The Percy French is the more informal little brother of the Oak Restaurant at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. It’s set in the same stunning grounds and is popular with locals and tourists alike. It’s undergone some refurbishment work and has a fantastic open-plan kitchen where you can see the chefs at work. That roaring open fire is perfect for a cosy pint after a bracing walk on the beach or in the mountains.
As with all of the restaurants in the Hastings Hotels group, great local ingredients are key. The menus change frequently but the starters include a variety of soups, Mini Spicy Italian Sausage Sliders made with Hannan’s Award Winning Italian Sausagemeat served on Foccacia with a Clandeboye Yoghurt & Mint Sauce, and crowd-pleasers like homemade crab cakes and Ballybrie wedges.
There’s plenty of choices for main courses too . They do steaks, burgers and curries and they’re all a cut above. The fries will be handcut and the meat will be top-quality local stuff. Favourites include the chicken stir fry, scampi and superb fish and chips! Check out the veggie options too and there’s loads to choose from.
For those looking for a little something sweet, their Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake is not to be missed, or go the whole hog and try the sticky toffee pudding with Glastry Farm Vanilla Bean ice-cream – divine!
Open daily 12.00 – 9.30pm