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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Pleasant meal and atmosphere

Simple hotel fare, good service, nice atmosphere. Located in the grounds of Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, offers a nice change of pace to the grandness of the Resort.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Simple hotel fare, good service, nice atmosphere. Located in the grounds of Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, offers a nice change of pace to the grandness of the Resort.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Yesterday [25/7] we entertained guests from USA for lunch @ 12:30. When we got there, there was only one other table busy. Throughout the whole time we were there, there only about 6 tables occupied so certainly not busy. When we arrived, there was no one to meet and greet and had to wait a while before the barman came... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Percy French is part of Slieve Donard. We stopped there for lunch and to sample a pint of a regional beer. We enjoyed everything about it! Prices are fair, service was excellent, nice ambience, too!

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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. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and our local beers. 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... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on three occasions, our most recent with friends from England. We found the whole experience to our liking. All of the staff were very professional, attentive and polite at all times. The food was excellently well presented in a competent manner, and was very tasteful. We were seated next to the sea view window, which... More 

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear guest On behalf of all the team here at The Percy French I would like to thank you for your great review and score you gave us. We believe in providing the finest in Irish Hospitality and I am delighted to read that you received that. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food very good, lovely log fires, looks out to sea. Have eaten here quite a few times and always pleasant and good enough value.

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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 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant has a good reputation locally but being a vegetarian I found the choices limited. I choose the veggie curry. What a mistake. Soggy overcooked vegetables - probably left over from lunch ( we were eating at about 2.30pm) only the addition of green beans & peas saved me from sending it back. They were probably frozen added at... 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 thank you for your feedback. I have passed on your feedback to our chef regarding the Vegetable Curry. Apart from the Curry we do also offer Vegetable Stir Fry, Parpadelle Pasta and Superfood Salad as alternative vegetarian dishes as well as seafood... More 

ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Quickly dealt with by the friendly staff when we arrived. Managed to get a table with a sea view which was super. Got the burger for a main which was very tasty, clearly high quality meat. Got the sticky toffee pudding for after which was lovely, the ice cream which is served alongside it was soooo good! The atmosphere was... 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 and your family enjoyed your experiences. Our Sticky Toffee Pudding is our most popular dessert and I am sure you can see why! I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French Restaurant at... More 

Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Could not fault this place in any way, the food is amazing, the sirlion steak is too die for, staff are soo friendly and welcoming, and some unbelievable views to look at even if the weather is terrible!! Will surely be back..

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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. The vista from our restaurant is truly amazing and very popular with our guests. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French... More 

Vevey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was the worst dining experience ever, and it's hard to believe that this restaurant belongs to the Hastings Hotels group. My husband and I had lunch here today and were very disappointed. I ordered what I thought was pork and apple without the accompanying black pudding sausages. After a long wait, when my meal arrived it was presented in... More 

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Stephen_Meldrum_GM, Manager at Percy French, responded to this review

Dear Mr Chapman, May I begin by thanking you for dining with ourselves at the Percy French Inn. I am disappointed to learn that your dining experience was a negative one. This disappointment is because we pride ourselves in the dining experience we provide to our guests. I have spoken to the staff on duty that day and yes the... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to eat if you stay at the Slieve Donard hotel. Just a short walk through the gardens to this unpretentious restaurant with lovely views over the sea. The meals were well prepared, presented and good value.

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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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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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