Hibiscus Fine Dining, Delapré Abbey, Northampton
This elegant restaurant really wows with it's artistically presented dishes, exceptional service and a beautiful, historic setting.
Historic, stately and super fancy, Hibiscus is the very definition of hidden gem, tucked away as it is in the grand Billiard Room at Northampton’s Delapré Abbey. There is no chance of stumbling across Hibiscus by accident, so you need to be in the know. This is the restaurant’s second incarnation, having relocated from it’s previous home within the Royal and Derngate theatre, the new site is something of a sea change in the sense that it allows Head Chef Sam Squires’ stunning cuisine to be the star of the show, rather than a pre-theatre afterthought. It’s destination dining and what a destination: close to the centre of Northampton, Delapré Abbey dates back 900 years, with history emanating from every wall.
Hibiscus is one of a rather impressive portfolio of hospitality businesses with entrepreneur Tom Hewer at the helm, which also includes The Griffin’s Head in Mears Ashby, The Artizan and John Franklin’s, but this is certainly the swankiest of the bunch, offering guests a choice of either a 7 or 10 course tasting menu with optional wine pairings to boot.
This luxurious restaurant is something a bit special, offering sensational cuisine that you will remember for all the right reasons. Hibiscus would make the perfect destination for a low-key family celebration or a romantic dinner for two.
Delpare Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW
Thursday: bookings from 6pm
Friday: bookings from 6pm
Saturday: bookings from 6pm
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