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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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“steak” (59 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 😀

Thank Lawrence H
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Lloydie38
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Cateyes2669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Charlie Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Manxmike_mc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Berdy2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Abi B
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

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

1  Thank mal458
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Very French, popular and reliably good. I have feen invthis restaurant several times over the last 20 years and it has been at least fully consistent and in fact orobably always better each time.

Thank Tony N
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Richard S
February 22, 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$53
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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