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Percy French

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Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3175
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Friday night. A friendly waitress brought us menus and took a drinks order. Ten minutes later our drinks hadn't arrived so I went up to the bar and was told they were on the way. When they arrived the order was wrong, no big deal. Ordered dinner and my daughters main meal wasn't what was ordered. My... More 

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3 Thank Gareth C
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here for a bite to eat expecting a lovely fine dining experience. I got the slab of beef in a cast iron pot with one slice of onion. The causeway chips were funny as we couldn't understand the causeway until my partner seen the shape of the causeway rocks on one chip. I actually poured my red wine... More 

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1 Thank fussybuttrue
Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with friends on Friday night.The restaurant was busy but not crowded.Having read some reviews on trip advisor our expectation was not high.We were pleasantly surprised!The food was really good and the staff we very helpful and had very good interpersonal skills.The meal was good value and we enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Jim M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat and had a great meal. We both had the lamb shank which tasted amazing and just fell off the bone. Staff were very accommodating and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Michael B
Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Ate in here on a Saturday night! We where told there was no tables so we decided to eat in the bar! In front of an empty table all night. So we ate our food on our laps. Even tho there was a table free. We both had fish dishes and both meals were full of fish bones! Very disappointed!

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3 Thank cmckay2017
Holywood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Off work and took a trip to Newcastle for the day. Called into Slieve Donard Hotel but no food- they directed us to The Percy French. Promised so much but delivered do little. Lovely location and setting. Through the 'Games of Thrones' door and expectations were high - enter the main room and aaahhhhhhh- total disappointment- the place was soul... More 

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2 Thank Happy T
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted a light bite after climbing Slieve Donard so called in. Gluten free bread was from the supermarket. Chicken curry was chopped chicken with powdered sauce. Very disappointing

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2 Thank Pauline M
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, USA
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ate here our first night in town because it was a close walk to the hotel. Overall the food was OK, not great. The best thing was the service - our server was great and engaging.

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Thank Dave W
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of a slieve Donard package. Staff were really friendly and attended to our every need. Food was OK, could do with improvement. It was nice, but the beef could have had some veg or some more flavour. The dessert was OK also, just the same as every other restaurant where I maybe expected it to... More 

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Thank Louise C
Greater Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Were there for two days and did not manage to get to this place once. Disgusted the opening hours dont really seem to meet the CUSTOMERS Of the hotel needs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3175
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?