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1 Summer Hill, Douglas IM2 4PL
44 1624 623103
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isle of man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having never visited before despite living nearby I was massively impressed. The starter is French Onion soup was excellent and highly recommended as is the fillet steak for main course. Staff were really welcoming and friendly and we left feeling fully satisfied. Food quality at this place really was excellent and I'll be visiting again.

Thank Damien C
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This traditional little French restaurant serving fabulous food was the perfect last night to our recent holiday. Lovely local produce, great atmosphere, friendly staff - highly recommended.

Thank Carol O
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime we come to the Isle of Man we seek to eat here. The staff are always lovely informal chatty and helpful. Food is lovely, french onion soup is divine. But we are never disappointed with the changing menu.

Thank sterlingsilver8
Paphos, Cyprus
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we go very regularly and the service,atmoshere and of course food is just excellent,starters specials always a treat and the lamb last night just delicious Michael,all the staff spoil us,cheery and french!! and just great!

Thank eileen m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What looked like a Tardis on the outside turned out to be a rather surprising large restaurant on the inside, full to capacity when we went on Friday night but this didn't hinder the service or food quality,the staff were very helpful and chef and his kitchen team were on top of there game,the food was outstanding,I have no fear... More 

Thank tamboyo
Isle of Man
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food but not quite perfect, close though (sweet was not up to the main course and starter standard, maybe just a one off). Onion soup was great. Good service and a nice atmosphere.

Thank manoman197
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to L'Experience regularly while I'm on the island, and usually have the same thing. However, I decided to go for the pork belly starter last time round, and wanted to have a fish dish for mains. I had a bit of a problem as to which of the seafood specials to go for, and asked the waitress which... More 

Thank Jenn13456
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for the 10 of us at this place. The restaurant was very crowded so prior booking would be ideal. Evryone was friendly. The food was very good but unfortunately they did take their time. I think they are better to serve small groups as lots of people were served well, but our food took a very... More 

Thank antonwsm
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here this evening on a work night out , there were 11 of us . We booked for 7.30 pm , we had our starters after an hour and ate our main course at 9.30 . We all enjoyed our starters as I think we had waited soooo long ! The main course was disappointing the pork belly... More 

Thank sylvia92
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a romantic meal for my wife's birthday. She has wanted to go as her friend raves about it here. Romantic it certainly is as the only real lighting is the candles around the room and table. Food was good and service friendly enough but it's not memorable and standoutish. We had a nice cheese pancake starter that was very... More 

Thank Jimbomanx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $52
French, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Summer Hill, Douglas IM2 4PL
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: 44 1624 623103
Here at L'Expérience, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmospshere, accompanied by great locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list. A number of our dishes can be adapted in order to meet the needs of those with specific dietary requirements, meaning all our visitors can enjoy their time with us.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?