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L'Experience

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1 Summer Hill, Douglas IM2 4PL
44 1624 623103
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Whitland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly service but efficient. Superb chef. Price reflects the high quality. Onion soup a huge starter and fabulous. Pasta delicious

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1 Thank Christopher T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night and had a wonderful evening. The welcome, ambiance and food were superb. I couldn't decide between the scallops in garlic butter or French onion soup as a starter so Belinda suggested half of each! Thank you, we'll be back asap.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely buzzing restaurant, the staff, food and ambience are great. Would definitely recommend- the best meal we had out all week

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Thank Sally S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had the onion soup and fillet steak and all I can say is it was amazing I would defo recommend this place to anyone

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We recently had a family birthday celebration here and can't fault it. Service was very good and the food was wonderful - cheese soufflé starter delicious, main courses such as lamb cooked pink, rare ribeye steak au poivre and perfect pork were enjoyed and deserts amazing too. House red wine great too!

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1 Thank Anne C
Iom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic night. The best chateaubriand ever. Michael is a great chef and a very welcoming team out front. Thanks for a great evening. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I love eating here, it never fails to please, surprise and delight . Most recently it was the shared chateaubriand with all the delicious trimmings, perfectly cooked and ample for 2 people. Usually I can't go past the specials, fresh seafood is a fave of ours, at LeExperience I have invariable found it to be lovely, a local lobster dish... More 

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isle of man
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Having never visited before despite living nearby I was massively impressed. The starter is French Onion soup was excellent and highly recommended as is the fillet steak for main course. Staff were really welcoming and friendly and we left feeling fully satisfied. Food quality at this place really was excellent and I'll be visiting again.

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Thank Damien C
Liverpool
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This traditional little French restaurant serving fabulous food was the perfect last night to our recent holiday. Lovely local produce, great atmosphere, friendly staff - highly recommended.

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Thank Carol O
harlow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Everytime we come to the Isle of Man we seek to eat here. The staff are always lovely informal chatty and helpful. Food is lovely, french onion soup is divine. But we are never disappointed with the changing menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Summer Hill, Douglas IM2 4PL
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: 44 1624 623103
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?