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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great atmosphere

A little bit of France in Douglas. Lovely decor, and great for two course lunches. Never needed to book and great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
John O
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A little bit of France in Douglas. Lovely decor, and great for two course lunches. Never needed to book and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Everything we ordered was excellent. Good presentation and cooked according to order, i.e. a medium steak was medium. It had a really cosy atmosphere, typically French. Would recommend booking in advance, as it does get very busy. We were lucky to get a table for 2 without a prior booking. The wines were very reasonably priced.

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very popular restaurant on the sea front (just), but don't follow Google maps directions. My phone persuaded me to walk up a very steep road (Little Switzerland, I think) only to discover nothing more exciting than a supermarket at the top. Rang the helpful staff at the restaurant and was directed down again through the pretty, illuminated Fairy Grotto. Menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent French food: really nice decor inside the restaurant, perfect for a romantic evening. They have a very good system for online bookings on their website: they tend to be busy so it is best to book a table in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a wonderful find which was a short walk from our hotel. The queenies appetizer was especially good, and the Manx lamb with couscous main course was one of the best lamb we have ever had. It melted in your mouth. The owner/manager and staff were welcoming, friendly and courteous. The owner/manager made sure the service was to his standards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The best steak on the Isle of Man by a long way! And the fries are amazing. The decor has never changed but for food this good who cares

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well, that was spectacular! Warm welcome, like we were friends, excellent service, simple but elegantly put together menu, the food was faultless, cooked and seasoned perfectly (I am a bugger for salt and pepper, it would have been a sin to add salt and pepper to this food, not to mention an insult to the chef!), glorious flavours, delicious wines,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've been meaning to get here for a while now and I so so wish I hadn't left it this long. I had the onion soup for my starter and I'm sooooooo glad I did. It has left me wanting to go back for more and more and more. And that was just the starter. I had the stuffed chicken... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Love this restaurant. Always has a lively atmosphere and the food never disappoints . We went on Thursday evening and the place was packed so I would recommend booking early. We had the crab and lobster starter from the specials board followed by the chateaubriand and both were delicious. The staff are so friendly and efficient and even though they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I can highly recommend this restaurant - four of us were recently staying in Douglas for the TT and we first went to L'Experience on the back a recommendation from a local, we were not disappointed! We had to book early, as they were fully booked and it soon became apparent why. Although a little shabby looking from the outside,... 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: Doing business

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