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50's American Diner

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John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit tonight despite having lived in the area for 10 years! Food was absolutely gorgeous, fresh and tasty. The staff were super friendly, and polite. We had Lamb Burger & Fries and Hog Dog & fries along with a side of meatballs, all gorgeous!! Decor was exactly as you'd hope, and the ambience was lovely! We'll definitely be... More 

Thank almarsden82
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my son for a birthday meal here and it is well worth a visit. Staff are good and the food is good quality if you're a burger fan. A little on the expensive side but you have to go for the experience. Could really do with being sited elsewhere as the location is a big let down.

Thank Bassman650
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's no denying it, the decoration here is great and the young staff incredibly friendly. It's in a very odd location opposite a cement factory, next to waste ground in the middle of nowhere but I think this kind of adds to the authenticity to be honest. It's a genuine old rail car / trailer diner imported from the US... More 

Thank hehound1
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner are staying in the lodge about 5 mins away and was looking for someone where to eat! Found the American diner and thought why not let's give it a try! We didn't book but got there and they gave us a table straight away they obviously asked for it back in an hour but that didn't... More 

Thank Sheryl-leigh R
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well this was a turn up for the book. I went to Donisthorpe to collect something I won on EBay, and asked the seller where we might get some lunch. He suggested his mum's diner... and told us where it was. Why not, we thought. Wow! Glad we did. The funky tin trailer looks tiny from the outside, and it... More 

Thank ailismum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in without a booking but they managed to squeeze us in. It is definitely worth booking though. The atmosphere is fab and the diner looks amazing. The menu is extensive with plenty to choose from and the portions were big too. The kids menu had lots of choice and was very reasonable at just shy of £6 for... More 

1 Thank Victoria C
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Not so nice outside, but lovely inside you forgot what was outside. Nice, quirky little diner. Make sure you pre-book. Very clean. Food portions are huge! Didnt have any toom for dessert which was a shame. Can see food being cooked and prepped. Staff were very pleasant and polite. All dressed up in 50s wear. Young, blonde waitress was fantasic.... More 

Thank rodrigues4615
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

If any 1 is looking for food try the American dinner as they give you a big meal with music playing out

Thank Adam215
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This was my second time at the diner and it didn't disappoint. Three of us went, between us we had a burger, hotdog and steak. All three were tasty and well cooked. The prices are reasonable and the portions big! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere completed a good eating experience. I've seen a few reviews of people complaining about a... More 

Thank Daniel F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Yes this place is worth s look and definitely have a milkshake. Sadly though the food quality versus the price point are way out of line. I agree with previous reviewers that is smells of cooking fat, it does. But it's the food quality that really puts me off here. Really low quality ingredients in the burger and hotdogs were... More 

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

Yes we are a fun environment! And that is where the truth in this review ends!!! Please see the photos on tripadvisor of our fresh 100%Aberdeen Angus burgers ,our hotdogs are of the same high qualityWe have recently installed a brand extraction system,so the statement about the smell is untrue .Our oil is changed every 2.5 days ,and as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $17
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
The diner is open friday 5pm til 9pm saturday 12 noon til 9pm and sunday 12 noon til 7pm to book please give us a call the diner has received a 5 star food hygeine rating for the last 11 years and is the highest rating available

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?