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Norma J's

Beside Eclipse Cinema | Unit 5 Eclipse Cinemas Owenbeg Avenue Downpatrick, Downpatrick BT30 6FJ, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible20%
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“first class” (5 reviews)
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Beside Eclipse Cinema | Unit 5 Eclipse Cinemas Owenbeg Avenue Downpatrick, Downpatrick BT30 6FJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax after busy day! Food choice great!! Wine excellent and staff all lovely!! Nothing too much for any of them!!

Thank EscortMad
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went in to Norma J's at 10:45am, only customers in the place. Waitress was very attentive, took our order and brought us our tea quickly, kept an eye on us. However, I'm afraid to say that her good service was let down by the wait...More

2  Thank lisamccrissican
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Have been here a number of times over the years and disappointed that it has gone from being really good food to really quite mediocre and disappointing food. Slow service even when not busy ! Desserts tho were ok. Cold environment and a bit draughty...More

Thank annemn245
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Sampler Ribs are absolutely gorgeous....ended up taking last few home.. huge portions. Staff super friendly and super efficient. Will def go back even if not going to a movie.

Thank Stella D
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

In the past I've always enjoyed Norma Js but in more recent times I feel it has lost some of its edge. Service is patchy and the food can be inconsistent Convenient for a trip to the cinema tho

Thank annemn245
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with my sisters and brothers great food and service will be back so they have a good meal and drinks menu also do a movie deal so you can catch a film next door easy parking

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. This place is great for meat lovers. Good family atmosphere and the staff are really attentive. Would highly recommend it

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I've reviewed this restaurant previously but things have changed here. The food was always lovely but the difference is with the staff and the service. Both have greatly improved. The staff are pleasant and the food arrives much quicker. The Sunday dinners are also very...More

Thank Ripply
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Me & my partner called in to try as we heard they had a new menu. I had the amazing Grace chicken which definitely lived up to its name. My partner had the st Louis rib sampler...although there was nothing small about this dish it...More

Thank tryuil
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Norma J's a couple of times and it's fair to say I'll not be back. Both times during my once in the morning and the other for lunch and both times it's been empty. The waitress was extremely rude on both occasions...More

Thank littleirishdude
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Mairead G
6 November 2016|
Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
Last orders on a Sunday night is 8.30pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beside Eclipse Cinema | Unit 5 Eclipse Cinemas Owenbeg Avenue Downpatrick, Downpatrick BT30 6FJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Downpatrick
  • Phone Number: 08244616585
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