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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” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to L'Experience three times in the last 3 weeks, and this place never fails to impress. Top quality food, excellent service, and a relaxed atmosphere - there's good reason its been one of the best performing restaurants on the Island for so many...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous French and European food. Staff fabulous, very attentive but unobtrusive. Wide menu selection and willing to accommodate more restricted eaters. Only thing that possibly lets this fab restaurant down is the exterior, which could do with refreshing.

Thank suep142
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our anniversary and we didn't regret it! The steaks were to die for and the fish dishes are fab too! Very French atmosphere... as you would imagine it 😉

Thank DirkAdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read so many reviews praising the onion soup, I had to try it. I was not disappointed: it was excellent. My main course of lamb was even better: succulent and beautifully flavoured. My companion was equally impressed with the onion soup and with his...More

Thank AlbertfromCroydon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on TripAdvisor and went along in the daytime to have a look - it has a shabby exterior but the inside could not be more welcoming! Gingham tablecloths, wine bottles used as candle holders on the table, French posters on the...More

Thank Fifiland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with son and girlfriend for evening meal. Service and meal was superb , staff were very attentive and looked after us like royalty !!! Once again the food was out of this world !!!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Experience was recommended to us as a quirky French restaurant! The decor was a bit quirky but on this particular evening very quite with only 3 tables taken. My husband had the famous french soup small portion which he said was very nice but very...More

Thank CopperBeacon
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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$51
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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