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“Food for the Gods”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Percy French

The Percy French
Ranked #1 of 3 Nightlife in Newcastle
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Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Food for the Gods”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

I have visited this restaurant on each of my five visits to the Slieve Donard. The setting is excellent, the food excellent and very convenient to walk a hundred yards back to the hotel after a few glasses of wine.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Kawaihae, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Good alternative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

The restaurant is more rustic inside than it appears from the outside. Staff are generally very friendly. Food is a bit of a strech as it is on par with midlevel dinning, but priced above that. If you get a view table however it is worth the money.

Visited October 2012
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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The waiting staff were lovely, helpful and very pleasant. It's a shame this can't be said for the rest of the restaurant. Don't expect fine dining or even French food as the name suggests. It's over priced and poorly cooked pub grub, aimed at Slieve Donard guests who look to the establishment as an alternative to the expensive hotel restaurant, expecting a similar quality to be applied. Unfortunately it fails miserably.

One best avoided.

Visited August 2013
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
105 attraction reviews
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“Nice for a drink”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Any time we are in Newcastle, we stop here for a drink and the surroundings are very nice, with an open fire in winter and sports coverage on several TV's if you are interested. Have eaten here a few times, most recently during a stay at the Slieve Donard hotel. Food is "ok", not haute cuisine, but decent enough. Most mains are £12 to £14 and desserts £6. Staff friendly. There are quite a few nice eateries in Newcastle though and probably cheaper!

Visited August 2013
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Didn't quite meet up to the location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Stayed in Slieve Donard for a couple of days with wife and son so decided to eat in PF as it is handy to the hotel and menu looks fine. Service very good but restaurant seemed a bit quiet considering hotel booked up - maybe most eat in the Oaks restaurant in the hotel.

All food reasonable but to be honest can't remember what I ordered now only 3 days later - no real issues - food slightly expensive for what you get - made up for by attentive staff - should have paid the bill I was given (table next to us) by mistake since it was £25 less than the one I finished up with - may have been more positive with the lower bill?!

Still worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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