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50's American Diner

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John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
+44 1283 220050
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We visited here and loved it! My two children were so excited to see The Mystery Machine van outside! We couldn't wait to go inside to enjoy the whole experience and food. The staff were friendly and looked the part, we thought the diner itself was great and enjoyed listening to the music. Our food excellent along with the shakes... More 

Thank BDH123
Wigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

First visit last night it won't be the last visit either Superb can't wait to visit again Great atmosphere and ambience and great food too

1 Thank Phil2latics
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Paid our second visit to the diner whilst on a break away. In a family group with kids, teens adults & a pensioner. Great to see Scooby Doos Mystery Machine parked outside. Food is fabulous - lots of choices on the menu. Portions are too big for me, especially chips - I would rather have not enough than leave a... More 

1 Thank eddy3
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This was my third visit to the diner and as always it was an enjoyable experience, however a few minor problems that need to be sorted. The starters are really good, especially the chicken strips. However, they only did 3 out of the four and by the time they fixed this the rest of us had finished. The mains are... More 

Thank mselliemarie
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

What a great place. If you want fine dining, white tablecloths or a wide cosmopolitan menu, then go somewhere else. If you want a great, well designed, quirky, authentic, 50s diner with oodles of charm, friendly staff (in 50s outfits), a great 50s Diner menu and a selection of milkshakes that you HAVE to keep room for, then this is... More 

2 Thank Waynedalf
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Visited as heard some fantastic stories about the place. I can honestly say the place is amazing! Fantastic food and great atmosphere combine for an excellent evening! Oh, and their deserts are out of this world! A must for any fan of American burgers/hotdogs!

4 Thank Darren B
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This may be situated away from the main road, but certainly worth a drive for a novel, meal experience. The diner has a 50's theme with genuine 50's décor in an original American street car. The staff all wear 50's type clothing. The music also reflects the decade. The meals are prepared in full view of the customers. Beware the... More 

Thank jeanf438
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We called and booked a table on a Sunday, wanting something different and having been recommended the diner, we were excited. Once seated, our lovely waitress came over and took the order. 40 mins later, with our food being plated, a man came over and said they had no fried onions for the Hot Dog my wife had ordered. An... More 

2 Thank Martin D
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and attentive :) The food was lovely and didn't have to wait long. There was a minor error with the pudding but it was delicious regardless.

Thank Pagan B
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The food is just average nothing to shout home about this was our 1st vist with friends very disappointed the plates basically seemed to be full of luke warm chips !! And the drinks well thats a totally different matter couldn't believe its was £1.95 for a 330ml ikea glass then to sit and watch then tip a can of... More 

2 Thank hels29b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote  >  Church Gresley
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 220050
The diner is open friday 5pm til 9pm saturday 12 noon til 9pm and sunday 12 noon til 7pm to book please give us a call the diner has received a 5 star food hygeine rating for the last 11 years and is the highest rating available

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?