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Percy French

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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
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The Percy French is in a beautiful location with huge windows looking out towards the sea. The service was slow, it was an hour from our arrival until we received our main courses although the starters did arrive quickly and those around us did seem to get their meals more promptly. The 3 courses... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
MrsLecky
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Percy French is in a beautiful location with huge windows looking out towards the sea. The service was slow, it was an hour from our arrival until we received our main courses although the starters did arrive quickly and those around us did seem to get their meals more promptly. The 3 courses for £20 was very good value.... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had Sunday dinner here you can get 3 courses for £20, had Caesar salad for starter which was beautiful, turkey and ham for the main which you get a good dinner with all the trimmings the dinner was Ok not the nicest I have tasted, there was a wine sauce in the gravy which didn't taste that nice. The restaurant... More 

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Craigavon, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with an overnight stay at the Slive Donard and a 3 course meal here was included in the deal for my birthday. The staff were very pleasant and extremely professional. We were given a table at the window overlooking the sea. The waiter came to the table with a complimentary birthday cocktail. Every course was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Was dubious about coming here due to some (now I know WRONG!) reviews. Came for dinner with friends for my birthday and it was an absolute treat from start to finish. The food was mouth wateringly delicious and service was fast considering how busy it was! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back on my next Newcastle... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My daughter and I had a three course dinner at this restaurant last night, and it was the most disappointing meal we've ever had at a commercial establishment. From the start we didn't feel in the slightest bit welcome, shown to our table with someone with no personality, with their head down, uncommunicative, not interested in making our dining experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a meal there and the staff were friendly ,but they forgot our drinks and our desserts. Food was great other than that. A good view of the sea.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Used to visit this beautifully placed establishment a couple of times a year, and was looking forward to the experience. However was quite disappointed recently - the portion sizes have shrunk and the prices have ballooned. The food itself was good but one would need to have a full 3-course meal to make it worth your while. Portions will be... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have visited the Percy French before, and while the food was fine, I was a little dismayed by the basic lack of attention to detail. The window sills were dusty, and had a few dead flies. The staff were very nice, and well trained, but for a restaurant belonging to this hotel group, I would expect more. My only... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On the plus side: Beautiful views Friendly staff Negatives: Portion size was fairly small - still hungry after main course (salmon) Dessert (sticky toffee) was disappointing Fairly pricey especially considering portion size and quality

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northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Dined here over the weekend. Was lucky to be seated with a sea view :) All three courses were delicious, really enjoyed it!

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Additional Information about Percy French

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

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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 to $33
  • Cuisine: French

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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