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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real American Feel

From fries piled high along side a monster burger to a pork chop this is a great example of an old American Diner complete with I guess 50's dressed table staff. We went as a family and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; the last time I experienced anything like this was in Chicago. Really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Mick W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

From fries piled high along side a monster burger to a pork chop this is a great example of an old American Diner complete with I guess 50's dressed table staff. We went as a family and thoroughly enjoyed the experience; the last time I experienced anything like this was in Chicago. Really friendly people who own and run the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took 15 yr old son for lunch . Great food, great venue, can't wait for next visit. Milkshakes and burger selection was awesome and the portion size and quality were both authentic USA style. Friendly and informative staff make it a great, fun venue. We loved it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Lots to choose from on the menu! Friendly staff and nice to watch the meals and drinks being prepared! Lovely little American diner! Feels authentic - love the uniforms :) The only issue we had was the huge pot holes in the car park

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derbyshirediners, Owner at 50's American Diner, responded to this review

Good morning Kirsty, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write your very kind review,we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Our carpark is directly infront of the Diner ,the space you describe is the council access road ,which we have repaired on many occasions ourselves ,but is constantly being churned up by lorries from adjoining businesses.i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just got home from a trip to the 50's American Diner. Was greeted by friendly staff, food was superb and more than plentiful. Good value for money and great choice of food. Would definitely go again. Well done guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food from start to finish staff was friendly and lovely. Very tasty food outstanding menu and the decor was fantastic. Highly recommended. Deffo felt welcomed.😁

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Second time I've visited here and both times I've definitely not been disappointed! Lovely food and you get large portions which is always a bonus! Large range of drinks and milkshakes available for reasonable prices. Desserts all look beautiful and I've tried the Lemon Meringue Sundae which was amazing. Would definitely recommend to family and friends :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Back again after 2 years , this is a great little place huge potions nice food nice staff , I had a great time , son wanted to come for his 16th.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A little gem we didn't know about until recently, the food and staff were excellent, the whole experience was great and we'll definitely be returning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I've never enjoyed a milk shake before as I've always found them too sickly but with so many different flavours to choose from I had to try one. I had a butterscotch one and really enjoyed it. I also ordered a cheese burger which came with loads of fries. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The only reason I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Been here a few times now I just wish it was open more the food is great and the portions are so generous! I would recommend the scooby burger if you are hungry but all the burgers are nice the staff are friendly and never had a problem ordering more drinks or asking for anything else! I will be returning!

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Address: John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1283 220050
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote  >  Church Gresley
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24

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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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