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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Abbey Restaurant

The Abbey Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Ballasalla
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Could be considered a pricier restaurant however we think it is excellent value for money, whether its for lunch or dinner.

Unusual menu which changes frequently. Courteous, professional staff without stuffiness.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great restaurant for the Isle of Man”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

I had the steak which was amazing and the chips were cooked to perfection. The celeriac soup was very good and everyone in our party thought the the food exceptional. My baby decided to cry whilst my food arrived and the lady of the restaurant soothed him whilst I ate, now you don't get that kind of service every where. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant and will be returning with other friends. Definitely the best restaurant on the island in my view.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Liz G
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Anglesey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had a lovely lunch in the abbey restaurant it was decorated for Christmas and had a nice ambiance. The basket of bread and tapanard arrived with the bread still warm. I had the confit of duck with chick peas and chorizo which was delicious and a black currant cheesecake dessert which my partner who doesn't normally like desserts was fighting me for one of the nicest desserts I have ever had. The only bad point was the waitress didn't speak any English and didn't know anything about any of the dishes however she did go and keep bringing someone to come and clarify when it was getting rather awkward. It wasn't the cheapest place on the island but having left two previous lunches during my trip to the Island as they were Inedible I was happy to pay a bit more for the quality of the food and would definitely return

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jayne R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went for Sunday lunch.
The initial welcome was ok, but after that the service went downhill. We felt like an inconvenience, not paying customers.

The food was average for the price. Service was slow and definitely not given with a smile. Certain tables seemed to receive more gracious attention than others.

I'd love to love this restaurant - the building and location is beautiful - but after giving it several chances to impress, we have vowed not to return.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kari-chester
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

After reading such rave reviews I was really disappointed. Service was below average and food arrived fairly cold. Good selection of wines but to be honest that's my only positive. Won't be back

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Nnestea
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