Our Favourite Places to Eat around Northampton
29th September 2022

Here at Jackson Grundy, we know how important it is to stay up to date with the Northampton area, and that includes restaurants! Great food and drink is part of creating lasting memories and we may be biased, but we believe Northampton holds some of the best eateries. From small cafes and tea rooms to fine dining, here are a few of our favourites:


Dreams Coffee Lounge


Located on the award winning St Giles street, Dreams Coffee Lounge is a small café which is loved by locals. Whether you’re visiting for breakfast, lunch or a simple sweet treat, Dreams is guaranteed to be able to satisfy your taste buds! They pride themselves on freshly prepared bakes and locally sourced food, all while delivering fantastic customer service. 


Choose from made to order paninis, fresh salads, jacket potatoes, fry ups and much more. With being an independent business, they are able to alter any dish to suit specific dietary needs which means they offer an array of gluten free and dairy free options too. Dreams Coffee Lounge is rated 4.7 stars on Google reviews, so be sure to drop by if you're testing out the Northampton area, or simply wanting to shop local. 


Nuovo Italian Restaurant


Awarded with an AA Rosette star just five years after opening, Nuovo is a hidden gem in Northampton town. Known for serving small plates of traditional Venetian cuisine, it’s definitely a must visit if you enjoy Italian food. The restaurant itself has a contemporary and energetic atmosphere, with a stunning Mediterranean style courtyard perfect for al fresco dining in the warm summer nights. 


Additionally, there are plenty of waiters who are very attentive and approachable, all while being knowledgeable on the dishes and complementary wine choices. This restaurant is perfect for couples or friends, and if you’re wanting to dine with a large group, Nuovo has the option of a private dining room for special occasions or meetings. 


Smoke Pit


If you’re a meat lover, this place is a must visit! Situated at the Ridings in Northampton, the Smoke Pit is an American smokehouse, bar and BBQ restaurant. Choose from delicious burgers, loaded hotdogs and an array of side dishes. They also serve milkshakes, cocktails and offer an extensive range of Bourbon, so you’re sure to find something you like!


The decor throughout the restaurant features incredible local graffiti artwork, which gives an urban city vibe, while still being a relaxed atmosphere. Staff are also very friendly and knowledgeable on the food, offering recommendations for the perfect accompanying drinks and sides. 


Akasaka Northampton


Established back in 2014 by John, Akasaka serves authentic Japanese food in Northampton, and with a 4.6 rating, it’s definitely a favourite in the area. They offer fresh and delicious sushi, as well as meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Pick from over 120 dishes including sushi, sushi rolls, sashimi, grilled food, tempura as well as rice and noodles. 


They also pride themselves on not just delivering high quality food, but also customer service. Staff are friendly and are always happy to help with food choices etc. It’s advised to book at the Akasaka, so whether you’re visiting the area or are a local, be sure to check out the website first for availability!


Jackson Grundy Estate and Letting Agents


As the leading estate and letting agents in Northampton, we’d be happy to give you some more information about the local area, and why it’s a fantastic place to live! With 11 branches across Northamptonshire, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Give our Northampton branch a call today on 01604 633122. Additionally, just drop us an email where a member of our friendly team will be in touch shortly.