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) #9 of 122 Restaurants in Douglas €€ - €€€ French, European, Soups
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
+44 1624 623103
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here for a birthday celebration with family and had an excellent evening. Food, service and atmosphere perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank Manxscorpio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the 1st time on Friday. Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Must say the soup is possibly one of the best meals I've ever tasted. Would go back just for the soup Def Will be visiting again when back in the isle of man

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food really enjoyed it if you got a chance to visit the Isle of Man then visit this place for a meal

Thank Ajshephard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere amazing food service was a bit slow but it was TT week I would highly recommend a visit but always book

Thank Pughy68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, was met with a warm welcome and shown are table quickly. Extensive menu and specials. Theres a good selection of wines to compliment your meal. Our food was brought without delay and cooked just as we requested Will be back again Thanks to...More

Thank Captain M M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

On the last day of my visit to the Isle of Man, lunch at L'Experience. Kept the best for last and it was really good. On past occasions, I've had the onion soup, which is fantastic...this time, the prawn cocktail, so well presented and delicious....More

Thank Nitsua2012
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The Douglas prom is surprisingly long so if, like us, you book this restaurant for a table in 15mins, you might need to drive (and stick to OJs!) Doesn't look much from outside, nice and atmospheric inside with French posters, quiet music etc. Starters we...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Love this place. Super steaks, friendly staff and good ambiance. Right on the sea front. No frills, just great food.

Thank RoadsterDriver1
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A very warm welcome to this unique restaurant. Our French waiter gave us plenty of time to order and was very patient while we decided. Being very hungry, we decided on starters of pate stuffed mushrooms. The main course arrived with accompaniment veg. Cooked as...More

Thank Norman D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited L'Experience last night for a family birthday. We have eaten here before and it has always been wonderful, last nights 'l'experience' however, left a lot to be desired. First off, credit where credit is due... the staff are fantastic, service was wonderful, pleasant,...More

1  Thank Laxey_lass
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Richard S
There is differing information about Sunday opening. Is the restaurant open Sunday evenings? Specifically in June, when my wife's 60th birthday falls on a Sunday and we are visiting IoM. Thanks Richard Smith
22 February 2015|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure if this restaurant opens on a Sunday evening, maybe over TT it will. The best thing to do is give them a ring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 623103
  • E-mail
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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