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“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes
Ranked #8 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very small, intimate restaurant, with excellent food. This restaurant was my favorite on the island. Normally I will see a few things on a menu, but I truly did have a hard time picking between almost everything on the menu. All of our meals were cooked to perfection, and were so delicious. The highlight of the meal was certainly dessert. Between the ice cream, the sorbets, and the pudding, they had to roll us out the door. Such a great night!

Visited June 2013
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“More disappointed each time I dine here...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is my 3rd time here in the last 2 years... It seems to go downhill each time I eat here. The first time was amazing, but now there are tiny portions, it was very noisy, with poor service and was expensive. Food tasted OK, but portion was miniscule... Thank god I ordered some fries to go with it... £115 for 2 with bottle of Rioja. Good things on menu have been removed. Unlikely to return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Location was hard to find in the row of shops, but once inside this small restaurant it was very plaersant with good quality fresh food and very reasonable prices.

Visited June 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Should have gone there sooner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We live on the Island and have been meaning for some time to visit MacFarlanes but just never made it. However, on Friday night we were very hungry, it was late, and we were stuck for somewhere to find food. Their stated "last orders" time is 9.30pm, but some time after 10pm we were welcomed with a smile, seated, and enjoyed some of the best food to be had in Douglas and/or on the island. Our starters were crab cakes/scallops and cheese souffle. Both arrived hot, fresh and delicious. Mains were fish pie (which we were told is a best seller there) and duck. Again, both hot, fresh and delicious. Need I say more? We didn't sample the desserts but they looked good and we will certainly get at them next time! My husband couldn't resist the cheese plate and that was interesting and beautifully presented with fat juicy grapes, celery sticks and biscuits.This is a talented chef who delivers on taste - and doesn't hide away in the kitchen, it is open to view although not intrusive. Some seating is in booths with high sides and back for privacy which I think could take up to 5/6 people, and there are a few tables against the opposite wall. Small but nicely set out and furnished. Staff efficient and friendly. An all-round great experience and we will definitely be going back but will remember to book next time :) Our bill came to just under £100 but a third of that was drink - we'd had a hard day and needed plenty of wine!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very intimate and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is based at North Quay, small but a nice place. Extensive menu and good wine list.
I had the fish pie which was tasty and plenty of it. Popular with local people which is always a good sign.

  • Visited June 2013
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