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Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant

9 Ridgeway Street, Off North Quay Harbour, Douglas IM1 1EW
+44 1624 612355
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish fingers” (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 June 19, 2012

Nothing to dislike. One of the finest places I have eaten, worthy of the great reviews.

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We had a delicious meal, well proportioned portions of beutifully and simply presented food. The fish is the business and it shows in the cooking.

1  Thank Kate K
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Super cooking, very fresh produce. A cut above anything else on the Isle of Man at a good price. Book well ahead as it is a small dining area.

1  Thank Manxman34
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Altho we have not dined everywhere on the Isle of Man - Tanroagan seems to have a solid claim on its reputation as offering the best food around - certainly excellent local sourced seafood. Our party of four had starters of crab soup, queenie fritters,...More

5  Thank dragonfishGA
Reviewed May 1, 2012

We took a party of four here on Monday night. Food was exceptionally good. Service was good although our waitress was somewhat distracted by another god looking male customer. I had bass cooked with lime and chilli with great veg, My partner had hake with...More

2  Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed April 20, 2012

As we found out, it's essential to book and, having failed to get a dinner reservation, we had an excellent lunch at Tanroagan (Manx for 'scallops' according to our taxi driver). Starters included a fantastic goats cheese souffle and a local octopus and chorizo stew...More

3  Thank MRGSG
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Bistro style,crowded tables, very popular. See the chiefs in open kitchen. Pretty waitresses, never disappoints for food especially fish. Premium prices but worth every pound !

1  Thank Chris N
Reviewed March 16, 2012

The food is always wonderful, staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Always look forward to going and am never disappointed

Thank Claire C
Reviewed February 28, 2012

On the island on business and thought i'd try re-visit to see if the place was as good as my last visit in June 2011. It was. Fantastic food, great wine (the cheeky English white from Oxfordshire is well worth a try). I thought i'd...More

Thank AndyELancashire
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We booked an early table (18.30) to celebrate our arrival in Douglas. A bright (if somewhat cold) interior offered a clear view of the kitchen and a warm welcome. Freshly-baked speciality breads with balsamic vinegar & oil, butter and sea salt provided the perfect entree...More

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September 14, 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
October 6, 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
February 12, 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$24 - US$66
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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.
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