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50's American Diner

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John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been twice now, we have travelled in the USA and used these diners. This offered a great experience reliving our road trips. The staff are brilliant. The food superb. Great atmosphere First time I had ..baby ribs starter....meatloaf and mash of the day....New York cheese cake Second visit was a Cary grant burger with bacon..fries. Enough fries for two I... More 

Thank JOE G
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my husband had an amazing dinner here I had the hot dog with two types of cheese with a side of chips and salad my husband had a chicken burger with chips and salad they were freshly cooked and lovely and hot I was given extra mayo which was amazing and it was the best hot dog I... More 

Thank Kirsty K
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my boyfriend and best friend for a long overdue get-together. We chose the diner as it was a Sunday and we weren't after a roast or a carvery lunch. I had looked it up online beforehand and had decided it was worth a shot - especially as other friends had recommended it, and the fact that I... More 

Thank Aseesi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt order any food as we were just passing through and it was completely busy. So me and my other half only ordered milkshakes, i cant remember his flavour but i ordered bubblegum milkshake, both to go... Firstly why serve a milkshake to go if you serve it in a red party cup with no lid and a poundland... More 

Thank bitsy12352
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here. Food was really good and very big portion sizes. Different things to try on the menu. Milkshakes are lovely and great prices

Thank Emily J
Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You'll get a better burger at McDonald's and cheaper. What a wasted opportunity. If you like burgers and chips like you'd get at a kids party at a bowling alley, then you'll love this place. Onion rings sent back overdone, bacon burned, flat burger patties, cheap bread, and salad that consisted of one large leaf of lettuce, a slice of... More 

Thank JustAdamWillDo
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Original American diner serving burgers and fries and much more! The coke floats and ginger beer is great, as is the service. Everyone was smiling and helpful, a great place to come for something a bit different. The desserts are incredible! High chairs available for babies, and friendly staff are great with kids.

1 Thank Purpleharrya
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for this. This is highly recommended as it gets busy and it's only open three days a week. The atmosphere and environment is without question one of the most interesting and atmospheric restaurants to eat in. Service and waiting staff were excellent. Food was also very good and fitted the theme completely. They catered well for... More 

1 Thank Stephen F
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A great place with lots of history about the diner. The service is good and the food is what you would expect from an American diner. The portions are large but I can't help wondering about the overall presentation and quality of the food. Still, a fun and enjoyable experience to dine here!

1 Thank PhippoHippo80
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The diner has good decor and a good atmosphere. The menus are really difficult to read, and printed off poorly. The food portions are huge but too expensive for the quality. I had a burger as they had sold out of the half roast chicken. The burger was Ok, very similar to one from wetherspoons, and the chips weren't very... More 

Thank Tanya S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 18
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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