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7 John Street, Douglas
+44 (01624) 623764
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Fish and Shellfish

I had a very enjoyable evening at this bistro. My friends and I were fortunate enough to book the private dining area upstairs and this made our experience a delightful one. I had Queenies with bacon for starter and then had baked cod for main. The food was fresh. And very tasty. The service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Nicky H
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Somerton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food, lovely wines, great service, great atmosphere. Great place to come for an evening meal, plus they do some very good lunch-time specials, great for a working lunch. I've been here for all of these over several years.

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Thank Andie B
Somerton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I had a very enjoyable evening at this bistro. My friends and I were fortunate enough to book the private dining area upstairs and this made our experience a delightful one. I had Queenies with bacon for starter and then had baked cod for main. The food was fresh. And very tasty. The service was attentive and courteous. I would... More 

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Thank Nicky H
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Excellent meal in a restaurant with a great atmosphere. Really enjoyed. Second time here and can definitely recommend it.

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Thank Eileen S
Douglas, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good food. Serice is average seating is a little tight upstairs and downstairs. Pizza is good, and nice menu.

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Thank ExpatinIOM
Douglas, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This adorable little restaurant is a must if you're visiting Douglas. The food is delicious, the service fantastic and the atmosphere friendly and intimate. Go, you won't regret it!

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1 Thank Manxmo
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Only had supper there once but friendly staff and good quality of food. Had the black spaghetti with Manx queenies and it was delicious and well cooked

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3 Thank RoryM678
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place (apparently the oldest surviving building in central Douglas) has had a few incarnations over the past thirty years, but has stuck with an informal bistro theme. Despite this, I had never actually made it in until a week ago. It is now an Italian. Yes, we have plenty of them, but the atmosphere is very cosy. I was... More 

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2 Thank Turasach
Colchester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We just managed to get the last table on a busy night. However we were looked after extremely well by le patron and his staff. The atmosphere was warm and cosy, and the service was excellent. The food was really very good. We're only sorry we didn't get the chance to return during our stay. I would recommend Isola to... More 

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1 Thank Timothy P
Colne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

we had a great meal the staff was brillient it was very clean we had a steak done just aswe wanted it done

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1 Thank brian j
Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Amazing food, I had the Truffle Calzone which was so much nicer than it sounded. Fantastic rich food set in a beautiful old building. We visited during the TT without a booking but they managed to fit us in, the building has lots of hidden space and we were seated in the attic but it was lovely with the old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 John Street, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 (01624) 623764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

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