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L'Experience French Restaurant

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Summer Hill, 1 Summerhill, Douglas
01624623103
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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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2 Thank Helen J
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Jonathan M
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank tl-d1965
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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Warboys, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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 

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1 Thank Jon H
Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go out for a meal with my husband and I really fancied French onion soup so this was the place for me! The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection. The service however was slightly lacking, sadly there was a pretentious couple that came in demanding to be seated within a certain time and their requests went on. Instead... More 

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1 Thank MrsJJx
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

French onion soup was the best i have ever had and the t-bone steak was perfect. And the nicest people making it an amazing L'Experience.

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2 Thank Chrissy P
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Came for wife's birthday during the TT. Nothing too difficult for them, to a special meal for our child to keeping the kitchen open for a colleague's delayed flight. Food flawless. My new favourite restaurant on the island!

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1 Thank PolePostionTravel
Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Went during TT week because we wanted real food. Don't be fooled by its looks, this is a real restaurant Staff where fantastic Food was fantastic Company was fantastic Real fresh food cooked exactly how it should be. I wanted to know what the steaks where like, they even brought two fresh cut steaks for me to see and made... More 

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1 Thank Justin E
Sheffield
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Enjoyed fresh Brill, cooked well, with accompanying vegetables. I also had the French onion soup, which was tasty and loaded with IoM cheese. It lacked Rouille, which would have complimented the soup. Expensive, given the layout of the restaurant, but worth a second visit if in Douglas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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?