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Percy French

Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3175
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Downs Road, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic night at Percy French in Newcastle Co Down... Restaurant has a very chilled vibe, allowing us to relax and enjoy the view out to the sea. Service was fantastic... Special shout out to Ryan who was very attentive and making sure we...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly ambiance with local menu adequate service a perfect location if you are staying at the Slieve Donald

Thank ltwiggs2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there for lunch today, got a nice seat with a view overlooking the Irish Sea on a very windy day! The food is average at best and very overpriced for what it is.

Thank djulster
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get a seat by the window so you can view the Irish Sea while you eat. Everything was very nice except the prawn appetizer we had. The little prawns were delicious but they were smothered with a pink sauce. A little sauce on the side...More

Thank adairnotes
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were out for a drive to take in some of the sights of Ireland. We were getting hungry and came across this restaurant as my son was seeking to see a Game of Thrones Door. We did not want anything too heavy and wanted...More

Thank waynegm54
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal in Percy French. The staff were excellent. The fish and chips were lovely - excellent fish. We shared a very good bottle of wine and an italian coffee which was excellent loved the samboca! Overall a very enjoyable meal, desert...More

Thank lindajean128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, in the grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa the Percy French Inn is one of Newcastle, County Down’s finest bars and restaurants named after writer, artist and entertainer, Percy French, composser of the famous song...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 8 on a Wednesday evening without a reservation as we had just arrived in town. They said they not accommodate us in the dining room but we were able to sit in the bar area and they would serve us....More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Percy French Inn is a nice place to relax over a casual meal. Staff are friendly and helpful (even getting us a recipe for a sauce). Pretty good value too. Probably worth booking on a Saturday for sure, as it was very busy when...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had sunday lunch here last week and I was presently surprised. Very good value for money and the food was really tasty. The service was very good even though it was busy! A special mention to ann who went above and...More

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john h
Mr.Toal, I have just read your unprofessional reply to my comment of 22 May 2017. I don't believe there was any need to bring clarity to my comment, you are correct in so far as my 'attack' on your staff member was personal, she was a disgrace to her profession in showing little more than contempt for a potential paying customer. My dog is ten years old, (15?) I made no mention to her of a previous visit to your establishment, she made no mention of your policy in allowing pets to eat with us outside, I asked her! She did not offer a high chair, I returned to the restaurant and requested one, she placed it just outside of the door, approximately ten yards from where we were seated, that was rude, so rude we left without further ado. Perhaps Mr Toal you ought to do your job and manage, get a grip of your staff instead of making ill informed replies to customers complaints. Perhaps you will invite me to return after reassuring me my concerns have been addressed? I will not hold my breath. Regards, John Hall
30 July 2017|
Response from Berni_Guest_Services | Property representative |
Dear Mr Hall, Your 'Review' if you want to call it that, was a personal attack of our team member. It was insulting as it stated that she was 'elderly' and had messy hair. I would happily invite you back so that you could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 33
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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