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All 3 St Johns Restaurants

The Swiss House Cafe Bar & Grill

Glen Helen, Near Peel, on TT Circuit, St Johns IM4 3NP
01624 801657
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in St Johns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $64
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, English, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Set in the beautiful surroundings of Glen Helen, the Swiss House Cafe bar & Grill offers a friendly welcome and a choice of dining options throughout the day including a selection of homemade cakes, freshly ground coffees and teas, sandwiches and hot lunches, a full evening a la carte menu featuring our Josper charcoal oven and a mouthwatering sunday lunch.

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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Sad to hear Chef is leaving and this will force the restaurant to close. The food and service has always been outstanding and one of the best places to eat on the Isle of Man. Not cheap but worth the cost. It is family run and the other two venues continue to thrive as the Boatyard in Peel & Tanrogans... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I last visited this restaurant a year ago so hopefully it has improved, however I ordered a sandwich & my friend some soup plus 2 cups of coffee & we were charged £16.00 - I haven't been back as there are plenty of eating venues with more reasonable prices on the island.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having already dined at the Swiss House a few weeks ago and had a delicious meal we decided to take our visiting family there last night. It was so nice to see that although the restaurant was full the service was still excellent with The Chef very busy in the background turning out delicious food. The starters, main courses and... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had dinner at The Swiss House recently with friends. Website looked good, and the menu looked just fine. Prices were I thought a little 'toppy' but given the remote nature of this restaurant I just assumed that it would be worth the money as it always going to be a journey to get to it. Surely you must have something... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After a complete revamp this restaurant has come back to life under new owners. They serve a varied menu with various specials with a decent wine list too. Set amongst the trees on the TT race course in the picturesque Glen Helen about 9 miles from the capital,Douglas, a visit is well worth while.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We arrived for lunch without a reservation and despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't busy we weren't made to feel particularly welcome. We were seated after a couple of minutes and I would describe the service as OK but nothing special. It was also slightly cold in the restaurant. The complimentary bread is delicious especially the cheese and onion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I can't speak highly enough of the Swiss House. Every meal, lunches and suppers, have been fantastic. Great wine menu, lovely cocktails and the pi belly is just amazing. Highly recommended from me!!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We arrived without booking and received a friendly greeting, we were sat in the foyer... sounds bad but was lovely, after drinks and taking our order we were shown to our table, atmosphere was beautiful, food came promptly, delightful, bread we were given a choice of which flavours and to how many we would like. The food was fresh ,... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Good food and service. We arrived without booking and were promptly and graciously shown to a table. The food was excellent and the service was good, although we seemed to get a different member of staff each time someone came to the table. This is not a cheap place, but is in line with places of similar standard both on... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Were very kindly taken out to dinner. Good atmosphere on arrival, asked to sit in foyer and brought menus and drinks. Good choice of food on menu but disappointed to find that a dish of seasonal vegetables was extra (£3.50). We were brought bread, but as one other reviewer remarked, one slice each, when you would expect a basket for... More 

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Address: Glen Helen, Near Peel, on TT Circuit, St Johns IM4 3NP
Phone Number: 01624 801657
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  St Johns
Average Prices: USD 24 - 64
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, English, Steakhouse, British

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