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“A needle in a haystack”
Review of Artisan

Artisan
Ranked #57 of 161 Restaurants in Douglas
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We tried Artisan, a wine bar/restaurant for lunch a week or so ago and it was our first visit since the refurbishment and rebranding. What a lovely surprise! The interior is very current yet cosy with comfortable seating/fabrics. The downstairs is set out as semicircular booths and upstairs is booth-type tables which overlook the ground floor, with some very imaginative photography of local scenes decorating the walls. We both chose hamburgers (something I would normally avoid) but it was the tastiest one I have eaten since living in the US. Homemade too! One order of fries was plenty for two to share. As we enjoyed our lunch so much, we decided to revisit with friends in the evening a couple of weeks later. There was more of a buzz in the evening, as you would expect. Our friends were very impressed as it was their first visit since re-opening. Our food was tasty and good meat portion sizes were offered. We chose two Lite Bites for starters for 4 - the deep fried cauliflower and garlic mayo was scrummy! The Thai rolls were great too. For mains, my husband ordered the steak which he said was very slightly tough with not quite enough fries (Pont Neuf as they are described) but then he has a large appetite. The only disappointment was that the side dish green vegetables was on the small side, slightly overcooked and there were no serving spoons - not a crisis but a small detail perhaps the waiting staff could address. Definitely worth a visit for a smart casual night out. Good choice of wines that were not overly priced for a change. Will definitely go back soon!

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We went looking for an early evening meal in Douglas whilst waiting for the evening ferry back - not a great deal of choice at 5.00pm, but we were certainly glad we found this place. Great decor, hard working staff, quick service. We had local speciality scallops with chorizio - excellent - and belly pork - also good,but only came with minimal tastefully arranged vegetables. Could have been more generous here. Beers are mainly foreign, and a bit expensive, but good selection of wines at good prices. Filled up with lots of bankers and young professionals calling in after work, which made you forget that you were in a mainly Victorian town which has its best days behind it. Well done to the owners for providing a sophisticated venue with reasonable prices.

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1  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Good food. Wide selection of drinks, especially malt whiskies. A bit over priced & pretentious though. However some of the staff are very good

Thank Brett M
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Love atmosphere with all the little booths. The staff are very warm and welcoming, will definitely go again.

Thank Thornton11
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I love this place it's really nice to spend time in no matter what time of day. The staff are very helpful and the bar does some good beers from around the world.
Food side I have only had light snacks at lunch which where good
Great bar to go of a weekend no children more a mature place to drink

Thank Scouser_12
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