimming options. We are very proud of our delicious cakes, scones and slices which are all home baked in our own kitchen. My team and I look forward to welcoming you

Reviewed By barbaraandbrian2017 - Northampton, United Kingdom

Lovely ladies work in here, we were made so welcome and the food is delicious, lots of variety Lovely surroundings I was here with my brother and sister, we will be backThank you so much for the review, we look forward to welcoming you in again soon...... in the meantime, please tell all of your friends about us!! Many thanks

10. The Windmill Inn

Main Street, Badby, Daventry, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +44 1327 311070
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 158 reviews

The Windmill Inn

Reviewed By johng4rcg - Wakefield

Went here tonight for the first time for our friends birthday we had traveled over 120 miles from Yorkshire to celebrate our friends birthday, she had been once before and said it was nice and seeing that it was only 15 mins from where she lives it sounded ideal.
The initial impression was very nice, got a very warm welcome from the staff, we got drinks and sat by the open fire and chose our meals from the menu, then we were told we were being seated in the small area away from the main dining area next to the the bar where, there was just one table there and we also found all the locals there drinking and talking rather loud (probably because of the amount they were drinking) there, so to say it was a bit cramped is an understatement, and to make things worse it was absolutely freezing, there was an open fire next to the table which was not lit, instead there was the smallest of oil filled radiator which was making not a bit of difference to the cold drafts that were going around our table. We asked to be moved but all they could offer was a table for 2 near the entrance which would not have been much good seeing there were 3 people in our party.
We had already ordered our meals while in the main dining area, otherwise we would have just left.
While waiting for our starter even more casual drinkers came into this small area, so many that they were blocking out the light to the table, even the waitresses struggled to pass them, not only were they noisy, but the were also Vaping which when you are trying to have a meal is just not on, we did complain to the waitress who sent in the manageress who asked them not to use their electronic cigarettes inside the pub.
This whole episode spoilt our friends birthday meal, the food was ok, if not a bit on the expensive side, but how can you enjoy a nice meal with half drunk men watching you having a meal, laughing and shouting to make themselves heard.
We did complain to the lady who came to take payment, who didn’t seem the least bit interested with what we told her.
Will we be going back? no way, will we recommend it, no way, Next time we come to see our friend we will find somewhere that appreciate our patronage.

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