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L'Experience French Restaurant

Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
01624623103
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Ranked #7 of 107 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: French
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Haddenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were recommended by the hotel owner who booked us a table. Good choice from the menu plus specials board. I had a perfectly cooked cod with scallops thermidore which was delicious followed by a chocolate mousse with Armagnac cream. Nice atmosphere with unusual decoration- lots of french posters and candles in bottles. Not cheap but worth it for the... More

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worcestershire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We selected the restaurant based on a high number of good reviews. Certainly, the place was fully booked. If you believe that all French food is dependent on masses of garlic, then you won't be disappointed. The snails should be served with a garlic sauce, but not to completely obscure the taste of the snails themselves. A side dish of... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We celebrated my husband's birthday at L'experience & it was a brilliant night. The waiter was lovely & gave us information about the dishes & also didn't rush us. We both had fillet steak & I can quite honestly say it was the best I have ever tasted. The deserts are simple but amazing. When they brought my husband's desert... More

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Ormskirk
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Far and away the best on the Island. Excellent french classic food, great, friendly waiting staff and a lively dining experience. Highly recommended

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Just come back from lunch at L'experience. Excellent service from the moment we walked through the door. The waiter knew his stuff and helped us with our decision. We both had mussels with blue cheese and bacon to start, didn't know if this would work but it did wonderfully. I had the confit of duck with cassoulet and delicious home-made... More

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Irish Sea
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Service was very slow on arrival and slightly comical. After sitting for a good ten minutes we had to ask for some drinks as nobody had come to ask - we were going to have aperitifs, but gave up on that idea. Once they had taken our drinks order it took some time to arrive. The food itself was excellent.... More

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Onchan, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Even though I've lived in Paris, I wouldn't count myself as a good judge of what comprises 'great' French food. However, I know what I like and L'Experience serves up a tasty French Onion Soup. I've always enjoyed the duck as well.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We arrived early evening and were seated by an extremely polite waiter, his service helped make the evening extra special. Nothing was too much trouble - mum wanted pancakes from the lunch menu and I wanted lobster Thermidor, an adaption from the specials menu that day. This wasn t a problem. Food was delicious. Desserts excellent, particularly the lemony chocolate... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had not booked a table and the restaurant was busy, however they fitted us in. Lovely service from all the staff, attentive but not overly fussy. Our party of 4 had no complaints regarding the 3 courses we all consumed, the food was excellent. You do not wish to rush through your meal here, time should be spent to... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We first went there back in the early 80s and for old times sake went back there again. The menu had something for everyone, the food was good quality and well prepared with plenty of local sea food. The the price was OK, the service chatty and friendly rather than slickly professional, but you did get the impression that they... More

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