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1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
+44 1624 623103
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

It's been a long time since I last visited - I have been to France at least three times since.The decor hasn't changed- it's not glamourous- but that's not a bad thing. It was good to be back. The bread and butter were good and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Manninagh
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant in the Isle of Man !!! Thanks to the great staff , atmosphere and off course the wonderful food - it just seems to get better and better 😀

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lawrence H
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous Thursday lunch offering two courses for £14.00pp. The stunning onion soup to start. We had a beautiful fillet of hake sauteed with a tomato and chilli sauce, really delicious fleshy fish. Also a lamb ragu with potatoes and courgettes, amazing wholesome flavours. Service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lloydie38
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, ordered my favourites..french onion soup and main meal fish/seafood thermidor. All freshly made.Lovely intimate atmosphere. Staff were friendly and made that extra effort to make you feel welcomed and nothing was ever too much. Wonderful and well priced. Highly recommended.5 stars!! 2nd recent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cateyes2669
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Made my decision to visit here after a long argument on where to eat. My first choice was McDonald's but I was glad I was to enter this chateau of cuisine. The service was beyond friendly as I engaged in an engrossing conversation with the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Charlie Y
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the food. But it was dark, cramped and noisy. It was quite busy and I was struggling to hear my fellow diners on the same table. It was expensive, especially the drinks and I didn't really enjoy l'experience.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Manxmike_mc
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Was a little disappointed with the menu - being a french restaurant, did not think that the menu was particularly french. However, the food that we did have was good and the service was efficient and friendly. Plenty of parking on the road outside. Decor...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Food here is always great, my friend and I have been going for years and the food is consistently good and they have kept signature dishes. French onion soup, steak with cafe de paris butter, creamed spinach and chocolate mousse is our go to order....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hbp1987
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant. The chefs really care about each and every plate that goes out. The atmosphere is lovely as is the choice of wine. Even when busy the staff are right on the ball, no delays at all, not that this...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Good service nice setting, clean - can't complain on that score but found the food was overpriced for what it was and needs an overhaul. Everything covered in mounds of cheese (didn't realise from menu description) makes you wonder what's being hidden, tiny bit of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank mal458
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Richard S
February 22, 2015|
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Response from JulieB734 | 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$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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