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L'Experience French Restaurant

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Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
01624623103
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
L'Expérience

Good food, well chosen wines (not overpriced), agreeable ambience. Almost next to the horse tram terminus at Derby Castle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Peter Pedr J
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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good food, well chosen wines (not overpriced), agreeable ambience. Almost next to the horse tram terminus at Derby Castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Relaxed Atmosphere, extremely attentive staff, fine food and wine. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a most excellent "Dining Palace" to which one remembers for its excellence, courtesy's and occasional complimentary after dinner drinks. A wonderful family anniversary evening out. Parking the car is not always easy but always close by. Nevertheless a warm welcome is always there for you the moment you step inside and relish the pervading atmosphere. I look forward... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good quality food in a warm and friendly restaurant that i would visit time and time again. The staff were pleasant and the service was excellent even with a full house

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Eye, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A really enjoyable experience. Went for the first time on Monday 4th May, so good went back again on Wednesday 6th. Food excellent and very reasonably priced. Lovely cosy French style establishment with professional and attentive staff. Only wish we a had a restaurant like it in Suffolk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went yesterday with a visiting business partner. Nice and well priced wine list. Started with a very satisfying though slightly sweet French onion soup. Main was great. Dover sole in a garlic butter sauce, filleted as requested. Cream spinach also a very good side. Finished with chocolate mousse. Nice flavour and not too heavy. Service was great, friendly.

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Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Me and my partner eat out often and decided to book a voucher for this restaurant through Quidsin.com for the chateaubriand for 2. My partner had the prawn cocktail and I had the garlic mushrooms for starter. Prawn cocktail was well presented with a citrus zest and mushrooms were cooked to perfection, seasoned well and hot. Main chateaubriand arrived which... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

For my birthday I again visited this excellent restaurant - my choices were French onion soup followed by steak, chips and creamed spinach and to complete the chocolate mousse. Everything was excellent, the service from the moment of arrival until departure was extremely good. Looking forward to our next visit in June

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

booked table using voucher for chateaubriand; steak although beautifully cooked, was already cut before brought to table and didn't appear to be the full tenderloin fillet. The vegetables were perfectly cooked however the garlic spinach was over powering and I couldn't eat. The starters; prawn and smoked salmon was overpriced and undersized, with only several tiny pieces of smoked salmon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Delightful french food and friendly service. Relaxed and cosy atmosphere too! One of my favourites, never disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: 01624623103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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