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Percy French

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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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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...
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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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Meal

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were a large party and the staff handled it brilliantly. Steaks to die for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Susan T
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We were a large party and the staff handled it brilliantly. Steaks to die for!

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bangor co down
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Its ok.....again bit pricey on drinks.....you cant order a drink and bag of crisps/nuts...you have to order bar food which hikes up the price....and at 2-3pm when eating later, you may not want a bar snack, racking up a price of £20!

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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 a review regarding your dining experience at the Percy French Inn. Our menu includes a light bites section which includes dishes ranging from £8 which are available 12 to 5pm daily. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa... More 

Newcastle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I decided to try Percy French on Sunday evening as we hadnt eaten there for approx 10 years and were pleasantly surprised. The fire was very welcoming on a cold, wet Sunday evening and staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu had a good selection of choices, I had chicken stir-fry with noodles which was delicious and... More 

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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 enjoyed your dining experience. Our Chicken Stir Fry is one of our most popular dishes and I am sure you can see why! I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at... More 

West Berks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was a joy to be able to walk from the Slieve Donard to enjoy a 3 course dinner at the Percy French restaurant. The service we had was fantastic and well worth EVERY penny of the reasonable prices they charged. The staff were friendly, attentive but not intrusive and the food was of a high standard, well presented but... More 

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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. All the team here at the Percy French are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. 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 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Myself and my partner ate here on a sat night. Staff were welcoming and friendly. The menu was overall good, had a wide range of dishes. However, the prices were absolutely ridiculous! Starters were priced at £8 and were very small and basic such as your seafood chowder or pate! For mains we both had the sirloin steak which was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you get the package from the hotel which includes the meal its a waste of money as the set menu was bad such a let down! Maybe if they shown us the menu we would of just booked the room and ate else were

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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 us at the Percy French. I am quite surprised by this review as the package menu has been designed so that it offers variety as well as value for money to our guests. The dishes that are included are selected from our main menu, ensuring that we include our... More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Warm welcome from James the manager and the two Ryan's. They made our evening first class. Thank you so much

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Roland, Thank you for posting a review of your recent visit to the Percy French Restaurant. I thank you for your kind words regarding our two Ryans, they are both valuable members of the team here at the Percy French. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Brilliant staff & service- food was ready so quickly! & tasted good. It's only a minute walk from the Slieve Donard hotel so very close

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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 thank you for your feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in the near future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our restaurant... More 

Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has to be in one of the best locations in NI & has had quite a bit of interior work done since we were there previously. The menu failed to inspire, as did some of our choices of food. The selection of breads with tapenade was strangely without tapenade, and the poppadom accompanying the curry & rice dish,... 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 however we will strive to ensure that this service is not repeated in the future. I thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback and I look forward... More 

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food, wide choice and tasty dinner. Staff are so helpful and pleasant. Great night and will be back.

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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 a 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. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33

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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