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“Identity Crisis....”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Percy French

The Percy French
Ranked #1 of 3 Nightlife in Newcastle
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belfast
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Identity Crisis....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

We were staying in Slieve Donard on a Saturday night and thought we'd go to PF for a drink and maybe a bar snack. This place should be a goldmine and a hive of activity I would have thought. Instead it doesn't seem to know what it is. A strange mix of family friendly / sports on tv / thrash metal playing on the sound system / bright lights and no atmosphere. It's old fashioned but in a bad hotel kind of way, not a nice rustic way. Maybe we just hit it at a bad time but I can't help thinking they could make so much of this place as a better alternative to dining in the hotel (like a more casual, bar snack,.sharing platters kind of thing) Also think it needs a complete redesign and makeover too....either go trendy or go comfy old fashioned....instead it's stuck somewhere in the 80's. Shame.

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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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153 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great venue & meal deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

On a cold wet night, this was a great venue to eat. We had the early bird special which was great value plus a wonderful meal. The staff were wonderful. Great place, we shall return there when next in Ireland,

Visited October 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“yummy food and lovely atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The ambiance, service and menu were all perfect! we waited by the fire while our order was being prepared then ate the most delicious fish and chips meal with views of the sea!

Visited October 2013
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

bit disappointed this time round. Service a bit haphazard. food not exciting, maybe shd not compare to Slieve Donard itself.

Visited September 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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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