Slieve Donard Resort and Spa - Percy French Inn

Percy French Restaurant, Downs Road, Newcastle, United Kingdom, BT330AH
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For that more informal meal or drink why not visit the Percy French Inn restaurant resting at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, in the grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. At The Percy French you are greeted with a friendly smile, and the log burning fires ensure a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

Food is served 4 - 9:30pm (Mon - Wed) and 12 - 9:30pm (Thurs - Sun)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Slieve Donard Resort and Spa - Percy French Inn

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, composer of the famous song "The Mountains of Mourne". Read more about his life in our history section.

Enjoy the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as you sit by the log fire, take in the stunning views and enjoy a drink or delicious meal with friends.

At the Percy French Inn we pride ourselves on our wholesome and exciting menu. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, we create memorable dishes that showcase the best of local seasonal produce.

Cuisine: Bistro
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 13 August 2020

Great food, attentive staff and made to fell safe during these testing times of Covid-19

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Did end up paying twice for a brandy, but otherwise love this spot!!

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

the Percy French never changes. I feel it is very dated. I know it is an olde worlde place but feel it is very much in need of some TLC like new carpet, curtains and a lick of pain. The menu never seems to change much. Very standard. Very safe. I feel it is expensive for what you get. The staff are very good and very busy but there is just no atmosphere in the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

everything was excellent with the room, spacious and all we needed.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. Food was great and staff helpful. Hope things improve regarding this awful pandemic.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

The staff are wonderful. Very attentive to us. Prices are a little steep especially for soft drinks but not out of order. Our food was tasty and well cooked and presented. We really enjoyed our meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

My partner got the beef burger, was extremely dry and no flavour.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Having stayed at the hotel In a couple of occasions I was disappointed with both the service and quality of food on our visit to the Percy French. Firstly the staff had no record of our booking upon arrival. In the day of our visit there was an issue with the Fryer this was not explained to us until making the order. The staff member that informed us of the issue did not seem to be aware of what options we had if we choose a course with chips given that the fryer was not working. We took a table outside and having waited at least 10 to 15 minutes had to approach the bar in order to get service. The chicken gouging that one of my children had were over cooked to the extent that the child had issues cutting them. I order the beef which although tender was not overly warm. Overall a disappointing experience and not value for money which was not in keeping with previous stays in the hotel.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Friendly efficient staff, kid friendly atmosphere, amazing food.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Little evidence of adequate Covid precautions. No hand sanitizer, no staff masks or social distancing, token attempt at cleaning tables, menus etc. If this is what happens in public view, it doesn’t inspire confidence in what is happening in the kitchen and elsewhere.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

good service,good food

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

This was only our second time out since lockdown and I have to say the staff were absolutely lovely so chatty and friendly and the food was lovely as well would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Staff where friendly but didn't look very professional, one male had his shirt hanging out the back of his trousers, they also couldn't find the information on lunch bookings either. Lunch was nice and food fresh which was good although was expecting club sandwich to be warm not cold. Decided we didn't want a dessert, next thing we where just handed our bill there was no offers of tea/ coffee or another drink. In and out in around 40 minutes. Another very minor thing, yesterday was a warm day and the radiator was blasting out heat.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Overall great experience, lovely food and friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Good simple food, nothing complicated, in a nice atmosphere and served by wait staff doing their best to ensure social distancing and hygiene. Top marks

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

An enjoyable visit. The staff were friendly, and the food was simply cooked and very nice. The social distancing measures were very subtle and didn't impact on the atmosphere. We hope to be able to stay in the hotel in the near future.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Beautiful food, beautiful restaurant and beautiful views.

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Visited On Monday, 27 July 2020

With having a wheelchair it was nice a member of staff opened the doors for us and parked the chair. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Great service considering the circumstances, perfect meal and wine combo...

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

On Sunday afternoon 26/7/20 we decided to pay a visit to Percy French’s. Staff were incredibly friendly and we felt completely safe inside the restaurant. Food was served quickly and was absolutely delicious as well as being reasonably priced. We were fortunate enough to get a window seat which I highly recommend! Couldn’t recommend it enough- will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Food and service was tip top, quiet Saturday lunch tho.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Polite, competent and friendly staff, great food, lovely cocktails! Will look forward to my next visit :)

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Steak was bland and I asked for medium but was more like rare with blood seeping in every cut , lasagne was burnt and despite it being Left uneaten on the Plate it wasn’t mentioned by staff when clearing . Breaded mushrooms were flavourless and the whole experience was poor compared to my many previous visits - I definitely was very disappointed on this occasion

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The food we received was mostly inedible. Our server was excellent although the manager was unable to talk to us about our issues as he would “be there in 5 mins” we didn’t have time to wait! We were charged full price for all items in our meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

Our waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. He struck a great balance. Tables well spaced providing assurance in terms of social distancing.

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