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L'Experience French Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
01624623103
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 163
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Excellent L'experience

Wow best steak on the island! Would highly recommend this restaurant for its quality of food and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow best steak on the island! Would highly recommend this restaurant for its quality of food and service.

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Thank Adam K
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is amazing! Staff are very welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble. The ambiance is lovely. Highly recommend that you try this place out.

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Thank Cassandra C
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Arrived on a wet (normal) evening to a warm friendly atmosphere. Food was very nice and a good time was had by all.

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Thank Stephen G
Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Just want to say.... Myself and my wife flew to the isle of man for a surprise 40th for my wifes birthday... i had booked the l'experience resteraunt for my wife....... we had previosly been about 2009... my wife has never got over how good the food was... she has raved about it for many years... so we returned 17/12/2015... More 

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1 Thank Phil G
Douglas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish this was a wonderful experience, the waiter and waitress were attentive and very polite, the onion soup was delious, we had a steak for our main( the BEST steak we have ever had) I would recommend this to anyone and would return as many times as possible, definitely our only place for an amazing meal.

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Thank Frankie T
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Myself and my family celebrated my birthday at this restaurant and it was fantastic! The staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was lovely. Food was great - As always! Little bit pricey but i'd say worth it!

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Thank Ben C
Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for nearly 33 years anniversaries birthdays special nights lunches,you name it we go to l,experience, I've been 3 times in the last fortnight , The front of house Jason a finer head waiter you'll never find his experience is invaluable, never a wrong meal or no problems you never have to ask for anything... More 

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Thank Martin W
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Lovely dinner, though main courses rely heavily on beef, with 1 chicken and 1 lamb dish. Specials board was fish - no obvious veggie\vegan options. That being said I had a lovely meal, in a great place with great service. A mistake on our bill was quickly rectified, It is a bit pricey, so not somewhere I'll be at often... More 

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Thank ScottishManx
Douglas, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We hadn't been to L'Experience for a while, but we found the menu hadn't changed much - rather limited, and pricey. The food was ok and the service was efficient and pleasant. What I had forgotten was how noisy it was. There was no background music, but for some reason when the place is full the acoustics meant the five... More 

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Thank 300andrew
Worcester, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

A year ago I gave this restaurant a 5* review. I have been on and off for approx 30 years, It is therefore with regret that I can only give it 3* this time. Yes they still do their French onion soup and it is still good. The menu relies quite heavily on steaks, though there are fish dishes, a... More 

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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: Business meetings, Families with children

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