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Norma J's

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Beside Eclipse Cinema, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
08244616585
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here many times & have tried alot of dishes on the menu,i have always had delicious food & its been presented lovely..service has always been excellent, the staff are very friendly & are always smiling..

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Thank Kiri F
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service. American themed cafe. JFK room and Marilyn Monroe references. Decent grub served quickly. P enjoyed the peppered chicken and I had the spicy burger. Good value for money and a nice way to round off the evening after the movie.

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Thank Brendan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Called in with family. Staff very friendly and super smilers. Ordered two adult and one kids meal which were very tasty and delivered quickly. Definitely a big recommendation for this cosy diner. Would be worth checking the super efficient AC as it can cool the meal quickly. Next time we will ask for chips to be well done. Great music... More 

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Thank Roamerabout
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is at the side of the Eclipse cinema downpatrick. In the past they used to do a movie meal deal but im not sure if this is still the case. The food is excellent with a good choice and also good portion size. Its in the style of an american diner and the menu reflects this. Drawing on... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Before I start the food was great, only reason it got any stars at all. I had a chicken burger and was a big feed! It was the staff that let it down. Order my food and drink ok. The member of staff that took my order did not know what was really on the burger I ordered. Food was... More 

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Thank Chris-Fitzsimons
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A group of us went here before a wedding for breakfast. The food was average at best, from a group of 12 not 1 finished their food. I myself ordered a fry with scrambled eggs, the eggs were like rubber and tasted horrible. I also ordered a cappuccino but it never appeared, though it was on the bill. Overall disappointed... More 

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Thank Dpk007
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Always good food and good craic. American style diner, classical movie decor, hence the name. Very clean resturant and friendly staff. Free parking and wifi, plus next to an ATM and the cinema.

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Thank Brigida C
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was a very American inspired diner - the decor, the music, and the food. The chicken fingers were OK but not as good as ones I'd get at a chain restaurant in the states. The service was fine. Not the worst meal of my life but I probably would not come back.

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Thank Christine E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Went in here as Murphys was closed but pleasantly surprised. Portions were enormous,too much to eat and all of our meals came at different times but it was ok.

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Thank kymdale2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Was in Downpatrick on wed night leaving some Italy tickets to a friend. Called in to Norma J;s for first time and have to say one of the best restaurant we have been in . Food was very good , services was top class from two girls called Bernie & Naomi who where excellent at there job & great help.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beside Eclipse Cinema, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick
  • Phone Number: 08244616585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?