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Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant

9 Ridgeway Street, Off North Quay Harbour, Douglas IM1 1EW
+44 1624 612355
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lobster” (54 reviews)
“fish fingers” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Ridgeway Street, Off North Quay Harbour, Douglas IM1 1EW
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had witches sole very tasty , fresh and well prepared. This place is always good is very consistent. Have a large regulatory clientele who go for food that is well prepared . You can pay more but will not get better.

Thank barrie z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy Friday evening, but they kindly squeezed us in. Wonderful informal atmosphere, but exemplary service from friendly staff. We had specials as starter and main; all were very good, brill and wolf fish. Good wine list, bottle of muscadet sur lie a great reminder of...More

Thank Micemurders
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere; staff very friendly. This is a fish restaurant with only a couple of non-fish dishes. Note that veggies have to be ordered separately (we sometimes forget!) A good selection of wines and several interesting Gins (yum)

Thank GingerDigby
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nearly 2 hours for dinner, most of the time spent waiting as staff not as attentive as they need to be to ensure 1st class service. Food was good and well presented.

Thank OldClanEllmes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the reviews rating Tanroagan so highly we were expecting something special.. Service was friendly and attentive so no problems there. I had the fish pie which was very tasty. He had lobster thermidor which was ok. Nothing to rave about. Expensive compared with other...More

Thank Ttopknot
Robin M, General Manager at Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your visit. Sorry to hear your lobster was not to your liking. Perhaps if you could get in touch via our email or Facebook message to let us know a bit more about why it didnt meat expectations, we always want to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Tanrogan yesterday and it was delicious. I had half a lobster Thermidor and my friend had lobster and queenies both delicious, followed by a small chocolate mousse and Irish coffees. Great lunch, would definitely recommend it.

Thank MazCrete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Voigt we tried another fish restaurant first but Tanroagan gave us the best food and dining experience.

Thank Suwentout
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tanroagan doesn't look much from the front and it is a small side road but it is well worth a visit. My friends and I ( 12 of us in total) called on a busy Friday night and while we must have caused the...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Douglas for four nights. We had initially tried to get into another nearby fish restaurant but it was full so decided on Tanroagan (Manx for scallops). How glad we were that we found this gem. We got the last table, right by...More

Thank Voigt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll have to make a reservation if you wish to eat here, really popular, not only with tourists but locals as well. They only use locally sourced ingredients and can cater for food intolerances due to everything being cooked fresh. A little pricey, but on...More

Thank HappyCouple19
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is there a dress code
14 September 2016|
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Response from Campbell K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of although they like you to be smartly dressed at weekends.
Sir - having chosen to besmirch my character on this website and lied about our correspondence (my letter to you was dated and sent 13 Sep - accept I got the date wrong in my posting) - so please provide details of your advocate to allow my solicitor to pursue your perverse statements through the courts. I am neither 'rude' nor 'condescending' and what you describe as a 'tirade' was a fair report of the food that your team/suppliers provided - I still shudder at the memory of at least 3 instances of approx 2.5 inch long by 1/2 inch wide pieces of crab shell in the 'coriander' soup - life-threatening to be sure. Your mother's misaddressed e-mail was OK by me and whilst some of the points were unusual (e.g. to engage with your suppliers directly) it offered a £50 voucher which if we determined we'd ever revisit the IoM and your restaurant we would have taken up (neither of these appeals to us). Judging from your responses to other 'negative' reviews on this site you are a rude and uncaring provender that deserves no happy clients. Your suggestion that we should have returned to discuss our 'niggles' was absurd - we were on holiday and not minded to return/waste time on Tanroagan engagement. John
7 October 2015|
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Response from RWM82 | Property representative |
Noted. I really hope you would reconsider returning to the Isle of Man one day as it truly is a beautiful island and certainly worth a second visit. There is so much to do, see and explore and plenty of other dining... More
Margaret T
Hi Looking at your web site, looks great, do we need to book for a Saturday night in April? How long does it take to drive to Ballysalla from you? Thanks. Margaret and Nick
13 February 2015|
Response from Robin M | Property representative |
Hello Margaret and Nick, thank you for your kind comments about our website. Tanroagan is situated in Douglas which is approximately 10 minutes drive from Ballasalla (driving) or 20 minutes by bus. Friday and Saturday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Ridgeway Street, Off North Quay Harbour, Douglas IM1 1EW
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 612355
  • E-mail
Family owned Seafood restaurant for over 10 years in the heart of Douglas just off North Quay. Tanroagan's dining room boasts an open plan kitchen giving diners a great view of the chefs at work. Our a la carte menu and black board specials offer guests a delicious choice of seafood as well as meaty options with a strong emphasis on local Manx produce. You can book online via our website or facebook page. We look forward to welcoming you soon.