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1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
+44 1624 623103
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (10 reviews)
“steak” (58 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our Hotel manger. From the outside it looks a little tired and not incredibly inviting- not the normal place we would go to, but the food was AMAZING! The French onion soup alone was worth the trip. Very good...More

Thank dcolenso
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Never ever fails to impress me and my friends every time we dine here cracking service and beautiful stakes I don't have to mention the onion soup speaks for

1  Thank Dave Y
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Justifiably world famous for its French Onion soup and also served very good starters(goats cheese souffle). Steak was mediocre. Rack of lamb was blue and cold - no, not pink, just raw. Service good and they did switch off the wailing French music to allow...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were 2 couples eating here for 1st time Saturday evening. First impressions were good - cozy and intimate. The restaurant looks and feels French. Service was efficient and friendly. We were all happy with our starters. Main dishes were a little disappointing. No veg...More

Thank stevebarbpaul2016
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a pleasant little french restaurant. We had a lovely meal here but it is quite pricey. (all veg are extra)

Thank MAN1938
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had a very romantic evening , it was our 290th wedding anniversary, we sat our the same table that we had our first anniversary and we were treated like royalty . Once again the food was superb cannot find anything that was at fault...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing and the French soup is a must. What I really like on entering is the atmosphere of a relaxed family run business. I had French onion soup which was a delight. Followed by mussels marinare again cooked to perfection, main...More

Thank hondastark
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding meal , attentive friendly staff . reasonable cost , loved the experience at l'experience ..

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Consistently good food on every visit. Michael is a superb chef and we always receive great service. Highly recommend!

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Was here for work so eating alone. Like the feel of the place. Queenies starter ok Chicken ok Fondont ok but had frozen pieces of raspberries? Holy smoke tho. Over 2 hrs for some dinner. Service was poor. Slow. No water served. Had to ask....More

Thank RedRobert2015
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Richard S
22 February 2015|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure if this restaurant opens on a Sunday evening, maybe over TT it will. The best thing to do is give them a ring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 623103
  • E-mail
Here at L'Expérience, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmospshere, accompanied by great locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list. A number of our dishes can be adapted in order to meet the needs of those with specific dietary requirements, meaning all our visitors can enjoy their time with us.
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