Sheffield Forum
Your message here

Damon's Restaurant, Crystal Peaks

Home > Sheffield > Going out in Sheffield

Reply To Topic
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
17-08-2010, 10:47   #1
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
Iím going to Damonís for my birthday in a few days, and I just wanted some peopleís opinions on what itís like.

I have read some reviews on here, but none are really recent. If anyone has been in the past 6 months, could you tell me whether you liked it or not?

Iím not expecting an up-market restaurant, I know that itís a family friendly diner. Itís just that Iíve heard that many mixed reviews I want to be certain itís the place I want to go.

The things weíre interested in are the steaks, ribs and lobster tails. How do these live up?

Thanks for reading!
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 10:54   #2
sheffgrow
Registered User
sheffgrow's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Total Posts: 3,057
its always been the same food since it opened, you never been before? i remember when it first opened i used to go all the time but to be honest there are a lot better places to go, if your only going because you get yours for nothing i wouldnt bother even if it was my birthday its worth paying not to be embarassed by the rendition of happy birthday the waiter gives you
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:05   #3
pcspb1
Registered User
pcspb1's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: The Truth is out there
Total Posts: 907
I used to go there a lot. To be honest, it's same old same old, although if you haven't been before, it is worth the trip.

I couldn't really recommend one meal over another, the steaks were always good with as many chips as I could eat!

When you arrive, and you park up in their car park, don't let the eminating burning smell put you off... (seriously!)

The free birthday cake you'll get is good for the doggy bag, and possibly good enough to actually give to the dog when you get home....
_______
The dead past lies like a nightmare on the minds of the living

Since 2002, we've lost Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, Steve Jobs and Jimmy Saville.
Now, we have no Cash, no jobs, no hope and no-one to fix it.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:20   #4
Bulgarian
Registered User
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Toronto
Total Posts: 4,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetie1985 View Post
Iím not expecting an up-market restaurant
Good job, 'cause up-market it aint.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:23   #5
bertie749
Registered User
bertie749's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: On a Hill far, far away
Total Posts: 225
It depend on what you want really - think American dinner with no so cheap meals and cocktails. Not worth the free meal and tiny cake to dine there.

The ribs and onion loaf is ok but there are far better places to eat and be entertained IMO.
_______
"If you eliminate smoking and drinking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog''- George Bernard Shaw
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:34   #6
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
A couple of people have said that there are better places to eat than Damon's.

Care to share?

I want to be able to view the menu before I go, so somewhere with a website would be best.

P.S. No, I have never been to Damon's before. Not even heard of it until last week.

I also personally don't think it seems overpriced, unless the prices on their website have changed? I'm not planning on going on my actual birthday, so the free meal, singing waiters, and cake aren't applicable.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:36   #7
spiritangel1
Registered User
spiritangel1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: hillsboro
Total Posts: 1,628
i love Damons never had a bad meal always found the staff nice and the food i enjoy,cocktails are good too especially before 7 theyre half price whoo hoo
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
17-08-2010, 11:37   #8
voodoodanny
Registered User
voodoodanny's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: York
Total Posts: 693
Send a message via MSN to voodoodanny
I don't rate Damon's at all. I had a terrible burger there once - almost inedible. The place feels dated and tacky and is usually crawling with kids and birthday groups. It's not the place to go if you want a special, memorable evening ...or even a decent meal!
_______
www.pivni.co.uk
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:40   #9
sheffgrow
Registered User
sheffgrow's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Total Posts: 3,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetie1985 View Post
Iím going to Damonís for my birthday in a few days, and I just wanted some peopleís opinions on what itís like.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetie1985 View Post

I want to be able to view the menu before I go, so somewhere with a website would be best.

P.S. No, I have never been to Damon's before. Not even heard of it until last week.

I also personally don't think it seems overpriced, unless the prices on their website have changed? I'm not planning on going on my actual birthday, so the free meal, singing waiters, and cake aren't applicable.
your first post said you were going for your birthday
it is overpriced for what you get ie: the quality of the food ribs and onion loaf are ok the rest is garbage
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:44   #10
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheffgrow View Post
your first post said you were going for your birthday
it is overpriced for what you get ie: the quality of the food ribs and onion loaf are ok the rest is garbage
I said "for my birthday" not "on my birthday".

I'm also having a BBQ "for my birthday" which isn't actually "on my birthday"
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:50   #11
pcspb1
Registered User
pcspb1's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: The Truth is out there
Total Posts: 907
I always liked Thyme Restaurant on Sandygate - although erring on the expensive side, it always made for an extra special treat of an evening out.

It's been a while since I've been, but I believe it is now called Artisan
32-34 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5RY tel 2666096

HERE
_______
The dead past lies like a nightmare on the minds of the living

Since 2002, we've lost Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, Steve Jobs and Jimmy Saville.
Now, we have no Cash, no jobs, no hope and no-one to fix it.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:50   #12
TYPS
Registered User
TYPS's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 792
Avoid!!!!!!!!!!!
_______
NEAD, PNES, NES, Non Epileptic Attack Disorder, Non Epileptic Seizures, Pseudoseizures, Pseudo-Epileptic Seizures, Dissociative Convulsions, Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizure, Dissociative Seizures, Dissociative Convulsions, Hysterical Seizure, NEAD Trust is a UK Charity for sufferers, family and carers
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 11:54   #13
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by TYPS View Post
Avoid!!!!!!!!!!!
Any particular reason why?
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:01   #14
sedith
Registered User
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Anchorage
Total Posts: 2,933
Uneatable, unhealthy, greasy rubbish. The smell of fried food in the car park is enough to put you off.
As for the onion loaf I can only liken it to what I would imagine eating loft insulation would be like!
My son developed food poisioning from there a couple of years ago after attending a work xmas party. Loads of feral kids racing about. Believe me, there are better places
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:03   #15
sheffgrow
Registered User
sheffgrow's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Total Posts: 3,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetie1985 View Post
I said "for my birthday" not "on my birthday".

I'm also having a BBQ "for my birthday" which isn't actually "on my birthday"
oh im so glad youve cleared it up it really makes sense now
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:04   #16
anniec
Registered User
anniec's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Hunters Bar
Total Posts: 2,167
I went to Damons for the first time last week ON my birthday.

I was really disappointed - from what I'd heard I expected more but it was OK, I wont be in a rush to go back though.

The onion loaf was totally not what I expected and it was like fried onions with chip shop scraps pure grease.

The ribs and scampi combo I had really was delicious. The meat fell off the ribs and was very juicy. My husband had a burger and said it was really over priced for what it was.

They didn't sing happy birthday to me as the waitress asked if I'd like them to or not. I did get a cake with a sparkler in it though.

One thing I thought was fantastic was the service, some of the best I've had in an establishment like that.
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:08   #17
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheffgrow View Post
oh im so glad youve cleared it up it really makes sense now
Glad I could help. Just wish I could help you with your grammar
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:11   #18
sweetie1985
Registered User
sweetie1985's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Total Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by anniec View Post
I went to Damons for the first time last week ON my birthday.

I was really disappointed - from what I'd heard I expected more but it was OK, I wont be in a rush to go back though.

The onion loaf was totally not what I expected and it was like fried onions with chip shop scraps pure grease.

The ribs and scampi combo I had really was delicious. The meat fell off the ribs and was very juicy. My husband had a burger and said it was really over priced for what it was.

They didn't sing happy birthday to me as the waitress asked if I'd like them to or not. I did get a cake with a sparkler in it though.

One thing I thought was fantastic was the service, some of the best I've had in an establishment like that.
Thanks for the really in-depth review. Very helpful

I think it's more of a 'marmite' place. Guess you either love it or hate it.

Only one way to see if I like it though I suppose!

Thanks for everyone's help
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:12   #19
sheffgrow
Registered User
sheffgrow's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Total Posts: 3,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetie1985 View Post
Glad I could help. Just wish I could help you with your grammar
thats such a nice thing to say when people are trying to give you advice,

on second thoughts damons is really good for kids of your age, you will even get a sparkler in your cake,
  Reply With Quote
17-08-2010, 12:21   #20
Ousetunes
Eboracum Glory!
Ousetunes's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Ogleforth
Total Posts: 9,724
There have been numerous threads on Damon's; try the search facility.

Personally, I find the place & its 'food' ghastly. Overpriced, overcooked, and fortunately for me, over there in Beighton.

Its slogan should read: "Eating out for people who don't eat out."
_______
The Beatles in Mono. At last.

Last edited by Ousetunes; 17-08-2010 at 14:40.
  Reply With Quote
Reply To Topic

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:48.
POSTS ON THIS FORUM ARE NOT ACTIVELY MONITORED
Click "Report Post" under any post which may breach our terms of use.
©2002-2014 Sheffield Forum | Powered by vBulletin ©2014