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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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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 34
    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
Wonderful!

Went there with my wife at the weekend - we had a beautiful meal. Great atmosphere, great food. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JohnnyMack787
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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N Ireland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Being within, and part of the "Slieve Donard", hotel this establishment has ideas of grandeur as has the main hotel itself.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went there with my wife at the weekend - we had a beautiful meal. Great atmosphere, great food. Highly recommended.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food, beautiful presentation, first class service! Lovely relaxing atmosphere! Great place to visit with the kids also

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Belfast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Starter of Caesar Salad was gorgeous and plenty of it! The sweet potato shoestring chips are a specialty and something to have with your mains. Scampi was a little too greasy but hot and tasty, daube of beef was delicious and cooked to perfection. the Glastry ice cream is delicious and the sticky toffee pudding is light and sticky! Lovely... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at the hotel and found the food terrible - on the Saturday my daughter and I when to the pub to watch the Ireland game. The kids menu was the same as the hotel. I looked into the kitchen and watched as they cooked everything from scratch. I convinced my daughter to try again and we were both... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We used the Groupon deal for a 3 course meal and couldn't even have the dessert!! A great menu to choose from on this deal. We had caesar salad and soup to start followed by the daube of beef and fish & chips. The beef came with Causeway Chips.....hexagon chips like the Giants Causeway!! Great table looking out to sea... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

we had a great meal with lovely service at this restaurant. the food was well cooked and presented. lovely surroundings and décor in this restaurant with friendly attentive staff.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

my wife and I went in one Sunday evening. Bar or dining room was not busy approx 15 to 20 people in venue. sat for 25minutes waiting to be served a drink and receive a menu. Staff ignored us so we left. It was our intention to book a meal for the following week for a family celebration, needless to... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Percy French restaurant is within the grounds of the Slieve Donard Hotel but is a stand alone restaurant within the hotel group. Together with my wife, daughte,r son in law and 5 month old grandson we arrived at the restaurant on a very stormy evening. Once inside the atmosphere was warm and the staff very welcoming. They made special... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Terrible. Food was cold. Waited an hour for food.. Wasn't full when I left. Service was also terrible.. Shall not be heading 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. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Please contact myself directly regarding your experience. Email percyfrench@sdh.hastingshotels.com Kind Regards James Toal Manager 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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