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Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
01624 822 393
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect in every way. Most memorable dining experience

We went to a friends wedding reception here and we were absolutely blown over by the entire experience. I myself have dined in some of the best restaurants worldwide owned by renowned and Michelin star recognised chefs. This dining experience from start to finish made me feel proud to know that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Juliette T
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As visitors to the island we booked the Abbey for a Friday night meal on a recommendation. We were hugely disappointed. The starters were fabulous but the main courses were hugely disappointing. I ordered a rare steak and received what at best could be described as a well done steak. When I mentioned this to the staff the response from... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to a friends wedding reception here and we were absolutely blown over by the entire experience. I myself have dined in some of the best restaurants worldwide owned by renowned and Michelin star recognised chefs. This dining experience from start to finish made me feel proud to know that we have the very best here on the Isle... More 

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Onchan, Isle Of Man
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I attended a wedding here last week, I was expecting the usual run of the mill wedding food. How wrong was I! We were greeted by very friendly polite staff and handed a menu! We had a choice of 3 options, when the food was served it was top class 5* restaurant food and tasted fantastic. Well done to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Attended my friends wedding reception here on Saturday and cannot fault it in any way! The ambience, the staff and the food was all out of this world! The chef devised a Scottish influenced menu with so many choices for all. My starter of lobster avacado gateau with bloody mary ice cream was a taste sensation, my steak was cooked... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Recently addended a Wedding Reception at the The Abbey, the service and food was amazing. The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice and is situated in pleasant surroundings, staff and management were most helpful. The Rib Eye Streak almost filled the plate and was by far the best rib eye steak i have tasted. Another nice touch was the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had our wedding reception at The Abbey last weekend, the service that we received was incredible, from the initial booking 14 months ago, till the end of the evening. Sarah, the owner gave us a level of service the I haven't received in 14 years living on the Isle of Man, she is a true professional, and kept the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went there for a Sunday lunch (obviously....the clue's in the title). Great ambience, tasty food, I even went for 3 courses...unusually. Can't comment on wines as I was driving later so had mineral water. Just the kind of place one likes to go to if cooking the roast is not on the agenda that day.

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Ballasalla, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I haven’t before felt moved to write a review on Trip Advisor, so this is a first for me, but after our experience at The Abbey, have been compelled to do so. We had been told The Abbey would be a quality dining experience in exceptional surroundings. I do regret I had not read a number of other reviews on... More 

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Peel, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate at the Abbey last Sunday and think we saw the episode referred to below. A guy mentioned to a waitress that he thought something wasn’t quite right with his meal and the next thing we knew, within a couple of minutes, the whole party were thrown out of the restaurant, with a bloke we presumed... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

went to this place today for lunch with family. Initially the signs were good, we enjoyed our gin & gingers. But it quickly deteriorated to the most awful restaurant experience of my life !!!! We ended up being thrown out by the owner. A creature by the name of Artan Giummri. My husband had ordered crab claws to start, but... More 

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

As one can see,from our page history, responding to a Tripadvisor comment is something we try extremely hard to avoid. However, there are times when one must stand up to the culture of bullying that this site evokes. May we take this opportunity to say, in the spirit of 'two sides to every story' that this review is distorted and... 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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  • Address: Rushen Abbey, Ballasalla IM9 3DB
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Ballasalla
  • Phone Number: 01624 822 393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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