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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Ambitious cooking in a contemporary setting

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The Hopping Hare is a 21st-century venue: the bar offers a stylish place to meet, while the restaurant is informal and atmospheric. The culinary output changes with the seasons, with chef’s specials every day, and has been described as ‘modern British with a playful twist’.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Darren Curson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 11
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £4.95
  • Main course from12.95
  • Dessert from: £6.95
  • Tasting menu from: £29.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: Slip road outside

Getting here

Take A428 from Northampton towards M1 junction 18. Approximately 2 miles from Northampton centre, turn left onto Hopping Hill Gardens, follow signs.

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