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All 2 Ballasalla Restaurants

The Abbey Restaurant

Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
01624 822 393
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ballasalla
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Douglas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The menu was very expensive especially as you needed to buy a side order to go with it and therefore not value for money. My Christmas pudding had more nuts in than the nut roast and no Brandy in the brandy sauce and a small portion again. First time I've gone home hungry but had to pay 30.00 + with... More 

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Peel, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have had one reasonable lunch at The Abbey but an appalling and expensive dinner which was a birthday treat for my daughter. The Coconut Tempura shrimp was tasted of nothing and was not a Tempura batter. The main courses were mediocre and so was the pudding...I could have produced better food myself at home. The bill was huge in... More 

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Artan X, Owner at The Abbey Restaurant, responded to this review

hi Is this a defamation campaign started from yourselves. You have put two reviews that are 1 year old and do not correspond to the today reality can you please stop trying to damage other peoples businesses and life by publishing, unverified and not qualified people full of hastiness for no fault of us, just because their expect our soul... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We recently had dinner here my first visit, my companion had been before, first impressions were very good, beautiful spot, the restaurant situated in a small manor house, the layout of the restaurant was as you might expect for this standard without being too pretentious. Excellent menu for choice though lacked choice for vegetarians, did not effect us, thought the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have been regulars at the Abbey since it opened. Our last visit was very disappointing. They were understaffed and tables were left with dirty dishes on them. Our side order did not arrive until we have virtually finished our main course. One main course of venison was so small it could have been a starter but not with a... More 

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Port Erin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The new menu will not fail to impress. It really is the only place in the south of the island to visit for that special meal. Service to equal the food as well!!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came here for our evening meal, we have been here before and had a bad experience but decided to give it another go. The restaurant itself was was very pretty, and the staff were polite and attentive. However the food just didn't seem to have as much wow factor as the menue promised, it was very one dimensional and... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There were 8 of us here for Dinner, 4 adults and 4 Children. The Restaurant has a Gastro feel to it, great decor but without the pretentious side which a lot of these establishments have. Drinks were swiftly ordered and our order taken. I had Froie Gras, others had the crab and scallops. Lovely presentation and delicious. The kids had... More 

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UK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A couple of years have passed since our last visit and a shockingly poor ,over cooked , ridiculously costly lobster. Indeed we were so unimpressed that we would never have visited again had we not been given a gift voucher as a present. So with some trepidation we returned. The food this time was very good indeed , starters and... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I have a Sunday lunch which was very underwhelming for the price. The foreign waiting staff were rude, surly and unhelpful. Avoid!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The service was incredibly slow, there was no energy or enthusiasm. Bread arrived after about 35 mins, starters came immediately after. Had to ask repeatedly for more wine. Staff couldn't give a toss. They couldn't pronounce wines correctly either, one was morose and completely unintelligible. Altogether we were waiting nearly 2 hours before the bill eventually arrived, we couldn't wait... More 

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Address: Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
Phone Number: 01624 822 393
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Ballasalla
Cuisine: European

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