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50's American Diner

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American, Diner, Central American, South American
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John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here on Sunday with 2 adults and 2 children and we were amazed at the building ,the food and the drinks. We were greeted by a lovely waitress and seated straight away and were fascinated by the Americana and all the 50s music We all had burgers which were great and all enjoyed shakes and a rootbeer We... More 

Thank jimsmith6
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with high expectations of thick handmade burgers cooked to order, instead I was greeted with thin, poor quality burgers- pre cooked and warmed to order! If the prices reflected this service then it would be ok, but you will pay top prices for less than top quality products (sorry, I don't like to be negative but it's exactly... More 

Thank Shaun M
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

well what can i say not much really Vastly overpriced for the quality of food you get and just very average i expected a lot more i suspect the only thing your paying for is the quirckyness of it .If you want a burger you might aswell go to mcdonalds much better sorry

Thank glynreardon
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked for a party of ten after a previous successful visit. We had a great time, the waitresses were friendly, the food was lovely and there was so much of it! Fantastic atmosphere and a great quirky place to go. I look forward to coming here so much!

1 Thank dixie_foxtrot90
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit, just so you have visited a 50's American diner near the uk town of Swadlincote. It's setting is odd. It sits on a car park, next door to an mot garage on a little industrial patch between Albert village and church Gresley. It's incredibly quirky to look at and that 50's theme continues in every aspect... More 

Thank Stubsifer
Derby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a long time since I last visited, but I'm pleased to report that the food quality has not changed over the years. The place is decorated accordingly & the staff are dressed in American style outfits, so you feel like you just stepped onto the set of Happy Days. The prices are reasonable for your portion sizes -... More 

Thank Sarah-Louise H
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been to the Diner and it's the best food I've had. The staff are polite and helpful, and the food is great value for money. Definitely going to come more often!!

Thank tomwarren_9
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed the staff were very friendly but the food very disappointing, the meat loaf was swimming in fat, the food is just cheap frozen rubbish. The food is overpriced for what it is. Also all the food is plated up with no tongs or even gloves. Four very disappointed diners.

1 Thank janet b
Whitwick, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here after visiting the National Memorial Arboretum. Arrived about 2.30 on a Saturday afternoon and were lucky that they could fit us is. This appears a quote popular place and would advise you booking. Place is really authentic - waitresses all dressed the part too. Menu majors on burgers and hotdogs - but steak, chicken and fish options... More 

Thank Simon G
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Wow... What a find!! We booked a table for 11 of our family for Fathers Day and we were not disappointed. The staff were all dressed in 50's style gear which really added to the atmosphere and they were very friendly and attentive (without the overly enthusiastic 'have a nice day' attitude!) The menu is very extensive packed with so... More 

1 Thank MrsGemmaDavies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
American, Diner, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 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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