About May Flower

Authentic, delicious and fragrant dishes await you at May Flower, a Northampton restaurant that’s a favourite among both foodies and casual diners alike. With a focus on Sichuan cuisine, the chefs behind the scenes at this popular town centre restaurant aim to provide diners with something a little different from the dishes found so often at local Chinese eateries. Situated on Northampton’s Mare Fair, just steps from the central station and right in the heart of town, May Flower is convenient to reach (you’ll be so glad it is). Book ahead, get your friends together and head to May Flower and enjoy dishes like double cooked pork belly and chilli, spicy chicken feet and sliced beef in hot chilli oil – this is one restaurant best enjoyed with a group!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


May Flower
7 Mare Fair, Town Centre
Northampton NN1 1SR

Menu Highlights



Vegetarian Pancake Roll


Grilled Pork Dumpling


Deep Fried Spare Ribs with Salt and Pepper



Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup


Hot and Sour Soup


Seafood Beancurd Broth



Monk's Fried Noodles


Stir Fried Noodle with Beef


Fried Beef Ho Fun with Blackbean Sauce


9 May Flower Reviews

9 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Carol T.3 months ago · 5 reviews

The overall experience was great .We had a set meal for 2 that was varied well prepared and tasted fantastic. We will certainly go back again.

Carol T.a year ago · 5 reviews

My husband and me were very impressed with the Mayflower and are already planning on a return visit.We can defiantly recommend this excellent Chinese restaurant.

Rachel R.a year ago · 1 review

The restaurant wasn't very busy, the atmosphere was lovely we had the set menu which was delicious. Lots of food just kept coming and coming. The staff were very attentative without being annoying. I will be returning here as it was very good value for money and very nice food.

James C.2 years ago · 8 reviews

Great food, great staff would 100 % come again and again

Deborah C.2 years ago · 9 reviews

We were visiting Northampton for MotoGP and booked to go here through quandoo. The restaurant wasn't anything that stood out from the outside, but the food more than made up for the appearance. The waiter was lovely and made a real effort in making everyone enjoy their evening. There was a couple in there that was very drunk and he handled it in a very professional way and apologised to every table individually. A real lovely evening.

Dionne D.2 years ago · 1 review

We went for my husbands birthday. We had a Lovely meal, the staff were great and everything was very reasonably priced. Definitely worth a a visit .

Hoi C.8 months ago · 1 review

Great food and the staff were very friendly. Food was authentic and portions were generous. It being a stones throw away from the ibis hotel was very convenient for us. Would recommend.

Simon L.a year ago · 1 review

Attentive well manners staff. food is good and very reasonably priced. Location for town is good. The place lacks atmosphere and perhaps needs a bit of an update in terms of decor.

Mike F.a year ago · 1 review

Great host and food. Small restaurant but nice atmosphere. All you can eat menu was excellent. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed it.