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HQ Bar and Restaurant

1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
+44 1624 676355
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stumbled upon this place after getting a little confused by Douglas' streets and we were very glad we did. The food was excellent. It offered a small but very well though out menu with an emphasis on local ingredients. I ordered the lamb shank...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were met by Angela who was very friendly, and helpful, but our bubble was soon burst when she showed us our room, that was in another building, so every morning we had to walk up the hill to the breakfast room.The room...More

Thank pamron23
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Only stayed one night, but this place is a cracker, just situated off the promenade its about a 10 minute walk into the town centre. The bedroom wasnt large but really well apointed, clean and fresh, coffee tea all supplied , flat screen tv and...More

Thank mossCheshire
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This bar was part of the Mereside Hotel. It got its name because because during WW2 it was the HQ of the Internment Camps administration. Breakfasts were standard hotel fair, but well cooked and plentiful. Dinners similar, with huge platefuls.Pleasant sitting area in front.

Thank JimChris2014
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Slightly hidden, one street back from the seafront, this was a really nice restaurant. Good selection on offer and great quality.

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Menu was not the same as on booking.com so a little disappointed but was still very good food! Staff were very friendly and accommodating as we were eating late.

Thank nigelmoffatt
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We stayed a minutes walk away from here at the Glen Mona, and loved every meal we had here. From breakfast to dinner, everything we chose from the menu was top class, tasty, and great portions. Brilliant selection at breakfast, and despite it being TT...More

Thank NicolaAnne23
Reviewed 21 May 2017

HQ is a small bistro, just off main promenade. We dined midweek - not particularly busy, but service took over an hour. Sea bass and lamb cutlets when they arrived were very well cooked in fairness. Offered a complimentary glass of wine which was nice...More

Thank P216NSmichaelc
Reviewed 27 April 2017

After a tiring day sightseeing we went for an early meal without booking. We were welcomed and quickly seated. The menu was varied and our selections were all good. The service was efficient and friendly and the surroundings were pleasant. Just off the beaten track...More

Thank Pippalil05
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few times , never lets us down food is delicious staff really helpful and friendly if you are visiting douglas the hq restaurant is a must

Thank Lilpops2
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Alan B
22 February 2015|
Response from Joan W | Reviewed this property |
Did I say that? We often go to themed nights and enjoy them, just go with whatever the theme night is. Also had great meals on the none themed nights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Empire Terrace, Douglas IM2 4LE
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 676355
Part of Mereside Guesthouse
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