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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #21 of 51 Restaurants in Newcastle
Price range: $8 - $33
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in the grounds of the luxurious Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, the Perch French is the perfect place to relax with a drink and enjoy the finest of local produce, cooked to perfection.
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English first
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went with the family to Newcastle Sunday afternoon a week ago (18th January), we had a nice walk then we decided to have dinner at Percy French first time. Honestly we expected for something better. First of all we waited for our food for ages though the place wasn't busy , then finally when the food arrived the portions... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fantastic menu and service in a choice of a relaxed restaurant or lounge setting. Food is simply fantastic and the menu very varied. Kids meals are more than a match for all ages up tp 'tweenagers' and nobody batted an eyelid at our 2 over exuberant toddlers.

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review regarding your dining experience at the Percy French Inn. It means a lot to our team here at the Percy French when people take the time to do this. Families are always welcome and our chefs work hard to ensure they cater for all ages. I... More 

Belfast
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I recently visited The Percy French with a group of 12 for dinner. The staff were brilliant, the food was great and the whole experience couldn't be faulted. Would recommend visiting this restaurant when in the area.

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review of your recent visit to the Percy French Restaurant. I am pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your dining experience during the festive period. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in the near future and would... More 

Strangford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Front of House staff were great. Warm welcome and enthusiastic help and advice. GREAT wines at reasonable prices. It is always good to look for the positive things. But ...... The kitchen was a disaster. So many errors that they refused to accept payment for the meal without being asked to do so - again excellent Front of House. Let... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Heard loads of good reports about this restaurant and it didn't disappoint the only bad bit I could say was menu was a wee bit pricy! 2 10oz sirloin with 2 sides and sauce £53! But still would go back!

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Percy French restaurant. Thank you from all the team here at the Percy French for leaving such a great review. We are very thankful you took the time to write this lovely review of our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A group of us had our Christmas dinner in the Percy French great food, service and venue. The staff were excellent.

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of the Percy French we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas dinner with us. I hope to welcome you and your friends back to the Percy French again in the future. Kind regards James Toal Percy French Manager More 

Craigavon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

While spending a few days at a hotel nearby my friends and I booked a table at this restaurant for an evening meal. I had eaten lunch here twice before before and enjoyed the experience. The restaurant was full and it became very obvious to our party they were not coping well that evening. Service in general was below par... More 

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, May I begin by thanking you for dining with ourselves at the Percy French Inn. I was disappointed to learn that your dining experience was a negative one, I have addressed the issues you raised in your review with our team of Chefs and I pass on their apologies. I thank you for taking the time to share... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

we were here on New Year's Eve with a wedding party ...great food and service....we were treated to a live harp player during dinner.........plus a great wee live band on too afterwards great ta see live music for a change........z. was great for a relaxing evening with a bit of dancing afterwards ......pity our local restaurants aren't so good.......lovely quint... More 

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a fantastic review regarding your dining experience at the Percy French Inn. It means a lot when people take the time to do this and I know our team here at Percy French will love to read this review. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy... More 

France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had eaten here 18 months before and found the quality of food and service much lower on this visit.

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience of the Percy French. We will strive to ensure that your next visit will be more than average. Kind Regards James Toal More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sonia and I had booked the set NYE menu for 7pm. The restaurant was warm and lively with a good mix of families, couples and groups, which created a nice atmosphere. We both really enjoyed our evening and at £40 each, plus drinks (the set menu included a glass of prosecco), the bank wasn't broken either!

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a fantastic review regarding your dining experience at the Percy French Inn. It means a lot when people take the time to do this and I know our team here at Percy French will love to read this review. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy... More 

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Address: Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
Average Prices: USD 8 - 33

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