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“simply fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MacFarlane's

MacFarlane's
24 Duke Street, Douglas
01624-62-47-77
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Ranked #3 of 113 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Douglas, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“simply fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

consistently excellent food and service the menu offers a good selection of meat and fish dishes and is well worth a visit. Fairly expensive but you more than get what you pay for

Visited May 2012
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English first
Marlow, Bucks, UK
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We ate here in a party of 6. The restaurant was full (it was a Friday night) and had a great ambience. Service is efficient and friendly, and the food is really very good.

My starter of the Greeba mushroom was a little bit watery, so only rates a 6 out of 10. However, the fillet was excellent, and chips perfectly cooked.

It's not cheap, and the decor is possibly not up to the quality of the food, but this is a minor quibble.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We recently used a Dinner for 2 voucher (won at a charity auction) for our visit to MacFarlane's.
We had a fantastic three course dinner, superbly cooked, with some great wine.
Added to that, the personal attention from staff and owner and a great ambiance made for a superb night out.
Thanks Roy and Staff for a superb experience.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Surprising Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have to say this restaurant surpassed my expectations, we only discovered MacFarlane's thanks to the reviews on trip advisor.
The food was excellent, we both had the fillet steak which was cooked how we liked it and not how the chef likes to cook it, which is the sign for me that they appreciate their customers.
We have eaten in so called top table restaurants and yes the presentation may be a wow factor, but the tastes are certainly no better than what this little restaurant produces, we were made to feel welcome by the staff and had a really good night, yes it is a little expensive, but you pay for the quality of the food and in our case the great night out.
so hats off to the chefs and staff, we will visit again next time we are in the isle of man.
i am sure if you go to MacFarlane's you will enjoy it as much as we did, just be sure to book a table.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sulby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have eaten at McFarlanes a few times and have always had a great experience. It is not a big restaurant so the service is always quick. The food is well prepared and the fillet brilliant. Portion sizes are a little small given the price but what there is is quite scrumptious! Very important to make a booking and ask for a table away from the door as the opening and closing letting the usual bad weather in can be disturbing. I believe this restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who have got it spot-on. Well done. We will be back soon.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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