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50's American Diner

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John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
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Description: Please do not put Swadlincote in your satnav as it takes you to the wrong...
Please do not put Swadlincote in your satnav as it takes you to the wrong location please use Church Gresley John street :) The 50s American Diner is the largest original american diner in the uk it was built in 1950 in Elizabeth New Jersey and opened as Murphys on st patricks day 1951 she then traded until 1969 ,when she went into dereliction . She was shipped to England in 1997 .We restored and refurbished her over the course of a year and reopened the diner in its present state in 2005 and we are still going strong thanks to our loyal customers old and new.We have set the diner up to give an authentic atmosphere where the customer is made to feel welcome and instantly at home.We have table service,as it was back in the 50s and we aim to give the best value for money best service and best experience In a fun and vibrant atmosphere.It is always advisable to book a booth Last orders 15 minutes before closing time,reserved booths will be saved for ten minutes unless you contact us and please let us know if you are unable to keep your reservation we are closed mondays and tuesdays wednesday thursday 5-8pm friday 5pm-9pm saturday 12noon-9pm sunday 12 noon-7pm We are a working museum to 50s Americana ,please come and share the experience, we are a family owned and run Diner and look forward to you joining us Trish and Jeff We have been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating by South Derbyshire Environmental Heath Team since the Scheme was introduced , ratings are given on a scale from 0 to 5,5 being the highest attainable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First visit in years!

Yesterday I went for my first visit since a good few years ago. We used to go quite often for birthdays etc as we loved it but then stopped as we thought it had closed down (not sure if it even closed but that's what I heard.) It did not disappoint and it is exactly how I remember it as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Yesterday I went for my first visit since a good few years ago. We used to go quite often for birthdays etc as we loved it but then stopped as we thought it had closed down (not sure if it even closed but that's what I heard.) It did not disappoint and it is exactly how I remember it as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to come to this diner we arrived 35 mins early but we was at our booth within 10 mins, the service was very good and we had our meal on our table within 15 mins from sitting down, the meal was excellent 10/10 and would recommend the burgers.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit after hearing so much about this restaurant. We were not dissapointed. The staff greeted us with a warm welcome. The restaurant was very nice. The music choice was fantastic and the restaurant was decorated to a good standard, which reflected the genre. It was very clean and you could see the food being prepared. There... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the diner for the second time on Saturday we were meant to arrive at 6pm but we were early so expected a wait. And a wait we got we didn't get our table until 6.10 in the meantime it has rained outside. Then we got in ordered drinks and then our food. Which was great, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Found the diner on google and booked a table for Saturday 22nd August... It took us 30 mins to get there which was my only qualm but hey, as soon we stepped in the diner it was like we had gone back in time to the 50s! Good music, staff all dressed in 50s attire etc etc. Food and service... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the third time I have visited the 50's American Diner and it just keeps getting better. The Diner is decorated fantastically and is very authentic. The food is great and portion sizes are huge. Love this place and will definitely be back again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice relaxing place for home cooked American style & portions , a nice bit of American quinine with 50s & 60s music to keep you toe tapping and singing along too. Certainly recommend you try this out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service was good,Food was excellent, good atmosphere, all staff in fifty dress :) worth a visit. ............................... ......... . ............

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Arrived early but was seated with a smile , service super , food was spot on and dessert is a must , milkshakes are also lovely

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Myself and My Family have visited here a fair few times now and we have never been disappointed. Some people say its quite expensive but when you actually see the amount of food you get served its well worth every penny. The whole set up of the diner is fab and you cant get much more authentic than an actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote  >  Church Gresley
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 220050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Please do not put Swadlincote in your satnav as it takes you to the wrong location please use Church Gresley John street :) The 50s American Diner is the largest original american diner in the uk it was built in 1950 in Elizabeth New Jersey and opened as Murphys on st patricks day 1951 she then traded until 1969 ,when she went into dereliction . She was shipped to England in 1997 .We restored and refurbished her over the course of a year and reopened the diner in its present state in 2005 and we are still going strong thanks to our loyal customers old and new.We have set the diner up to give an authentic atmosphere where the customer is made to feel welcome and instantly at home.We have table service,as it was back in the 50s and we aim to give the best value for money best service and best experience In a fun and vibrant atmosphere.It is always advisable to book a booth Last orders 15 minutes before closing time,reserved booths will be saved for ten minutes unless you contact us and please let us know if you are unable to keep your reservation we are closed mondays and tuesdays wednesday thursday 5-8pm friday 5pm-9pm saturday 12noon-9pm sunday 12 noon-7pm We are a working museum to 50s Americana ,please come and share the experience, we are a family owned and run Diner and look forward to you joining us Trish and Jeff We have been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating by South Derbyshire Environmental Heath Team since the Scheme was introduced , ratings are given on a scale from 0 to 5,5 being the highest attainable.

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