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“Superb”
Review of L'Experience

L'Experience
Ranked #10 of 154 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$52
Cuisines: French, European, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
London, United Kingdom
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758 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very cosy restaurant with warm friendly service & good fresh food, freshly cooked & a lot of it is locally sourced.
The garlic bread had real garlic, my prawn cocktail was not as tasty as it could have been but all the other dishes were great. Good wine & desserts.
Well done.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Hooray H
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had 2 midweek specials (their famous onion soup and steak with frites) with ratatouille, desserts, half litre carafe of house red and 2 aperitifs (Kir) for £63 (+ tip). Superb value, great meal. Service pleasant and efficient. I can wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Stuart B
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We both went for the classic combination of French onion soup followed by Fillet steak. The soup was the best I had ever had which is suprising given that we live in France for 6 months a year. When we could not decide which sauce to order with our steaks the waitress suggested she bought us 3 different ones for us to try. They were all delicious but the spicy Cafe de Paris one was our favourite. We had our steaks cooked rare and they were extremely tender. Nice bottle of wine to wash it all down. Not cheap but excellent quality food and service

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Carolyn R
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So, we didn't see anyone French but...”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The service was pretty average for the cost of our meal but the food was very good. We were served by at least 4 staff. French onion soup and filet steak were delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank DhooGlass
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not Up To Usual Standard”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have been dining at L'Experience for the last six years during our annual visit to the Isle of Man. Previously, including our first visit this year, it has been excellent in terms of both food and service. However, our visit tonight (24 July 2014) presented a diffrent picture in that it left much to be desired, particuarly in terms of service. Hopefully our experience was a 'one off' but our advice would be to dine when Belinda (wife of the chef) is front of house as she seems to hold the place together in making a first class dining experience,

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank CCTraveller1947
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