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L'Experience French Restaurant

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Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
01624623103
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
The island's top restaurant!

My family and I have dined here many times, it is without doubt the best food and service on the island. The chef is world class and highly deserved of a michelin star, the staff are great and the atmosphere is perfect. I look forward to my next visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
James J
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I have dined here many times, it is without doubt the best food and service on the island. The chef is world class and highly deserved of a michelin star, the staff are great and the atmosphere is perfect. I look forward to my next visit.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I can recommend the French Onion Soup and the Chateaubriand we had this evening melted in your mouth. Perfectly cooked!. Staff friendly and service good. Thank you for a lovely meal.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For a starter the French onion soup has to be the best in the world..followed by beef ..thanks guys for great meal and the price ? Good. 10/10

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely evening at L'Experience on the Isle of Man with a beautiful setting for my boyfriend and I inside the restaurant. The staff were attentive and the menu good. The wine was great and my steak was just right... however I have to discuss the French onion soup (which I was recommended beforehand), but this was the best ever! Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think this is our favourite restaurant on the Isle of Man. Local produce well presented, great taste, friendly family run business, local fish & meat, great wine.. perfect!

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Irish Sea
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food was excellent. I had the mussels and beef - delicious. Mrs had the lamb - v.good. House wine was spot-on - smooth. As on the previous occasion we visited, the service was poor at times. The staff are always polite and cheerful, but not always that great at what they are supposed to be doing.... After we were... More 

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Isle of Man
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Delightful evening we enjoyed superb food served by extremely attentive staff. The menu was varied and lots of local produce especially fish. Surf and turf really excellent , muscles and scallops as starters, the best. Mr Murphey the chef took the trouble and time to speak with every table which was a very nice touch at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Came the about 1 month before Christmas with a party and had the onion soup, I would eat that every day then the main was even better witch was the steak I'm not I big fan of pepper sauce I was offered a variety of different sauces I asked if they had blue cheese sauce and the chef made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Went there with friends for a birthday had the brie starter very nice and a bit different for main course I had the lamb with cous cous really tasty, bottle of house wine £19 for a lt not bad all in all top places.

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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been here quite a few times in the last year and have been happy to return. I was surprised that there were lots of options open for a table on both Friday and Saturday nights, I hope it's just January Blues. We got drinks quickly but then two really simple starters took 45 minutes to come out, in the... 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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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