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24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
+44 1624 624777
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was busy and the staff were very attentive. The chef bought out the dessert which was a nice touch. I am gluten free so it was great to have so many options. Unlike a lot of places the food was gluten free to start with so bits were not removed or altered. The menu also gave the option... More 

Thank Frankiom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

for starter we had a great carpaccio. very good/ For main we paid a lot and where let down. The venison was 27 pounds / very tasty but for this price we expected it to be bigger. Pork belly was 18 ponds . Although dry it was very tasty. Both dishes had the same garnish. Why??? For dessert we ordered... More 

Thank Nurit M
Isle of Man
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in March with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The meal we had was absolutely outstanding. We have visited MacFarlanes many times in the past but have, strangely, never left a review. This time the food was so good that I just had to share our experience. We had three courses and drinks and was surprised that... More 

Thank Misti66
Isle of Man
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Another great meal last night, great food and service even though it was very busy. Definitely one of our favourite restaurants on the island. Strongly recomended.

Thank Sandgronan
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Been visiting friends on the IOM for over 15 years and tried lots of restaurants and bars over the years, Macfarlanes is by far one of the nicer venues. Open kitchen is a nice touch and helps build the anticipation as you see the chef work his magic before a beautifully presented plate of food is brought to you. Not... More 

Thank Kate P
Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Although it is quite a while since we visited Macfarlanes I can remember it very well, everything is spot on about this place, the service is second to none, and the food speaks for itself. My husband and I both had the cheese soufflé to start, which was beautiful, fluffy texture, and melted in the mouth. For main we again... More 

Thank Amanda H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What can i say. Amazing 3 course dinner on a quiet evening. Felt slightly rushed due to the restaurant being quiet, but the food was perfect. Fish and steak cooked as expected - gorgeous. Several options on the specials menu for all tastes. Would highly recommend. Not a cheap dinner but worth every penny.

Thank Chris P
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This not too big restaurant is very welcoming and friendly. We visited at lunchtime Christmas and New Year so it wasn't particularly busy. They do a fixed menu at lunchtime - about £15 for two courses, which is very good value for a place of this quality. We opted for the a la carte and were not disappointed. Our dishes... More 

Thank Chris H
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous! Good, choice, service, atmosphere. The attention to detail was brilliant. Everything done well. The blue cheese soufflé to start was incredible- a good/great starter often worries me as the rest of the night can't fail disappoint? No, started with high standards and just continued through out the meal. The restaurant was full, but enough staff on to keep everyone... More 

Thank Greg T
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went here the other week, it was our first visit. It's not a large restaurant but is cosy & intimate It seems to be one of those places that has a regular clientele, which is always a good sign. We couldn't fault either the food or the service, my lamb was just the right pinkness & my wife said her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 624777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?