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“Great views, OK food, expensive drinks - bar meals are much better option”
Review of Paragon Restaurant

Paragon Restaurant
Ranked #80 of 161 Restaurants in Douglas
Price range: US$5 - US$28
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Paragon Bar is open daily offering a variety of hot and cold beverages, together with a bar menu, which includes hearty meals to light bites - and even afternoon tea! Paragon Restaurant is open nightly offering a lavish evening carvery consisting of an array of cold meats, salads and warm homemade soup, succulent roast joints accompanied by seasonal vegetables and sauces, delicious desserts, cheese and biscuits! There is something for everyone! Children are most welcome when accompanied by an adult, and we also provide a children's menu Paragon Bar and Restaurant are proud to accommodate the dietary requirements of all our guests, and are constant in providing vegetarian options. Please let us know if you have an allergy, and we will do our upmost to ensure your meal is acceptable.
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Staying at the Palace Hotel, four of us ate here on a wet mid-week evening, having booked a table in advance as the hotel was busy and the weather awful. Service was friendly and attentive, with drinks brought quickly. We were seated in the window, so had great views over the bay.
We opted for the 3 courses for £21.95 option. The starters were a choice of one soup, or a well stocked cold buffet of mets, cheeses, fish and salads. The main courses were served from a counter; we had a choice of braised beef (very good), pork in a runny mustard sauce (OK), poached chicken in a spinach sauce (bland); the accompaniments was a disappointment, boiled and roast potatoes plus a tray of depressing boiled mixed veg. Desserts on the other hand were very good, a variety of cold gateaux and cheesecakes, plus fruit salad and a great selection of cheeses.
All in all, I would say that the main restaurant was poor value for money - a much better bet is to eat in the adjoining bar. You don't have the same views, but they do a great gammon or fish and chips for under a tenner, and the bacon and brie toasted ciabatta with chips and salad for £6.95 was superb!

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Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Went with family to the Sunday brunch, and it was fantastic! We sat by the window so had a great view of the harbor. The buffet consists of colds (e.g., smoked salmon, salads, potato salad, green salad), carvery (i.e., beef, turkey, lamb), and desserts (e.g., bars, mousse, pie, cream puffs) and cheese board.

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Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Enjoyed the Festive Lunch carvery. We particularly enjoy self-service buffets, and this one was very good. An imaginative range of starters - lots of sea food. Only one choice of carvery - Turkey - but it was nicely cooked, and tender. Vegetables were crunchy; I prefer them soft, but the buttered parsnips were a nice touch. Wide range of self-service sweets, mostly bought-in, I think. The Christmas pud with custard was really tasty and could have been home-made. So I had a double portion. Finished off with coffee (not as hot as it could have been) but had no room for hot mince pies. At £17 per head this was a bargain.

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Thank freddo63
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a table by the window, beautiful few of douglas and the bay, we went for the steak - very nice, service was excellent

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Thank flutterCarlisle
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible restaurant. Starter table is all cold food, that has been out all evening and looking very tired. The Carvery is just a single dried out meat with soggy vegetables not refreshed all evening. Service is slow. Drinks a rip off - baileys is only 25ml not the usual 50ml. Car parking also charged despite free street parking. They are out to get every nickel and dime offering poor quality in exchange. Avoid.

Thank Williamslow
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