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Percy French

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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Great place, great food and good service

We were 16 people on a busy day for Percy French, but still we got good service and good food. Some minor mixup with the orders but overall a pleasent stay and I recommend it

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Eirik S
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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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English first
United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our meal in the Percy French did not live up to expectations. My steak sandwich arrived with a hair in the dish,before the girl walked away I had noticed it and pointed it out. I was given a new dish however my meal had already been ruined at that stage because of the hair and I didn't really want to... More 

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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were 16 people on a busy day for Percy French, but still we got good service and good food. Some minor mixup with the orders but overall a pleasent stay and I recommend it

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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 

Northern Virginia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place was disappointing. The outside is very charming; inside not so much. The food was just ok. The wait staff ignored us. There are much better places to eat just a short walk into town.

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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 which we will use to improve the service we provide. 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... More 

dublin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed in the resort for one night with our 2 boys and thought this would be a good place to eat- it was! Great menu for children and adults and if you eat 5-7pm it is really good value ! We'll definitely 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 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 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Attached to the Slieve Donard hotel we found this a bustling Bistro style eatery, fair range of local beers and a nice varied menu. Nice staff and good for families. Plenty of outside seating looking out over the sea and the bay if the weather is good. Would have liked to see some locally caught fish on the menu 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. The view from the restaurant is truly amazing and very popular with all our guests. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy... More 

omagh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

disappointing food.. we ate here on sat nite and the food was very poor quality. We were staying in the hotel and had prepaid for a 3 course meal. The menu was so limited.. no steak, no fish options (would have paid more in needed). The actual restaurant was very dirty and untidy. the toilets had no paper and were... 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. Though also a little surprised by your comments, the menu you ate of contains the Daube of Beef and the Fish and chips, as well as various other locally sourced... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife, 14 year old daughter and I visited Percy French on both nights of our 2 night stay at the Slieve Donard hotel. My wife was a little reluctant to visit as she thought it would be more formal than it was. In reality it is completely informal and that is why it feels such a relaxing place to... 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 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great position, excellent ambience, good service, I very much liked the Percy French and will certainly return and tell my friends.

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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 

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Limited menu, no daily specials, no gluten free options (though salmon provided on request), fish and chips and pea puree came with salad (without explanation) rather than anything pealike! Standard fast food. Nothing to go back for. Service was pleasant if lacking in confidence. Atmosphere was fine as was outlook over the beach and sea. Pity about the menu.

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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. The majority of our dishes can be tailored for those with dietry requirements and our team of Chefs are happy to tailor dishes to individual needs. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Percy French... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food here is fantastic. My girlfriend and I had lunch here and it was really good. The atmosphere and setting is fantastic, with the fire lit and a few beers how could you beat it. The only issue I have is that they sell Murphy's and not Guinness!

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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. You will also be pleased to hear that we now stock Guinness as... 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
  • 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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