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HQ Bar and Restaurant

1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
+44 1624 676355
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been coming here for the past 7 years on business, very clean, great service, hospitality is second to none, lovely food, feels like home every time I come. Recommend this hotel to anybody weather personal or business.

Thank Luiang2829
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Angie, the life and soul of HQ Bar and Restaurant. You’ll have the pleasure of us again soon! We loved everything, from the food and drink, to Dexter and the lovely jubblies! We’d highly recommend the baby Guinness’ and poached eggs.

Thank Jayde C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here after recommending it to my boss, same top stay, same friendly staff, same great food, same warm cosy clean room, its a pleasure staying here

Thank mossCheshire
Reviewed 16 January 2018

came here for a family meal ( 4 of us ) on arrival greeted by a nice young lady who showed us to our table, ordered 3 starters waited almost 45 minutes for them to arrive. only about 12 or 14 people in whole place...More

2  Thank williamse007
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Decided to try their Sunday lunch. Only fifteen pounds for three massive portions. Really couldn’t eat it all but tried hard! Thoroughly recommend the restaurant and the bar has a wide selection of locally brewed traditional ales.

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We stumbled upon this place after getting a little confused by Douglas' streets and we were very glad we did. The food was excellent. It offered a small but very well though out menu with an emphasis on local ingredients. I ordered the lamb shank...More

1  Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were met by Angela who was very friendly, and helpful, but our bubble was soon burst when she showed us our room, that was in another building, so every morning we had to walk up the hill to the breakfast room.The room...More

Thank pamron23
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Only stayed one night, but this place is a cracker, just situated off the promenade its about a 10 minute walk into the town centre. The bedroom wasnt large but really well apointed, clean and fresh, coffee tea all supplied , flat screen tv and...More

1  Thank mossCheshire
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This bar was part of the Mereside Hotel. It got its name because because during WW2 it was the HQ of the Internment Camps administration. Breakfasts were standard hotel fair, but well cooked and plentiful. Dinners similar, with huge platefuls.Pleasant sitting area in front.

Thank JimChris2014
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Slightly hidden, one street back from the seafront, this was a really nice restaurant. Good selection on offer and great quality.

1  Thank Sean R
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Alan B
23 February 2015|
Response from Joan W | Reviewed this property |
Did I say that? We often go to themed nights and enjoy them, just go with whatever the theme night is. Also had great meals on the none themed nights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 676355
Part of Mereside Guesthouse
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