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L'Experience French Restaurant

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Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First meal on Wednesday was so good, we changed our plans to come back on Friday. The signature Onion Soup lived up to the hype, and the manx lamb to follow was perfect, especially with a side of delicious ratatouile. The return match was stuffed mushrooms followed by a beautifully prepared piece of cod, while my wife enjoyed the local... More 

Thank Andy J
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing an advert on Facebook we booked for lunch, we have visited many times for dinner and loved it. The lunch menu was compact excellent and had just enough choice, there are specials too so it's worth asking what's on offer. We added two more adults and two kids at the last minute, the staff accommodated us and had... More 

Thank Cowie21
Windsor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last night. We had the mussels (with the most amazing tomato and chilli sauce) and pork belly to start then a giant steak and a lobster for our main. We were offered alternative sauces if we wished but what they came with were very tasty. Pudding and Irish coffees finished the meal off nicely. The food and service... More 

Thank becx27
Merseyside uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought the dining experience at this restaurant would have been great from what we have been told in the past, but was so disappointed. The minute we walked in it was disappointing. A very rowdy group of about 20 people took over the centre of this very small restaurant. All other tables seemed to take second place around the rest... More 

1 Thank AnnieMerseysideuk
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My sisters and I were visiting the Isle of Man last week and were treated to a meal at this restaurant by our Uncle who is a regular at the restaurant. We thought it was just amazing. I had a gorgeous starter of smoked salmon salad with beetroot, wonderfully light. Three of us has fillet steak and quite honestly the... More 

2 Thank Helen J
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

An excellent place to dine. Superb food and wine and a wonderful ambiance with attentive staff. Don't let the unassuming exterior put you off.

1 Thank Jonathan M
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A late booking saw us entering a full, bustling and noisy restaurant, all open plan and tables close together. This was great and the ambience was fabulous. Food was delightful, very authentic and the specials board was 'especial'. Really enjoyed the whole dining experience and although we were last ones in there was no rushing us by the staff.

1 Thank tl-d1965
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This restaurant is a must-stop place on the Isle of Man. Its rather humble exterior, and location at the end of the promenade and way past other businesses, next door to a takeaway, do not reflect the treats inside. With the exception of some vintage Parisian posters brushed onto the painted textured walls, some delightful Paris skyline blinds, and fairy... More 

2 Thank Slane30
Warboys, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited by myself, chosen because of recommendations Starter: signature French onion soup. Reasonable if a bit thin. Cheese topping was substantially burnt to carbon probably due to overcooking. Bread basket was sliced white stick, somewhat tired and dry. Main: "pink lamb". Possibly cooked sou vide? Tasty but more medium than pink. Served on a bed of peas which is a... More 

1 Thank Jon H

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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
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: 01624623103

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