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24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
+44 1624 624777
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Isle of Man
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great meal last night, great food and service even though it was very busy. Definitely one of our favourite restaurants on the island. Strongly recomended.

Thank Sandgronan
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been visiting friends on the IOM for over 15 years and tried lots of restaurants and bars over the years, Macfarlanes is by far one of the nicer venues. Open kitchen is a nice touch and helps build the anticipation as you see the chef work his magic before a beautifully presented plate of food is brought to you. Not... More 

Thank Kate P
Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Although it is quite a while since we visited Macfarlanes I can remember it very well, everything is spot on about this place, the service is second to none, and the food speaks for itself. My husband and I both had the cheese soufflé to start, which was beautiful, fluffy texture, and melted in the mouth. For main we again... More 

Thank Amanda H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What can i say. Amazing 3 course dinner on a quiet evening. Felt slightly rushed due to the restaurant being quiet, but the food was perfect. Fish and steak cooked as expected - gorgeous. Several options on the specials menu for all tastes. Would highly recommend. Not a cheap dinner but worth every penny.

Thank Chris P
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This not too big restaurant is very welcoming and friendly. We visited at lunchtime Christmas and New Year so it wasn't particularly busy. They do a fixed menu at lunchtime - about £15 for two courses, which is very good value for a place of this quality. We opted for the a la carte and were not disappointed. Our dishes... More 

Thank Chris H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous! Good, choice, service, atmosphere. The attention to detail was brilliant. Everything done well. The blue cheese soufflé to start was incredible- a good/great starter often worries me as the rest of the night can't fail disappoint? No, started with high standards and just continued through out the meal. The restaurant was full, but enough staff on to keep everyone... More 

Thank Greg T
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went here the other week, it was our first visit. It's not a large restaurant but is cosy & intimate It seems to be one of those places that has a regular clientele, which is always a good sign. We couldn't fault either the food or the service, my lamb was just the right pinkness & my wife said her... More 

2 Thank bhudi
Douglas, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Invited for lunch as a guest the day before. Confusing entrance with hidden step, but once inside, the layout is simple & easy to access. Ordered a lime & soda which arrived quickly (it needed more lime). Selected the belly pork/apple salad & the grilled plaice and king prawn main. Starter was cold and somewhat bland, was attractively presented. Main... More 

Thank John W
Douglas, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

First time at MacFarlanes and I was very impressed! Waiting staff were super attentive. The meal was delicious. We chose the set 2 or 3 course meal which is about £23 for 2 courses and £5 for the third course. Pork belly to start and then steak pie with piped mashed potato and veg for main. Followed by sticky toffee... More 

Thank Doonna
Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I hadn't eaten here since the days of the cubicles and door opening straight in from the street. I was invited to lunch and was impressed. The service is good, not too intrusive, and polite. Three menus were on offer and the choice is very good. I plumped for these lunchtime offer of 3 courses for £20. The goat's cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 624777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?